My name is Melissa Shevchenko of FitGirlsRock. I am a Canadian fitness blogger currently residing in Fort McMurray, Alberta, but originally from a very small town in Newfoundland. Fitness has been a part of my life for a long time, however in 2011 it took an even greater role when I competed in my first fitness competition. I started lifting heavy, feeling powerful and bad to the bone! I am truly loving my fit, healthy, active lifestyle–hence my blog, Fit Girls Rock: sharing a passion for fitness, lifting heavy, setting goals and accomplishing them while motivating and inspiring others.