The Aerial Den Fitness studio is based in Fredericton, New Brunswick, eager to make fitness fun, with deep roots of acceptance for all. The Aerial Den Fitness offers AntiGravity Fitness, Aerial Hoops, AstroDurance Bungee Fitness, and STRONG30 along with more to come in the future, emphasizing on both physical and mental well-being and FUN!


Melanie Lyons, Founder, Co-Owner, Instructor

Heather Henry, Co-owner, Instructor


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Melanie Lyons

Since 2013, I’ve been on a mission to find who I am truly meant to be. Going from an office job to a personal trainer, my world developed and bloomed. I had a challenge with being diagnosed with Breast Cancer at the age of 39, in 2015, going through full complete treatment, although it sounds horrible to most, I truly believe it set a fire in my belly to do more of what I love.

My passion is teaching others that being fit is FUN! It opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Instead of watching others do what they love, I’m eager to help others do it for themselves, through fitness, hiking, and AntiGravity hammocks, Strong by Zumba, and Zyia.

I also own Lyons Den Fitness

Strong by Zumba instructor

Antigravity Fitness Instructor

Astro-durance Bungee Fitness Instructor

Zyia Active Ambassador

You can’t climb the ladder to success with your hands in your pockets ~ A. Schwarzenegger


Heather Henry

Being fit has always been a passion and ongoing goal of mine. I searched for years for activities, or gyms that held my interest. I started training with Mel several years ago. Her passion and energy is magnetic! I became strong! I loved working out! I made so many fabulous friends at this gym! We quickly became great friends. In the spring of 2019, she was opening her studio. She knew I was going through a tough time in life and was searching for purpose. She approached me to help her out with some inner workings of the studio. From this, our business partnership arose! We have an incredible environment at The Aerial Den! I have begun teaching some classes and have found a new passion! I love seeing our clients have so much fun while working out!

“You are never too old to change your passion and direction in life. Work should be fun! Who knew?”