Welcome to WebbWell

Now that you’re reading this, I imagine that at some point recently you looked in the mirror and realized—your next project is you.

Melanie Webb holding "Mother Nature's Gym" book while out in the forest and walking towards camera.

WebbWell Way of Life

Now that you’re reading this, I imagine that at some point recently you looked in the mirror and realized, your next project is You. Life can deal its share of blows.

Whether it’s the pain of an injury, the slog of chronic physical or mental illness, or even decades of putting health on the back burner to meet the demands of work and family, I want you to know that I’ve felt the loneliness and loss of my good health too.

Melanie Webb Stretching on a field track, looking towards the right.

Your Health is Your Wealth

You didn’t turn into that person in the mirror in a matter of days, and you probably won’t feel great overnight either.

Breaking bad habits and creating personal health and wellness strategies takes discipline, drive, and determination. While you’ve reached the heights of success in business or life, you might feel as if you can no longer access the discipline that is required to feel and be ‘well.’

I’m here to tell you that you can change course. You can find joy in your body again! You’ve worked hard to make it in your profession or career; now you’re ready to apply that same drive to your well-being. You are bound to succeed with our full spectrum of customized body, mind, and nature fitness retreat programming.

Our job at WebbWell is to create the most supportive environment possible for you to make the changes that you need to make. Nobody can do the work for you. However, immersed in the rejuvenating beauty of nature, with the courage, compassion, and creativity of your loving, expert outdoor fitness guide, you will have access to all you need to transform not only your understanding—but also your experience of what it means to be ‘well.’ 

I’m glad you found me. Now, let’s go explore in Mother Nature’s Gym!

MELANIE WEBB, FOUNDER

Meet Melanie Webb

Hi! I’m Melanie, the Founder of WebbWell. Welcome to the WebbWell Way of Life! 

My boutique tour operator business Sol Fitness Adventures was a lot of fun—and a big learning experience. I took what I learned working with clients in the gym and on my outdoor fitness retreats and created my course Mother Nature’s Gym.

I still moonlight as a guide in Southern Utah’s National Parks; but Sol Fitness Adventures is where I’ve been—and WebbWell is where I’m going.

WebbWell is Where I’m Going

Everything is coming under one roof now—my Performance Coaching work with private clients, the Mother Nature’s Gym coursework, and my latest creation The WebbWell App.

I’ve invested a lifetime into mastering my craft, but it’s real life experience that has taught me most of what I know. Failures and successes, injuries and healing, fun trips and mis-adventures, you name it—I have been there, done that too. Most people I meet simply want to know that they can trust me to care enough to guide them through the challenging journey of transformation.

Nevertheless, you’re invited to discover the juicy highlights of my travels and studies, career and education, below.

Melanie Webb hiking in a brilliant red canyon along a small creek.

Let’s Go Explore in
Mother Nature’s Gym

Instead of comparing accomplishments—let’s swap travel stories!

Growing up my family didn’t have a lot of money to spend on traveling. Instead of going abroad, we went deep with camping trips around the West.

Most of our trips were awe-inspiring, bucket list adventures; but I still had a wanderlust to see the world. I decided to go big and celebrate my graduation from college with a backpacking trip through western Europe and northern Africa. 

Melanie Webb walking through a beautiful red sandstone slot canyon.

Talk About Mis-Adventures!

My transformational journey began with waiting tables and saving every penny at a cheap but delicious pizza joint on the pier in Pismo Beach, California. You know what they say about Pismo, right? “It’s where the dirt meets the sand.” Ask me what that means sometime…

After a few months in tiny Pismo with a Eurail pass, roundtrip flights and $1,500.00 in the bank, the trip was on.

I’ll never forget walking the entire country of Luxembourg in one day; showing up in the wrong town while trying to visit my brother in England; or sleeping on the ground without a sleeping bag in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, huddled next to the 4 other young travelers I’d met the day before.

Perhaps the most meaningful lesson was experiencing what it felt like to be screamed at in disdain for being ‘homeless’ while sleeping in a train station. A close second was knowing that home was whatever I could carry on my back. 

When the money ran out it was time to go home and get a job. I arrived with less than $100 left in the bank and was 18 pounds lighter than when I left. The adventure made me a traveler through and through, and to this day taking a break to go for broke while experiencing other cultures is the best decision I’ve ever made.

Taking a break to go for broke while experiencing other cultures is the best decision I’ve ever made.

MELANIE WEBB, FOUNDER
Three people on standup paddleboards on a river.

BODY

Melanie webb Meditating with incense.

MIND

WORLD ADVENTURE

Body

Summited Ben Macdui, got frostnip and whiskey-tasted in the Cairngorms, Scotland.

Summited White Mountain Peak at 14,252’ in elevation, Eastern Sierra’s, California.

Hiked, ate raclette and e-biked the Engadin Valley, Switzerland.

Mountain-biked and snorkeled the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico.

Biked the Emmentaler Valley near Lucerne, Switzerland.

Received my green belt in Brazilian Capoeira in Santa Barbara, California.


Mind

Spent 10-days in silence while meditating at a Buddhist Vipassana Retreat near Chicago, Illinois.

Studied qigong with a master at Miami Beach, Florida.

Participated in a private indigenous family worship service and Sweat Lodge on the Navajo Indian Reservation near Kaibeto, Arizona.

Explored Fear Camp and my personal relationship to fear and anxiety while skiing with the best extreme woman skier in the world at Alta, Utah.

Studied yoga in Bali, Indonesia.


