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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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  • Pests Be Gone!
    Unfortunately, it’s not just the annoying itch that mosquitoes bring. In some parts of the world, mosquitoes transmit diseases like West Nile virus, encephalitis, yellow fever, dengue, and malaria. Try these home remedies to keep mosquitoes buzzing elsewhere. Read >>
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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

Pests Be Gone!

Tips to rid your backyard of mosquitoes.

Don't you just envy those folks who never seem to get bit by a mosquito while you get covered in red, itchy bites? The extreme itching that follows a bite is enough to make you want to stay inside during the next family cookout. Unfortunately, it’s not just the annoying itch that mosquitoes bring. In some parts of the world, mosquitoes transmit diseases like West Nile virus, encephalitis, yellow fever, dengue, and malaria. Some people pay a lot of money to have their yard sprayed with chemicals to keep mosquitoes at bay. Others cover themselves with bug spray containing DEET, an effective repellant that comes with warnings for application on children.

If these are methods you'd rather not use but still want to enjoy your backyard this summer, what can you do?

Limit Breeding Grounds

In order to multiply, all a mosquito needs is one tablespoon of water. A mosquito lays its eggs on the surface of standing water and the larvae feed on tiny bits of food that float in the water. Eliminating standing water in your yard may cause the mosquito population to decrease. Hunt around your yard and get rid of possible breeding grounds like old buckets, toys, birdbaths, clogged gutters, or plant urns.

Burn Citronella Candles

Citronella oil is derived from a tropical plant native to Asia and has been used for centuries as an insect repellant. As the scent from the burning candle wafts into the air, mosquitoes fly away. Buy a few candles made with this oil and burn them around your patio while you're outside to keep the buzzing bugs out of your area.

Plant the Right Plants

Like citronella, certain plants naturally repel mosquitoes due to their strong scent. Feverfew, catnip, lavender, and lemon balm are a few of the most effective plants you can grow in your yard. Plant them in your garden or in pots on your patio to help keep mosquitoes at bay.

Befriend Bats

Mosquitoes are one of the favorite dining choices for bats. In fact, one bat can eat more than one thousand mosquitoes a night so you may do well to keep bats around your yard. Make your yard bat-friendly by building a bat house out of rough wood, painting it black, and hanging it high on a tree or pole. Flowers that bloom at night also attract bats.

Keep Mosquito Predators Around

Besides bats, other animals like ducks, chickens, frogs, dragonflies, water striders, and spiders also love a mosquito meal. If you have a pond (natural or man-made), it may be a natural breeding ground for mosquitoes. Keep them under control by stocking your pond with goldfish, mosquito fish, or fish native to your area that feed on mosquito eggs and their larvae.

Put Down Your Beer

Studies have been performed to determine why one out of five people seem to be especially prone to mosquito bites. More than anything else, genetics plays the largest role in how attractive you are to mosquitoes. Other factors that play a role include blood type (people with type O blood get bit more than those with type A), the amount of carbon dioxide you breathe out (the larger you are, the more CO2 you emit), how much you sweat (mosquitoes are attracted to the smell of lactic acid, ammonia, and uric acid found in sweat), and how much beer you drink. Sadly for beer drinkers, downing just one can of beer will make you more appealing to mosquitoes. It’s a mystery to scientists as to why drinking beer makes mosquitoes hunt you down with greater intensity, but it’s true, so drink with caution!