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Rules for Running
Aug 09, 2019
A sport that is usually a punishment for other sports doesn’t always get its badge of “bad-ass” honor. And with that badge comes some standard golden rules to keep it intact.    1. Mimic the pace you're training for. Practice makes perfect. If you want to run 3 miles at a 7-minute pace, you need to practice running 3 miles at a 7-minute pace. Seems...
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Tech Neck: Stop the Epidemic
Aug 09, 2019
Chances are that you have a smartphone and chances are that you may have a new phenomenon called Tech Neck. Tech Neck is stiffness and pain in the neck caused by spending hours hunched over a screen(s). Most of us don’t even realize how much we check our phones, iPads, laptops, or other handheld devices but the number is definitely up there. Let’s be...
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TBC Goes Green
Jul 26, 2019
It is no surprise that we are in dire need of taking care of our environment. The alarming data and depletion of resources can be overwhelming and makes it tricky to figure out where to start to help. And while three-quarters of Americans claim to be concerned about the environment, only 1 in 5 say they are conscious about reducing their carbon footprint...
Marvin Madariaga - TBC coach
Jul 01, 2019
In between training and coaching sessions and making everyone in the gym laugh, we got to get real with Coach Marvin Madariaga in the Pilates studio. Madariaga, also known as “The Mad Lion” joined the TBC family in 2006 and has never looked back. Coach Marvin admitted that his guilty pleasure is watching World of Dance despite the fact that his footwork in...
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summer beach in Reads UK
Jul 01, 2019
  Whether you’re lounging poolside, tanning on the sand, or relaxing indoors, you’ll need a good book to keep you company during any summer day or night.    1. Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russel:  This collection has 8 short stories that are perfect for being able to read and then take a dip into the pool. Although, with Karen Russel, it may be...
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Top Sports Bars in San Diego
Jul 01, 2019
Trying out different places to watch a game/fight/match (you name it) is crucial to finding your spot. Here are some of the top sports bars in SD to scope out.    Best Sports Bars in San Diego       Home & Away: Home & Away embodies San Diego with its light and beachy feel. Its newest location is under the historic Encinitas sign on the 101...
how to be athletic
Jul 01, 2019
ath·lete /ˈaTHˌlēt/ Noun a person trained or gifted in exercises or contests involving physical agility, stamina, or strength; a participant in a sport, exercise, or game requiring physical skill.   Sometimes hearing and using the term “athlete” can be intimidating, to say the least. It’s not too far out of reach to feel like athletes are in this exclusive...
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Personal Accountability Tips
Jul 01, 2019
Staying on top of the seemingly never-ending to-do list can be extremely tricky to do without a manager over your shoulder. The good news is you don’t need a manager over your shoulder since you can be your own by mastering the art of personal accountability.   There is no question it has become ultra-common to run on an empty fuel tank or the “fuel low”...
Life Hack: Fast On Your Next Long Flight
Apr 24, 2019
Have big travel plans coming up? Make sure you fast on your flight. Here’s why:    Reduce Jet-lag. As a way of coping with a long 12-hour flight often times we load up on snacks as a distraction tactic. On your next long flight skip the in-flight meals and terminal snacks, instead fast until you land to help avoid symptoms of jet-lag. The reason this helps...
Your Treadmill Workouts Are Too Long
Apr 24, 2019
Unless you are training for a long distance running competition your treadmill workouts should be no longer than 25 minutes. This is good news for most of us who truly hate cardiovascular based workouts. Here are the reasons why:    Your workout can be more intense.  For longer runs we tend to set a slower pace so that we do not feel like we are not going...
Female Fitness Influencers to Follow
Apr 24, 2019
The female fitness influencers from San Diego you should be following.  Looking for some extra inspiration, we have curated a list of the top female fitness influencers in San Diego that will help keep you motivated.  @sweatinsd / Arielle Berneman- This East Coast blogger babe has made San Diego her home by sweating her way through the city. From class...
Optimize Your Off-Days
Apr 24, 2019
Whether you are deep into your fitness routine or just starting out, off-days are an essential part of your routine. They play an integral part of the muscle recovery and muscle building process. When you skip a rest day your body is unable to repair muscle tissue and decrease inflammation build up. Although it can feel as though you are promoting laziness...
Our Coach: Brandon Kurosawa
Apr 08, 2019
  Brandon Kurosawa grew up on the islands of Hawaii, and at a young age became interested in martial arts, more specifically wrestling. His dedication to the sport in his teen years named him a 3X LA City Wrestling Champion. When he moved to San Diego for college he searched for a place where he could learn new styles of martial arts and also have an outlet...
Save Face With These Post Workout Masks
Mar 27, 2019
You are already getting your body ready for the the summer. It's time to add to your wellness routine and take care of the money maker with these post workout face masks. (Gentlemen, you need these too!) Try out these masks and get ready for your skin to glow!  1. LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask- A killer body needs a killer complexion, and this mask will help...
How To Become An Early Riser
Mar 27, 2019
    With summer on it's way in and winter heading out, your social calendar is about to fill up with all kinds of post daylight savings outings. During the colder months it was easy to turn down after work happy hour, head to the gym in the evening, and finish your day with a hot shower and a Netflix night cuddled up in bed. But with the sun now setting...
Collagen Conclusion
Mar 27, 2019
       The consumption of collagen peptides has grown as a major trend in the wellness and health community in the past two years. When we hear the word collagen most of us immediately think of skin treaments and different skin products. Collagen is the major protein found in our skin that keeps our faces glowing, plump, and fine line free. However, it is...
Why Are My Joints Clicking When I Work Out?
Mar 27, 2019
  Many people experience joint clicking when doing certain body movements. If you've been asking yourself, 'Why do my elbow pop when I do a push up?', you're not alone. Yet, the occasional knee pop when standing up, elbow crack when doing push ups, and knuckle cracks can have you wondering, why? Luckily it is incredibly common and we have found out the...
What's in your gym bag: Jessica Smith Bridges
Feb 12, 2019
We had the pleasure of sitting down with blue-eyed babe Jessica Smith Bridges to find out how she prepares for the gym and what motivates her to stick to such a regimented gym routine. Jessica became a member at The Boxing Club in April 2013 after receiving a special one-month coupon from a friend. At that time she was working at Robeks, the smoothie shop...