January 4, 2015

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You may not know how much you add. You may think it is small, but your impact is greater than you could realize. Every team member, sponsor and donor, every word of encouragement, every social media post like and share impacted this effort. We raised $18,580.00 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital this year. You all became Warrior Dash St Jude Warriors. In 3 years we raised almost $50,000.00 together and you became a part of the Adventures of Miss Fit as well. This bulletin board hangs in my office and impacts me every day. You have taught me a lot. Believe in your power, It’s Real!  Happy 2015. xo Denise



December 9, 2014

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Walking around the Comikaze Convention last month I was really excited to meet comic book artist Karl Altstaetter, who happened to be working on a comic book sketch at the time. I immediately loved his work and started drooling. I wanted Karl to do a Miss Fit 4 Life drawing and I was delighted when he said he would. This is the result of a photo I took that day to give Karl something to work with and the end result. Do you see the resemblance?  My passion became part of my mission 3 years ago. Inspired by so many of you when I started running for St Jude, my mission continues today. The great news is Karl Altstaetter,is now on his own fitness journey. Health and Fitness be yours!



Muscle Pinups Cardillo Belt Auction

Steve Cardillo of Cardillo Weightbelts and the Muscle Pinups join me and my team the MissFits 4 Life in supporting St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I will be auctioning off this Cardillo Weightbelt signed by 17 Muscle Pinups to the highest bidder, with all proceeds going to St Jude. MusclePinups is also including 8×10’s of each of our beautiful athlete pinups. Stay tuned for details on the auction starting Wednesday 10/8/14.



September 13, 2014

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I spent the day loading bags with pre-workout and post workout supplements, t-shirts, towels and shaker bottles for my Miss Fits 4 Life – St Jude Warrior team members. All of these supplies came from our new team sponsor Steve Cardillo of Cardillo Weight belts. The goal is to get our team off on the right foot with their training for the next 5 weeks, and as we lead up to our 5k Warrior Dash mud run. Tomorrow I head to San Francisco to deliver a lot of these supplies to my team members. Game On! Check out the MissFits 4 Life team here and check out Cardillo Weight Belts for the hottest custom made training belts in the fitness game.



June 7, 2014

This morning I did my cardio training by joining my friend Sakura’s Relay for Life team in Venice, California. The event was a 24 hour relay honoring cancer survivors, care givers and people who wanted to volunteer and support the American Cancer Society. I spent 3 hours on the track, did 20 laps, walked 4 miles and ran 1 mile and it was great to be a part of it all. The people in this 1st photo wearing the purple t-shirts are all survivors, and the dog was a loyal friend and walking partner that reminded us all that help and support comes in all shapes, sizes, forms and species. It was an amazing experience. One that filled me with sadness as I try to honor and remember my Aunt Carmen and also filled me will joy, gratitude and appreciation for the hope and positivity that I comes out of days like today. And just in case you are wondering, my entire body is sore from running and walking today. Thank you Relay for Life for kicking me in the butt with my first time back to running in a very long while!
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Happy Healthy 2013! In 2012 I challenged myself in ways that I have never challenged myself before. I gave up bodybuilding for 2 months and starting running and training in an effort to encourage others to be fitter and to raise money for St Jude Children’s Hospital in the process. The Warrior Dash, was the ultimate win/win challenge, and my fans encouraged and supported me from the start. Although I knew you would be there to support me in this personal challenge, I was blown away by the response I got.

With your positive energy and donations, I was able to push hard enough to surpassed my own expectations as a St Jude fund raiser and I ran my first 5k. Last week, I learned that I was the top individual Warrior Dash, St Jude fundraiser for the year, and, I have been invited to run in the Australia Warrior Dash on February 9th, 2013. Can you believe it?!

I did not accomplish this alone. I had an amazing partner and support team of fellow warriors who did this with me. It was the people who followed me and urged me on that made the real difference to me and my extraordinary team of heroes. I had 17 awesome heroes join me in this fitness challenge to raise money for St Jude, and you became a part of my team too. Together we raised over $16,100.00 for St Jude and I thank you from the bottom of my beating, pounding heart. It was my hope that we could improve our team’s health and fitness, as well as help the kids of St Jude — and we did it! Congratulations to us all!

So here we are on January 1 st, 2013, where each day brings about new opportunities  for growth and positive change. My members and fans have been instrumental in my personal growth and I am grateful for all of the inspiration you provide me with year round. In return, my goal is to inspire you to NEW HEIGHTS in 2013. I want to bring you along with me in my quest to a fitter, healthier YOU. I want to see you harder and more pumped up than ever! <smile/wink>

And, yes I know that change can be hard, but it’s worth it when you are defining, and affecting the change in your life — SO STRAP ON YOUR NIKE’S! 2013 is here and the time for growth and change and fitness is now! I’m going to be recruiting an even bigger team of St Jude Warrior’s and I want you on it!

We have not yet determined our next race, but I will be letting you know when and where it is.