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Meet Alejandra Valdez, a driven and determined individual who underwent a remarkable transformation.


It all started on a summer day in 2016, when Alejandra found themselves at the zoo, walking for hours on end. By the end of the day, her feet were swollen and she couldn't fit into her shoes. This was the final straw, as Alejandra had already been grappling with the reality of being pre-diabetic.

Determined to take control of her health, Alejandra registered for a membership at Planet Fitness. Over the next year, she became fully committed to bettering her health, working out twice a day, tracking her macros, researching nutrition, and cooking healthier meals.


Her journey was open and transparent, and she soon saw the results of her hard work. In just 18 months, Alejandra lost 70 pounds, ran a half marathon, conquered the Monkey Mud Factor, and ran multiple 5k and 10k races. Her energy levels skyrocketed, and she felt stronger both physically and mentally.

At the core of her transformation was nutrition, and Alejandra wanted to share that with the world. That's when the idea for Viva Fit Kitchen was born. Drawing on her background growing up cooking with her mother and grandmother, Alejandra created a menu filled with delicious Latin flavors and healthy ingredients. She altered traditional recipes, reducing salt and cooking with only olive oil, and balanced the plate with more protein and less fats.

Over the past three years, Viva Fit Kitchen has been making a positive impact on hundreds of families in Nebraska and Iowa, changing the way people think about food. With Viva Fit Kitchen, Alejandra is showing the world that you can have flavor, culture, and health all in one. 

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From Transformation to Inspiration:

The Story of Alejandra Valdez and Viva Fit Kitchen

"You CAN have flavor, you can have culture, and you can have health! You CAN be the best YOU!"

Alejandra Valdez, founder of Viva Fit Kitchen


Begin your journey here

Starting a health journey can be a daunting task, but with Viva Fit Kitchen and their community fitness partners, you'll have all the support you need to reach your goals.

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