Meliza Dalila Fernandez
I’m 32 yrs old. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. My parents are from one of my favorite cities in the whole wide world, Santiago, Dominican Republic
Someone randomly tagged me on a Vixen IG post about an audition.
I didn’t put much thought into it, I saw the date Janet was in town for the audition and went to the hotel where it was held. All of a sudden the craziest rainstorm began, Janet got stuck in traffic and the girls and I waited for an hour. That day we didn’t dance, but once i met Janet and heard her story i had told myself this is where i need to be. A month later she was back in NYC and held the real auditions, I had no idea what to expect, so you could imagine how elated I was to be NYCs very first Vixen instructor. Little did I know how my life would transition.
The moment I decided to open my heart and life to something unknown, only blessings came my way. I’ve never been shy, I’ve always known what I’ve wanted and I’m super aggressive in chasing all of my goals. Where vixen helped me, was in owning who I am. Growing up as a performer, you pick yourself apart, you constantly compare yourself to everyone around and you don’t realize how unhealthy that can be. When I saw how these women accepted me, how they supported me and how generous their love was, I realized my power wasn’t in my shape or how great of a dancer or actress i was, but more in my ability to connect and bring out the best in those around me.
It shed light on something I never knew I wanted. Vixen is not my side job, I quit it all to make fitness my career. I fell in love with the way we’ve been able to help women and decided that this is what I wanted to do,Use my gifts to help unveil others Gifts. Aside from all the recognition in the fitness industry, being in instructor helped me see that I have too much left in me to settle for anything. At 32 I’m dreaming bigger than I ever have.
I think this is the hardest question. I was kidnapped post class by vixens in ski masks, behind my back they had collected money and planned the most amazing bridal shower a girl could dream of. Have you seen my wedding videos? Because the #vixenarmyNYC made it unforgettable with their surprise performance, or can we talk about my baby shower, where the ladies went above and beyond. I must emphasize, these aren’t “clients” i hate that term. No client does that, the #vixenarmyNYC are MY GIRLS, they are family. They are the ones I share my stories with so they know they are never alone in what they are going through. I get at least 4 emails a month, and after class convos with amazing women who want to share how their life has been affected. I am humbled by the thought that my loud, crazy self had anything to do with that. From overcoming deaths, cancer to abuse, the Vixen workout has given them an outlet to grow above and beyond whatever they are going through.
DO NOT STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING! (OF COURSE IF ITS A NORMAL LOW RISK PREGNANCY). You have a little miracle growing inside of you that will only thrive if their mom is content and healthy. MOVEMENT keeps me happy.
OMG guys, I was pregnant all of 2015. Literally towards the end I started to think that maybe this was it for me, I would be pregnant forever and just have to accept this phenomenon I was sure I was, haha. I was scared, I was scared of losing everything I had worked so hard to accept. For some reason the minute I found out I was going to have a baby, my drive doubled. I went harder then ever at Vixen, I got recruited to be an instructor at SoulCycle and started my own company Killer Bodies. Vixen helped me to not lose myself during my pregnancy.
First of all, I never imagined motherhood being as hard as it is. I love my mami, but it wasn’t until I had my gordo that i truly understood why moms are angels sent to us by the universe!
Ahhhh, Bugatti because it was my first, but the BOOTY BATTLE ALWAYS GETS THE WIN.
Could i cheat and use Murdamel? lol
I have no idea how this started. I was blessed with tons of energy, I don’t know where i get it from and you could feel that in any class i lead. After class the vixens would take pics and start joking about how in my class you may die but you will be brought back to life. It started to catch on and before i knew that became my name. I still think its super funny, and sometimes worry it may intimate some, I promise I’m sweet!
DONUTSSSSSS, and pizza and MANGU with SALAMI, QUESO FRITO AND EGGS ( MORIR SONANDO on the side).