I'm Melyssa — a double board-certified lifestyle medicine coach. And, I help people forget the fads and create a healthy lifestyle that lasts!

Former animal trainer, recovering perfectionist, and furrrever dog and cat mom!

I am a double board-certified in lifestyle medicine coach with a background as an animal trainer, health and wellness coach, and group fitness instructor. My WHY is because I know how challenging it can be to change your habits for good, and I am dedicated to showing you how to create positive behavior changes that support your health and happiness!

Through my book and coaching, I help people transform their mindset and behaviors around healthy living so they can create sustainable changes that support total well-being!

I've struggled with building healthy habits and tried EVERY fitness trend and nutrition fad out there!!! So if you're tired of the empty promises of the wellness industry - join the club!
That's why I wrote Healthy Living Doesn't Have to SUCK; I'll be sharing my own struggles, experiences and success with changing habits - so you can expect to be entertained along the way and reminded that you are NOT alone!

I wrote this book to be conversational, so it’s like I’m right there with you as your coach! While the coaching process is a two-way interaction, I did my best to provide guided prompts and reflections for your self-guided coaching experience.



  • Biology, B.S.; Psychology, B.S.; Clinical Psychology, M.A.

  • Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach

  • Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional

  • AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer

  • Former Health Educator at a hospital system of 23K+ employees

  • Former Clinician Well-Being Coach at a hospital system of 20K+ employees

  • Expert for Inlightened

  • Lake Nona Performance Club Medical Advisory Council

  • Secretary - Fitness and Medicine Member Interest Group, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Public Speaking

  • Behavior Modification

  • Well-Being Coaching

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

  • Stress First Aid Facilitator

  • Positive Psychology

  • Lifestyle Medicine

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT)

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

I was tired of constantly bullying myself to change my lifestyle...

Sound familiar...? I know - it is absolutely miserable when you are your own worst enemy!

Now I'm on a mission
teach others how to take an approach that cultivates kindness, compassion, and patience with yourself through a lifestyle change journey. The science has shown that the more we become our own cheerleader through change, the more sustainable our behaviors become!

Trust me, I've been there and I know sooooo many other people have felt the same way! So I'm here to tell you there's another way - a better way - to work on changing your lifestyle. And the science supports it, too! Shifting our mindset from an approach of self-criticism to one of self-kindness shows significantly higher success rates for lasting lifestyle change!

You deserve to befriend yourself, especially when you're trying your hardest!

You can learn to ditch your inner bully and channel your inner cheerleader to help support, encourage, and motivate you throughout your lifestyle change journey!

and feeling like a failure at the first little slip up...
feeling frustrated and defeated, only to give up and start over...and over...and over...

I see so many people trying to intense, restrictive approaches to change... 

I'm obsessed with . . .

In my world, if it doesn't get written down - it gets forgotten about! So I have an army of worksheets and planners to help me stay on track...!

to-do lists

From my podcast playlists to my audiobook library, you'll find anything and everything by Mel Robbins and Simon Sinek!

personal development

My K-POW Nutrition chocolate collagen peptides mixed in with my morning coffee!

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