Dr. Estella Hernandez

Extending a Warm Hug and Acknowledgement to our Sponsors, for Spearheading ÁmateAhora with us. May we have a Grand 2015.

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NutriMedicos Logo_New_SpanGracias a nuestros generosos patrocinadores, Nutrimedicos, Estella Hernandez y Carlos Martinez. http://www.nutrimedicos.com/ Conozcan a la Dra. Estella Hernandez MD especialista en Metabolismo y Control de Peso en 1743 W. 18th Street Nutrimedicos. Nos reunimos esta semana para planificar nuestro Expo Anual de Salud con ÁmateAhora Otoño 2015, Nuestros Retos de Salud con ÁmateAhora cada 90 Dias (mensual), Clases de ZUMBA (semanal), Correr Por Causas, Abogar por pólizas de Salud, etc.

dr_hernandezThanks to our generous sponsors, Nutrimedicos, Dr. Estella Hernandez MD and Carlos Martinez. Meet Dr. Estella Hernandez MD specialist in Metabolism and Weight Management at 1743 W. 18th St. Nutrimedicos, http://www.nutrimedicos.com/.

We met this week to plan our Annual Health Expo with ÁmateAhora Fall 2015, Our ÁmateAhora 90 Day Health Challenges (monthly), ZUMBA Classes (weekly), Running for Causes, Advocate for Health Policies, etc.

Fuerte abrazo por todo el apoyo que nos dan año tras año, nuestro agente fiscal 501c3, Eighteenth Street Development Corporation, Alejandra Alvarado y Gerry Alvarado- Geralex, Alexis Esparza- ED at ESDC, y la Directiva Ejecutiva. http://www.eighteenthstreet.org/ Alex Cabrera- Lalo’s on Maxwell & La Taberna Tapas on Halsted, Rey Rivera- CSI3000, Antonio R. Guillen- Wintrust, y mas. Gracias especial a Benjamin Modragon y el Chef Enrique Cortes por todo su apoyo y alimenacion.


Big hug for all the support you give us year after year, as our fiscal agent 501c3, Eighteenth Street Development Corporation (ESDC), Alejandra Alvarado Alvarado and Gerry Geralex, Alexis Esparza ED at ESDC, and Executive Directors. http://www.eighteenthstreet.org/ Alex Cabrera Lalo’s on Maxwell & La Taberna Tapas on Halsted, CSI3000 Rey Rivera, Antonio R. Guillen Wintrust, and more. Special thanks to Benjamin Modragon and Chef Enrique Cortes for all your support and tasty food.

Gracias a nuestro generoso patrocinador de imprenteria, DOTPRESS con Mario Galindo, http://www.dotpress.us DotPressLogo

Thanks to our generous printing sponsor, dotpress.us, Mario Galindo, http://www.dotpress.us

Gracias a Apple Cargo Express Midwest/El Medio Oeste por patrocinar equipo de sonido, música, y entretenimento en nuestros eventos. Por la gran oportunidad de colabora por segundo año en co-manejar el equipo de ÁmateAhora Lati1269169_526267810841164_3054093527562944254_onoUnidos y promover la salud familiar através del deporte durante la primavera and verano. https://www.facebook.com/APPLECARGOEXPRESSMIDWEST

Thanks to Apple Midwest Express Cargo/The Midwest for sponsoring sound, music, and entertainment. For the grand opportunity in co-managing the team ÁmateAhora LatinosUnited Adult Baseball League. And the opportunity to promote healthy families by way of sports during the spring and summer. 

thGracias al Mariachi Chavez y Daniel Casillas, Singer Fantasia, Dana Butler de Irma Ruiz Elementary con su coro y baile, por brindar canciones para nuestros eventos.
Thanks to Mariachi Chavez and Daniel Casillas, Singer Fantasia  Dana Butler Elementary Irma Ruiz for his angelic choir and dancers, providing beautiful melodies for our events. http://ruizelementaryschool.org/

Gracias a nuestro Coach Oscar Reyes de ZUMBA, por ofrecer su tiempo y entrenamiento semanal. ÁmateAhora 90Day Polar Challenge

Thanks to our Coach Oscar Reyes ZUMBA, for offering his time and weekly training. Thanks to Meztisoy Pilsen, Sonia Yanez, Victor Perez, Ricardo Concha for their fabulous space where we host our training, metrics and exercise! 


Mil gracias a Meztisoy Pilsen, Sonia Yanez, Victor Perez, Ricardo Concha por su espacio fabuloso donde hospedan nuestros entrenamiento, exámenes y ejercicio!
Family owned Fruit/Juice/Taqueria | Organic | Heart of Pilsen Chicago
(312) 261-5556
1757 W. 18th Street
Chicago, IL, United States 60608



Gracias Israel Vargas, MATD, Asistente Provost de la Universidad Roosevelt, por ofrecer ayuda en obtener un lugar para nuestro expo de salud, otoño del 2015 y la selección de ÁmateAhora como socio comunitario para su programa de mentores. Este programa facilita las relaciones de tutoría entre estudiantes de Roosevelt y líderes de organizaciones comunitarias sin fines de lucro del área. Gracias Seona Marshall por participar y ser nuestra distingida estudiante.


Thanks Israel Vargas, MATD, Assistant Provost from Roosevelt University, for offering assistance in securing a location for Fall 2015 and selecting ÁmateAhora as a Community Partner for your Mentoring Program. This amazing program facilitates mentoring relationships between Roosevelt undergraduate students and leaders of area nonprofit community organizations. Thanks Seona Marshall for participating and being our protégé, 2015. http://www.roosevelt.edu/

Join me this Sunday! Hot Chocolate 15/5K Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities – Chicago Chapter & Little City.

