Fitness

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,...
Pre-Power Class Power Food
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
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...
Marvin Madariaga
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...
Inner Athlete
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
    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...
       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...
  Many people experience joint clicking when doing certain body movements. The occasional knee pop when standing up, ankle clicks, and knuckle cracks can have you wondering, why? Luckliy it is incredibly common and we have found out the answers to many of your questions concerning joint noises.  Why are our joints making noise? The main and simple answer is...
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...
Many people have heard of vitamin shot injections from articles on celebrities who swear by them and use them religiously. We did a little research about how they benefit the body and if they are worth the sting, monetary wise and literally. Research shows that taking vitamins orally is not always the best way to absorb nutrients because of the many factors...