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{day in the life of Melika}


Melika.  I’m sure you’ve all heard the name.  Seen her at the gym.  Taken a class she coached.  This chick right here is the reason we all show up for a good ol ass kicking each day.  If it wasn’t for her….I would still be sitting on my couch eating potato chips bitching about how fat I am.  LOL.  Seriously!!  Back in May 2014, Melika took a chance.  She opened up KaiaFit Woodland.  Inspired to help women create a healthy, active lifestyle.  The rest is history.  With 190 women currently enrolled. Now owning Arbuckle (satellite location) + Vacaville too.  This is a busy woman, let me tell you.

Melika isn’t just the Kaia boss lady.  She’s also the owner of Oasis Club & Spa.  Trainer.  Coach.  Wife. Mother. Daughter.  Sister.  Great Friend.  Volunteer.

If you know Melika, then you know this is a mama on a mission.  She’s always on the go.  Healthy snacks in hand.  And a giant smile on her face.

I asked her to do a day in the life of Melika.  You wouldn’t believe all she does in 1 freakin day.

5:30 am

Wake up.  First thing – warm lemon water with cayenne + cinnamon + ginger.  Followed with green juice + vitamins.  (even on vacation, I’ve witnessed it).  Balance books for Oasis/Kaia Woodland/Kaia Vacaville/Kaia Arbuckle.  Return emails. Catch up on paperwork.  One cup of coffee with almond milk creamer.

* When coaching Kaia Arbuckle, Melika is up at 3:45 am.  Dammnnnn.  And I thought my 4:30 am alarm was early.

7:00 am

Back home (if coaching).  Kids up.  Breakfast. Check homework.  Prepare lunches for the following day.  Answering texts + calls from Oasis.  Laundry + clean up.

* She is on top of it!  Lunches the day before is my new goal!!

Typical breakfast:

Melika’s Go-To Smoothie:

  • big handful spinach
  • 8 oz coconut milk
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • tsp chia
  • tsp psyllium husk
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • Vega protein (chocolate or vanilla)

If she’s really hungry, then she’ll add:

  • tsp almond butter


Melika’s Egg White Scramble:

Throw a handful of spinach in a pan.  Sprinkle with nutritional yeast and pepper.  Once soft, cover with egg whites.  Cook till done.  Sprinkle with Daiya cheese and stick the lid on till cheese is melted.  Yummmm!!

Snacks: almonds + carrots + humus + apple or banana with almond butter.  Lemon water all day.

8:30 am

Out the door.  Walks the kids (plus a couple extras) to school.

9:00 am

Kaia FIT Woodland/Vacacille.  Either coach or take the 9:15 am class.  Clean + organize Kaia.  Multiple times a day.


(we had to sneak this photo, thanks Val)

11:00 am

Oasis.  Paperwork + customer service + paying bills. Organize next day workouts.  Respond to emails.  Make sure all classes are covered.

Typical lunch:

Soup or leftovers from dinner the night before.

1:00 pm

Personal train clients

Workout  – elliptical (if she wasn’t able to catch a Kaia class)

3:00 pm

Pick up kids (if Anthony is working)

(You will often see Melika running errands around town.  She takes the time to stop and chat with everyone)

4:30 pm

Kids activities – dance + basketball + baseball + art + girl scouts etc.

Some days head to Kaia FIT Vacaville or Woodland to coach.

6:00 pm

Dinner.  Homework. Family time.

* Anthony is a great cook and prepares lots of their meals too.  Go Anthony!!

Melika’s Dinner:

Soup + Salad: Bag of salad + (kale is her fav) avocado + feta + tomatoes.  Sometimes topped with a black bean burger.  Melika recommend the Costco ones.

(I have a costco run on my to-do list due to this recommendation)


8:30 pm

Kids to bed.  Finish responding to messages/texts.

10:00 pm 




Next time you see Melika running around town, coaching a class or at the gym – give her a high 5 or a hug and say THANK YOU!

Thank you for all you do for us Melika.  You’ve created something pretty special for a lot of women.  You’re inspiring + caring + loyal.  With the biggest smile + heart!!  Not to mention, drop dead gorgeous.  I am forever grateful for Kaia FIT Woodland!!


xoxo stacyb


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