Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, New York, Carmelle Jean-Francois, motivational speaker and author is the Founder and CEO of cFIT Coaching, LLC. She is a true fitness advocate who has built a strong foundation through her certifications as a NASM Personal Trainer, a certified Spinning Instructor, a Medical Exercise Specialist, a Pre and Post Natal Exercise Specialist, and as a Beachbody Coach promoting popular programs created by celebrity trainers such as Autumn Calabrese and Tony Horton. And recently. Carmelle has added ‘author’ to her resume. She is a proud co-author of a collaborative book about headstrong, talented and innovative women who are blazing trails as leaders in their respective fields entitled ‘International Women of Color Who Boss Up.’
Prior to becoming all of these things, Carmelle studied martial arts, competed in tournaments, and taught it after achieving her black belt. But then, she remained sedentary for nearly a decade, wanting nothing to do with exercise. It was Carmelle’s involvement in a very serious car accident in which she suffered multiple injuries, including a broken hip and a broken foot that propelled her powerful journey towards becoming a fitness expert.
Carmelle became a member of a local running club and has participated in about three dozen half marathons, three full New York City marathons, and countless numbers of smaller races. But her interests don’t start and end only at the track. She has also competed in a bikini fitness competition and will to do so again as she continues to challenge herself in all areas of fitness including her first love, martial arts.
With her vast knowledge, enthusiasm, and experience in this competitive field, Carmelle has become a leader in creating safe, supportive communities for everyone with her cFIT Coaching programs, incorporating friendly yet rigorous nutrition and fitness coaching cycles. And furthermore, her love of all types of fitness activity brings a powerful dynamic to Carmelle’s very lively virtual workouts. Clients and participants have enjoyed her strong guidance, sincere enthusiasm, fun motivation style and her tons of energy that individuals and multiple successful groups in rocking their health fitness goals.
Carmelle simply wishes to help anyone she can in an area that is her true passion. Her secret in success lies in her ability to hold her clients accountable to their personal goals, help them build a lasting foundation and keep them excited about it. She is making a strong impact on women’s health and health for all and continues to do so- one dedicated person at a time!
– Jude Michel, MD
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