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The Truth About Baby Weight

The Truth About Baby Weight

The main reason I started this blog is to help educate people who want to live happier and healthier lives. There is so much information floating around these days, sometimes it’s hard to know what’s true and what’s not. I will be the first to admit that I had some unrealistic expectations of myself postpartum. [...]

January 23, 2014 Melissa Villamizar Parenthood, Postpartum 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

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

Not Your Mom’s “Diet”

Not Your Mom’s “Diet”

Growing up I witnessed my mom struggle through numerous fad diets – Cabbage Soup Diet, No Carbs Diet, Fat-Free Foods Diet, etc. I also noticed that although she may have reached a goal weight utilizing these fad diet methods, but she could never maintain it. 90-95% of the people that go on a diet will [...]

October 11, 2012 Holly Alexander Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition 0

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

Week #5 Challenge — 12 Hour Detox

Week #5 Challenge — 12 Hour Detox

Congratulations on finishing the first month of the Biggest Achiever Program and welcome to month #2 of our three month program! I am proud to announce that many of you have been extremely successful on this program so far, not only with weight loss, but with an increasingly positive outlook on life in general! I’ve [...]

February 13, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle, Motivation 0

Week #4 Challenge — Eat a Healthy Breakfast

Week #4 Challenge — Eat a Healthy Breakfast

For years, researchers have stated that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, is it? Well, yes, it just might be. It is especially important if you are trying to lose weight. Eating breakfast helps kick-start your metabolism so that you can burn more calories during the day and stabilize your blood [...]

February 6, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Lifestyle, Nutrition 0

7 Easy Healthy Breakfast Items

7 Easy Healthy Breakfast Items

What do you eat for the most important meal of the day? Is it loaded with the fiber, protein and whole grain carbohydrates your body needs to start the day off on the right foot? You want to eat something first thing in the morning that will boost your metabolism, get your engines firing on [...]

February 6, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Health, Nutrition 2

7 Easy Ways to Burn More Calories Every Day

7 Easy Ways to Burn More Calories Every Day

Whether you are an all-star athlete or live a sedentary lifestyle, we could all use a little more movement in our lives. In the last several decades, our technology has advanced so much that it has rendered us inactive and lazy. Here are seven ways to help increase your daily activity, burning more calories and [...]

January 30, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Fitness, Health, Lifestyle 5