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AREAS OF SPECIALTY. 

  • Functional Fitness
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Rowing
  • Peak Performance (Mental and Physical)
  • Mobility and Movement Specialist
  • HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
  • Core Strengthening
  • Youth Sports Performance

BIO. 

Adversity in training and in life is inevitable. You will fail more than once. Realize that your toughest days can also potentially be your best days; learn from them. Adapt mentally and physically. Fail forward.
— ANONYMOUS

Being active was something that was bred into me from a very young age.  Growing up in a very small town, Naples, in upstate western NY I spent a lot of time playing outside and being part of different sports teams all throughout my youth. I played basketball and soccer beginning in elementary school all through middle and high school. Heading to college in 2001, I knew I wanted to continue competitive athletics and, naturally, thought that would be with one of my existing pursuits. However, at just under 6 feet tall with an athletic build, I caught the eye of the rowing coach walking across campus one day; he stopped me and said that I had to come out for the team. I contemplated his proposition for a couple days and decided to step out of my comfort zone and try something new. I had no idea, at the time, that this decision would have such a significant influence on my life path. Fast forward nine years; in 2010 I made my first of what would be seven consecutive United States Women’s National Rowing team appearances. During my tenure on the team I won five world championship titles and two Olympic Gold Medals (London 2012, Rio 2016) in the Women’s 8+.

My journey thus far was not without setbacks; I was cut on 3 separate occasions before I finally made my first US National team.  My persistence, tenacity and desire to keep striving towards my goal is what kept me going. These strengths have also served me well in overcoming some personal challenges in my life, including an eating disorder, the unexpected early death of my father as well as depression and anxiety and ongoing body image issues.  

Total health and wellness  is not just about reps in the gym; it encompasses nutrition, rest, recovery and mindset.  I am a believer in the notion that the brain is a muscle that needs training. Optimism conditioning, emotional agility and mental toughness can be developed.  My experience training at the elite level combined with my ongoing work at a Peak Performance consulting company allows me to help guide you on your path. I have a passion for total health and wellness.  This passion combined with my life experiences is what continues to fuel me and is what motivates me to help others reach their own health & wellness goals; I do not ever give up and I will never give up on you.  

EDUCATION.

  • B.S. Psychology from Ithaca College
  • Crossfit Level 1 Certified
  • Mobility WOD Movement Specialist

philosophy.

I have a passion for total health and wellness as a lifestyle, not just a passing fad. This passion drives me to help you reach your goals both physical and mental. Whether you are training for a specific event, want to improve your quality of life, or want to give yourself a mental edge, let me help you. I’ll work with you to create a plan that best suits your needs and schedule and we will work together towards achieving your goals!
— MEGHAN MUSNICKI

TESTIMONIALS. 

I first came to Meghan 1 year ago in search of someone who could help me achieve my fitness goals. I admit I was a little nervous speaking to someone who was so accomplished. However, from the moment we met, she made me feel at ease and addressed all of my concerns. She listened to my needs and was able assess exactly what I was looking for, and how to get me there. I am 35 years old with 4 children. At the time Meghan and I met, I had lost quite a bit of weight but I wanted more results. I wanted to be fit, healthy and strong. Working with Meghan has been one of the best experiences. All of my workouts have been customized for me and for my personal goals and progress. Along with the amazing physical results, I have gained a greater knowledge of my body thanks to Meghan’s vast insight on things fitness and dietary. Meghan’s help is just what this mom needed to make this fitness thing a true lifestyle.
— Elaine H.
At age 65, after 2 knee surgeries within 3 months, I began working with Meghan to regain my fitness. From the start she was extremely positive & encouraging. She designed custom workouts for me which were challenging yet simple to follow. She did not hesitate to alter my workouts based upon my feedback and always took the time to listen to my concerns. Working with Meghan made getting fit & healthy easy. Don’t get me wrong, the process is HARD work, but her enthusiasm, sense of humor and great coaching style was contagious. Thanks to her guidance, monitoring of my progress and my own determination, my fitness level is at an all time high. Because of her impressive knowledge of nutrition and wellness I have also dropped 40 lbs and am on a much healthier, happy path in my life.
— Gail M.

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