Lead

Guided backpacking, canyoneering, hiking, mountain biking, stand up paddling and via ferrata climbing in Southern Utah’s Mighty Five National Parks.

Helped run support for the KTM motorcycle team at the Baja 250 in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.


Adventure

Trekked the 3-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and studied with shaman in Cuzco, Peru.

Trekked the Atlas Mountains and heard the call to prayer near Mt. Toubkal, Morocco.

Slept at the world’s most isolated hotel while helicoptering over an erupting volcano and chasing the Northern Lights in Iceland.

Backpacked 10 countries in Western Europe and Northern Africa—before cell phones.


Explored

Stand up paddled, biked and explored the oldest Viking ruins in the world in Osterlan, Sweden.

Stand up paddled and led a three-week wellness retreat in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Stand up paddled and hiked in Bali, Indonesia.

Snowboarded the Andes Mountains and fell in love in Portillo, Chile.

Ran the mountains surrounding Seoul, South Korea.

Dislocated my shoulder while climbing Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

CAREER MOMENTS

Melanie Webb in business casual attire in the forest smiling towards the camera.

Industry Speaker

Wilderness Therapy Symposium, Park City, UT .

Mountain Magic Retreat, Vermejo Ted Turner Reserve, Raton, NM.

Texas Trails And Active Transportation Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Trends In Wellness + Nature, Outdoor Retailer Summer Show, Denver, CO.

KUHL Race Moment, Tour Of Utah Highlights, KUTV News, Salt Lake City, UT.

Industry Panelist—Government Affairs, Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit, Midway, UT.

Trends And Opportunities In The Outdoor Industry, Outdoor Retailer Show, Denver, CO.

IN THE MEDIA

Melanie looking at camera smiling with cowboy hat

Melanie smiling to the left of the camera.

TV & News

KUTV Fresh Living, Salt Lake City, UT

Mountain Connections, Park City TV, Park City, UT

Training for Ski and Snowboard Fitness, Fox Nightly News

The Fitness of President George W. Bush, Good Morning America


Publications

The Great Outdoors Can Put A Spring In Your Workout,  LA Times

U.S. National Parks Off The Beaten Path, DEPARTURES Magazine

The Best Cross-Training For Snowboarding, Active.com

Body & Sol, DENVER LIFE

The World’s Most Exotic Resorts: Desert Escape, NEW BEAUTY

Featured—Just Back from: Southwest Utah, Fodor’s Travel

How to Prepare for Ski Season, Mammoth Sierra Magazine

Mind/Body/Soul, Adventures in Exercising, 805 Living

Top trips In or Near a National Park, Outside Magazine

Waking Dreams, Tread in Utah, Brazil’s Go Outside Magazine

Travel Hot List, Outside Magazine

Balancing Act, Appalachian Mountain Club

Too Tired, Too Busy, or Too Bored to Work Out? Real Simple Magazine

Let’s Talk About Sex; Special Report <Weight & Gender>, Weight Watchers Magazine

Fitness Myths Busted, DC Style Magazine


Podcasts

All About Fitness with Host Pete McCall

Think Fit Be Fit Podcast with Host Jennifer Schwartz

Know, Like, Trust Podcast


Writing
& Research

Adventures in Mother Nature’s Gym, The Ultimate Guide to Planning and Leading Your Own Outdoor Fitness Retreat, WebbWell, Publisher

Mother Nature’s Gym,  IDEA Fitness Journal

The Outsider, by KUHL

Confessions of a Tour Guide, YourLifeIsATrip.com

Slot Canyon Body Slam, C A R S O N Magazine

Assistant Editor of Exercise and Fitness, AllThingsHealing.com

The Welfare Diet: The Ultimate Cost to Society, The George Washington University School of Public Health

Kanab Ambersnail Distribution Summary in the East Fork of the Virgin River, Lower Parunuweap Canyon, Utah. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Salt Lake City, UT

EDUCATION

Melanie Webb holding the book "Mother Nature's Gym" while in casual attire in the forest.

Certifications

American Council on Exercise (ACE)—Certified Personal Trainer.

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)—Advantage Trainer.

Integrated Flexibility Training.

Reebok University—Active/Reactive Neuromuscular Training.

American Red Cross—Child and Adult CPR.

Specialized Training

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)— Wilderness Medicine/Wilderness First Aid.

Utah Boat Captain.

Stand Up Paddle Instructor.

Licensed Utah Outfitter and Guide.

Second Nature Entrada—Wilderness Training and Client Accountability.


Formal Education

Exercise Science, Nutrition, and Eating Behavior graduate coursework, The George Washington University School of Public Health, Washington, D.C.

Bachelor of Science Human Physiology and Developmental Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

Associate of Life Science, Utah Tech University, St. George, Utah.


Adventures in Mother Nature’s Gym – The Book

The definitive guide to helping you reclaim the instinctive, wild and essential aspect of the human experience through outdoor adventure.

The book doubles as an introduction to the Mother Nature’s Gym Certification and is a must for anyone working in the health and wellness fields and those with an interest in enhancing their own personal fitness and connection to the natural world.

Discover why fitness is more than just a gym workout—it’s a Way of Life!

the webbwell app

A great fitness or wellness app should have the same qualities as your favorite performance coach or guide: smart, nurturing, fun, and easy to work with.

We took those four qualities and built WebbWell on a platform that comes fully loaded with the integrations required by today’s top fitness leaders. Join us to explore the expansive possibilities of pairing technology with the sensuality of Body + Mind + Nature.

What we like to call Mother Nature’s Gym.