MOVE Fitness and Training

MOVE Fitness and Training is a Baton Rouge based private Fitness/Wellness Studio specializing in Fascial Stretch Therapy, the GYROTONIC® Method , and Corrective/Functional Exercise.

MOVE Fitness and Training is a Baton Rouge based Fitness Studio owned and operated privately by Melissa Eccles. Melissa Eccles is a Level III Certified Fascial Stretch Therapy Specialist and Certified Lifestretch Instructor under the Stretch to Win Institute in Arizona. She has been working as a Level III FST Specialist for almost five years. She is also a Level II Certified Instructor in the GYROTONIC® Method. Her clientele has included professional athletes from the New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Rays and World Highland Games Competitors, as well as those in the traveling film and music industry. On the opposite end, she has worked on patients with Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, and stroke damage. Melissa graduated from LSU with a BS in Kinesiology and a minor in Dance. She is a Correctional Exercise Specialist through NASM with more than 15 years of experience in personal training and more than 25 years of dance training. She is also an experienced international-touring musician. While working with clients, Melissa constantly strives to find the newest methods and techniques for correcting alignment issues as well as decreasing chronic and acute pain.

[03/23/20]   MOVE Fitness and Training is closed as of Monday, March 23rd in compliance with the safety guidelines laid out by our state officials to reduce the spread of COVID-19. During this time, I encourage all of my clients, family and friends to start a healthy task-oriented routine that includes: GETTING OUT OF BED, MOVING, cleaning/organizing, healthy cooking, going outside, and finding moments of positive stillness (meditating). You must also find a reason to LAUGH everyday!!! It's vital to our immune systems to stay as positive and happy as possible during this time. I will be available through text, phone, email or instant message if anyone needs any free guidance with their daily exercise or stretching. I'm also here for free laughs or conversation. Please do not hesitate to reach out if your body starts not cooperating! :) Stay in touch and stay safe! We are all in this together. ❤️ Melissa

2019 has been another Fabulous Year!!! I have amazing clients, family, and friends!!! Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! Looking forward to 2020!!!

I’m very thankful for Irene J. Rampino, and her continued guidance in the education and training for the Gyrotonic Method! Level 2 Program 1 Certified!

For anyone who has fallen down the rabbit hole of nutrition and diet fads, you probably know that there is an unlimited amount of contradictory research on the matter. My good friend Brandon Alleman has started a wellness membership dedicated to sorting through various nutrition topics! He has dedicated his life to seeking out the latest information, as well as reading through forgotten medical journals from the past. He has created various articles summarizing his findings, while listing references. There is even a forum where he invites questions and debates on the topics! Check out his credentials!!! I'm excited about all of it!!!

Well...TODAY is the DAY!!

My Member's Blog / Site is ready for launch and open for Members starting in this moment!!

I am super excited to share all of the content that I have prepared for the coming year with all Innate Wellness Members.

Is everything as perfect as I want it - not just yet, but I am ignoring my perfectionistic tendencies and will modify things on the fly with the help from feedback that I receive from my Members.

Over the coming year, I will be sharing my thoughts, experience, relevant research, and much more as they relate to human physiology and food, the creation of health, health trends in the industry, and anything else we can think of on that Platform.

I am particularly looking forward to engaging with Members in the Comment Forum which is allocated for each article posted. There will be much dialogue and discussion NO DOUBT!

Is this Member's Blog / Site going to solve all of the world's problems? Probably not, but it might solve most of them. Kidding...or maybe I'm not...

Become a Member and find out TODAY!!

There are 11 articles that are already up and ready to be devoured! Enjoy!!

Note - direct link to the Member's Site for instructions will be in the comment section. If you encounter any issues, please do not hesitate to let me know.

[01/01/19]   HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 2018 was such a wonderful year for MOVE Fitness and Training. I am thankful for all of my clients who keep me laughing and inspired! My 2019 calendar is already packed full of education courses to keep bringing you the newest movement/stretching techniques. Thank you for all your support! CHEERS!!! ❤️

[10/16/17]   Night Moves dance aerobics has been cancelled for tonight! Enjoy your evening off! 😘

Due to parades and parties, there will be no Night Moves class tonight! I hope everyone has a fantastic Fourth of July!!!

Join me tonight for some Night Moves at 6:30pm! And if you wear these sneakers, I'll let you dance for free. Sign up now at!

