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Member Spotlight: Meet Austin Member, Melissa Morrow!

Updated: May 6, 2023

iGnite IS our members! They make us what we are, which is why we LOVE spotlighting them! This week, we invite you to meet thirteen year Austin Member, Melissa Morrow! About Melissa, where do we even begin? She is unassumingly wicked smart, adventurous, so fun (and funny), a deep thinker, life-time learner, loyal, kind, diplomatic and an all around AH-MAZING woman. She inspires us and we love her so much...and we know after reading her spotlight, you will too!

How long have you been a member?

13 plus years!

Where do you live and how do you iGnite?

I live in Rollingwood and I go to lots of different classes, mostly Kathleen's and Amy's Yoga.

Where did you grow up?

Houston, TX

How did you become a part of iGnite?

Kathleen called me over at the park and introduced herself and encouraged me to come. I had just had knee surgery and I was looking for something to get back in shape.

What's your favorite thing about iGnite

The women are so supportive and fun!

What's your favorite exercise song?

Anything with a good beat!

What's your most favorite word or phrase?

Don't give up! Be positive! Be Happy! Live with Joy!

Who’s your biggest motivator and what do they do for you?

My Mom was my biggest cheerleader and she passed away this last year! My sister Amy has really stepped in and filled that void!

What do you do right after class?

Throw the ball for my three dogs then quickly shower and run to work.

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

I love working at WAYA creating a safe and fun place for kids to play learn and grow! I have been there for 10 years as an employee and five years before that as a volunteer coach. It is a wonderful community of families.

What’s saving you right now?

I just got back from an amazing trip to New Zealand that Igniter Claire Saunders of Where Next Adventure put together. I had almost all year to look forward to it and it totally lived up to the hype...everyone should put it on their list! I am headed to Scotland in September with my husband Greg who I love to travel with.

What’s something about you that we’d be surprised to learn?

I always wanted to grow up to be a race car driver...even when I was driving my minivan.

What class do you most look forward to and why?

Monday Kathleen's challenging (in a good way) workout and Amy's (mind altering and body rejuvenating) Friday Yoga the perfect bookends to my fitness week!

What do you mutter while doing burpees?

One more one more one more

What are your favorite local and not local social media accounts to follow? No time for social media!

If you were going to invite a friend along to iGnite, what would you say to encourage them to come?

It is such a great group of fun, strong, supportive, and dynamic women you will be energized to do anything you want to accomplish!

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