Melanie Bonita is a #1 Amazon Bestselling author, award-winning international inspirational speaker, faith coach, praise dancer, gospel fitness instructor and United States Army veteran. She’s on a mission to help people get more determined, dedicated and driven to achieve their dreams and destiny. Her “Daily Dose Series” show others how to maximize their life and achieve their dreams by using daily strategies to get there. She has also helped over 60 authors become Amazon Bestselling Authors.
Melanie Bonita started being a very determined person at a very young age. She overcame many adversities that she faced in her life. Even though she had her daughter at age 16, married at 18, separated at 19, and divorced at 20, she still managed to get two degrees and bought her first house by the age of 27. In 2001, she started going through various health issues. She was diagnosed with arthritis in both her knees and was in three major car accidents which caused excruciating pain in her back and neck. Not understanding why the Lord wanted her to continue ministering through dance. She realizes now that she no longer dances, but ministers through her body and that her life is a living testimony. Now she just allows the Holy Spirit lead her. As she praises Him, she has no pain. Her motto is “There is healing in your Praise.” She was also laid off from her job and experienced financial hardship. Through all of her trials, she was still determined to reach her dreams, goals and aspirations. With the favour of the Lord, her tenacity and fortitude, she has been able to live her dreams and determined to help you live yours too.
She is a partner Spirit of Faith Christian Center in Temple Hills, MD, under the leadership of Pastor Michael A. and Dr. DeeDee Freeman.
Both of Melanie Bonita’s books “Daily Dose of Determination” and “Daily Dose of Decisions” became #1 Amazon Bestsellers in the Kindle Hot New Releases in the Christian Prayer Books category.
Creative Praise International was birthed in 2008 out of obedience to the Holy Spirit. God has also given her a vision to help women be healthier through dance and gospel fitness workouts.
Melanie Bonita with her gospel fitness class has been featured in the news, magazines and on television internationally to include Newsweek Magazine, Yahoo News, CBS, and NBC just to name a few.
~ She is the featured cover story on the May/June 2012 Edition of Kingdom Voices Magazine
~ She was the featured cover story on the August 2011 Edition of Promoting Purpose Magazine
~ Received the Real Sisters Rising’s Top 40 Women Motivators on Social Media
~ Received the Women Entrepreneurs Partnering for Profit (WEPP) 2012 “Walk the Talk Woman”
~ Receiving the Entrepreneurs Professionals (EPNET) 2012 Legacy in Inspiration Award
She currently resides in Mitchellville, MD and has one daughter, Crystal. She has a Bachelors of Science Degree from Bowie State University.