Being strong is a powerful feeling

Finding your strength and realizing what you are truly capable of is the most amazing journey. When you are strong life is just easier. Physical strength builds confidence, independence, and empowers women to be awesome!

I know that you are tired.

I know that you are lacking motivation.

I know that you desperately want to get back on track and finally see the results you have trying so hard to achieve.

I know that you want to find a sustainable approach to health and fitness.

I get it because like you I have tried ALLLL the plans, quick fix programs, diets and different ways to lose the weight. As much as I hate to admit this I have ALWAYS struggled with my weight. My whole entire life I have been worried and focused on being smaller and constantly trying to lose the last 10 pounds.

Hi I’m Melanie!

I am fully charged by lifting heavy weights, being a mom, and helping women fall in love with being strong.

But seriously? Who has time for this?

We have tried so hard to find the “perfect” plan to see results and be accountable but finding one that we like and can do long term is always a challenge.

As a personal trainer and strength training enthusiast I hear you and I can help you. I want you to see that with the right tools we can get back on track. I will show you. I will be there for you as you learn the best way to make the most of your time. I will motivate you to make the best choices for YOU! I will show you the way as we learn how to lift weights and get strong using simple programs and support. Every step of the way I will be there, you do not have to do this alone.  

The goal of the 1:1 program is to show you that it is possible to find long term lasting solutions to your health and fitness goals by providing the extra support needed to help you get started and STAY on track! 

With the support of me and the 1:1 program we will:

  • Learn to lift weights to lose weight, build muscle, and get results.
  • Discover workouts we can fit into our day that are effective and efficient.
  • Find simple solutions to health and fitness problems we face everyday.
  • Learn how to eat the foods we love in moderation without restriction.
  • Adopt lasting healthy habits that keep us from ever needing another plan again.

Nikki, MN

I have been working with Melanie since May of 2017 and I can tell you that was one of the best decisions I have made! I was not a heavy lifter prior to joining one of her challenges so I was not sure what to expect. But the results have been fantastic and Melanie has made it so easy for me to want to continue on my journey. She is always a step ahead with encouraging words in the morning (before the sun even rises!), provides great feedback that has helped me with my progress and is understanding if I am struggling with a particular workout and works directly with me to fix the issue. 

Melanie has been a terrific mentor these last three months. I would highly recommend working with Melanie at Real Strong Mom. Her insight, contagious outlook, and genuine care for women's' well-being is unsurpassed!"

Who is this 1:1 program for?

  • Women who are ready to start lifting heavy weights.
  • Women who need guidance to get started strength training.
  • Women who are tired of doing endless hours of cardio a week.
  • Women who are ready to get toned and build muscle.
  • Women who need a plan, guidance, and a complete program.
  • Women who need a knowledgeable coach to support them daily.
  • Women who are ready to make a lifestyle change.
  • Women who want to get strong physically, mentally, as well as build confidence!
  • Women who are ready to take on a new and different perspective when it comes to health and fitness.

This 1:1 is for those women who need that EXTRA support on their journey to fall in love with being strong!

Megan, PA

Real Strong Mom is a straight-forward and effective program, and Melanie is an outstanding coach, who is accessible, motivating and knowledgeable - forming the perfect combination for individual success!

After years of constant cardio exercise - running, spinning, boot camp classes, eliptical machines, etc. - I wasn't seeing the changes in my body to reflect the amount of time I was putting in. In 6 months with Melanie and her RSM program, I've lost inches all over, built muscle and toned my body while spending less time in the gym to do it.

Lifting weights was fairly new to me and she made it easy with how-to videos, constructive feedback and constant encouragement. If you follow the plan you'll see the results: lift heavy, eat your body weight in protein, use the 80/20 balance and know it's a lifestyle change that you can stick to - not a fad that you'll be bored with in a month.

I'm stronger, more confident and haven't deprived myself of anything that I love. I'm thrilled with the results and my journey is only beginning!

Who is the 1:1 program NOT for?

  • Women who are looking for a quick fix.
  • Women who aren't willing to work hard and lift heavy.
  • Women who are not willing to focus on nutrition as well as their workouts.
  • Women who are already focused on a particular type of exercise and not willing to try something new.
  • Women who think cardio is the only way.

Dawn, MN

Melanie at Real Strong Moms is everything I wanted in a coach. She has true knowledge and experience of a weight lifter. She not only listened to me, she heard me. She offered me both soft and hard encouragement at the perfect times. She was quick to communicate with me whenever I needed it.

She gave me alternative lifting styles when an original style did not work for me. Every form was explained well and had video examples to back it up.

