Saturday 19 Apr 2014

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Summer Olympics-Inspired Office Activities

Finally! The Summer Olympics are back! I love this time of year… er… every four years! This year I’m extra enthusiastic about them since I watched a significant amount of the Olympic Trials. I feel so emotionally connected with these …

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Weekend Workout Challenge

  Recent posts of mine have focused on goal-setting (general and specific), staying focused, taking initiative and getting moving. How have these posts impacted you thus far? Have you

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The Time Is Now

As a Group Exercise Instructor, one of the excuses I hear most often for not coming to class is "I have to get in shape before I come to

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Experience More—Set Challenging Goals

If you read my post last week, you are familiar with setting manageable goals for yourself in order to avoid becoming overwhelmed by the thought of exercise. But

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Overwhelmed? Set Manageable Goals For Success!

Exercise can be intimidating. Whether you're training for a marathon or just trying to get in a quick walk around the block, there are always reasons you can

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Focus Your Workouts, Change Your Body

One of the most beautiful things about the world we live in is that we are all different. We are all unique individuals with unique backgrounds. Some of us

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7 Hot Tips For a Healthy Summer

It's baaack! Summer, that is. Yes, it's the season for less clothes and more skin! But regardless if you plan on strutting around in a bikini or speedo

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7 Easy Ways To Get Moving!

Lately it seems that all anyone is talking about is how two-thirds of Americans are considered overweight or obese. On one hand, I'm glad that it's a hot

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Go Ahead – Treat Yourself To Good Health

If you're like most people, the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "treat yourself" is probably something decadent. A "treat" will likely be something that

Welcome To Your New, Healthy Lifestyle!

Hello, everyone! My name is Melissa Villamizar, I am a certified Group Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer currently residing in Dallas, TX. Having played soccer since the age