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#GoRedGetFit

It's time to prioritize your health and Go Red For Women has an engaging new initiative to keep healthy living, interesting and fresh! Macy's is joining us to cheer you on, and keep you motivated with exciting prizes, like the chance to win a $1,000, $500, or $250 Macy's gift card!

Join the #GoRedGetFit Facebook group and begin a healthy lifestyle journey that positively impacts the way you look and feel, inside and out! #GoRedGetFit is a quarterly health and fitness challenge that combines nationally known and influential celebrity fitness trainers with the power, influence and encouragement of real women like YOU!

Take Steps and Drop Sweets

Let's get started! We're kicking off the first quarter challenge of #GoRedGetFit by focusing on sugar consumption and walking 10,000 steps a day.

Did you know that you should only consume 24 grams of sugar a day? Seems pretty easy…well grab that yogurt or orange juice you had for breakfast this morning and take a look at the nutrition label. That's right you probably consumed most, it not all, of your sugar grams at breakfast! Over the course of this challenge our celebrity trainers and influencers will give tips, advice and support to help you to lower your sugar consumption and strive to walk 10,000 steps a day.

Share your stories, advice, tips and photos in the #GoRedGetFit Facebook group to help motivate and empower other women. This challenge is for women in all stages of their journey to healthier living. Whether you are trying to lower your blood pressure, lose weight, manage stress or simply share ways you have embarked on a healthier lifestyle. You may even be featured in the Spotlight Corner on this page. As you drop the sugar, we will ‘drop' prizes like sweet (pun intended!) Ideology tanks and give you a chance to walk away with a $250, $500 or $1,000 Macy's gift card, so make sure to check out #GoRedGetFit daily.

Up the Beat and Keep It 100

Let’s get ready to rumba! We're kicking off the second quarter challenge of #GoRedGetFit by focusing on consuming 100% water and getting 30 minutes of cardio, at least five days a week.

Did you know that staying hydrated is essential to good heart-health? If you’re well hydrated, your heart doesn’t have to work as hard! Keeping the body hydrated helps the heart more easily pump blood through the blood vessels to the muscles. And, it helps the muscles work efficiently. Over the course of this challenge our celebrity trainers and influencers will give tips, advice and support to help you stay hydrated and strive to achieve 30 minutes of cardiovascular activity per day.

Share your stories, advice, tips and photos in the #GoRedGetFit Facebook group to help motivate and empower other women. This challenge is for women in all stages of their journey to healthier living. Whether you are trying to lower your blood pressure, lose weight, manage stress or simply share ways you have embarked on a healthier lifestyle. You may even be featured in the Spotlight Corner on this page. When you “Up the Beat and Keep it 100” you win in more ways than one as you have the opportunity to win prizes like Ideology tanks in addition to a chance to walk away with a $250, $500 or $1,000 Macy's gift card, so make sure to check out #GoRedGetFit daily.

Less Salt, More Sweat

It’s time for “Less Salt, More Sweat” as we kick off the third quarter challenge of #GoRedGetFit.

For this challenge we’ll focus on limiting your sodium consumption to 1,500 milligrams per day and get at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity, at least 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity, or a combination of both each week. You can achieve this by doing 30 minutes, five times a week. You will also experience benefits even if you divide your time into two or three segments of 10 to 15 minutes per day.

Share your stories, advice, tips and photos in the #GoRedGetFit Facebook group to help motivate and empower other women. This challenge is for women in all stages of their journey to healthier living. Whether you are trying to lower your blood pressure, lose weight, manage stress or simply share ways you have embarked on a healthier lifestyle. You may even be featured in the Spotlight Corner on this page. When you “Up the Beat and Keep it 100” you win in more ways than one as you have the opportunity to win prizes like Ideology tanks in addition to a chance to walk away with a $250, $500 or $1,000 Macy's gift card, so make sure to check out #GoRedGetFit daily.

Meet our celebrity trainers

Lita Lewis

With African American and Samoan ancestry, Lita Lewis developed a deep love and admiration for foreign cultures, ethnicities and a genuine appreciation for diversity in people from all walks of life. Working tirelessly to transform and break traditional molds of the “Americanized” fitness image has been the staple of her brand. Teaching women to become the best version of themselves, whether skinny or curvy, and accepting, embracing and building strong minds, finding inner balance, pursuing and accomplishing personal growth and being healthy for life!

Scott Parker

Scott Parker is known as a celebrity trainer, but he works with anyone who is interested in developing optimal health. Scott is the founder and CEO of TruResults, a personal fitness company specializing in holistic approaches to create and maintain a healthy mind, body and soul. Established in 2006, the TruResults workout system has attracted many celebrity clients such as Tasha Smith, Jill Scott and Mary Mary. His method does not require the use of traditional gym equipment, or any equipment at all.

Ary Nunez

Ary Nunez is a super-sonic trainer, health psychologist and lifestyle coach to celebrities, every day overachievers and students of her eastern and western fitness arts.  Ary is the founder of Gotham Global Fitness in NYC, a successful training business and is an international Nike sponsored athlete. Ary has a black belt in karate, tae kwon do and Kung Fu, is a professional dancer and practices western athletics. For Ary, "no" is just a two-letter word…”YES” is the answer.  Ary's motto is "Make it Happen"!

