Want to achieve superhuman health and fitness? Contact Melanie to learn more about the Superhuman Coaching package that gives you one-on-one personal coaching for the best you!

Contact Melanie


See what classes, seminars, or local and national events are happening this month.

Events Page


Melanie is regularly posting new and tasty recipes with the healthiest foods on earth. Check back often for ideas on making yummy meals and delightful treats that have health benefits.



Going to the grocery store or farmer’s market and not sure what to buy to achieve your best health or how to purchase good, quality food on a budget? Melanie’s food buying guide for healthy meals and snacks is here to help!


Welcome! So, what the heck is this website all about?! Mostly about health, fitness, nutrition, wellness, movement, green living, and just about anything that relates to living a health promoting lifestyle. You’ll find blogs on a wide variety of topics (whatever I’m thinking about or into that day or requested by a follower). You’ll find recipes, food and supplement buying guides, information on seminars, and eventually some exercise and cooking videos. Enjoy browsing the site for ideas on how to make your life healthier.

Stretches for Walking/Running (or just stretches for counteracting sitting)

There are two types of stretching: dynamic and static. Dynamic stretches are where the muscles being stretched stay moving. Static stretching means the muscles being stretched are not in motion and are being held in a position. Modern exercise science promotes the use of dynamic stretching before exercise and static stretching after exercise. You never […]

Read More »

How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree Instead of Buying Canned

While it is more convenient to buy canned pumpkin, you don’t always get all the fiber and nutrients that you would if you used a whole pumpkin.  And since it is October as I write this, whole pumpkins can easily be found. Pumpkin puree can be used in smoothies, tasty treats, and even face treatments. […]

Read More »

Pumpkin Smoothie

It’s October right now.  Pumpkins are in season.  Pumpkin gets overlooked as a superfood, but it is.  It has potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, and lots of beta carotene (great antioxidant).  Now is a great time to stock up on canned pumpkin and have it available for months.  I recommend Trader Joe’s organic canned pumpkin […]

Read More »

Exercise of the Day – Barbell Deadlift

Deadlifting is my favorite!!  I love deadlifts!  The only reason I have not previously posted on how to do a barbell deadlift is because it is an advanced exercise, and I really prefer people learn proper technique from an experienced trainer who can show you then watch you.  But because I do think it is […]

Read More »

The Key to Good Health – Nutrient Dense Food

We all get so hyped up about calories and macronutrients (protein, fat, carbs), but we don’t often pay enough attention to the micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants).  The micros are what we should actually pay the most attention to.  Vitamins and minerals are needed by our body for good health, that’s why there are RDAs or RDIs […]

Read More »

Easy Savory Slow Cooker Chicken

I use my slow cooker all the time for beef and chicken.  The meat is more tender and flavorful coming out of the slow cooker.     1 Lb. Organic Chicken (whichever pieces you desire, I prefer boneless thighs) 2 Tbsp. Grass-Fed Butter 4 Large Carrots, Cut in Pieces or 12 Baby Carrots 4 Celery […]

Read More »

Lunch Meat Wraps

Many of us are used to sandwiches for lunch, but when you go low carb or are trying to avoid gluten and/or grains, sandwiches may no longer be a lunch option.  However, you can enjoy lunch meat wraps.  You just need to be sure to use high-quality meat (preferably organic, pastured, uncured… if you find […]

Read More »

Chicken & Spinach Scrambled Eggs

I am a proponent of a big protein breakfast.  Eggs are always a good way to start your day and have many health benefits, but some of us need additional protein beyond two or three eggs.  Adding meat to your scrambled eggs gets you additional protein to keep you satisfied throughout the day and not […]

Read More »

Simple, Easy Changes You Can Make to Improve Your Health

There are lots of things you can do to improve your health.  Some are expensive and some are a lot of work.  *FYI – The most dramatic thing you can do for your health is change what you eat.  I know most of us are busy and on budgets, so I thought I’d share with […]

Read More »

How to Do a Detox Bath

Detox baths are simple and easy and improve your health.  Try a detox bath two to three times per week. *If you do heavy exercise, I recommend doing your detox bath on the days that you do your hardest workouts.  I try to lift heavy on Mondays and Thursdays and thus, try to take my […]

Read More »