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A Dreamer, Believer, and Leader of Transformation: Meet Tampa’s Fierce Soulpreneur Of Life, Health, And Wellness

Women of Transformation with Isagenix

Meet Lili Arroyo: A Woman Of Transformation & Inspiration

When it comes to overcoming health and fitness obstacles with a robust spirit and optimistic mentality, there’s no better story than that of Lili Arroyo. Lili, inspired by her own personal transformation from unhealthy to healthy, brings along a rather refreshing set of ingredients within the health & wellness industry and beyond. As a wife, mom, and entrepreneur with Isagenix, Lili is driven to nurture a novel sense of community built on trust, credibility, and everlasting support – qualities that shine naturally from a compassionate heart.  With a simple, yet empowering, mission to help others live their fullest potential, Lili is not only a mentor to look up to, but an inspiration for you to reach your goals too! Already captivated by this uplifting soul? Keep reading below to learn about Lili’s story: her athletic triumphs, fitness challenges, and the foundation that has shaped her to this day! Enjoy your read & I’m sure you’ll be just as motivated to get healthy by Lili’s spirit as I was!

P.S. Be sure to scroll thru to find out how you can meet this rock star soulpreneur at her next event!

The Transformative Journey That’s Unleashed A Beautiful Spirit

Can you tell me about your background?

I was born in Puerto Rico and raised in New Jersey by a single mom. She stayed very busy working to provide for us and although she was an amazing cook, our eating habits as kids were not the best. I was very active and into sports from a young age. I attended a performing arts high school as a dance major and played tennis outside of school, which got me a full tennis scholarship for college in Baltimore, MD. After graduating, I played some local tournaments, earned a #1 ranking in MD, and decided to go on the tour playing professional tennis. A wrist injury caused me to retire early so I decided to get certified as a tennis pro. My thinking was that if I couldn’t play tennis, the next best thing was to teach others to enjoy the sport AND stay fit in the process!

What has motivated you to follow the path that has led you to where you are today?

You would think that someone as active as I was would be incredibly fit….wrong! I always felt heavy and was unhappy with my physique. I was accustomed to an unhealthy lifestyle and when my uncle, who battled with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes, passed away it was a huge eye opener. The correlation became obvious that if I continued with the same diet, I’d be battling against the same challenges. I knew I had to make changes to get healthy because I wanted to be at my best in order to be able to give my family my best!

Family photo of love, support, and unity

Family Photo Of Love, Support, And Unity

Why did you choose Isagenix as your overall product line for your business?

When I started Isagenix, there were no intentions of starting a new business. I was a full time tennis pro that just wanted to get fit again after having a baby. I was running a lot of miles per week, even placed in my 1st half marathon, won the national championships with my tennis team, and competed in a weekly tennis league. Keeping up with all of those activities became difficult after having my son. I found myself in a really tough place because the only way I knew to get in better shape was to work out A LOT but I no longer had a lot of time. I wanted to spend more time with my family which often resulted in skipping the gym or going out to eat. I tried eating organic and meal prepping but that got expensive and took up so much time. I was tired of repeat meals, being a slave to the kitchen, and was about to give up when God answered my prayers.

I was introduced to Isagenix and like most people, had not heard of it, assumed it was a new fad diet, and thought it would give me yoyo results like many other things I had tried in the past. To my surprise, the more I read into it, the more intrigued I was with their no compromise policy, their integrity, and the many studies done to support their findings AND they offer a 30 day money back guarantee! I was looking for red flags but couldn’t find any! Everything was all natural, soy free, gluten free, no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners, and good for kids (except caffeine products).

21 lbs. and 27 inches lighter, I felt great and everyone could tell. I had this new element of mental clarity that I was so grateful for that it became so natural to share with friends and family how I reached my goal. They could see my excitement and feel my energy, so they wanted to try it for themselves. I knew that I was helping people when I started sharing Isagenix, but I didn’t know to what extreme. The phone calls, texts, and thank yous started to pour in as more people started seeing their results. We are not just talking weight loss-I’m referring to moms that experienced an increase in energy and were able to keep up with their kids; or the mom athletes who were trying to get themselves back (heart, mind, and body); and dads that were sleeping better than ever and were more productive! My amazing transformation that my family got to witness, and the others that I was a part of, is exactly what launched my partnership with Isagenix!

Health Transformation With Isagenix

Health Transformation With Isagenix

What is your mission behind your personal brand with Isagenix?

My mission is to provide a solution that will help you improve your future! Hence, my website, www.improveyourfuture. isagenix.com. Watching others reach their goals is so rewarding and I am honored every time someone allows me to be a part of their journey! Isagenix has a solution for everyone and you can adapt it to your needs at that moment. I have personally used it for several stages of my life and different goals of weight loss, performance, maintenance for healthy living, AND now financial freedom. This may sound crazy, but that little brown box, that I thought came filled with Isagenix products, was actually filled with an improved future. I became a better version of myself and want to help others do the same!

