Melanie Carvell,

a North Dakota native, is a physical therapist and the Director of the Sanford Women’s Health Center in Bismarck, ND. She is an accomplished triathlete and a six-time All American. Melanie is a captivating motivational speaker, tireless community volunteer, a certified Worksite Wellness Consultant, and author of Running with the Antelope: Life, Fitness, and Grit on the Northern Plains.

Melanie’s interactive presentations will inspire you to take charge of your health, reintegrating your body and spirit along the way to a happier, healthier life. With her humble and engaging style she delivers useful information with a big dose of inspiration for all of us to be more active throughout our day. Her presentations get her audience moving with practical tips, simple but effective exercises, and compelling information that is helpful and motivating.

Author & Motivational Speaker

Through not only her success as a triathlete, but also through her spirit, enthusiasm and personality, long ago Melanie became one of America’s triathlon ambassadors. She has a lot to share in this book, not only about being an athlete but also about struggles and triumphs of life that we all can relate to. -Tim Yount, Chief Operating Officer, USA Triathlon

Melanie Carvell is one of my running heroines. I had the privilege of attending one of her running classes emphasizing efficiency of movement, prevention of injury and low impact running. Chairs had to be added to the classroom to accommodate the many people who continued to arrive. It was a fascinating class. I would have enjoyed another hour of instruction! - Jacqueline Biloff