Melyssa May

What trainings have you taken that involved movement?

Flywheel Indoor Cycling 2014, Sebastian Lagree Fitness Pilates 2012, Fitness Anywhere's TRX 2009, Technogym Kinesis 2007, Savannah Yoga School 200 hour Vinyasa Teacher Training 2006, and taking mindful breaths as a PADI Open Water Scuba Diver since 2001.

If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day, who would it be and why?

I would happily trade lives with a photographer for National Geographic. They get to travel number one, then they capture wild, awe-inspiring, and sometimes disturbing stories that really get people thinking and feeling. Pictures are worth a thousand words at least.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

My four cross-country road trips in one 10 year old 3 series. I did one in 49 hours.

What is your favorite memory?

I've been lucky to have a lot of these. Most recently, watching a monkey ride a goat along a back road in Thailand.

What is your spirit animal?

Something reptilian

What is your favorite restaurant in downtown Raleigh?


Tell us three words that describe you.

Do it now.

What is your favorite song?

True story: I can listen to Led Zeppelin’s Achilles Last Stand or Gorillaz's Double Bass on loop all day.

Would you rather have a button that sped up a bad day or slowed down a good day?

Slowed down a good day

What is one of your favorite local businesses in Raleigh?

Devolve Moto.

What are your hobbies?

Spending time upside down, driving cars and riding motorcycles world wide, languages, cooking, scuba diving, handling wild animals, and watching the same five movies over and over again.