THE WARM UP: MELISA VALDEZ
Welcome to the warm-up, a bi-monthly trillfit feature where we chop it up with our favorite fitness instructors about their teaching styles, favorite rappers, favorite cheat meals and (way) more.
Name: Melisa Valdez
Astrological Sign: Gemini
Specialty: Professional Dancer
How did you get into teaching: Being a dancer lead me to becoming a Dance Instructor. Through dance and I stayed in shape so I decided to combine the two which led to Dance Fitness. Why not have fun doing what I love while burning calories?!
Rap lyric that best describes you: “Stay far from timid. Only make moves when your hearts in it, and live the phrase sky is the limit” Notorious B.I.G
Top Five (hip-hop/r&b artists):
- Biggie Smalls
- Jay Z
- Jhene Aiko
Describe your training style: Keeping healthy eating habits and any work out that is fun with good music that involves cardio and toning.
Most impactful workout move we can do at home: Sit ups and Squats!
What’s in your gym bag: Towel, deodorant, shower goodies, water bottle, quick change of clothes, hair tie, face wipes, tiny antibacterial soap, iPod /headphones.
Best cheat meal: Pizza!
Your trill motto for the masses: “Follow Your Dreams, Believe In Yourself, Never Give Up”
- LIGHTNING ROUND -
8AM or 8PM: 8AM
Drake or The Weeknd: Drake
Biggie or Pac: Biggie
Nas or Jay Z: Jay Z
Go-to fitness fashion brand: Lulu Lemon
Best workout ever: Zumba, because it involves dance cardio
Gym or Outdoors: Good weather Outdoors, Cold weather Gym
Makeup in class: yay or nay: Nay for me, but if wearing makeup in the gym makes you feel good then Yay!
Your fit celeb crush: Alessandra Ambrosio
Song you can’t stop listening to: “Here” by Alessia Cara