Meet Melissa Alcantara: The Personal Trainer Who Helped Shape Kim Kardashian West

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Kim Kardashian has praised a personal trainer called Melissa Alcantara for helping her sculpt her trademark figure. 

You’d have to be living under a rock to not know who Kim Kardashian is. She’s one of the most recognizable females on the planet, whether you know her through the infamous sex-tape or on the cover of countless magazines.

It’s clear that Kim Kardashian has built a reputation for having a bootylicious figure. And regardless of whether you like her or not, she’s helped put curvy female bodies on the map.

But the personal trainer who she credits her success with, is none other than the subject of this article: Melissa Alcantara.

Who Is Melissa Alcantara?

Melissa Alcantara (aka. FitGurlMel) has gained recognition for being Kim Kardashian’s personal trainer. She boasts around 222k followers on Instagram, so she can now be considered as a social media personality herself!

FitGurlMel actually inspired Kim Kardashian to begin her fitness journey, through her own motivational story; Melissa gained unwanted weight during her pregnancy and transformed her figure by changing her lifestyle afterwards.

Speaking to E! News on finding Melissa, Kim Karsashian said:

“I was looking on Instagram and this bodybuilder popped up on my page and she had gained 70lbs in her preganancy. Her kid’s like 6 now. She is like ripped.

“Melissa is a trainer I found. She’s super inspiring to me and I really want to meet up with her and see if she could train me. She could help direct my food and really get me on an amazing path.

“If i was 10 percent like her it would be life-changing. Like my whole arms and back. It’s mostly food. I gotta have this lifestyle. I gotta try.”

Meet-Melissa-Alcantara,-The-Personal-Trainer-Who-Helped-Shape-Kim-Kardashian-West-1*Melissa’s transformation. Photo Credit: @FitGirlMel

Trophy Winning Bodybuilder

You won’t be surprised to hear that Melissa is a competitive bodybuilder after seeing her incredible figure.

In 2017, after 6 years of dieting hard and intense training, Melissa earned her first trophy; she described her struggle through an inspirational Instagram post:

“#transformationtuesday – **In 2012 I left my full time job as Marketing Assistant making $50k to become A Production Intern making $7.50 an hour. Because that’s what I wanted to do.

“**In 2013 I found #fitness **In 2015 I left my full time job as a now Photography Producer making $60k to work as a Hostess making $13 an hour at a local restaurant in my neighborhood to be able to focus on fitness full time.

“In 2016 I wrote my first fitness program Melissa’s 8 week Body Sculptor while waitressing.

“2017 I won my first BodyBuilding competition and was contacted by Kim Kardashian to train her.

“I want to post this so everyone knows there’s a struggle behind most success stories! I’ve had a couple of transformations but this is by far craziest one. For anyone who wants to follow their dreams, who wants to do what they love, TAKE RISKS!! Get out of your comfort zone and do something for you! You never know what could happen.”

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