Sarah Shaikh

MELT Instructor

New York, NY

New Science of the Human Body

The 14-hour MELT Hand and Foot Instructor training explores the scientific basis of MELT and prepares instructors to teach the Hand and Foot Treatment in one-on-one and group settings.

Instructor Training

The 50-hour MELT Instructor Training equips graduates with an understanding of the MELT Reconnect, Rebalance, Rehydrate, and Release techniques using the MELT soft foam roller.

In addition to instructing MELT, Sarah instructs Indoor Cycling, Pilates, and TRX at several Manhattan-based studios including, JCC Manhattan, Asphalt Green, Fit Rxn, The Fitness Guru, and Studio 360. Her diverse classes range from general group fitness to focused multisport cross training . Sarah also derives much joy through her therapeutic indoor rides aimed at special needs populations and those in recovery. Many of her cycling classes focus on integrative wellness and incorporate Yoga, Pilates, and MELT. Sarah is trained Classical Pilates instruction (true to Joseph Pilates original sequence) giving special spinal/pelvic alignment and the supporting musculature. Sarah is a USA Cycling Coach with indoor certifications through Mad Dogg Athletic Spinning and Schwinn Indoor Cycling. She is dedicated to providing the absolute best environment for group cycling. Sarah is passionate about leading challenging and inspiring classes for all riding levels with workouts based on the latest advancements in sports science. Participate in just one of her interval rides, and you will quickly jump on board with her definition of preventative healthcare. A Cleveland native, but Sarah has spent most of her life studying, working, and trekking the globe. Since the age of 18, Sarah has coached sailing, snowboarding, and guided wilderness travel. She holds a BS in Geography, a MA in International Development, and a MBA. She spent a decade directing country-wide field operations for NGO's in Latin America in the arenas of rural health, secondary education, and microentreprenuership. Locally, Sarah is nonprofit consultant working to increase city-wide active urban design projects that combat diet-related illness and promote physical fitness. In 2013, Sarah was awarded Bronx Community Organizer of the Year by the Partnership for a Healthier New York City. A lifetime learner, she is headed back for another degree in physical therapy. Her fitness certifications include TRX and Classical Pilates. She's also a Level 2 "Rock Doc" in Facial Movement Taping (Rock Tape), as well as a certified practitioner of MELT Method, both important tools for riding pain-free, reducing recovery time, and preventing overtraining.

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Upcoming Classes

Class Day Class Time Location City/State
MELT Thursday 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm T2 Multisport
New York, NY