Progress Pics – Training with Melissa Merritt Coker

I started training with Melissa Merritt Coker in January 2013 on her all women’s bodybuilding team called Mel’s Machines.   To be honest, I was nervous about being on an all women’s team (think: Mean Girls,) but it ended up being one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.  There is something to be said about going through an ordeal (such as show prep) with friends who understand EXACTLY what you are going through.  Training days turned into laugh fests and we pushed ourselves to never give up.

Mel is more than a trainer, she’s like having your own personal cheerleader.  Very knowledgeable, tough as nails, and truly cares about her girls.  And did I mention she helped me create a booty out of thin air?

If you are looking for a personal trainer and/or nutritionist, I highly recommend her.  She can be reached at:  Mel’s Machines

Here are my progress pictures:

Off Season

Day 1 - Mel's Machines

Day 1 – Mel’s Machines – January 9, 2013

Day 1 - Mel's Machines

Day 1 – Mel’s Machines

One month later - February 2013

One month later – February 2013

February 2013

February 2013

2 months later - March 2013

2 months later – March 2013

March 2013

March 2013

12 Week Countdown Until Adela Garcia Classic

Week 12

Week 12 - March 31, 2013

Week 12 – March 31, 2013

Week 12

Week 12

Week 11

Week 11 - April 7, 2013

Week 11 – April 7, 2013

Week 11

Week 11

Week 10

Week 10 - April 14, 2013

Week 10 – April 14, 2013

Week 10

Week 10

Week 9

Week 9

Week 9

Week 9

Week 9

Week 8

Week 8 - April 28, 2013

Week 8 – April 28, 2013

Week 8

Week 8

Week 7

Week 7

Week 7

Week 7

Week 7


Week 6

Week 6 - May 11, 2013

Week 6 – May 11, 2013

Week 6

Week 6

Week 5

Week 5

Week 5

Week 5

Week 5


Week 4

Week 4

Week 4

Week 4

Week 4


Week 3 – Mother’s Day Weekend

Henry V, Lisa and Rylee Brianna

Henry V, Lisa and Rylee Brianna

Week 3

Week 3

Week 3

Week 3


Week 2

Week 2

Week 2

Week 2

Week 2


Week 1

Final Week

Final Week – June 16, 2013

Final Week

Final Week

Thank you, Mel!  Thank you for helping me get strong enough to do an unassisted chin up by myself.  At age 39 my body is better now than it was at 25.  I can’t wait to train with you for the next show.

Wish me luck today!

Also – please help me get 1,000 “likes” on my FB page.

Lisa ;)

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16 responses to “Progress Pics – Training with Melissa Merritt Coker

  1. Holy hell this is the good stuff… sure did some good work on your glutes!!! Kick some Glutes today!! Yur legs look quite stunning

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