Melissa Wood-Tepperberg’s 4 Simple Yet Powerful Mantras That Get Her Through ‘Anything’

The workout and wellness leader is always sharing her best lifestyle and self-care tips.
Melissa Wood-Tepperberg

Melissa Wood-Tepperberg.

Workout and wellness leader Melissa Wood-Tepperberg is known for her mindful self-care practices, including repeating affirmations and mantras daily, or as needed.

The 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie, who was photographed by Yu Tsai in Dominica for this year’s issue, shared her latest series of motivational words that have been helping her get thorough a tough or slow moment. They each serve as a reminder that everyone has bad days, and that everything is going to be O.K.

“Mantras that get me through anything,” she wrote on a video shared with her 828,000 TikTok followers. The slideshow was set to the uplifting sound of “we fell in love in october” by girl in red.

“take what you need 🫶🏻 #motivation #inspiration #mantras,” she captioned the post, which featured four photos of herself, including a mirror selfie, a hiking photo where she struck a yoga pose, a glamorous chic summer pic, and a cozy and adorable photo of the influencer in her kitchen in New York City.

The 40-year-old’s mantras are as follows:

  1. “Meet yourself right where you are.”
  2. “How bad do you want to feel good?”
  3. “When you do the work, the work works.”
  4. “Another day = another opportunity to begin again.”

Wood-Tepperberg shares her two kids, Benjamin and Elanor, with her husband, Noah Tepperberg. She is the founder of MWH, an online platform with workout videos, healthy recipes and lifestyle advice created to make mindful health and wellness accessible and attainable for everyone. The brand has been featured in numerous publications including Vogue, Forbes and Goop, and the Syracuse, N.Y. native has gained a following of 1.1 million on Instagram.

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Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.