#mituFIT: No Excuses! It’s Time for a Mind & Body Makeover

We created #mituFIT because we’re fat. OK, that’s not quite right and not very nice, but Latinos, like a large swath of the U.S. population, are overweight. Problem for us? Our obesity rate is higher than whites — 44.4 percent vs. 32.8 percent — and our rates for diabetes and stroke are also higher. Scary, yes, but it’s not a death sentence. Enter the #mituFIT Challenge, a wellness program to make yourself fit and have fun during the process.

What It Is

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#mituFIT Challenge is a body and mind makeover that’s as simple as getting up in the morning. All you need is the desire to get fit. Swap some meals for healthier options, and get moving with some basic fitness routines. The goal is to improve your fitness by summer, but it all starts with today.

Why You Need #mituFIT

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The numbers show the obesity rate for Latinos, both men and women, is higher than that for whites. Combine with being overweight and it jumps to more than 77 percent, according to a Trust for America’s Health report. 13.2 percent of Latinos over age 18 have diabetes compared with 7.6 percent of over-18 Whites, while Latinos, Mexican Americans in particular, suffer 43 percent more from stroke.

Running Out Front

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Helping to lead the #mituFIT Challenge is Yovana Mendoza, or “Rawvana” to you and me. Rawvana is a Mexican-American from San Diego and a raw food advocate. She studied at the Living Light Institute and the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and her aim is to “spread the message of health.”

How It Works

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The #mituFIT Challenge is designed to motivate you with easy routines for exercise, nutrition and overall wellness. The program runs from March to May and will feature daily challenges, videos and social media posts. Rawvana has solicited the help of some friends and influencers, who will also be taking the challenge to help motivate you every step of the way.

Who Is In

Looking good! ???????? Poniéndome a tono para empezar el reto #MituFit con todo ????????

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The Pot of Gold

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What’s in it for you? Aside from feeling better, possibly dropping a pound or two and regaining your overall health, there is a prize — a trip to Mexico. To be eligible to win, you must do all challenges, take pictures and upload to social using #mituFIT.

The Timing of #mituFIT

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Now’s the time to get started on your health. While the program has been in the “warm-up” phase for the past couple of weeks, the challenge officially begins on Monday, March 16.

The Social Web

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Weekly videos in English and Spanish will air on YouTube with Rawvana. Influencers are sharing challenge acceptance videos to their Facebook pages and mitú’s Instagram will feature “swap-it” pictures. Recipes, exercises and more swap-its will be posted to mitu’s Pinterest while mitú’s Vine will provide an insider, behind-the-scenes look.

Stay Connected

La caminata del día de hoy y una vista preciosa! #mitufit #ejercicio #subidita A photo posted by Cris Ordaz (@mymakeupcorner) on


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Swapping is an essential piece to #mituFIT because food is not only the fuel to your success, but the vehicle to get you through the challenge. With #mituFit you’ll learn to make small, but significant changes to your diet, such as swapping cinnamon tea for your morning coffee, or opting for carob powder instead of chocolate, even reaching for stuffed peppers instead of chips.


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Whatever you put in, you have to burn off. Exercise is another integral component of this challenge. Workouts will include simple sit-ups or squats, even jumping jacks, push-ups and burpees. It’s about movements that you can do anywhere.


¿cómo va el calentamiento para el reto #mituFIT? ¿todo el mundo listo para este próximo lunes?

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Where to Find #mituFIT

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These Are The Top YouTube Workouts To Try At Home To Help Keep Those Resolutions


These Are The Top YouTube Workouts To Try At Home To Help Keep Those Resolutions

With the official start of 2021 – which will hopefully be so much better than 2020 – the desire to be physically fit and achieve that “beach body” (whatever that is) is at a seasonal high. Whether due to a new year’s resolution to get in shape, stay active, lose weight, or simply be more healthy, people are looking for ways to feel and look good despite being under stay-at-home orders.

Across the country, gyms are still closed thanks to the pandemic and many of us are looking for new ways to follow those fitness goals. Enter YouTube: it’s full of incredible, free workouts that are sure to get you motivated. Here are some of our favorites:

The Fitness Marshall

If you’re like me and hate working out, then The Fitness Marshall may be your answer. Fitness guru Caleb Marshall combines hit pop songs — like “Heat” by Kelly Clarkson and “Pony” by Ginuwine — with dance moves that help you break a sweat and have fun doing it. 

