Ready for Today! ÁmateAhora Spring2Primavera Challenge

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Welcome to the ÁmateAhora Spring2Primavera Challenge. We meet monthly at MTZ Martial Arts Academy (Where we Track Your Progress) 4715 S. Ashland 2nd Floor 773-587-5909. 

Its a 90day Challenge, You Call Your Challenge and We Track It!

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Choose 1 of 5 teams:

  • #4MyHeart- Manage Blood Pressure (RED TEAM) 
  • #4MyHealth- Drop Weight (YELLOW TEAM) 
  • #4MyFitness- Gain Muscle while Dropping Body Fat% (BLUE TEAM)
  • #4MyFamily- Increase Vegetable Intake (GREEN TEAM)
  • #4MyDiabetes- Decrease Sugar Intake (PURPLE TEAM) 

Join us 4/15th Wednesday at 6:30pm. Once you declare your challenge, then you are granted an appt. (after 4/15, ASAP) for your free mini consult with Dr. Estella Hernandez MD at 312-929-2927, we connect you to your team, and as team members you will post and log your performance daily with the #AMATEAHORA on your social network and make sure you add which team you represent. For example #AmateAhora with your Team: #4MyHeart or #4MyHealth or #4MyFitness or #4MyFamily or #4MyDiabetes and share how you are moving forward with your performance.This is a CHALLENGE in order to WIN you must report your performance. We have prizes for Best Performance and Team Leadership. Got it! Good :0)

We track your monthly body composite analysis (must take off your socks), We track your monthly blood pressure, we offer nutritional coaching by attending our monthly meet ups where we invite leading experts on health topics along with Leticia Madrigal, MA Performance Psychologist. Thanks to NutriMedicos you also recieve a 1 on 1 mini-consult with Dr. Estella Hernandez MD specialist in Metabolism and Weight Management. NutriMedicos is our generous sponsor! You get a 40 Minute ZUMBA Fitness thanks to Coach Oscar Reyes and thanks to MTZ Martial Arts Academy 2floor event space we have a spot to workout (bring gym shoes)!

Must RSVP for the SPRING Health Challenge.


ÁmateAhora Voices for Health honored at NEWCITY’s MTZ Martial Arts Academy!

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Join us at our new home
ÁmateAhora Voices for Health is honored to be chosen by MTZ Martial Arts Academy and Coach Oscar Reyes as their cause of choice.

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Fernando Martinez Thanks to the support of Fernando Martinez​ Head Instructor Taekwondo,
CEO at MTZ Martial Arts Academy we have a new home in NEW CITY.

Interested in taking Taekwondo call Fernando Martinez 312.785.0668. 1st Month is FREE!!!

A Jugar Pelota con AmateAhora
Coach Oscar Reyes, ÁmateAhora’s Head ZUMBA Fitness Instructor

Special thanks to Coach Oscar Reyes​, ÁmateAhora’s Head ZUMBA Fitness Instructor for making this miraculous collaboration possible.


More ZUMBA! Thanks again to Coach Oscar Reyes we will be now be offering ZUMBA Monday-Thursday 6PM at our new home in New City with our sound system, wall to wall mirrors and cushioned floors!

Azul HOLISTIC SPA Acknowledges our ÁmateAhora 90Day Polar Challenge Champions

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Mil Gracias y Thank You Azul HOLISTIC SPA! por patronizar los premios de reconocimiento del Reto Polar de 90 Dias con ÁmateAhora. *Azul HOLISTIC SPA – The Healing Power Of Human Touch – Visit them at AZUL West Loop and AZUL River North. More info: http://www.azulholisticspa.com

ÁmateAhora 90 Polar Challenge

What is the 90 Day Health Challenge:

It’s a Health Challenge, you call it (by choosing your goal you gain a team) and we track it (we measure your performance).

We track your monthly body composite analysis (must take off your socks), We track your monthly blood pressure, We offer nutritional coaching by attending our monthly meet ups where we invite leading experts on health topics along with Leticia Madrigal Performance Psychologist.

