With grace and grit let’s get moving with great tips, simple and effective exercises, and compelling information from Melanie. She’ll inspire you to take charge of your health, reintegrating your body and spirit to a happier, healthier life.
Melanie Carvell is a gifted athlete who grew up in a small town in southwestern North Dakota in the 1970s. She is a physical therapist and the Director of the Sanford Women’s Health Center in Bismarck. She is an accomplished triathlete who is a six-time All American, a certified Worksite Wellness Consultant, a captivating motivational speaker, and tireless community volunteer.
Most recently Melanie has become an author, with the publication of her book Running with the Antelope: Life, Fitness, and Grit on the Northern Plains. This beautiful memoir tells the story of Melanie's remarkable journey, from the agricultural village of Mott (population 732) to world duathlon and triathlon competitions, a splendid career as a physical therapist, director of the Sanford Women's Health Center in Bismarck, North Dakota, and widely sought after motivational speaker.
Melanie learned to run on the northern Great Plains where the winters are long and harsh and the wind tests the human spirit. She attributes her national and international success to her agrarian roots and the challenge of biking, running, and swimming in one of the most formidable landscapes of America. Her motivational philosophy is, "If I can do these things, given the modesty of my upbringing and the harshness of the Dakota climate, so can you." Running with the Antelope is so inspiring that readers will want to begin a program of athletic training, weight loss, or general self-improvement.
Written in a humble and accessible style, with loving anecdotes about her life as a top athlete and her work as a physical therapist, Running with the Antelope is part self-help book, part prairie memoir and part song of love to North Dakota.
At the Bismarck Women’s Health Conference on September 29, Melanie’s interactive presentation 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 great information with a big dose of inspiration for all of us to be more active throughout our days. Her presentations get the audience moving with great tips, simple but effective exercises, and compelling information that is helpful and hopeful for us all. Register now to hear Melanie and the other inspiring speakers in Bismarck this year!