About MELROSE Training

Welcome to melrose training

at-home strength training, redefined


We’re so glad you’re here! Founded by Mel Grauds, Certified Personal Trainer and Registered Nurse, in Downtown Toronto, our approach is based on proven science of low-impact, efficient strength training. No gimmicks, no trends, no fads –  your health is always our top priority.  Strength training – think squats, lunges, push-ups – not only offers an amazing workout, but it also gives a new sense of purpose and motivation in your training. Our 1-on-1 and group program workouts are simple to follow and modifiable for everyone and our unique all-virtual format offers clients flexibility to workout anywhere with minimal equipment. 

It can be hard to figure it all out on your own and know how to achieve your specific goals from home, but fitness shouldn’t be confusing or intimidating. Whether you’re not sure where to start or you feel like you’ve tried everything and it’s just not giving you what you want, we strive to take the guesswork out so you can get what you want when you put the work in. We design all workouts as part of a complete program to ensure continuity from workout to workout so you continue to make progress over time. Training smarter to build yourself up – not burn yourself out – is what we’re all about.


the melrose method

Our workouts are one of a kind in the fitness space, strategically designed to streamline this process for you to train with confidence and accelerate your progress towards your goals. 

strength training

Any workout can make you sweaty, sore and tired, but not all workouts will help you make meaningful progress towards your goals.  Our efficient strength-based workouts are customized to your lifestyle, preferences and goals.


We believe in progress, not perfection in in your lifestyle and fitness journey. Our no BS approach to health/wellness encourage you to build sustainable, balanced habits that you can enjoy and be consistent with for life.


When it comes to fitness, you don’t have to do it alone! Stay accountable and motivated in your routine with a custom workout routine that works for you. We’ll be cheering you on at every step of your fitness journey to keep you feeling inspired and energized in your workouts.

fitness that's constructive, not destructive.
train with us to Build yourself up, not break yourself down.

Meet your trainer, Mel


Hey, I’m Mel Grauds! I see exercise as a powerful investment in our entire well-being and I created MELROSE Training to bring simple and effective online strength workouts to everyone at home. It was only a few years ago that I was a beginner, feeling intimidated and confused about fitness and unsure of where to go to figure it all out. I spent years randomly mixing-matching different workout without any strategy and sticking with cardio (even though I hated it) because it just seemed like a no-brainer. For years, I always felt burnt out and stuck, wondering what I was missing and why I wasn’t making progress. It took me a lot of time and energy to figure it all out on my own, and I became a trainer in 2019 to streamline this process for you.

Low impact strength training changed my life, my mind and my body. It’s a style of training that empowering and fulfilling, and it lights me up to share movement with you. Now, as a Certified Personal Trainer and Registered Nurse, your health and well being are my top priorities. Your goals are my goals and I’m 100% here to support you at every step of your fitness journey!

We're a perfect match if

  • You want to connect with a trainer who will make your workout experience fun and rewarding
  • You’re down for a no BS approach to your fitness and wellness
  • You’re looking for a supportive training environment where you can feel confident as you challenge yourself and grow
  • You’re ready to go all-in for yourself and train smarter for your goals

workout with MELROSE Training

it's time to feel fulfilled and energized in your fitness routine.