Meet Melanie

Hey there! I am Melanie, the woman behind Real Strong Mom. I am a Minnesota mom of 2 boys and and a girl. When I was a little I dreamed of being a mom and now my family is complete, my dreams are a reality and I couldn’t be more happy and content with life. […]

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Work With Me

Are you interested in becoming your STRONGEST self? Are you ready to learn how to lift weights and build muscle? YES! YOU ARE!! That’s why you are here! I help women get strong with simple strength training programs and support to help them get fit, healthy, and confident. Are you ready to take your fitness […]

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Latest Posts

My advice to those thinking of getting started on anything

September 19, 2017 | No Comments

Have you ever said… “I’m not ready.” “It’s not the right time.” “Maybe I’ll do it when…. (fill in the blank)” The truth of the matter is there is never a “right” time. We will never have all the resources we need. Time, money, knowledge… all of this will never be in complete alignment creating […]

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Why I workout smarter not harder

August 27, 2017 | No Comments

I am not working out now anywhere near as much as I was a few years back. I was doing hours of cardio and wasn’t satisfied with my workout unless I was drenched with sweat at the end. Now I workout WAY less and I am seeing WAY more results than I ever have before! […]

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My #1 tip to get started on your fitness journey (again)

July 30, 2017 | No Comments

It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, Its what we do consistently. -Tony Robbins Having a plan to workout is easier said than done. And this is usually how it happens too. We “say” we are going to start working out…. and we might for a few days but […]

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The ugly truth about trendy supplements – My take on Turmeric

July 17, 2017 | No Comments

Doesn’t it seem there is always a new and trendy health food filling your news feed and making you wonder… “is this something I need?” Lately I have been hearing a lot of talk about Turmeric and I honestly knew nothing about it… So I did my research so that I could share with you […]

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Your Real Strong Story featuring Stacy Hobson

July 4, 2017 | No Comments

Your Name: Stacy Hobson Your Age: 37 About you and who you are:  I am a wife (married 15 years this November), and a mom to a 7 year old girl. I love listening to music and have many favorite genres (mostly R&B and hard core rap). I am a slightly obsessed coffee drinker and I […]

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Your Real Strong Story featuring Shira Nelson

June 27, 2017 | No Comments

This weeks Real Strong Story Feature holds a special place in my heart as this woman and her internet presence has influenced me more than any other person in the online space. Shira is not only my mentor, business coach, and someone I look up to tremendously, she is also a friend and someone I […]

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Does lifting weights make you gain weight?

June 25, 2017 | No Comments

I hear this all the time, “I have been lifting weights for a while now and the scale hasn’t budged…” In order for us to understand why this happens I want to share this with you: A pound of muscle weighs the same as a pound of fat. But the body fat is more “fluffy” […]

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What lasts won’t come easy..

June 23, 2017 | No Comments

We don’t just roll out of bed one day and say “Hey, I am going to start today!” Most likely we have been thinking about it for days, weeks, months, maybe even years. We have been wondering how, when, and what we will finally do to make a change. Everyday we are bombarded with new […]

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When you don’t want to be a Mom anymore

June 19, 2017 | No Comments

Sometimes when I’m at my most emotional (usually at that time of the month) I walk through my home picking up toys and dishes and clothes and all the random shit that they leave everywhere and I cry… the tears just fall and I think, “I am not supposed to be here.” I wasn’t supposed […]

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Lean & Strong Lower Body Workout

June 15, 2017 | No Comments

Did you know that one of the reasons I LOVE strength training so much is because of how simple it can be to get an awesome workout?? An effective strength training workout can be as simple as performing 4-6 exercises. The following is an example of a simple and insanely effective Lower Body Workout:   […]

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