Faith, Fitness and Fellowship with Melanie Brown

Welcome! I am so excited you stopped by! Motivated by More has been a dream of mine for 10+ years. My love for sports and working out goes back to my childhood, and I can vividly remember doing workout videos in the living room to Tammy Lee Webb and Billy Blanks. After high school I had no idea what I wanted study in college. I tried nursing & elementary education but just felt they were not for me. After earning 2 Associate degrees, and realizing I needed to move on from the community college, I decided to declare my major in the field of Exercise Science, in hopes of turning my hobby into a career. Since earning my Masters in Exercise Science from Eastern Illinois University, I have always said I want to have my own gym or fitness business. After college my dream and desire to have my own fitness business continued to grow but the right opportunity never came along. Even though I had the degree, experience from having worked at the YMCA as a Director, years of teaching aerobics, multiple fitness certifications, and had trained for and ran a few marathon, in my mind I never felt good enough, fit enough, thin enough, or strong enough to be a leader in this industry.


God wants to be a invited into all areas of our lives. As you begin (or continue) your health journey, pray and ask God to help you. Be encouraged and MOTIVATED by MORE than a number on the scale, a pant size, or staying within a certain number of calories. For me, my motivation is that one day, I will look my Creator in the eye and he will say “Well done, good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:21) and that my friends is my WHY.