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Meet Melissa Gunn: Certified SuperSlow Specialist, Fitness & Nutrition Coach, Founder & CEO Pure Strength LA, Inc We had the good fortune of connecting with Melissa Gunn and we’ve shared our conversation below. Hi Melissa, what was your thought process behind starting your own business? It definitely stems from my childhood… My dad passed away…

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Valley Magazine 2005

Pumping Up in Slow Motion Weight-lifting has been touted, especially in recent years, as the most efficient way to burn fat and lose weight, because lean muscle mass burns more calories and takes up less space than fatty tissue. In our society, more is usually considered better. So the low-rep, single-set, SuperSlow method requires an…


Melissa Gunn in Angeleno Magazine – October 2003

“People think they have to work out every day to get the body they want. But that can be counter productive. You have to let your muscles rest…” ~ Melissa Gunn Like VERT, Suppliers nixes momentum in favor of a tougher, safer burn. “SuperSlow forces you to slow down and use your muscle instead of momentum in a safer, more controlled environment,…




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5 Myths about Health and Exercise…Maximize Your Results!

By Melissa Gunn | November 26, 2018

Read these five myths and learn the actual facts about exercise. Enjoy! Myth: The more you work out, the more in shape you will be. Truth: Intensity is what matters, not the length of the workout. Less is more. In order to gain strength and muscle mass, it is key to expose your muscles to meaningful…

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Five ways Pure Strength LA is unique

By Melissa Gunn | November 16, 2018

There are hundreds of fitness studios, workout programs and training facilities available to you. If you’re looking for a new place to begin training or improve your workouts, you can be overwhelmed by the choices! But are they all the same? No, of course not! Here at Pure Strength LA, we offer some really unique…

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K.I.S.S. —8 Essential Steps to Fuel Your Body

By Melissa Gunn | November 15, 2018

Yes, you’ve heard it many times before: Eat better and you’ll feel better. But what exactly does that mean? We know it’s hard to figure out how to fuel your body when there are so many different kinds of diets and trends. Superfoods, keto, paleo, plant-based, counting calories, juicing…The list goes on and on, and there…

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Client loses weight, gains horse!

By Melissa Gunn | September 6, 2018

55-year old Stacey has been a member of Pure Strength for five years. Since she was 7 years old, she longed for a horse of her own. Two years ago, her husband bought her a horse. This was the motivation she needed to lose the extra weight she had gradually put on over the years.

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Less is more—unless we’re talking about sleep

By Melissa Gunn | August 28, 2018

Nearly two-thirds of Americans fail to obtain the recommended 8 hours of sleep each night. Back in 1910, the average American adult slept 8.25 hours a night. Today, in our industrialized society, that number is closer to 6.75 hours a night, putting us below the critical seven-hour limit and making us sleep-deprived. But is the…

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By Melissa Gunn | May 18, 2017

Sarcopenia is the loss of skeletal muscle mass that accompanies aging. Studies indicate that the loss of skeletal muscle for the average healthy person amounts to about 25% between 30 and 70 years of age. This loss can accelerate as aging progresses. Preventing and reversing muscle loss is key. Benefits of having muscle include: •…

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