Valeria Meli

Owner & Headcoach

With her motivating and positive nature, Valeria Meli leads you to a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Benefit from her extensive know-how in CrossFit and her experience as a two-time Swiss champion in Olympic weightlifting.

Valeria developed her passion for sports very early. Up to the age of twelve, she devoted herself to gymnastics in addition to the alpine ski racing, but then opted for snow sports. For several years she trained hard at the Sportgymnasium Davos for her personal goals and learned to achieve them with ambition, perseverance and a healthy dose of humor.
As a former SPL2 handball player, she also gained valuable experience as a team athlete.
From 2015 to 2017 she intensively trained CrossFit and achieved a top 15 place in Switzerland.
For more than two years she continued her education with Ramon Gysin. Thanks to this cooperation with the multiple world champion in powerlifting and owner of the first Swiss CrossFit Box in Basel, Valeria strengthened her skills as a coach in CrossFit, as a CrossFit athlete and as a weightlifter.
Since 2018 she has been training exclusively for Olympic weightlifting and was able to gain many valuable experiences with the women's national team.
Her graduation from the University of Basel (BA Exercise and Health Sciences), her education as a CrossFit Level 1 & 2 Trainer and German Weightlifting C-licence trainer and also her regular further educations provide her the technical knowledge to get you in shape:

Competition experience

  • Currently: Olympic weightlifting - Member of the Swiss Women's National Team
  • Currently: Olympic Weightlifting - Swiss Champion 2017 & 2018, category -63kg
  • Power Lifting: 2nd place Swiss Championship 2017, category -63kg
  • Founder & President "Weightlifting Club Schwyz"
  • Participation "Are you tough enough" 2016 (famous CrossFit competition, CH)
  • Multiple participations in "Jack the Hopper" (famous CrossFit competition, CH)
  • Team participation in the "French Throwdown" in Paris (famous International CrossFit competition, F)
  • Alpine Skiing: Bronze Super-G JO Swiss Championship

Education and diplomas

  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 certified
  • DOSB C-Trainer competitive sport weightlifting
  • BA Exercise and Health Sciences
  • Certified CrossFit Level 1 & 2 Coach (CrossFit Basel)
  • CrossFit Competitor’s Trainer Course (CrossFit Myleo, Berlin, D)
  • Olympic Weightlifting - Dimitry Klokov (Crossfit Leman, Vich, CH)
  • Powerlifting Seminar by Ramon Gysin (CrossFit Luzern, CH)
  • Strong(wo)man Seminar by Ramon Gysin (CrossFit Basel, CH)
  • Rowing Seminar by Solvej Lang (Ibach, CH)
  • Functional Range Conditioning (Bülach, CH)