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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

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

Just Do It

Just Do It

It had been a really long day at the office. I was tired. It was late. I was hungry, grouchy and did I mention tired? It was 8:15pm, the sun was already setting and I just didn’t feel like running. I work out all the time, I’m going to work out tomorrow, I’m injured, I’m [...]

May 29, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Lifestyle, Motivation 3

Peanut Butter Raisin Recovery Bites (GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

Peanut Butter Raisin Recovery Bites (GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. I am so excited about these recovery snacks! Made with all-natural ingredients, these bites contain the necessary protein and carbohydrates required to increase recovery and protein synthesis post-workout. Be sure to ingest this snack within 90 minutes of a workout for maximum benefits. For best results, [...]

May 13, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Nutrition, Recipes 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

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