Melanie Valerio

Would You Pee Standing Up?
Simply put, GoGirl is the way to stand up to crowded, disgusting, distant, or nonexistent bathrooms. Its a female urination device (so…
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Core Rhythms
Through interactive instruction, Core Rhythms teaches three core movements and then expands them with step-by-step invigorating dance i…
A New Look for Clorox
Combining both fashion and function, the Clorox Disinfecting Wipes new Décor canisters will make the days of hiding cleaning products u…
Under Armour Cartilage
The foundation of Under Armour's first-ever running footwear collection is the company's new exclusively owned technology called Cartil…
Back to Basics Review: Ways to Lose Weight
Remember when you get bogged down and confused about what to eat and when - go back to the basics.And take it with a grain of salt. Eac…
Bored at the Gym?
Ever get bored at the gym? One of those days you really don't want to be there? Well that was today. So I planted myself on a elliptica…
New Favorite Item
KNOCKOUT Nail Polish. KO (READ: Knock Out) is the creation of makeup artist Mike Potter - best known for creating the hair and makeup …
A Quick Flip
Still doing open turns in the fast lane of the open swim session at the Y, aquatic center or health club? Time to break free into faste…
The Perfect Push-Up
The push-up. It's cheap. It's easy. It doesn't require any equipment. It can work multiple parts of the body at the same time. And pret…
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Steaming Happy
Healthy eating is not just about choosing the right food to eat but also how you cook it. Steaming food in a food steamer is one of the…
Gym Yuck
Do you get grossed out at the gym? Some days skipping sit-ups is worth it to me just so I don't have to lie on the same mat as "that g…
Around and Around and Around We Go.....
Having any shoulder pain these days? Too much repetitive motions over the years? Cold air making it feel even tighter? Small rehabilita…
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The Perfect Sit-Up
Any muscle when you exercise it, gets bigger. If your technique is shaky, sit-ups can actually bulk up your body muscles, leaving you t…
Understanding Things Is Overrated
Is understanding things overrated at times? And of course I'm talking about in the fitness / exercise / competition world. Is knowing …
26 Days
January 26th. 26 days since your New Year's resolution. So, how's it going?  THey say if you make it past Valentine's Day you're good t…
Various Gear to Get You Through
Here's a simple mass of odds and ends that can get you through your fitness program no matter what your poison!
Remember the Dancing Raisins? Well, Did You Remember They're Good for You Too?
They're a great snack to stay slim and trim. Did you know California raisins: Are fat and cholesterol free and low in sodium Are a conv…
What Do You Really Remember?
The other day a friend was asking me about tights and mentioned she was running the Napa Valley Marathon. So as part of my "tights" rep…
New NIKE Skirt
The new line of NIKE tennis inspired skirts are out and from what I'm told there are more colors to come this Spring.
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Ooooooh Yea! Rockin' It Underwater With Cheap Trick
Yes, my prayers have been answered. You can now ROCK while swimming. Honest! No leaking, no static, this really works. Check out swim…
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Train Green
Eco-friendly ideals perfectly complement a healthy lifestyle. Living in a manner that is mindful of consequences and long-term effects…
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Ooh, ooh that smell…Can't you smell that smell?
Little known fact: when U.S. soldiers were shipped off to Vietnam in the 1960's, the Vietcong could actually smell them thanks to their…
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CoreStick
A friend told me about a new abdominal workout. CoreStick. The CoreStick can be used safely by starting out with small movements and …
KEFIR
Kefir is a cultured, enzyme-rich food filled with friendly micro-organisms that help balance your "inner ecosystem." More nutritious a…
I Resolve...
New Year resolutions should be such that they are easy to follow. The simple rule is that – don't expect too much from yourself. Try t…
Time to Clean
Had too much of a good thing? Feeling out of balance, a bit heavy or puffy? Then it's time to get clean. This gentle herbal blend helps…
Fit Day
Fitday.com is a wonderful website a friend recently pointed out to me. We shall call her Sideshow "Bob". Anyway, Fitday is a wonderful …
DRI-FIT
Still not sure what exactly Dri-FIT is? Maybe you got a shirt or pair of tights as a holiday gift and although you've heard of it - may…
Kiss Cookies
Prep: 15 minutesCook: 9 minutesMakes 40 cookies Ingredients: One 14-ounce can fat-free sweetened condensed milk3/4 cup reduced-fat c…
Cool Running Gift

SkirtSports are still my absolute favorite and so I checked in to see what they have to offer for the colder months.