Melodie Mitchell Black

I'm a chiropractor who specializes in sports injuries and fitness. I promote healthy lifestyle as a competitor for the past few years.

Placed 19th

in her group

Ms. Health and Fitness and Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors would like to thank Melodie Mitchell Black and her voters for helping us donate to our injured United States military veterans!

What would you recommend to others who want to be fit and healthy?

Set both short and long term goals. Having goals that are attainable keeps you motivated and logging a journal of your accomplishments helps to track progress and celebrate victories!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness helps me to cope with my busy schedule that is filled with various responsibilities. An active fitness routine helps to give me mental focus while giving me strength and energy to help others. I enjoy pushing my boundaries with different fitness competitions to empower myself and inspire others.

If you were the next Ms Health and Fitness, what would you do with $20,000?

As a recent breast cancer survivor, I would love to host a community screening event as Ms. Health and Fitness! This event could raise awareness and give the public an opportunity network with health care providers. Screening stations could aid assessment for blood pressure, weight management, nutrition counseling, fitness analysis for future group and individual exercise classes. I would also partnership with CHOA and Boys/Girls Club to counter educational workshops against childhood obesity.