Along with lifting, she explained stretching and rest, cardio and abs, nutrition with shared recipes, and calculations to help me gauge my needs and improvements.

I highly recommend hiring Melanie as your one on one weight lifting coach to increase your muscle strength, confidence, and overall health. Every community and family benefits from Strong Moms!

What is the Real Strong Beginner Series 1:1 Program?

This program is a 1:1 online coaching 12 week series consisting of 3 (4 week) phases. Online coaching means that with limited equipment you can train at home with daily support from me. No need for a pricey gym membership, no need to drive to the gym or anywhere for that matter, and no need to hire a trainer for a few expensive sessions and then be left to figure it out on your own. This 12 week program will help you begin lifting weights and getting strong at home with simple programs and daily support.

Included in the 1:1 Program:

  • 12 weeks of strength training workouts with video links for each exercise
  • Personalized Workout Logs
  • Workout Guides
  • Warm up Guide
  • Cardio Guide
  • Nutrition Guide & Foods List
  • What to Eat Guide
  • Recipes
  • 1 Start Up Phone Call With Melanie
  • 3 Follow Up Phone Calls with Melanie
  • Access to Melanie Daily Through A Private Facebook Group
  • Each phase will require you to commit to either 3, 4, or 5 days of strength training and 2-3 cardio sessions per week

Denise, MN

I started lifting in Feb/march 2017 and I haven't stopped. I've slowly increased weights every week and have only missed one or two workouts in the last 6 months. I get an inspirational message from Melanie every morning telling me to get my move on, and it helps to know someone out there is cheering for me on! Everyday I get down to my exercise room and lift heavy weights! This hasn't always been easy for me... I wasn't very motivated. But I'm so proud of myself I'm doing it everyday and I'm doing things I never thought I could do. I bought a kayak this year and I can pick it up and put in the truck and take it out on my own to put it in the lake.

This is a life change, so baby steps. I see changes my arms don't flip flap underneath like they used to and I am proud to show off my arm and shoulder muscles. And I have more energy!!
Who would of thought a 58 year old grandma would be lifting bad ass heavy weights?!

Melanie has coached me through all of this and taught me how to love myself and my accomplishments. She is a Real Strong Mom and she knows how to juggle it all. 

I have figured out that there's no sense in procrastination -- have a cup of coffee but get off your butt and work out or you'll be mad at yourself all day. I'm a much happier grandma now!

I've also learned from Melanie that you should eat the cake.. don't deprive yourself of what you like! Just plan for it, just do it, I'm losing weight slowly but I also track my food daily to stay in my calorie range. And I still have a cocktails!!

I'm not there yet but I'm getting stronger and more confident in my skin, it's a journey and I'm liking it!

What can you expect?

    • You will learn how to perform basic strength training exercises.
    • You will learn how to incorporate strength training into your weekly workouts.
    • You will learn how to make continued progress on your strength training journey.
    • You will receive daily access to me, your coach for 12 weeks.
    • You will receive support, motivation, and encouragement.
    • You will have daily accountability.
    • You will get Real Strong physically and so much more.

Leah, MN

I was introduced to Melanie through a friend/co-worker, who herself used to be a personal trainer, she had suggested I check out the Real Strong Mom and see what lifting heavy was really all about.

I had absolutely no experience lifting weights, I was always the girl at the gym doing cardio, too intimidated to even attempt to lift...until I met Melanie. I started with Melanie in a free private group on Facebook, where she introduced myself and several other women to lifting, needless to say after that group I was hooked.

Immediately upon finishing this group challenge with her I signed up for 1 on 1 coaching and I am so happy I did. Melanie is an amazing trainer, during the 3 months I spent working with her she was always upbeat, uplifting and tons of fun. She knew when to be tough with me and she never once stopped pushing me to reach that next level. She also taught me how to eat healthy (not just diet); how to train my body with awesome combinations of cardio and strength training; and how to re-energize my soul. She truly believes in each one of her clients and does whatever she can to help motivate them to succeed. I am confident in her abilities to take the knowledge and experience she has to help people reach their fitness goals, and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to get fit!

Thanks to Melanie, I have gained strength, endurance, and lost several inches around my waist. Thank you so much, Melanie, everything you taught me is truly appreciated!

What happens next?

  • Upon filling out the application you will hear back from me within 24 hours about your acceptance into the program.

    If you don’t get an email within 24 hours check you spam and then email me at The 1:1 program is 3 month investment and will require full payment upon acceptance. 

Ready? Let's do this!

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I am thrilled to guide you as you get started on your strength training journey!

12 week coaching program: $347

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