Firstly, I am a Mom to two weenie dogs, married to an INCREDIBLE man - a former Marine and current Sheriff Deputy, and expecting our first child. Those four are my WORLD.
I’m a former college athlete and licensed massage therapist turned Holistic Health Coach, Group Fitness Instructor, and Functional Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist.
My daily life consists of empowering women, having a fit and healthy pregnancy, finding natural solutions for a healthier thyroid, and teaching others to do the same.
In order to feed my gypsy soul with travel, obsession with sand-volleyball, care-free living, love, and fun, I founded LiveWellWitMel.com to work primarily online and help others who struggle with time, focus, motivation, and resources to achieve their health and life goals.
Ultimately, my goal is to use the knowledge I have gathered throughout the years and share with it YOU! I write on many topics and you will see my personal successes, but you will also see my failures. I’m not ashamed to show the failures, because without them, I wouldn’t be able to show you that I’m a real person too.
I go through up and downs, just like you. However, without my successes and failures, I wouldn’t be able to share what works and what doesn’t work when trying to get you to YOUR goals; whether it’s weight loss, regaining a healthy thyroid, de-stressing your life, improving your inner-self, or even building a purpose-driven business.
I love what I do, I love what I’m becoming, and I would love to help, inspire, and motivate you to live up to your potential too. I strongly believe that anyone can do anything they desire if they lead with an open mind and an open heart.
A Little More About Mel
I was born in Mexico & grew up in Texas. My mother is Puerto Rican and my father is Mexican, but nobody ever guesses my mix!
I spent 10 years on the sunny beaches of Florida, but moved back to my home state of Texas shortly after my brother passed away in 2014.
I was a 3-sport athlete at the high school level and continued as a 2-sport athlete in college. I play sand volleyball competitively; winning several women and coed tournaments.
At 23 I co-owned an in-home personal training and massage therapy business in Naples, Fl. Although I left the company to pursue a higher education, entrepreneurship is a passion of mine, especially in the work-from-home and wellness industries. Now at 35, I offer services ranging from live group fitness classes to teaching online.
My Driving Passion
Not only is my mission to help 100,000 women through fitness, nutrition, complementary medicine, and teaching how to build a purpose-driven business but in 2014, I lost my older brother to autoimmunity - Lupus.
Conventional medicine failed him. Because he was on so many medications for Lupus and the hudreds of different symptoms that came with it, the results of his pancreatitis were masked as false negatives.
When they finally got to the point to order xrays and catscans, it was too late. It had progressed to necrotizing pancreatitis and the surgery was too much for his ill body to recuperate.
Sometimes I can't help but to think, "If I knew then, what I know now, I could have saved him."
But life works in mysterious ways. I cannot allow toxic thinking to overrule my mind and my heart.
Instead, I dedicate my work to my brother in hopes that I could save a life that would have otherwise been lost in the world of quick fixes, pills, medications, and conventional methods that JUST. DON'T. WORK.
I'm a Holistic Health Coach and Functional Registered Dietitian with a Bachelors in Kinesiology and Sports Science, a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics, a Certified Sports Nutritionist with the International Society of Sports Nutrition and hold a Level 1 Certificate with Precision Nutrition.
I'm also certifed to teach group fitness classes including bootcamps, P90X, Insanity, and PiYo.
“I am available for people who have lost their confidence and self-identity within the whirlwind of daily living and feel as though they have deprioritized their well-being due to careless fitness, nutrition, and work related choices.
I promise to help you regain your love for life by offering support and accountability to re-establish the person you want to be backed by the most sought after home-fitness workouts, nutritional products, and business training tools, all while in the comfort of your home.
I am here to address the need to return the balance of power in your favor at a time when you may be feeling the most vulnerable since I understand how easy it is to be consumed by the daily sacrifices you make to raise a happy, healthy, and prosperous family and the ripple effect of when it slips through your fingers.”