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Member Spotlight: Meet Austin Member, Melissa Byrkit!



iGnite IS our members! They make us what we are, which is why we LOVE spotlighting them! Meet Austin Member, Melissa Byrkit! Oh man...where do we start. Melissa is the type of friend you definitely want, as she'll dive deep in the throws of life with you, walk hand and hand and prayer ceaselessly, for you. She's fully committed to her family, faith, community and well, to use her word, she's 100% delightful!


Where do you live and how do you iGnite?

I live in Tarrytown and iGnite in Austin


Where did you grow up?

Olympia, Washington


How long have you been an iGnite member?

About 6 years


What do you mutter while doing burpees?

Just a few more (many times)!




How did you get into iGnite?

When my youngest was 2, I learned there childcare available at parks with outdoor workouts (fun both of us!)


What's been your favorite job and do you still do it?

Being a mother & helping direct a kid's bible study.


Training up children with a foundation in God's word and love is the most wonderful activity I've ever been a part of.


What do you usually do right after class?

Any house or yard work that is beneficial to do in exercise clothes!


What's saving you right now?

Coffee & First15 ! Usually together while driving on Mopac after dropoffs: <10 minute audio devotional/meditation by Craig Denison helps me keep first things first!


What's something about you that would surprise us?

I love all things Little House on the Prairie.

What class do you most look forward to and why?

Power Up! Kathleen is the most positive, sincere, inspiring individual I know! Oh, & I love to lift heavy weight at least once/week.


What's your favorite song to exercise to?

Eye of the Tiger & Let's get it started (Black Eyed Peas)

What's your favorite word?

Delightful! Usually a twinkle in the eye comes with that word.


What do you love most about iGnite?

The community & challenging outdoor workouts!



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