Motivational Memes

Look like a Beauty. Train like a Beast.

Real Women Real Stories

Deyi Mendez, Madrina - #goredgetfit

The Southwest Affiliate of the American Heart Association goes the extra mile in ensuring equality in health for all women, by integrating Madrinas (Godmothers) as a focal point for encouraging Latina women to take charge of their health and well-being. These motivating influencers within the Southwest Affiliate communities invite other women in their personal and professional circles to be a part of Go Red Por Tu Corazón programs such as Vestido Rojo. Madrinas are a crucial part of the success of Vestido Rojo events and our mission to reach all women as they raise awareness about cardiovascular diseases and stroke among other Hispanic women. Deyi Mendez, pictured above, is a Madrina from Oklahoma focused on living a healthy lifestyle and encouraging others to do the same as an active member of #GoRedGetFit!

Mango, Avocado and Black Bean Salad

Nutritional Analysis Per 2/3 cup serving

  • - Calories 218
  • - Total Fat 6.9 g
  • - Cholesterol 0 g
  • - Sodium 128 mg
  • - Carbohydrates 36 g
  • - Fiber 9 g
  • - Protein 7 g

Ingredients

  • - 15 oz. canned, no-salt-added black beans (1 can), drained, rinsed
  • - 15.25 oz. canned, no-salt-added or low-sodium whole kernel corn (1 can), drained, rinsed
  • - 1 cup avocado (1 medium or 2 small), halved, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • - 2 mangos (about 2 cups), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • - 2 green onions, cut into 1/2-inch pieces OR
  • - 1/2 small red or white onion (about 1/4 cup), cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • - 1 red or green bell pepper, seeded, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • - 1 or 1/2 jalapeño pepper, stems discarded, seeded, and finely chopped, optional
  • - 1 head Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • - 3 Tbsp. fresh or bottled lime juice
  • - 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • - 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • - 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • - 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • - 1/4 tsp. salt

Directions

  1. Wash and dry lettuce, then chop or tear into 2 inch pieces and divide into 6 bowls or plates.
  2. Combine the black beans, corn, mango, avocado, onions and jalapeño pepper. Do not mix until
  3. Combine the lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, chili powder, black pepper and salt together in a jar with a secure lid, shake together until mixed well and pour over the mango and avocado
  4. Toss gently to coat and serve over the lettuce and mixed greens.

Oven Fries

Nutritional Analysis Per 2/3 cup serving

  • - Calories 397
  • - Total Fat 3 g
  • - Cholesterol 73 g
  • - Sodium 360 mg
  • - Carbohydrates 61 g
  • - Fiber 3 g
  • - Protein 28 g

Ingredients

  • - 3 medium baking potatoes
  • - ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • - ½ tsp. paprika

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a nonstick cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Scrub potatoes (you can peel the potatoes if you don’t like the skin) and cut into 1/8- to 1/4-inch strips. Arrange potatoes evenly in pan.
  3. In a cup, combine garlic powder, paprika, and pepper. Sprinkle evenly over potatoes.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.

BBQ Glazed Chicken

Nutritional Analysis Per 2/3 cup serving

  • - Calories 397
  • - Total Fat 3 g
  • - Cholesterol 73 g
  • - Sodium 360 mg
  • - Carbohydrates 61 g
  • - Fiber 3 g
  • - Protein 28 g

Ingredients

  • - 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins, fat cut and discarded
  • - 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • - ½ cup bbq sauce, lowest sodium and sugar available
  • - ½ cup sugar-free orange marmalade or grape jam/jelly

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a nonstick cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Scrub potatoes (you can peel the potatoes if you don’t like the skin) and cut into 1/8- to 1/4-inch strips. Arrange potatoes evenly in pan.
  3. In a cup, combine garlic powder, paprika, and pepper. Sprinkle evenly over potatoes.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.

Grape Granita

Nutritional Analysis Per 2/3 cup serving

  • - Calories 135
  • - Total Fat < 1g
  • - Cholesterol 0mg
  • - Sodium 3mg
  • - Carbohydrates 27g
  • - Fiber 2g
  • - Protein 1g

Ingredients

  • - 2 cups seedless grapes, frozen (red and black pictured)
  • - 2 tablespoons honey

Directions

  1. Place the grapes and honey in a food processor fitted with a chopping blade
  2. Process, scraping down the bowl of the processor if necessary, until the grapes are very finely chopped and mostly smooth in texture
  3. Divide between 2 chilled glasses or dessert bowls
  4. Serve immediately

Tips & upcoming events

Go Red For Women and Macy's are committed to improving the heart health of all women, especially multicultural women who are disproportionately affected by cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors.

Quick tip - Prevention is key to changing outcomes! You don’t have to be another statistic and your family history doesn’t have to dictate your health! Take control of your health now by knowing your number. Knowing your blood pressure, cholesterol and weight number gives you awareness to improve your heart health through programs like #GoRedGetFit.