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Is Aikido or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu the Martial Art for You?
Jan 22, 2021
Aikido and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) are two incredible martial art forms that developed from the same land  - Japan - but took on different physical and philosophical pathways. The article explores the origins, history, and current state of each martial art to help you decide upon which one to study. Aikido Origins Aikido is a martial art form that...
How Sore is Too Sore?
Jan 06, 2021
HOW SORE IS TOO SORE?    Muscle soreness is NORMAL - to an extent.  Have you ever had one of those workouts where you leave knowing that the next day you’re going to feel that extra set you did? We’ve certainly been there, especially with Coach Gio’s Power Boxing class. It’s a physical form of proof that you put in hard work and got your muscles doing...
Master the Rower
Jan 06, 2021
Master the Rower   Ahhh, the rower. Don’t be fooled by this machine just because you get to sit down while performing the exercise. Each rowing stroke activates 84% of our muscles. Yes, read that again - 84%. This includes your posterior chain as well aka your hammies, glutes, lats, and traps. But in order to get the most about the rower, you need to...
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2020 Rewind
Jan 01, 2021
BYE 2020!   Okay - it’s here. It’s finally here. It’s time to say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021. It’s fair to say that 2020 is probably the year that none of us we’re expecting and drafts of our current reality are being written for history books already. Some feel like 2020 has been the longest year while others question where the year went. Maybe...
3 Top Explosive Movements for Athletes
Jan 01, 2021
3 Top Explosive Movements for Athletes   Being an athlete is more than just being strong. We all love a good deadlift, squat, bench press, but c’mon - we know to be a good athlete you also have to be explosive and able to move. Humans were never designed to move with such little focus on explosiveness. It’s all about redirecting and re-designing movements...
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TBC Takes It Outside FAQ's
Dec 04, 2020
Get ready… we’re expanding outside. Please keep in mind that policies, procedures, classes and hours of operations are subject to change. As we continue to perfect our outdoor operations to provide the best, safest experience possible this page will be updated to reflect our most up to date changes.   1. What should I expect classes to be like? You should...
Fitness Myths 2020
Dec 02, 2020
2020 has been… a lot. It has been a time of difficulty, learning moments and time to learn real truths. We thought we’d finish out 2020 with debunking some fitness myths so you can go into 2021 with better intentions and goals. You and your time are much too valuable.    Burning Fat = Cardio Time! Yes, cardio is a great way to burn fat and should be...
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Tips for Healthy Eating Habits during Holiday Season
Dec 02, 2020
Let’s start this by acknowledging that the holidays bring different emotions, struggles, and experiences for everyone.  This can be in terms of relationships, food, money, etc. A large focus during the holiday season is food. Did someone say eggnog, pumpkin spice everything, and large quantities of indulgences.    Hey, life is too short for indulgences to...
5 Common Push Up Mistakes
Dec 02, 2020
Potentially one of the simplest and most effective bodyweight exercises out there would be the push-up. Regardless of its popularity and reputation, many people are making small to large mistakes in regards to their push up game that risks it all. It puts progress at risk as well pain and injury.    Elbows Elbows can be awkward and make it difficult to find...
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Stocking Stuffers for Fitness Enthusiasts
Dec 02, 2020
Alexa, call Santa… OR TBC!  We all love a good stocking stuffer, don’t we? Who would love an easier time shopping for those prime goodies for a loved one’s stocking? You can’t see, but we’re raising our hands real high. It can be so easy to pick out stocking stuffers that are redundant or seem rather… how do we put this nicely, cheap? By cheap, we don’t...
Nov 12, 2020
Books are still legit and you can keep studying Jiu-Jitsu even when you’re off the mat. There are plenty of awesome Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) books written by the Gracie family and other BJJ athletes to help you reach your potential. While BJJ can’t actually be learned from books, you can certainly learn a lot. It isn’t a substitute for going to class but...
Nov 12, 2020
Champion Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters Are you curious about who the GOATs of Jiu-Jitsu are? Becoming one of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) fighters of all time is something that only a handful of people will actually be able to achieve in their lifetime. One thing is for sure - those that do make it onto the best of all-time list are on the list for...
Nov 12, 2020
You’re ready to hit the mats? We’re so excited for you. This next venture is going to be the journey of all journeys. It’s time to surrender any negativity or ego before stepping onto the mat. There’s a lot of heart, soul, and learning that is about to go down. Read on to learn our top tips on how to get into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). Where it all began...
Nov 12, 2020
What’s the difference between Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Diving into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is massively more meaningful when there is a foundation for its history and present. Jiu-Jitsu (JJ) was one of the first martial arts to be formed into a system to be taught and practiced. Japanese Jiu-Jitsu came long, long, long before Brazilian Jiu-...
Nov 12, 2020
Wearing high-quality clothing can make all the difference when you’re training in a martial art. We’ve pulled together a list of our favourite martial arts clothing brands to help you decide who to turn to for comfortable and performance-boosting gear. Diamond Diamond is a sporting equipment company that designs, manufactures, distributes and sells...
The Ultimate BJJ Beginner Guide
Nov 10, 2020
The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to BJJ You ready to hit the mats? We’re so excited for you. This next venture is going to be the journey of all journeys. It’s time to surrender any negativity or ego before stepping onto the mat. There’s a lot of heart, soul, and learning that is about to go down. Here’s the ultimate beginner’s guide to BJJ.   Where it all...
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Why You're Not Making Progress
Nov 10, 2020
PROGRESS Let’s talk a thing or two about progress - have you been working out consistently and eating better, but still not losing weight? It’s probably fair to say that we’ve all been there looking at the scale with a puzzled face and irritated attitude afterwards. The good news is that there could be a reason that will explain turn the puzzled face into...
How to Pick Your Gym Bag
Nov 10, 2020
Okay, so similarly speaking to everything else we’ve been learning through this interesting year, there has been time and opportunity to re-evaluate how we were doing things before. We’ve been learning that all the little things add up to be the big things. One of the most powerful and important things to surface from the current pandemic is a renewed...