Michelle Salerno

Omaha, NE 68127

Michelle discovered her journey after working a “job” in the corporate world for more than 27 years. She was registered to attend ICAN Defining Leadership for Women Series retreat in the fall of 2011 She was experiencing a year of devastating events; 8 family members in 5 different hospitals within 3 month, including losing both of her parents within 6 months. Walking into the retreat orientation, she almost turned around at the door to leave but something told her to stay and to listen. The very first day of the retreat made her realize that she wasn’t being a leader of her passion. Her “job” wasn’t fulfilling her dream I was drawn to & involved in fitness all of my life. I knew I wanted to own a business. I’ve been blessed to discover both.
Today Michelle is a licensed massage therapist, licensed in both Nebraska and Iowa, and the owner of THE FEEL GOOD FACTORY. She’d begun instructing Group Fitness classes at the YMCA in 1989 because it allowed her a free family membership. Her love of movement and music lead her to becoming an A.C.E. Group Fitness Instructor, certified in Les Mills Body Pump, Vive and Step, Zumba 1, 2 and Gold, Pilates, TRX KettleWorx and many others.
For me success is defined by my clients continuing to come back to tell me how much better they feel, or how much I’ve helped them reach their goals whether through massage therapy or group fitness. Success is when clients refer you to all of their friends & family and tell the world to come to see you. Success is when you love your job because it doesn’t feel like a job. You almost feel guilty getting paid to do what you love. (I said almost!)

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About Me


  • Reg Massage Therapist, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy Massage, Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare at Herzing University
  • AS, Massage Therapy, OSMHC of Herzing University

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Expires: May 31, 2021
AFAA - Personal Fitness Trainer Certification
ACE - Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Les Mills - BODYVIVE® 3.1 Certified
Les Mills - BODYSTEP® Certified
Les Mills - BODYPUMP® Certified
TRX - TRX Group Suspension Training Course
TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 1
Zumba® - Zumba® Gold
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 2
NETA - Yoga- Specialty Certification
Expires: May 15, 2017
Zumba® - STRONG by Zumba
Not Verified
YMCA - Pilates Instructor
Agency Unavailable
Agency Unavailable
YMCA - YMCA Healthy Lifestyle Principles
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Mar 07, 2019
American Red Cross
Expires: Sep 16, 2014
National Safety Council
Expires: Apr 12, 2015

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Mar 07, 2019
American Red Cross
Expires: Sep 16, 2014
National Safety Council
Expires: Apr 12, 2015

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Summer 2013-Tuition Scholarship from Massage Envy
  • Spring 2013-Dean’s List-OSMT

Languages Spoken




7 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Angela Rushing on Sep 20, 2011

    Michelle is fantastic! So motivational and fun. I would highly recommend!

  • by User on Sep 16, 2011

    I know Michelle will give you the best instructions with your fitness in mind.

  • by User on Sep 11, 2011

    Michelle is fabulous!

  • by User on Sep 10, 2011

    Michelle makes exercise fun!
    She will work you hard and at the same time encourage you to do your best.

  • by User on Sep 09, 2011

    Michelle is a very good instructor.

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