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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

Week #8 Challenge — Time to Exercise!

Week #8 Challenge — Time to Exercise!

It’s week 8 of the Biggest Achiever Program, and for the most part the challenges so far have revolved around food, and what we do or don’t put into our bodies. Good nutrition is essential for a healthy body. Also necessary, however, is exercise. Unless you are involved in some sort of rigorous/two-a-day training program, [...]

March 13, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Lifestyle, Motivation 0

Tabata Training

Tabata Training

What is Tabata Training? In short, it’s one of the best ways to lose weight, gain muscle and increase your athletic performance. It is very simple but very intense. Tabata is named after a former researcher at Japan’s National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya, Japan, named Izumi Tabata. How Does Tabata Work? After [...]

September 3, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Fitness 2

ViPR

ViPR

I teach a seriously awesome full body functional training group fitness class at Equinox called ViPR. ViPR stands for Vitality, Performance and Reconditioning, and it’s amazing. ViPR uses strength, resistance and endurance training to create a workout which simulates real life activities. With this class, you’ll regain the power to move more effectively with more [...]

August 12, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Fitness 0

Why GroupX?

Why GroupX?

By now I’m sure you’ve heard of these GroupX (Group Exercise/Group Fitness) classes, as they are all the rage! And there’s a reason for that. Maybe you’ve tried one of these classes before, maybe you’re a die-hard GroupX-er (yes, I made that word up), or maybe you’re too intimidated to try a class just yet. [...]

August 9, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Fitness, Lifestyle, Motivation 5

Welcome to My World

Welcome to My World

Hello world! I’ve started this blog for many reasons, but in short, I needed a better way to share information with others like me. I meet so many wonderful people everyday through my group fitness classes who care about themselves and want to learn more and who are constantly striving to become healthier, happier and more [...]

July 28, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Fitness, Health, Lifestyle 5