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This blog follows our fitness journey. These are the workouts that I do to stay healthy, strong, and in shape. I have my Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy, and I am a Certified Yoga Instructor. I also coach a high school Cross Country Team.
Health and Fitness means much more to me than looking good in a bikini. Your body is the vehicle that carries you through life. By caring for your body and maintaining a healthy lifestyle you help shape the quality of your future. In my field I often see that strength and flexibility can mean the difference between a person returning home to live alone, or requiring long term care. It's time to stop remediating problems, and start preventing them.
Studying Occupational Therapy has given me a much more significant appreciation for all the things my body is capable of, and I want to maintain that for as long as I can.
I believe that healthy living is about balance, and creating sustainable healthy choices. It's about variety of experience, and life long learning. It's about finding the beauty in the things you are capable of, expanding so you can do more, and sometimes accepting the things that you can't do.
Thank you for taking the time to follow my journey. I hope that in some way it is able to positively influence you to start your own journey. I love hearing about people's successes, so please feel free to share and comment.
Links to Articles or Interviews with Melissa Bender:
Fitness Magazine Face of Fitness Reader's Choice Winner
How I Became a Fitness Blogger: Melissa Bender Fitness
An Inspiring Interview with Melissa Bender (Therapist, Yoga Instructor and Fitness Lover)
Melissa Bender Interview
Jesse is an Occupational Therapist, working with patients to maximize their functional abilities and independence in all areas of their lives. Jesse also uses his therapeutic skills to assist runner's in maximizing their individual potential.
The Benders teach Boot Camp and Yoga classes at a local wellness center.