A message from Paige Hemmis: MOVE TO THE GROOVE!

That’s been our motto all week as we’ve teamed up with Lexington Homes to build an incredible house for this family. In keeping with Rhex Arboleda’s message, we’ve tried to incorporate dance into everything we do! We surprised the family by creating a “flash mob” in the local farmer’s market – all dancing to the moves that Rhex created for his students. Then, we called in our friends from Dancing With The Stars, to help us tear down this house during demolition….we did some “break” dancing, the “crowbar crunch”, the “chainsaw pull”, and several other dance moves that resulted in complete demolition of the family’s 586 square foot house. Now…as the family is getting ready to come home and see the beautiful (slightly bigger) home that has been created, it really gets us in the mood to celebrate…and dance!

One thing we’ve learned about what Rhex has created with “Move to the Groove” is what a great workout dance can be! I think what Rhex has done for kids is truly genius – it fights childhood obesity by getting kids to have a great time through dance. If you are anything like me, I do NOT like going to the gym to work out. But throwing on a good song and grooving to it? Now that’s my kind of workout! And believe me, after being swirled and twirled by Derek Hough and Tony Dovolani of Dancing With The Stars this week, I am soooo sore! Rhex definitely got it right….dancing is a GREAT workout.

So, in addition to building this family a great home, we want to help spread the Arboleda’s message to help combat childhood obesity and get everyone MOVING TO THE GROOVE! We encourage everyone to download Rhex’s song, his video, and his curriculum…in households and in schools all over the world…and GET MOVING!

On behalf of Ty, Michael, Xzibit, myself and everyone at Extreme Makeover: Home Edition…Thank you for being a part of our special week!

-Paige Hemmis, Designer/Carpenter Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

If you want to help the Arboleda family continue their mission, YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT! Text ANY dollar amount to help! Text “groove” and the dollar amount to 27138 (like groove 100 to 27138). Help us keep the groove moving!!!

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