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We All Scream For Smoothies: 2 Delicious & Healthy Recipes

Posted by on Apr 18, 2015 in Blog, Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition | 0 comments

We All Scream For Smoothies: 2 Delicious & Healthy Recipes

When I’m trying to eat clean, I often struggle with making smart choices, as I presume everyone does. We are surrounded by fast food chains, ice cream shops, and restaurants that house our favorite meals. I know for me personally after dieting for a while I feel a huge need for something cold and sweet. I know I can’t have a milkshake, but a smoothie would definitely curb that desire. But it can be so hard to find a place that serves healthy smoothies. A lot of places claim to serve healthy, all natural smoothies (I’m not going to name names, but you can probably guess the hugely popular...

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I’ve Got 99 Regrets But Working Out Ain’t One!

Posted by on Apr 5, 2015 in Blog, Kickboxing, Workout Routines | 2 comments

I’ve Got 99 Regrets But Working Out Ain’t One!

“I never regret when I do it. I always regret when I don’t.” My sister said this to me quite a few years ago when I was still in high school. I was sixteen and content with eating like crap and only working out during sports’ season. So, needless to say I had put on a few pounds. I wasn’t fat by any means, but I would be lying if I said I had a flat stomach and didn’t struggle buttoning my jeans. My sister noticed this and really was just trying to help me get in better shape, by encouraging me to run. I had gone with her a few times and after about a week I got discouraged...

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How I Beat The Workout Woes (And You Can Too!)

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Blog, Judo/Jiu-jitsu (Grappling), Kickboxing, Self-defense, Workout Routines | 0 comments

How I Beat The Workout Woes (And You Can Too!)

What are the reasons you have for not working out? “I don’t have enough time during the day to work out; I’m just too busy.” Been there. “I can’t afford a membership to join a gym.” Done that. “I’m already too overweight and I really don’t have the motivation.” Oh have I been there. These have been my reasons in the past and maybe they are your reasons too. As a mom of two I had to really dig deep to find the motivation to workout and lose the baby weight both times. And yet even though I was dying to get rid of the flab around my waist, the jiggle under my arms, and the chub rub between my...

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Only An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Blog, Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition | 0 comments

Only An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away?

Maybe if you’re like me, the first time you had ever heard of a “fruitarian” came from watching this scene from “ Notting Hill.” While you may think that the movie was poking fun at the diet and exaggerating it, I will tell you that they were in fact doing the exact opposite. Some are like Hugh Grant’s date and will only eat fruit that fall naturally to the earth., while others are a little more relaxed. They will eat other fruits, nuts, and even berries that need to be plucked without feeling guilty and thinking that they harmed the food in any way. But the bottom line is that fruitarians...

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A”rousey”ing Victory!

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Blog, Judo/Jiu-jitsu (Grappling), Kickboxing, Self-defense, Workout Routines | 0 comments

A”rousey”ing Victory!

Two fighters. One title. Fastest submission in UFC history. Do I have you hooked yet? Well unless you’ve been living under a rock, you most likely have heard about the record shattering defeat Ronda Rousey had over Cat Zingano this past weekend during UFC 184. People from all over the world were waiting (not so patiently I might add) for THE fight of the night and it’s safe to say they were not disappointed. Rousey ended the fight only 14 seconds into the first round with her signature arm bar, setting a new record and making UFC history. It left not only the crowd, but also her opponent...

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JUDO CAN COMPETE WITH BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU IF IT HAS THE COURAGE TO REINVENT ITSELF

Posted by on Jun 2, 2012 in Blog | 1 comment

This article, “Judo’s Decline: Is it Your (Our) Fault? The Business and Art of Teaching and Spreading Judo” was recently posted to the International Freestyle Judo Alliance’sFacebook Group and started a very stimulating and insightful discussion.  One post in particular by my colleague, Chuck Drust, was very eloquent and informative and I got his permission to share it with you here.  He writes: For several years now I’ve been surveying my incoming students to find out why they were taking Judo. It is a section right on my registration form; if other martial arts schools do this, I am...

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