Michelle Salerno

Ralston, NE 68127

Michelle discovered her journey after working a “job” in the corporate world for more than 27 years. She was registered to attend ICAN Defining Leadership for Women Series retreat in the fall of 2011 She was experiencing a year of devastating events; 8 family members in 5 different hospitals within 3 month, including losing both of her parents within 6 months. Walking into the retreat orientation, she almost turned around at the door to leave but something told her to stay and to listen. The very first day of the retreat made her realize that she wasn’t being a leader of her passion. Her “job” wasn’t fulfilling her dream I was drawn to & involved in fitness all of my life. I knew I wanted to own a business. I’ve been blessed to discover both.
Today Michelle is a licensed massage therapist, licensed in both Nebraska and Iowa, and the owner of THE FEEL GOOD FACTORY. She’d begun instructing Group Fitness classes at the YMCA in 1989 because it allowed her a free family membership. Her love of movement and music lead her to becoming an A.C.E. Group Fitness Instructor, certified in Les Mills Body Pump, Vive and Step, Zumba 1, 2 and Gold, Pilates, TRX KettleWorx and many others.
For me success is defined by my clients continuing to come back to tell me how much better they feel, or how much I’ve helped them reach their goals whether through massage therapy or group fitness. Success is when clients refer you to all of their friends & family and tell the world to come to see you. Success is when you love your job because it doesn’t feel like a job. You almost feel guilty getting paid to do what you love. (I said almost!)

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About Me


  • Reg Massage Therapist, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy Massage, Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare at Herzing University

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

Les Mills - BODYPUMP® Qualified
Les Mills - BODYVIVE® Qualified
NETA - Yoga- Specialty Certification
TRX - TRX Group Suspension Training Course
TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 1
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 2
Zumba® - Zumba® Gold
Les Mills - BODYSTEP® Qualified
Pending Verification
ACE - Group Fitness Instructor
YMCA - Pilates Instructor
Agency Unavailable
AFAA - Personal Trainer Certification
Agency Unavailable
YMCA - YMCA Healthy Lifestyle Principles
Agency Unavailable
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Red Cross

AED Certified

American Red Cross

Michelle's Locations

Creighton University - Kiewit Fitness Center

2500 California Plz
Omaha, NE 68178-0002

Praire Life Fitness-Midtown Crossing

31st and Farnam
Omaha, NE 68131

YMCA of Greater Omaha

430 S 20th Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Fit In The City

7543 Main St.
Ralston, NE 68127

Prairie Life Center

8525 Q St
Omaha, NE 68127-3604

UNMC’s EngAge Wellness

Home Instead Center for Successful Aging
986153 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Summer 2013-Tuition Scholarship from Massage Envy
  • Spring 2013-Dean’s List-OSMT

Languages Spoken




7 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

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