Melanie Hansen

Hi beautiful, I’m Mel.

Hi beautiful, I’m Mel.

I’m a mum to 2 gorgeous little humans—my daughter Tyra and my son Jax—and 2 fur babies—our adorable dogs Billy and Finke. I’m also a wife to my soulmate and high school sweetheart, Dan, a mad-keen fisherman and builder. We live on the magnificent Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, and are all completely in love with the tree-filled, wildlife-full, picturesque piece of land we call home.

I’m a total book nerd with a love for wellness and trying new recipes. This combination means there are just as many self-help and educational books on my shelves as there are cookbooks, and I’ve read every single one of them!

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I’m a summer child and love spending time at the beach – it makes me feel so alive! I’m happiest when there’s salt in my hair, sand between my toes and sun on my skin.

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When I’m not reading books or spending time at the beach (and let’s be honest, that unfortunately doesn’t happen as much as it used to!) I’m supporting Dan as he manages his building company, making sure Tyra gets to her horse riding lessons, Jax gets to his footy practice, and that life as our little family knows it flows as smoothly as possible.

When it comes to putting on my work hat, one of my roles is as a Master Coach with The Integrative Women’s Health Institute. In this role I look after every student from Australia, New Zealand and Asia, enrolled with the institute. I support them as they complete their programs, teach them the skills they need to coach effectively, and facilitate online retreats and programs.

On top of all of that, I’m also a certified women’s integrative nutrition health coach, soulful lifestyle mentor, personal trainer, yoga teacher, fertility and hormones coach, and an absolute enthusiast for healthy living, which all come together to make me one super-busy woman (just like you)!

I’m a Women’s Wellness Warrior​

I started my business in 2011, not too long after having Jax. Since then I’ve grown what started out as a boutique personal training studio into an integrative women’s health practice. I help women to transform their minds, bodies and lives by supporting and empowering them to make positive improvements to their health and well-being through a very down-to-earth approach to wellness.

I love what I do so much that it really doesn’t feel like work to me. It lights me up more than almost anything else and I truly feel I’m living my life legacy. Supporting other women—especially mothers—to be and feel the best they can is 100% my jam. I’d love to support you too.

“I love the connections I get to build with my clients, both online and in person. My favourite thing is when I know I’ve positively influenced another mother and helped her to feel happier, healthier, calmer and more grounded.

I believe in coaching and teaching in a way that empowers you to be the decision maker in your own wellness. I’ll be there to support you as you work towards living a life you’ll absolutely love, but, let me be clear – while I may be your guide, YOU are your hero. Ultimately, only you know what’s best for you and your body.”

You don’t have to do this alone – there are so many ways I can help.

Womanhood and motherhood can be hard. It’s challenging to find time and space for you in your life when you’re constantly giving so much to everyone else. As women, we often become run-down and overwhelmed. We put ourselves last because we’re so busy trying to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen to those we love. The ironic thing is though, we would be able to take WAY better care of our children and family if we would only make sure we’re also taking care of ourselves. It may feel daunting at first, the thought of fitting even one more thing into our day, but you don’t have to do it alone. I’m here for you, and I can help you:

Every program I’ve created is designed to fit in with your busy schedule, because I know exactly how hectic #mumlife can be! I also run in-person workshops, classes and events at various times throughout the year. If you’d like to be kept in the loop about those, join my mailing list and I’ll let you know when they’re happening.

I have the knowledge and training to help you, but it’s through my own lived experience that I understand you

As a mother to 2 beautiful children, I get it. I know about the thousand other things that come up every single day, constantly drawing our attention away from ourselves. This is why my approach to health and wellness is completely down to earth—for mothers, and mothers to be, I know it has to be simple, practical, and easily slotted into the limited time we have.

I had my first baby in 2008 and oh, what a world of change that was! The positives were plentiful, and I thought they should’ve been enough, but I found myself feeling stressed and anxious almost constantly. I stumbled through my days mindlessly—often over-eating, having too much caffeine, and completely forgetting about my own needs—as I tried to make sure everything was done and everyone else was ok.

That wasn’t how I wanted to feel, and it certainly wasn’t how I wanted to live. I knew I had to make a change.

That wasn’t how I wanted to feel, and it certainly wasn’t how I wanted to live. I knew I had to make a change.

Over time I’ve reduced the stress and anxiety I feel and have become a much calmer person. I’ve learned to be present in the moment and experience way more joy. I feel in control of my life (most of the time!) and know that everything I’m doing has a purpose and a reason.

Since that moment I’ve dedicated myself to finding the best ways to bring health, wellness and balance into the lives of me and my family.

I truly believe our health is absolutely the most important thing in our lives, and that every one of us should be making our health and the health of our family a priority. Without good health, everything else becomes so much harder. Yet so many of us place our own health on the back burner as we let the craziness of life take over.

“Melanie has to be one of the most compassionate women I’ve ever met. I was really struggling with debilitating fatigue when I joined her coaching program. Melanie goes above and beyond with her time and deep knowledge and understanding of all things holistic. Being a busy mother herself, she just ‘gets it !"
Client | Jane

Imperfect action is way better than perfect inaction

I know it can sometimes be confusing knowing where to start and how to begin this wellness journey. As someone who has lived this experience, I know one of the best changes you can make right now is to stop putting yourself last. Once you start looking after yourself, you’ll feel better and you’ll be better. A better friend, a better partner, a better mamma, a better you. You’ll be the woman you yearn to be and will find it so much easier to look after your loved ones with more love, patience and kindness than you ever had before.

It’s not going to be an easy journey, but I’m totally dedicated to helping you become the fittest, healthiest, happiest YOU that you can be. My passion is to inspire, motivate and educate women and mothers just like you to bring greater wellness to your life. Take my hand and join me now. Let’s get started on your journey to good health and total wellbeing.