February 1, 2018

It’s no secret that HIIT (high-intensity interval training) is all the rage right now. And there’s good reason for it. CNN.com recently released an article naming HIIT the number one fitness trend in 2018.

The Feel It, See It, Share It New Year Challenge that I’m worki...

January 24, 2018

There are so many amazing self-care techniques out there, but not all of them are necessarily attainable because they can be too time-consuming. In today’s fast paced world where we value productivity and mental wellbeing, I thought it might be helpful to compile a lis...

January 17, 2018

I discovered many new ingredients while participating in the FEEL IT, SEE IT, SHARE IT NEW YEAR CHALLENGE this past December (and I loved the experience so much that I’m doing the challenge again this month with my husband).

I decided to put together a list of my favori...

January 11, 2018

Now that you’ve set your health and wellness goals for 2018, you’re ready to (or have already) put them into motion. Whether your goal is to eat cleaner, amp up your fitness routine, and/or implement more self-care into your daily routine, first take a moment to CONGRA...

December 28, 2017


I’m not going to lie - I didn’t know what to expect or what I would get out of it. That uncertainty coupled with all of the holiday party temptations and a dry December (which is pretty much the most difficult time...

December 19, 2017

HERE is my fave playlist that I use in my private Pilates sessions.

It gets me totally pumped as soon as I put it on (it's more upbeat than what you might hear in most Pilates classes because I like a little extra cardio boost from time to time). 

Want a little mot...

December 13, 2017

Holiday season is upon us, and there are tons of parties and celebrations - which means plenty of opportunities to be tempted to eat and drink more than usual.

But just because you want to be health-conscious doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun. And it goe...

December 10, 2017

Check out the below Q&A with Amanda Russell of Fit, Strong and Sexy (Fitness and Lifestyle Expert, Professor of Marketing) as we discuss sustainable healthy lifestyle change, New Year's resolutions, the importance of community, the upcoming FEEL IT, SEE IT, SHARE IT NE...

November 1, 2017

Had a great time chatting about the wedding countdown process and entrepreneurship with Amelia Felbinger who hosts a 'Women in Business' Facebook Live weekly series! 

October 15, 2017

I was born and given the name Melanie Friedson which I lived with for 31 years.  Then it was scheduled to be changed to Melanie Kotcher for about 20 minutes.  Then it WAS changed to Melanie Friedson-Kotcher for about a year.  And then I went through a very long process...

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