Actor Melissa L. Williams Shares the Wellness Must-Haves That Fuel her Busy Life

From spin class to sugar-free energy drinks, these rituals and workouts can help you balance out your yoga routine.

Melissa L. Williams is a woman on fire. The Oklahoma City–born star made waves on Tyler Perry’s hit BET drama The Oval before scoring her own BET+ spinoff, Ruthless, which premiered this spring. In March, Williams made headlines when she distributed gifts of $100 to fans who were struggling financially amid the COVID-19 outbreak. In her downtime, the actor de-stresses with heart-pumping workouts and plenty of hugs from her French bulldog, Ray. We asked her about the health and fitness favorites that power her life.

Nike Metcon Shoes

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“I am definitely a Nike queen! I love the feel of the clothes—I can break a sweat and still be comfortable. I use the Nike Metcon shoes for spinning, running, weightlifting, and boot camps.”

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Hot Yoga


“It’s important for me to find balance since my schedule can get pretty hectic. Hot yoga challenges my strength and flexibility, but it’s always worth it.”

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Celsius Drink

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“I work out every day, so I always have these with me. The flavors are amazing, and I love that it gives me a little boost before working out.”

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Try them for yourself.

Spin Classes


“Spin has been a great way for me to burn calories and tone my entire body. The hip-hop classes are my absolute favorite.”

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