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Me too, boo - that's why I'm dedicated to showing you how to drop the struggle and create a healthy lifestyle that lasts with my Healthy Living Doesn't Have to SUCK approach!

Feeling fed up with the fads?

Trust me - I totally get it! That's why use the health promoting habits of lifestyle medicine.

I've personally struggled with building healthy habits and feel like I have tried EVERY fitness trend and nutrition fad out there! And then I FINALLY figured out what I needed to change with my approach to create healthy lifestyle habits that last - and that was health and wellness coaching!

Through my book, podcast, and online coaching resources and membership, I help you transform your mindset, behaviors, and lifestyle (in a way that DOESN'T require you to sacrifice everything you enjoy!) to create sustainable habits that create a healthier and happier YOU!

And, you’re tired of getting stuck in the cycle of those intense, rigid programs that promise you lasting results that never seems to stick!

You know quick fixes don't last...
and your time is valuable!


"Whether it is through coaching calls, live, or recorded classes, her inspiring energy will help you to put in the work you’ve always wanted to, but thought you never had time for!" — Erin G.

"Melyssa’s energy is infectious!"

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Through multidisciplinary, evidence-based approaches, we strive to inspire the adoption of health promoting behaviors that support total well-being with a variety of services that encourage positive changes in mindset, lifestyle, and behavior.

To create a world where the healthy choice is the easy choice and we are able to empower individuals, communities, and companies to develop enjoyable, sustainable lifestyle changes.

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I help high achievers who are short on time create sustainable, healthy lifestyle changes!

Through my membership, coaching programs, and more, I teach you how to develop positive changes in mindset, lifestyle, and behavior in a way that works best for YOU!

double board-certified lifestyle medicine coach

I'm Melyssa!


Lifestyle Medicine

Lifestyle medicine is a medical specialty and evidence-based approach to lifestyle change that focuses on preventing and treating chronic diseases through adopting health promoting behaviors in the areas of improving nutrition, increasing physical activity, restful sleep, effective stress management, reducing or eliminating substance use, and cultivating positive social relationships.

Lifestyle Medicine Coaches (like me!) foster a collaborative partnership in your journey to optimal health, working hand-in-hand with you to identify your unique strengths, values, and goals. These goals are not just about numbers; they reflect your vision for a balanced and fulfilling life!

Healthy Sleep


Physical Activity

Positive Social Connections

Reducing risky Substances

Stress Management

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Our variety of online resources, from virtual fitness classes to digital workbooks, will help support you in reaching your health and wellness goals!

Fitness Programs


The Change Maker Collective is our exclusive group well-being coaching membership!


ways you can work with Melyssa

Our variety of online resources, from virtual fitness classes to digital workbooks, will help support you in reaching your health and wellness goals!

Company Wellness



The Change Maker Collective is our exclusive group well-being coaching membership!


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The Healthy Living Doesn't Have to SUCK podcast shares casual conversations about ways to live happier and healthier that don't require you to ditch everything you enjoy in life!

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Finally, you will need to apply the knowledge you are learning about lifestyle changes AND about yourself along the way! This is where we help you brainstorm ways that you can begin implementing these changes and trying new things to find what works best for you!


It's not enough for me to tell you this's gotta mean something to YOU! Through prompts to allow yourself "check-ins" and opportunities to reflect on how the information you are learning relates to your healthy lifestyle journey!


I prefer to think of my style of sharing knowledge as "edutaining" - educating AND entertaining! Throughout the book you will learn important information to help you create positive changes with your mindset, lifestyle, and behavior.


This is how we do it!

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Working together is SIMPLE, and there's a service for exactly what you need right now!

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Give your goals a makeover with my free resource that guides you through self-coaching prompts!

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Wellness Wheel Activity: Your sneak peek from Chapter 1!

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Hey y'all! My name is Melyssa with a WHY, lifestyle medicine coach with over 15 years of experience with behavior modification. I wrote my book, Healthy Living Doesn’t Have to SUCK, to teach people how to develop health promoting habits in a sustainable, enjoyable way!
After years of my own personal experience with yo-yo dieting and fitness fads, I finally discovered the power of engaging in health and wellness coaching as a way to overcome all of the other typical, short-lived programs. As a lifelong science geek, the method to my madness incorporates a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach stemming from lifestyle medicine, positive psychology, and acceptance and commitment coaching.

So if you're looking for a coach that is classy, sassy, and a bit badass-y... Then you're in the right place!

Double board-certified lifestyle medicine coach

group fitness junkie

Lover of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream

I'm so happy you found me!

Hey there change maker,

Meet  Melyssa!