Thanks to NutriMedicos you also receive a 1 on 1 mini-consult with Dr. Estella Hernandez MD family physician, specialist in Metabolism and Weight Management at 1743 W. 18th St, Pilsen, NutriMedicos.

You get a 40 Minute ZUMBA workout thanks to Coach Oscar Reyesand thanks to Los Hermanos Rios Market, 1757 W. 18th St, Pilsen,2floor we have their fabulous space where we host our coaching, screenings, and workout (bring gym shoes)!

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Eloisa Vasquez-
Campiona del Reto de 90 Dias con ÁmateAhora
Team: #4MyHealth (Team Leader) –
Top Performance in Losing Weight
Equipo: #PorMiSalud (Lider De Equipo) –
Superior Rendimiento en Bajar Peso

Azul Holistic Spa -EspinozaJose Del Carmelo Espinoza-
Campiono del Reto de 90 Dias con ÁmateAhora
Team: #4MyHeart –
Top Performance in Managing Blood Pressure
Equipo: #PorMiCorazón –
Superior Rendimiento en Maneja la Presión

Azul Holistic Spa Claudia

Claudia Martinez-
Campiona del EQUIPO Reto de 90 Dias con ÁmateAhora
Team: #4MyHeart –
Top Performance in Leading a Team with Significant Results
Equipo: #PorMiCorazón –
Superior Rendimiento en Ser Líder del equipo con Resultados Significativos

Azul Holistic Spa Francisca

Francisca Madrigal-
Campiona del Reto de 90 Dias con ÁmateAhora
Team: #4MyHeart –
Top Performance in Dropping Body Fat %
Equipo: #PorMiCorazón –
Superior Rendimiento en Bajar % de Grasa Corporal

Azul Holistic Spa OscarOscar Reyes-
Campiono del Reto de 90 Dias con ÁmateAhora
Team: #4MyFamily –
Top Performance in Increasing Family’s Consumption of Veggies
Equipo: #PorMiFamilia –
Superior Rendimiento en Aumentar el Consumo de Vegetales al nivel Familiar

Seeking a Dynamic ZUMBA Instructor to Join our AmateAhora ZUMBA Fitness Team

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Saludos & Good Day from #AmateAhora 90Day Monthly Health CHALLENGE & Weekly #ZUMBA. Humbly requesting your much needed services. For today’s ZUMBA class & on occasion (Team Pictures, Acknowledgement Days, Lead Zumba). At 1757 W. 18th St 60608, HeartOfChicago Pilsen in the 2nd Floor. ZUMBA Is at 6PM we also do Blood Pressure Screenings (Led by BP Team) before class. It’s a 40mins ZUMBA adults & a few older adults class. WE have a Super Fun Co-Ed Team. WE have a sound system, party lighting system, dozen mats. And me as co-lead ready to assist. If you are interested to join our AmateAhora ZUMBERO Instructors Team. Plz inbox. We seek your ZUMBA Leadership for today 6PM

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/

Not Feeling like Your “Usual Self” DETOX. I’m on Day 1 of 1O. You In?

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Ok so I’m ‘fessing up I am not feeling like my usual myself.  I don’t feel I’m looking my best either. And that’s not a great feeling to carry. I realize I’m over due in my detox routine. I consider it like a tuneup or reseting/rebooting my system. You may ask how often? Well I do my best to detox every season. and I am ready.

2014 Fall Fit Health Challenge!!! Join me


I’ll start detoxing by easing into a raw diet say, I increase my intake by 10% then 20%. I do that the first two days. I generally follow a 75% raw diet.


300I will be using a 7day RAW Cleanse. And throughout the 10 days I am working on my own version of The Master Cleanse.

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I will be sharing with you my Master Cleanse Journey.

My Master Cleanse concoction is heavy on the organic lemons including the skin and cayenne pepper. Gym, weight training and sauna too.


By the way for my 90day Fall Fit Challengees’ we are at 10 days away from our next weigh-in, Thursday October 30th. And I’m all in. I will be sharing with you my journey. Let’s do this and bring your gym shoes for the Zumba.