What sets you apart from other dietary/personal care sellers/brands?

When you start Isagenix with me, you don’t just buy a product, you gain a friend who doesn’t judge you and genuinely cares about helping you reach your goals. I find ways to motivate you and show you how to use the program in a way that’s suitable for your goals and lifestyle. I can relate to so many because I didn’t always have a healthy lifestyle but can show you how to create one with the convenience of Isagenix. Motivation, accountability, workout buddies, reminders, and encouragement go a long way and I provide them all!

What can customers, friends, and the audience overall expect from you and your brand?

Authenticity! You will always get the real me and my best efforts to get your best results. As for the company, I have never experienced better customer service or professionalism. They will go above and beyond to ensure your happiness, they stand behind their products 100%, and ensure they use the best ingredients to give us the best results.

Isagenix sport and hydration product

What has been your most inspiring moment since joining Isagenix? Why?

I have 2 very inspiring moments…

#1-My very good friend had me in tears after sharing her results! She had a baby and was stuck in pajamas nursing all day, fell in a rut, and thought she’d never get out. She started Isagenix for her personal goals but later realized that she was getting healthy for her family. Her heartfelt “thank you” for changing her life and giving her the hope she needed to make her comeback inspired me to keep sharing the blessing of health made easy by Isagenix.

#2-They say that events change lives and they really do! Last year, my family joined me at the Isagenix end of the year event “Celebration”. My husband, Hector, had never attended an event like this but I knew he’d go if I was able to cover the expenses from bonuses and promotions for rank advancing…and I did! There we heard some very successful leaders share how they started and how far they’ve come, but 1 story had me in tears. It was about a mom who was very successful in her career but traveled a lot and didn’t get to spend much time with her kids. As her son was getting dressing for school one day, she realized that his pants were short and she realized how much he had grown and she was missing it all. She was aware of the opportunity with Isagenix and decided to walk away from her corporate job to pursue a future with Isagenix and have more time with her family. She is now a 6 figure income earner, works from home, and travels often WITH her family!

Isagenix crystal executive league

I was so happy that my husband was with me at this event because although he has been very supportive all along, he now sees and understands my mission and why I am pursuing this opportunity with Isagenix. My children deserve a full time mom and my tennis schedule at the time didn’t allow that. Since starting my business with Isagenix, I have cut back on teaching tennis lessons to be have more time with Sergio and Sofia. I do this for them…to provide a healthy lifestyle and be present in their lives every single day. They are “My Why”!

Family portrait

How can we meet and learn more about you and your products?

On Friday, May 4th from 6:30-9pm, I’ll be hosting a Mother’s Day Shopping event (access invite here). All of the vendors at my event were carefully picked. I have personally worked with all of them and would refer them to anyone. You will see their passion in their work and they will provide the best service. We want everyone to give themselves or a friend a gift that we know they deserve. It will be a lot of fun and I look forward to being with a group of authentic women supporting one another.

Upon meeting Lili, I was in awe at her level of sincerity and passion with empowering others. I’m so grateful to have come across her rock star personal brand and have been introduced to some amazing health & wellness products. I’m thrilled to introduce you all to this rejuvenating spirit as Lili truly is a walking example of transformation!

Maximum Style, Minimum Investment: Meet Tampa’s Fresh Eyes Behind The Trendsetting Jewelry Collection, Modern Mesh

IMG-3459A rock star mom by day, fashion creative by night, Melissa Gapuz Batto is such an inspiring figure in her industry and beyond. As a 40-something years young female entrepreneur, Melissa is redefining the fashion world and breaking down boundaries, one bangle at a time. Balancing her full-time career as a Modern mom and owner of Modern Mesh, this Tampa-based fashion guru leads by example with the unlimited ways of putting passion into action. For Melissa, this passion has forever involved fashion, and, she is now sharing her dream-come-true for all trendsetters with her curated, contemporary jewelry collection at eye-catching and affordable price points. Curious to learn more about this beautiful soul and talented rock star? Keep reading on and get ready to be captivated by Melissa’s enchanting energy!

P.S. Be sure to scroll below for a few special prizes shared by Melissa exclusively for you!

Modern Mesh Jewerly Owner

Meet Melissa Batto

An Insider Glimpse Into The Creative Spirit of Modern Mesh

Can you tell me about your background?

I’ve been in Fashion Retail for over 20 years! I started out as a Sales Associate at 16 years old at a trendy ladies apparel shop in Virginia Beach, VA, where I’m originally from. Since then, I’ve always been drawn to retail and fashion. The last position I held in the workforce was at a high luxury department store as a Sales Manager for Women’s Clothing. For 12 years, I was surrounded with the most sought after fashion collections and worked with the most creative, brilliant, & talented individuals in a magnificently pristine & elegant setting.

