KICK/Natural Awakenings Magazine




Melissa Burbank was born-and-raised in New Orleans.  After attending Benjamin Franklin High School, she received her B.S. in Marketing and then went on to complete her M.B.A. at Tulane University. 


She is currently the co-owner and Publisher of Natural Awakenings Magazine in New Orleans, which she has owned for over 4 years now. In addition, she has recently purchased Metro Fitness Magazine which she plans to relaunch as NOLA Fitness Magazine to add to her publication repertoire. She is dedicated to fostering community partnerships via the publications to give a voice to those that encourage a cleaner, greener, healthier lifestyle here in New Orleans earning her the Leadership Award in the Buy Local category of the Love Your City Awards in 2018. 


She is currently embarking on her biggest project yet: opening KICK, a boutique kickboxing studio on Freret Street, in which she hopes to empower women to feel stronger, more confident, and more balanced, not only in their own physical fitness, but throughout every aspect of their lives.


She currently lives Uptown in the Carrollton area with her 10-year-old son, their black lab, and new baby kitten.  She enjoys her morning meditation, staying fit through yoga, Pilates, running, and kickboxing, as well as traveling and photography.


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