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5 Tips To Becoming a Morning Workout Person

5 Tips To Becoming a Morning Workout Person

Since I’ve started teaching morning boot camps, I’ve had so many people tell me that they just can’t wake up that early. (“That” meaning early enough to attend a 5:30am Camp Gladiator Boot Camp. If you just shuddered at the thought of that, keep reading.) Well, I beg to differ, so I thought I’d put [...]

July 5, 2013 Melissa Villamizar Fitness, Lifestyle, Motivation 0

Camp Gladiator in North Dallas!

Camp Gladiator in North Dallas!

I am humbled, proud and excited to finally OFFICIALLY announce that I am one of the newest Primary Trainers with Camp Gladiator! Now that my location has been nailed down, I can give everyone all of the details you need to put this on your calendars, share with friends, family, loved ones and strangers and [...]

April 9, 2013 Melissa Villamizar Fitness 5

Featured Exercise—Swivel Kicks

Featured Exercise—Swivel Kicks

Swivel kicks are one of my all-time favorite exercises. Although this exercise works your entire body, I love the focus it draws to your core, obliques, shoulder complex and glute muscles. The key to this exercise is to keep your hips “down”—as they are in the starting position—and to swivel your hips, pivoting on the [...]

December 6, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Fitness 0

Featured Exercise—Side Plank

Featured Exercise—Side Plank

If you’ve been coming to Live Whole Be Free’s FREE Boot Camp at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, you know that each week you have “homework.” Only being able to train most of you once a week makes it more difficult for you to make progress quickly. Therefore, I’ve elected to give out homework each [...]

November 28, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Fitness 0

Hard Work Pays Off—Half Marathon PR

Hard Work Pays Off—Half Marathon PR

We try to stay away from too many “personal posts” at LWBF, but as you all know, I spent four long months training for yesterday’s Half Marathon in Miami Beach, Florida, so a recap of the race is definitely in order! A good combination of a new training program and some nutritional tweaks made an enormous difference [...]

November 19, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Fitness 3

This Is Where The Training Starts

This Is Where The Training Starts

Fifteen weeks ago, I started training for the Miami Beach Rock and Roll Half Marathon. It’s hard to believe that the day I’ve trained so hard for is almost here! I started training for this race very early. In fact, I was concerned I was starting a bit too early, but was just too excited to [...]

November 15, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Fitness, Motivation 0

Success for LWBF’s Boot Camp in the Park!

Success for LWBF’s Boot Camp in the Park!

I want to personally thank everyone that came out Monday night for LWBF’s inaugural Boot Camp at the new Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas! It was a huge success! For those of you who weren’t able to make it—not to worry—we will be there every Monday at 5:30pm! For those of you who did [...]

October 30, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Fitness 2

LWBF Boot Camp at Klyde Warren Park!

LWBF Boot Camp at Klyde Warren Park!

I am so humbled and excited to announce this very exciting news. Biederman Redevelopment Ventures, the New York City consulting firm responsible for programming for the new Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, has asked me to teach boot camp classes at The Park coming this Fall! This park is unlike any other in the city [...]

October 15, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Fitness, Health, Lifestyle 11

Yesterday You Said Tomorrow

Yesterday You Said Tomorrow

I’ve been teaching Group Exercise classes for quite a while now and I have to say—the thing that irks me the most—is when the same people find excuse after excuse not to try your class when they actually really want to. I know people that for over three years now have used the “I have [...]

October 4, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Fitness, Motivation 0

Why You Can’t Lose Weight

Why You Can’t Lose Weight

Reason #97 why you can’t lose weight…because let’s face it, there are potentially quite a few things contributing to the fact that you can’t lose weight. It’s supposed to be easy, right? Burn more calories than you consume and you “should”, in theory, lose weight. But what if you don’t? Well, there’s a myriad of [...]

August 31, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Fitness, Health, Motivation 2