I feel that my experience in Fashion Retail has given me the best tools and understanding of running a business and, ultimately, helped me build the foundation of my business, Modern Mesh.

What has motivated you to follow the path that has led you to where you are today?

I left my accomplished position to pursue a new path that I knew NOTHING about. As a full-time mom, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to experience my son’s firsts in life, see his eyes light up when I taught him something new, and create memories we both will treasure.

When my son turned 1 1/2, I felt the drive to re-enter the fashion industry. The creativity, talent, & passion inside me needed to be unleashed and I really wanted to pour it into something that was mine. I decided to create a name for my brand. I didn’t have a vision for it at the time, but having my brand name really motivated me to search & find exactly what Modern Mesh is today.

How did you come up with the brand name “Modern Mesh”?

I wanted my brand to start with Modern because I love all things modern: modern fashion, modern art, modern home decor, and modern technology.

“MESH” is actually an acronym in which each letter stands for a passion in my life: Motherhood, Empowerment, Style, and Home & Health.

Once I finally had my vision for Modern Mesh, “Mesh” ended up having a secondary meaning. In the dictionary, “mesh” means to be in or bring harmony to and that’s exactly what the collection does; you can harmoniously mix, match, and layer all of the jewelry pieces together. It effectively became the perfect name for my brand.

I love how MESH is an acronym for a passion in your life. Can you describe each passion for us?

I’d love to!

Motherhood- I am a full-time Mom to a 3 year old boy. He’s my everything and my goal in life is to hopefully mold him into a kind & decent human being.

Empowerment- I’m a woman who truly believes in empowering and supporting other women.

Style- Fashion has been a constant in my life since I was a teen.

Home & Health- Leading a healthy and balanced life is important to me and my family.

How did Modern Mesh start?

Can you believe I started out selling just 1 style on Facebook? At the time (September 2016), chokers & the resurgence of the 90’s trends appeared and being a kid growing up in the 90’s- I was all over that! I decided to buy the wrap choker at wholesale because I absolutely loved its versatility. I posted various ways to wear the Wrap Choker to my FB and it sold out immediately! It was so invigorating and set a fire for me to continue with fashion jewelry.

Since then, I’ve launched 5 collections and I currently offer over 45 different styles.

What led you to create a concept that ties back to modern fashion trends at affordable price points?

My mantra is Maximum Style for a Minimal Investment. Not only did I want to offer a collection filled with what’s trending in fashion, but I also wanted to offer a collection that was extremely affordable. A concept that speaks to all ages and any budget

What sets Modern Mesh apart from other jewelry companies?

I think it’s the endless ways to exude YOUR personal style with the collection. You can choose to wear 1 piece for a minimalist look, or choose multiple pieces to layer for a statement look.

What has been your most inspiring moment so far for Modern Mesh, and why?

Working on my latest line, Pop Fizz Pink by Modern Mesh, has been the most inspired collection thus far (and my favorite!) The inspiration behind the collection is Rosé Champagne- sweet, flirty, and bubbly.  This collection is ultra-feminine with ladylike details and is featured in shades of pink- a hue that is classic, timeless, and very now!

My vision for this collection was very clear because I analyzed the strengths and opportunities of the previous collections, listened to my market’s desires, and researched the trends.  From this, I was able to curate a collection that I felt truly confident in!

If you’d have to choose, which piece of accessory is a must-have and why?

I am absolutely in LOVE with anything Metallic Rosé -the Modern Mesh rose gold! But if I had to choose a must-have piece, I would choose the Nail Bangle. This Bangle is to die for and is gorgeous in the metallic rosé! To me, it’s a universal piece that goes with everything. Wear it alone or stack it with your fav bangles!

What can we expect from Modern Mesh in the next coming months?

I’m so excited to announce that I will be opening a Pop up Shop at my favorite specialty shop, {A} Haley Boutique! For Summer 2018, I will be launching the Ethereal White Collection by Modern Mesh.

Spring trendsetting jewelry collection

A Bundle Of Surprises From Modern Mesh To You

With a benevolent heart and sensational character, Melissa brings an entirely new vision for everyone to embrace their authentic style. Discover the ever-so ravishing Pop Fizz Pink Collection here as well as other awe-inspiring collections, such as The Good Vibes. As a special gift for you, be sure to take 15% off your entire order with discount code ADarlingMoment! Even more exciting is that you’ll have the chance to meet Melissa and see her most captivating collection at The Pop Fizz Pink Party on March 10th at {A} Haley Boutique! So save the date and get ready to revamp your Spring ensemble!

P.S. Check out and follow Modern Mesh at @modernmesh on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to stay updated with current collections!

Pop Fizz Pink Collection

 

 

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Styling Inspo by Melissa

 

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