Lara Mele


  • B.S., Child Development, Appalachian State
  • M.A., Elementary Education, Appalachian State
  • M.A., Health & Wellness, Union Institute & University 

Teaching Specialties

  • Cardio Kickboxing
  • Indoor Cycling
  • Zumba
  • Couch to 5k
  • Jogging/Conditioning


  • Working out at the gym
  • Flower Gardening
  • Scrapbooking

How did you discover Appalachian State University?

"My father helped me find Appalachian State my senior year in high school and it was the only college I applied to attend. I stayed for 6 years earning a Master's Degree."

What is your favorite thing about Boone?

"It's a beautiful place to live all seasons of the year and people are so friendly."

What most excites you about your field?

"I enjoy watching students discover their capabilities and how regular exercise impacts their physical and mental wellness in positive ways."

What are some of the highlights of  your career?

"Watching students discover how much they enjoy exercise and the benefits of working out!"

Favorite Quote

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the one who'll decide where to go!" -Dr. Seuss

Professional Certifications

  • ACE Group Fitness Instructor
Title: Adjunct Lecturer
Department: RMPE

Email address: Email me

Office address
HCC Mailbox