Last month marked the 1 Year Anniversary of MOVE Fitness and Training! I'm excited to say that I was so busy, I did not have a chance to celebrate! I just want to take a moment to thank everyone who has supported me and this endeavor. I have had so many amazing people walk through my doors. I'm excited to see what this next year has in store for me! Thank you again.

[05/29/17]   No class tonight!!! Happy Memorial Day!!!

Charles Tillman's Gyrotonic studio ribbon-cutting doubles as charity campaign launch

I have been asked by several guys if the GYROTONIC® Method was suitable for MEN! Check out this awesome article on a new GYROTONIC® Studio in Chicago! Message me if you are interested in trying out a session for yourself! Charles Tillman cut the ribbon on a SPYRL Gyrotonic studio in Highland Park and helped raise $5,000 for his foundation in the process.

Contact me now to try your first session!!! #225-229-2162 or [email protected]

We are often asked if the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® exercises are only for very athletic, flexible or mobile people. The answer is, "No." Both methods are used to gain flexibility, stability and mobility, and are accessible to all ages, and abilities. Gyrotonic, and Gyrokinesis classes are a standard component of the physical therapy department at the Rheintalklinik (Orthopedic Rehabilitation Clinic) in Bad Krozigen, Germany. The patients pictured are all recovering from spine, & joint injuries. They are working with Physiotherapist and Gyrotonic Master Trainer, Ingrun Wolburg as part of their physical therapy program.

It's official! I was honored to complete this journey with so many gifted movers from all over the world. I couldn't thank my mentor and inspiration, Irene J. Rampino, enough for the time and energy she has invested in me. Another big thank you to Angela Crowley and Jill Denison for their further guidance. Another shout out to my fellow gyro girls who have been putting in the time and work!

[04/03/17]   Night Moves is cancelled for tonight! We will pick right back up next week! I apologize for the inconvenience. I have a date with Radiohead in New Orleans!

What should you do when you get off work? Dance aerobics! Come to Night Moves tonight at 6:30pm and get your groove on! Sign up at

Time to detox from the St Paddy's Day Festivities! Join me for Night Moves tonight at 6:30pm! Sign up now at

No Class tomorrow! Go enjoy your St. Paddy's Day festivities!!!

[02/27/17]   Due to Disney World trips, Colorado trips, Mardi Gras parties and hangovers, there will be no class tonight! We will resume Saturday morning! Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!!!

[02/06/17]   REMINDER! No class tonight! I am in Houston finishing up my Apprenticeship Review for the GYROTONIC® Method!

Good Morning!!! Time for Dance!!! Grab your spot! XOXOXO

GOOD MORNING!!!! Dance aerobics at 10am! XOXOXO

Night Moves- 6:30pm Tonight! Sign up online!

I will be having class tonight at 6:30pm! Come celebrate the end of 2016 with me!!!

Too many Christmas goodies??? Come dance it off! Night Moves. 6:30pm. Sign up online!

Night Moves! 6:30pm tonight! Sign up online!

CHRISTMAS IS COMING! GET IT TOGETHER! Come join us for Saturday Morning Fever! 10am. Sign up online!

Tonight. Unedited at 6:30pm! Come show off your best booty moves before the new year! Sign up online!

Are you looking for new gift ideas for Christmas? Consider buying your loved one a relaxing Fascial Stretch Therapy Session! MOVE is running a Christmas Special for the rest of December. Get $20 off a one-hour FST session. You can purchase online through the products and packages under BOOK NOW! I can also help you dress up your gift with a cute gift card!

Fascial Stretch Therapy is a gentle and pain-free method of table-based assisted stretching, focusing on releasing connective tissue (fascia) adhesions to achieve optimal flexibility, strength, performance, and pain relief. Through the use of traction, PNF, and rhythmic breath-based undulating movements, FST seeks to improve functioning of the circulatory, nervous and musculoskeletal systems, while decelerating the aging of the body, mind and spirit.

WAKE UP! GET YOURSELF TOGETHER! Dance Aerobics at 10am!!! Sign up online:

UnEdited Class tonight at 6:30pm! Time for some Booty Werk!

Despite the upcoming storm tonight, Night Moves is still on for 6:30pm! We will be dancing in the rain! Grab a spot!

MOVE is having a BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL! New Clients get 50% off any Fascial Stretch Therapy Session! Contact me between Nov. 25th - 27th to schedule your session. (Appointments can be scheduled anytime before the new year, but you must contact me by sunday to receive the special discount!)

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8280 YMCA Plaza Dr., Suite 3B
Baton Rouge, LA
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