Tay Melo is a successful wrestler. She’s best known for working with AEW. Melo recently had a baby, and she’s working on shedding the pregnancy weight. Last month, Melo shared some photos from the gym on Instagram. In them, she wore a gray workout top and white shorts. She captioned the post, “Baby is sleeping, mama is working.” How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Tay Melo stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


Melo shared some of her wellness secrets in an interview with Kung Fu Kingdom. In it, she talked about the importance of taking care of her mental health. “I was never really a shy person, but when I started in judo, I think because of depression due to the pressure of competition and everything, I started having some issues for which I had to ask help for. That’s when I realized that mental health is really important, so I did a lot of reading and had a great relationship with my therapist. Martial arts also showed me the importance of mental health in living a happy life.

Melo makes sure to eat healthy. She opened up about her diet in her interview with Kung Fu Kingdom. “I try to eat super clean – but of course, I end up having pizza and burgers,” she says. “Every time I’m on the road, I try to eat super clean. Rice and steak are my go to’s every time, and I also love carbs, so I have something with carbs every day.”

Melo loves to box to stay in shape. She shared this video on Instagram of herself sparring. Physical therapist, James Edwards, DPT, states that boxing has a lot of benefits. “Boxing combines punching drills and conditioning exercises that can improve your heart health, strength, endurance, balance and coordination,” Dr. Edwards said to The Cleveland Clinic. “It can also reduce stress, anxiety and depression and improve your confidence and overall well-being.”

A workout that Melo likes to do is squats. In the previous Instagram video, she’s seen doing squats. According to George Mason University, squats have a lot of benefits. “Squats are a full body workout, involving your glutes, hips, abdominals, and upper body (when using weights). By doing squats on a regular basis, you are able to gain muscle, improve your stamina, and better your overall health. Squats can also improve your balance and posture because proper squat form requires good posture. When doing a squat, your spine must remain neutral in order to do it correctly. This posture can then improve your balance and posture, while standing, sitting, and walking.

One thing Melo likes to do to stay in shape is weight train. And she doesn’t need to use actual weights to do so. In this video she posted on Instagram, she’s seen using a makeshift weight to workout on the beach. The American Cancer Society states that strength training has a lot of benefits. “Strength training increases bone density and reduces the risk of fractures. Strength training helps joints stay flexible and can reduce the symptoms of arthritis.”

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