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What to eat and drink to boost your immune system and stave off viruses

– Chicken broth: make your own here and freeze it. Keep it in the freezer for up to 3 months. – Garlic – Onions – Mushrooms – Citrus fruit – Ginger – Raw honey – Probiotic supplements – Fermented Food (Kefir, Kombucha, Miso, Kimchi.  Get the list here. When I am sick, I make a batch of that MIRACLE HEALING BROTH (Oh She Glows) VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE, SOY-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, FREEZER- FRIENDLY […]

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Should I Workout if I’m Sick?

Depends… Cold: go to the gym and sweat it out.  You don’t need to run on the treadmill.  Just add inclination and play it with. Bring it down whenever you need to recuperate. You’ll fight the virus quicker. Flu: rest. Sip on homemade chicken broth.  I always have some in the freezer.  Get the recipe here. Drink plenty of fluid.  Sip on echinacea tea. Take supplements: Echinacea Vitamin C Zinc Rest. […]

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3 Foods to Eat to Eliminate Night Cramps

  If you are experiencing a lot of muscle cramps, it is an indication that you need more potassium and magnesium. To replenish a lack of potassium, eat half a banana and a quarter of an avocado. In regards to the magnesium, before bed, I take a magnesium supplement. As well, if you are very active, add electrolytes to your water.  You can get electrolytes and magnesium in any natural […]

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Have you ever asked yourself, “when I lose weight, where does it go”?

Good question!  Some people think that fat is converted to either energy, heat, muscles or it simply melts away. For fat to melt or disappear, it has to be transformed to get out of your body.  In fact, fat is converted to carbon dioxyde (CO2) and exits the body through breathing. The remaining portion becomes water and leaves the body by sweat, urination or tears. Here are articles to help […]

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Live Longer by Following a Mediterranean Diet

A Mediterranean diet is rich in olive oil, unrefined grains, fish, legumes, nuts, fruits and vegetables. Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle for Busy People Mediterranean Diet 101: A Meal Plan and Beginner’s Guide Adapted from: Idea Fitness Journal

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I Have Reached my 1,000 hours of Teaching Yoga!!!

I have reached my 1,000 hours of teaching yoga!!!  I’m so excited.  Thank you so much for your support. Find me here

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Vigorous Exercise Lengthens Lives

Live longer by exercising harder! This is true for everyone, regardless of gender, body mass, and health conditions such as heart disease. Adapted from: Idea Fitness Journal

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TRX Exercises

Suspended exercises, such as TRX, recruit more muscles (core) than exercises on a bench or floor. Book your private lesson here What is TRX?  Look at the video here

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Pilates and Core Videos

20 Minutes: Pilates and Core Video    

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Zumba Fitness Routines

Flash Mob Oct. 2015 on Honey I’m Good, 2015 Honey I’m good: Flash Mob Practice with Melanie and Roxana, 2015 Me Va Quema El Celular, 2013 Samba, 2013 Taboo, Zin Vol  36, 2013 Vete, Zin Vol. 29, 2013 En Sus Marcas, Listos, 2012 Feel Like Dancing, 2012 Knock On Wood, 2013 Torero Latin Pop Chayenne, 2013 El Amor, El Amor, 2012 Pagaras, 2013 Conga (Zumba Remix), 2013 Culebra – Salsa […]

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    Spicy Califlower and Chicken Stew

    Cooktime: 25 minutes
    Serves: 4

    Testimonials

    Mélanie is the motivator par excellence! Put your trust in her. I have been doing fitness with her for years and I still enjoy all her classes.  She gives a lot of options and I like the way she changes our exercise program every week.

    - Louise M.,

    Mel is such a great trainer. After I broke my foot, my mobility was very bad; I was walking slow because I was afraid of falling again. Mel has proposed me to train in the pool to improve my balance, strength and mobility. It worked! I also participate in her Osteofit class which is perfect for me to stay strong and independent. Since my husband passed away, I need to take […]

    - Marjeta K.,
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