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Established in 2020, Melrose Fitness was founded with the understanding that your health and wellness goals and your means of achieving them are as unique as you! Melrose Fitness combines the small-town, community feel with all the equipment and resources for being your best self!


Starting your journey toward improving your health and wellness can be intimidating. With a friendly and knowledgeable team like ours, it doesn't have to be! 


Ashley Uphoff - Owner and Trainer

Ashley's passion for fitness and food started early in life as an athlete and young adult. In 2018, she was ready to make her passion her career and became a NASM-Certified Personal Trainer (CPT).

Having trained a variety of clients with a variety of goals and abilities, she learned what a disservice the mainstream health and wellness industry does for most of us. As the founder of Melrose Fitness, Ashley has the goal of sharing a more progressive, holistic approach to our health and wellness designed for long-term and complete wellness.


While Ashley is most enthusiastic about sharing her love for strength training and women's fitness, she believes that no matter what your goals are, you deserve to have the tools and resources for achieving them.


Janet Butkowski - Receptionist

Most of you know Janet, because she grew up in the community and has worked here as a business owner herself most of her life. Before spending over 11 years as the manager of Melrose Snap Fitness, she worked at the Freeport Hardware store. Her husband, Jerry, and her have owned and operated Freeport Farm Center for over 29 years.

Janet has been the fearless leader at this gym, taking on more than her share of responsibilities over these last several years. A Jill-of-all-trades, Janet's roles have included gym maintenance, software management, and being the friendly-face of the gym.

Janet is a believer in creating a community at the gym--a place where people can do more than just workout. She knows that the gym can be a place of physical and mental healing for some and a time to socialize for others. Janet knows the gym better than anyone, and is an invaluable resource for anyone just getting started at Melrose Fitness.

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