Michele was born in Tennessee, grew up in Southern California with her 2 younger sisters and parents. She is a single mom and currently lives in Pasadena with her 15 year old son and dog Easton. She graduated from UCSD, where she played tennis and was an NCAA All American. Her competitive nature still drives her to compete and she has several races under her belt from half marathons, triathlons and Spartan. She has been a certified personal trainer for 15 years and a fitness nutrition coach for 7 years. She is the owner of Michele Canon Fitness & Nutrition.