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Sep 18, 2019
Finally, surfing will be introduced as an Olympic sport at the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo (about damn time, right?). Now that the sport is getting the recognition it deserves, it’s a good time to learn a thing or two about how surfers train.    SHAKA SHAKA   One of the biggest mistakes that any surfer or athlete can make is to jump into training, the surf,...
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Member Highlight: Peter Lemke
Sep 18, 2019
His guilty pleasure is raw cookie dough, he’s the owner of a 120-pound silver lab who is more like his roommate, and currently eats salad for breakfast. Peter Lemke is 34-years old and is originally from Mesa, Arizona. You may find Lemke at his favorite San Diego spot, Kate Sessions Park – probably with his dog child. A hidden treasure about Peter’s...
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Gym Bag Beauty
Sep 18, 2019
Living an active lifestyle shouldn’t mean that you have to sacrifice your skin. Being active exposes us to sun, sweat, makeup, dirt, cuts, bruises, chlorine, salt, wind, and heat. Skin can become reactive with all of the stuff we don’t want: irritation, redness, discoloration, congestion, oiliness, blotchiness, dryness, and uneven skin tone.   ...
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TBC Coach Highlight: Aurora Adamecias
Sep 04, 2019
“We are more than what we do, more than our passions.”   Meet Coach Aurora Adamecias, aka certified bad-ass. We’re currently in the process of trying to get her legal middle name to become “bad-ass” (we’re serious). Adamecias was born in New Orleans, but her favorite San Diego spots are Mission Bay and Balboa Park. You can catch her dancing to...
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Busy Is The New Tired
Sep 04, 2019
Remember, when someone would ask “how are you?” and the autopilot response would be “I’m tired”? Now, the new autopilot response is “busy”. “I’m busy” has become the new “I’m tired” even though we’re still tired. Why?   Busy, busy, busy! We’ve become addicted to busy. This doesn’t mean we’re addicted to productivity, but we’re addicted to being busy...
Pre-Power Class Power Food
Aug 09, 2019
Food is fuel, food is confusing.   There’s so much information out there about what you should and shouldn’t eat. It can be hard to figure out who is actually telling you the truth. We all know the truth about TBC’s Power-anything class – you’re going to WORK and here’s the low down about some of the best foods to eat before class. Remember, a car...
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...
TBC Coach Highlight: Milan Bakic
Jul 31, 2019
Peru native and new TBC coach, Milan Bakic calls ice cream his guilty pleasure and his favorite San Diego spot is the Fish Market downtown. His biggest strength as a person and a martial artist is loyalty and discipline. He finds his heart to be his weakness and would tell his 19-year old self, “if I knew then what I know now”. With 17 years of Brazilian...
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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
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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Top Summer Reads 2019
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...
Inner Athlete
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”...
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...
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...
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...