Melanie Mediate. Healthy Chef, Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach.
From a young age, Melanie has had a love for food, cooking, baking, fitness and nutrition. Her journey began in Culinary School at the Art Institute of San Diego, CA, where she attained her Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts Management. After graduating she began working as a personal chef for clients in San Diego, and prep cooked in restaurants here and there but always passionately dedicated herself back to entrepreneurship in what she loves most- cooking and helping others find balance amidst their busy lifestyles to become their best versions.
She began coaching her personal chef clients toward weight loss, and soon began discovering and developing her creative niche in healthy cuisine, and later pursued her personal training certification to offer a full circle of health services. She created online and in person boot camp groups with personalized recipe meal programs and continues to coach clients using boot camp style and Hiit training fitness.
Melanie has self-educated passionately in pursuit of holistic healing nutrition over the years on her own personal health journey after discovering food sensitivities to staple products she like many- had been consuming her entire life, and began taking matters to her own hands treating herself holistically believing strongly in healing with proper foods and nutrition, not drugs, as medicine.
She became a Certified Nutrition Coach through the NAFC Association and has dedicated her career to helping others discover and heal their own food sensitivities while transforming their bodies through healthy balance, retrained mindset, plant based nutrition and daily fitness regimens to heal anxiety, depression, stress, as well as achieve healthy mind body and soul.
She has created multiple online downloadable health and fitness plans and currently continues to coach clients through tailored meal and workout planning, while running her healthy meal and snack preparation service- Mel’s Naturals, based in San Diego, CA.
Melanie’s Professional Credentials
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE CULINARY MANAGEMENT; ART INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO, CA
NUTRITION COACH CERTIFIED; NAFC
PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINER CERTIFIED; NASM NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SPORTS MEDICINE
PERMITTED RETAIL PACKAGE & PROCESSED FOOD SELLER CALIFORNIA STATE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH