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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

The Perfect Conditions

The Perfect Conditions

As a Group Exercise Instructor, one of the excuses I hear most often for not coming to class is “I have to get in shape before I come to your class.” Um… color me confused, isn’t that what class is FOR? It is indeed. There are numerous people I can think of who have fed [...]

April 8, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Lifestyle, Motivation 1

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

Nike Training Club

Nike Training Club

By now you’ve probably either heard of, or been to one of the coolest Group Exercise classes I’ve ever had the pleasure of teaching or taking, Nike Training Club (NTC). This class was developed by Nike with the help of seven world-class athletes including Allyson Felix, Hope Solo, Li Na, Laura Enever, Sofia Boutella, Maria [...]

October 7, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Fitness, Motivation 7

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

2 Year Anniversary at 24 Hour Fitness

2 Year Anniversary at 24 Hour Fitness

I got a big “Congratulations” from the girl at the front desk at the Mockingbird/Greenville 24 Hour Fitness. I didn’t realize this until she said it, but it’s my 2 year anniversary as a GroupX Instructor with 24 Hour Fitness. It made me smile. It sure feels like a lot longer than 2 years, I [...]

August 7, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Fitness, Health, Lifestyle, Motivation 0

Exercise Requires a Mental Commitment

Exercise Requires a Mental Commitment

One of the hardest things to do when it comes to working out, is to get yourself to the gym. Once you’re there, you should pat yourself on the back for taking the first step. Then get straight to work! The next part is actually putting in the work. Yes, there are health benefits to [...]

August 7, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Fitness, Lifestyle, Motivation 1

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