Melissa Hoff

Level 1 Instructor

My name is Melissa Hoff and I am one of the many instructors at CrossFit Wilmington.   I graduated from the University of North Carolina Greensboro with a double major in Biology and Classical Civilization and a minor in Chemistry.  After graduating, I worked for a major Fortune 500 chemical company as a Microbiologist.   With this position, I transferred to Research and Development Headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota.  There, I worked hard to not freeze to death and started a Masters program at the University of Minnesota.  After deciding corporate life was not for me, I returned to North Carolina to thaw out and attend dental school at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Dentistry.

Things I enjoy are reading, scanning through pinterest to find great ideas that will never come to fruition, cuddling with my adorable dog, and dancing to 90’s hip hop.  I also enjoy hiking and climbing 14ers with my friends in Colorado.

I was one of the original members of CFW in 2008 took a brief break and returned in early 2010.  During this break, I pursued figure competitions and long distance cycling and running.  When I came back to reality and realized how hard dieting and endurance training is on your body, I decided to try CrossFit again.  I wanted to train smarter not harder.

Becoming a CrossFit Instructor seemed like the next logical step.  I did not feel comfortable helping others with their training and critiquing their movements without the proper certification.  I became certified as a CrossFit trainer in January 2013.

In addition to CrossFit Certified Instructor, I am also a Biosignature Practitioner.  I attended the course presented by Charles Poliquin held in Phoenix, March 2013.

  • CrossFit Wilmington CrossFit Games team – 2013
  • CrossFit Wilmington Regional Team – 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Legacy Series Four Person Co-Ed Team – 1st Place Finish – December 2013
  • Legacy Series Two Person Co-Ed Team – Tied for 1st place- September 2013
  • North Carolina Weightlifting State Championships – 1st place Master’s 58kg, Best Overall Master’s Lifter
  • Beach to Battleship Half Ironman October 2012
  • Jen Hendershott’s All Women’s Weekend Figure Competition – 1st place Open Class A- November 2012
  • GoRuck Challenge – Denver, July 2012
  • Quintiles Half Marathon – March 2011
  • Survival of the Fittest Garage Games – 1st place – August 2010
  • Battleship Half Marathon – November 2009
  • Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon San Jose – October 2009
  • Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon Seattle – June 2009
  • Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon Phoenix – January 2008, 2009
  • Ride Without Limits Century Ride – August 2008