Fitness Blender

Run by husband-and-wife team Daniel and Kelli, Fitness Blender is a simple yet great channel. All of their videos are filmed with a white background so you can actually focus on what they’re doing. They have more than 600 full-length workout videos, and more than 150 of those are HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) to get your body moving and blood pumping. All workouts range from 5- to 45-minutes. While some videos require some basic equipment, many can be done with your body weight alone.

Popsugar Fitness

Filmed in a fitness studio with at least three people, the channels feels a bit like an old-school ’80s workout video, without the signature fashion and hair of course…but it does bring that fun group attitude right to you. The channel has different categories: beginners, HIIT, dance cardio, plus workouts targeted at different body parts. You can also choose a class based on length (10 minutes, etc.) Plus, they have a section full of no equipment cardio workouts so you can get your heart rate up without leaving the house

The Body Coach

The Body Coach (aka Joe Wicks) believes that everyone should be able to work out, no matter their fitness level or budget. The channel has more than 250 videos, including challenges, time-based workouts, and workouts for specific body types. There’s a new HIIT workout every week. One of the coolest parts of the channel is that it also has workout for kids, including a daily P.E. class that might be very helpful for any parents who have basically started homeschooling their kids.


No list of YouTube fitness channels is complete without Blogilates. This widely popular channel has close to 4.5 million subscribers and focuses on POP Pilates, PIIT28 and Bootcamp Sculpting. If you have no clue what those are, don’t worry. You don’t need to understand it to enjoy these workouts.  

Certified fitness instructor Cassey Ho’s friendly demeanor makes laying on a mat and working your core, legs, arms and butt almost enjoyable.

Flightmaster Yoga

This channel is not about being a perfect yogi. The motto of the channel is “It’s not about the pose.” All Lesley Fightmaster wants from you is to show up and do your best. She has a number of full-length yoga practices for anyone at any level. You can start with the for beginner videos and then work your way up to 30-minute practices45-minute hatha practices, and full 1-hour practices. The tone is supportive, comforting, and non-judgemental. Show up and try your best to see what happens.

Roberta’s Gym

Think of Roberta’s Gym as the Alexa of exercising. This animated trainer doesn’t really have a personality, but her on-screen timers and rep counters help you keep track of what you’re doing better than any humanoid.


Despite the name, this instructor isn’t a bully at all. He offers up super motivational videos that anyone can do from the comfort of their home. And he keeps it simple: 20 minute full body workouts that require no equipment. Yes, some of the workouts will kick your ass but what do they say? No pain, no gain!

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Instagram Fitness Gurus To Follow For Your 2021 Goals


Instagram Fitness Gurus To Follow For Your 2021 Goals

Now that we are in the new year you have a chance to try again for that dream body. Clearly, every body is beautiful but everyone has a body they want. if you want to lose weight and get in shape, here are some IG fitness gurus you can follow.

Elias Athie

CEO of Elite Pro Mexico, Athie is an incredibly popular fitness guru. With more than 200,000 followers on Instagram, Athie is ready to teach his followers how to get into the best shape of their lives. Plus, his style is as good as his looks.

Brett Hoebel

This is yoga to another level. Hoebel is a yogi that is going to show you how to get in shape while following yoga’s practices. Hoebel created Sweat with Soul, an apparel line that is “made for sweat and styled for soul.” The positive vibes don’t stop with Hoebel and he can help lead you on your fitness journey.

Massy Arias

Arias is the creator of Tru Supplements, a vegan-based supplement company with products safe for new moms. As a mom, Arias is using her platform to teach women that they can do anything that they set their minds to. Follow her on Instagram to learn tips and tricks on getting the body you want.

Lyzabeth Lopez

Lopez is here to help you get and stay on a fitness plan in your home. Perfect timing, right? Lopez has an app called “Train with Lyzabeth” that offers 10-minut, 30-minute, and 1-hour workouts. The training is easy enough to do at home and is a great way to stay active during these wild times.

Darian Alvarez

Alvarez is the owner of DLAB Team, a nutritionist and personal training company. Don’t sleep on this man’s Instagram. Not only will he teach you some great style tips with those lewks be puts together, but he is also a daily inspiration to keep going for your goal.

Melissa Alcantara

Alcantara is one fitness professional most of us have heard of. The personal trainer is behind Kim Kardashian’s physique. Clearly she knows what she is doing and it very open with her own journey to where she is. Her humble approach to fitness will make everyone believe that they can also do it.

Anllela Sagra

Sagra is shredded. There is no denying that Sagra has put in infinite work to get herself to the body she has now. The fitness professional is another person to follow for the inspiration of knowing that anyone can get into shape.

READ: 21 Ways To Stay Accountable And Motivated About Your Fitness Goals For 2019

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