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Join co-hosts Jill McCauslin and Chris Brown on the Fit Women Over 50 podcast for the Becoming Elli Community where women inspire each other to become fit and strong.

Becoming Elli is a group of women who are focused on healthy living and getting fit. We discuss fitness, nutrition, and ways to age gracefully.

Jill and Chris interview experts and share their insights about losing weight, keeping it off, working out and becoming fit and strong. Hear from others who are making it work, become inspired and motivated.

For more information, find Becoming Elli on the website at for more motivation, work-out ideas, recipes, tips and inspiration.

May 8, 2018

Melanie Hinde quit smoking and lost weight following a major health issue. In Episode #9 of Becoming Elli, Melanie joins Jill and Chris to discuss her journey to health and fitness.

While dealing with her health issues, Melanie is working to be fit and strong. Her inspirational story provides listeners with motivating discussion. Listen as we discuss:

  • Her thoughts on eating a Mediterranean diet for weight loss
  • How she stays motivated throughout her health issues
  • What she does to work out with her pacemaker implanted to treat her heart condition
  • What she shares with other women on line to inspire them

Melanie, AKA Princess Ninja, has almost 100 videos on her YouTube video channel. 

She shares her workouts on video along with food ideas. For example, she posted a 12-minute $60 grocery haul video where she shows her snacks, breakfast, lunches, afternoon snacks and prework meals for the week.

She also posts motivational messages regularly on Instagram and on her Facebook page.