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Too cold? It will all be worth it when you cross the finish line greeted by delicious hot chocolate, chocolate goodies, and chocolate fondue (equipped with marshmallows, bananas, rice krispies and pretzels). Who wouldn’t want to run for chocolate  http://www.hotchocolate15k.com/chicago/

Thanks to HispanicProHispanicProWe acknowledged our 90Day Fall Fit Champions Denise Mellado and Eddie Robles with all the trimmings.

Packet Pick Inside McCormick Place:
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Thursday, November 6 , 3pm-7pm
Friday, November 7, 10am-7pm
Saturday, November 8, 10am-6pm

Did I mention the awesome goodie bag? All participants will receive a sweet full zip hoodie (his/hers styles with thumbholes and zippered pockets!) too. In addition, for the first time ever, all 15K finishers will receive an official Hot Chocolate Chicago 15K medal to commemorate their awesome achievement. 10523719_676401259133473_8102172377240440706_n


Nutrition for Active People

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Why exercise alone isn’t the solution to good health

“I’m so good at exercising, but I’m so bad at eating right” or “I train hard! and I can get away with eating whatever I want”. Many would like to believe that as long as you exercise, you can keep eating all the ‘bad’ foods that you love. Others think that supplements alone will keep you healthy. Sounds familiar?

The truth is you need all three. Relying on diet, supplements or exercise alone to keep you healthy does not work.


Fact: Two-thirds of the average calorie intake in modern countries consists of fat, sugar and refined flour.
Fact: Obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes are linked to excessive calories from fat, sugar and refined flour.
Fact: The calories in sugar are called ‘empty’ because they provide no nutrients, and those are often hidden in processed foods and snacks.
Fact: If two-thirds (by calories) of your’s diet consists of such dismembered foods, there is little room left to get the levels you need for all the essential nutrients, especially if you are an active exerciser.
Fact: Most nutritional deficiencies are linked to a disease. For example, insufficient intake of calcium and vitamin D leads to osteoporosis, and a low antioxidant intake has been linked to selected cancers.*love-your-body

Sport Nutrition

RSVP Today: https://www.facebook.com/events/1523043474597095/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Want to meet! Let’s assess what’s going on? Take the ÁmateAhora 90Day Fall Health Challenge. You Call It, We Track It! Benefits: You meet monthly, get your free body composite analysis, blood pressure screening, hip/waist measurements, nutritional coaching and your team support with Leticia Madrigal, MA. A mini-consult with our generous sponsor Dr. Estella Hernandez, MD. Added bonus 20 minute ZUMBA workout, so bring your workout gear.

2014 Fall 90Day Challenge Social Media BANNER

Want to dig deeper read. *Sport Nutrition – 2nd Edition. Publication Date: 30 Jan 2010. By Asker Jeukendrup (Author) and Michael Gleeson (Author) 488 pages Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers 2nd edition (30 Jan 2010)

ÁmateAhora partners w #ENDALZ!

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Thanks to NutriMedicos Dr. Estella Hernandez MD, we continue the conversation for healthy living every month. Si Se Puede!!! Gracias Nutrimedicos and thanks to our generous leadership Olaya Espinoza, Omar Espinoza, José Pérez, among others guiding our free body composite analysis, blood pressure screening, hip/waist measurement.

Nancy Gonzalez co-founder of Women Empowerment leads a 20min sweat session, so bring your gym shoes! Leticia Madrigal ÁmateAhora performance management coach, updates team, and a free 1 0n 1 mini-consult with Dr. Estella Hernandez MD.

May 22nd | June 5th

Thursday May 22nd 630pm We have Rose Pagonis spokeswoman for #ENDALZ and Bill G Vlahos generously taping our ÁmateAhora Movement! Don’t miss it. June is Alzheimer’s Awareness! Big shout out to the Alzheimer’s Association- Greater Illinois Chapter & Alzheimer’s Association for their extraordinary work! We invite you to join us to #ENDALZ by registering at http://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=5860&pg=entry for The Longest Day June 21st.

ÁmateAhora Challenge January 23 @NutriMedicos with Nancy Gonzalez PowWow Workout & Jeremiah Jones Zippity Zen Techniques

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ÁmateAhora Challenge January 23 @NutriMedicos with Nancy Gonzalez PowWow Workout & Jeremiah Jones Zippity Zen Techniques

We are the 1st of (50) states to offer the ÁmateAhora Challenge Bilingual (Español)! Everyone is welcome including our surrounding communities. Join us, let’s make history! 630pm. Let’s do this.

Free body composite analysis, blood pressure screening, hip/waist measured, nutritional coaching with team support, and 1 on 1 mini-consult with Dr. Estella Hernandez, MD. Our generous sponsor!

We will have Nancy Gonzalez leading our AmateAhora PowWow Workout Thursday’s for 20mins then #JeremiahJones completing us with a zippity zen stretching and breathing technique that will segway our team to powerfully generate our possibilities for January 2014 by Leticia Madrigal.

Lastly Jose Perez invites everyone to our Saturday conversation of Living the Life You Love, Landmark Worldwide Jan 25th 3pm-6pm at NutriMedicos.

Participate! Take the ÁmateAhora Challenge Thursday https://www.facebook.com/events/1447670162120739/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar
January 23rd at NutriMedicos 1719 W. 18th Street (18th & Paulina- across from Pink line)

Don’t forget to sign up today, FREE! Click on Participate