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SIMPLY AMAZING!  At 41, I accomplished something I never thought was possible!  I became so inspired by Coach Berry that I achieved not only getting my health back but went on to enter competitions and won!  Read my story and become inspired...click here >>

Crusin' with a NEW Trim Body in 5 Weeks Time!

I am Sharon, 64 and very proud of it!  I am on my way to a new, fine turned, trim and toned body like I use to have.  Read my full story on how to achieve amazing results in just 5 weeks...>Click here

I got ENERGY to spare!

I am Melynda, a mother of 2 and a RN.  At 35 I was begining to feel the pressure of keeping up with my active children and demanding job.  While fullfilled and happy, I was always tired and short of feel well.  Working out with Coach changed all that.  Now, I have energy to spare and I can't stop smiling.  I am really, really happy!  Come see the Coach!   You can change your life, get shapely and feel great.  No need to feel tired or 'get old'.  Age is just a number around here.  We are the picture of youth!

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I hated smelly gyms, exercising and getting all sweaty. OMG! Dare to Be Fit change all that for me!

Julie46

Hi, I am Juile age 46.  I never like working out, getting all sweaty and I don't like gyms.  But since I became a member of Dare to Be Fit, all that has changed.  I am no longer on blood pressure medication.  I look and feel more energic and trim.  People are comlimenting me all the time on how much I have changed.  I smile a lot more because I feel so good.  Coach discovered the 'gym rat' in me and I am proud to say that I am in the best shape ever at 46 years old.  If you are serious about exercise and healthy choices, then Coach, Ray and Ty will lead you every step of the way.  Dare to Be Fit is like my very own personal training club.  

Thanks for keeping me smiling!

Julie

Bye, Bye, Bad Hair Day

Bringing back your hair’s natural beauty.

Does your number of bad hair days outnumber the good ones? Is your hair lifeless, dull, and damaged? If so, it may be time to make a few changes to your daily hair care routine. Damage to your hair can be caused by anything from cold weather to styling chemicals to the blow dryer. Women in particular tend to spend a lot of time and money on styling and caring for their hair. But when your hair care regime leaves your hair looking worse than when you started, it may be time to try something new.

Here are a few easy ways to restore health, shine, and moisture to your hair.

Cut Damage from Heat, Weather, and Chemicals

The heat from blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons temporarily give your hair the look you desire, but it also dries and damages your hair by depleting hair of what keeps it flexible: water. Without this moisture, hair becomes brittle, frizzy, and can even smell burned. Protect your hair from damage by applying heat styling cream while your hair is still damp and prior to using heat. Low heat should be used on fine, thin hair, and thicker hair can better handle higher temperatures. But don’t count on the electric dryer all the time. Instead, let your hair air dry whenever possible, as heat-damaged hair isn’t easily repaired. Remember—your hair is made of dead cells. Therefore, it can’t heal itself. You’ll have to cut off the dead ends and let your hair grow back at the root.

Though gray be your hair, with little to part, this does not denote the age of your heart. - Michael Franklin Ellis

On top of manmade dangers, weather can wreak havoc on your hair. Cold air and the sun’s harmful rays can lead to dry hair, especially hair that is blonde or gray. During the winter months or when your hair has been exposed to the sun, use products made for improving dry hair. Wearing a hat outdoors can also protect your hair from damage. Just as the sun’s ultraviolet rays damage hair, so can the ultraviolet light from tanning booths, so don’t consider tanning booths a safe alternative to the great outdoors.

But wait...there’s more! Besides heat and the weather, chemicals in hair dye, perms, and relaxers weaken hair, deplete its moisture by removing its natural protective layers and leave hair frizzy, lifeless, and dull. If you must color your hair, keep the shade close to your natural color so you won’t have to treat it as often. And take note that darker shades cause less damage than lighter shades and that chemically damaged hair needs frequent conditioning. Look for products that contain dimethicone to increase hair’s shine, manageability, and decrease frizz. Hair serums can also be helpful.

Proactive Approach

If you’re tired of bad hair days, it may be time to get a haircut or a new hairstyle. If you regularly use heat to style your hair, a trim is recommended every six to eight weeks. While you may be tempted to cut your own hair, keep in mind that dull scissors can—like the sun, blow dryers, and certain products—damage the ends of your hair.

While your hair products may claim to add moisture, they may only coat the hair and not deal with the real problem. When shopping for shampoos, conditioners, and styling products, buy those with natural oils like argan oil or olive oil, sorbitol, shea butter, or glycerin. Avoid those products that contain petrolatum or mineral oil, since these lock moisture out.

For a pre-bedtime routine, brush your hair with a boar-bristle brush each night before hitting the hay to get rid of tangles and to spread your hairs’ natural oils. Unless your hair is especially oily, you don’t need to shampoo each day. If your hair looks its best after being washed, try shampooing one day and using conditioner the next. When you use shampoo, focus on your scalp. When you condition, focus on the ends of your hair.

Additional shine and beauty can be given to your hair by giving yourself a hair treatment once a month. Recipes are plentiful and include ingredients such as coconut oil, honey, olive oil, avocados, eggs, apple cider, mayonnaise, and botanical oils. While you may be surprised at the ingredients, you may be pleasantly surprised with their results.