Fitness Fridays: Ask the Trainers / Meet the Trainers

fitness friday: ask the trainers

fitness friday: ask the trainers

I’m happy to announce a new weekly section, Fitness Friday: Ask The Trainers.  Melinda and Elizabeth of Baby Boot Camp Los Angeles Culver City and Marina Del Rey will answer YOUR questions about fitness.  

I take classes with them on Saturdays.  Click here to read my review of this great workout.  I hope to see you in class and I look forward to reading your questions!  

Check out their website and Facebook page for more information.  Ask your question by filling out the form at the bottom of this post or by commenting or messaging on Westside Mommy’s Facebook page.

Meet the Trainers

Melinda_BBC_headshot_smMelinda Blechner

ACE Certified Personal Trainer, CPR/AED Certified

Melinda is a mother of two children, Blake (7) and Amelie (4). Melinda became a stay-at-home mom, after having her first child.

Melinda has always been passionate about fitness and health. She loves working with clients to help them become healthy and active, and celebrates their personal achievements in physical health and well-being. She is an ACE certified personal trainer, and is CPR/AED certified. She is also enrolled at ULCA, in their fitness instruction program.




Elizabeth Avila


Elizabeth Avila is an AFAA and Baby Boot Camp certified instructor with a background in classical ballet. She is CPR certified for adults, children and infants. Elizabeth began her ballet career at the age of 5 with the Severance School of Ballet in Fresno, California. She participated in a variety of summer programs, including The American Ballet Theater in New York City, before later moving on to study dance at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. While studying at CalArts, Elizabeth was accepted into the summer intensive program at the Alvin Ailey Dance Company in New York City where she continued her training. She briefly became a member of the Burbank Media City Ballet in 2006 where she preformed an array of original choreography.

In 2007 Elizabeth took a break from dancing when her first daughter Aspen was born. Soon after, Elizabeth and her husband settled in Culver City and by 2009 she gave birth to her second daughter Karlyn. While searching for a new approach to remain active and engaged in fitness, Elizabeth discovered Baby Boot Camp. The group class offered her a way to stay committed to personal fitness, while juggling the many responsibilities of being a mommy. Elizabeth found Baby Boot Camp to be a fun and creative path to maintaining an exercise regiment while also spending precious time with her little ones. After 3.5 years of training with Baby Boot Camp, Elizabeth became a certified instructor.

She currently lives in Culver City with her husband and two daughters.

Relevant Links

Baby Boot Camp Los Angeles Culver City and Marina Del Rey Website

Baby Boot Camp Los Angeles Culver City and Marina Del Rey on Facebook

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I am a new mom to a baby girl. I live in West Los Angeles. This blog is about my experiences as a new mom and navigating my way through kid-friendly L.A.

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