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Tips for BJJ Beginners
Jul 20, 2020
There’s a lot to learn when it comes to BJJ. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed. BJJ is a new world of technique, culture, class structure, and social dynamics. You will find yourself doing a lot of trial and error - fun, right?    1.Consistency We bet you’ve heard a thousand times that consistency is key. Well *insert shrug here*. Figure out when training...
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Top Tips for Delegation
Jul 20, 2020
We’re all always trying to do the most, right? Does that sound a little bit familiar? We’ve socially constructed this immeasurable need to always be doing something, to be doing it at 110% and that “if you want something done the right way, then you have to just do it yourself”. Let’s challenge that a little bit, shall we?    Delegation is one of the most...
Fitness + Physical & Mental Health
Jul 20, 2020
The world is facing a time in history unlike any before - social revolution and pandemic in one. Stay-at-home orders have challenged some of us physically, some mentally, some financially or some a combination of the three. As we are continuously reminded of how important our health is (both mentally and physically), fitness is one of the best ways to stay...
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu vs. Judo
Jul 20, 2020
Ahh, one of the ultimate questions in the grappling world -- what is the difference between Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? There’s usually a follow-up question along the lines of -- which one is better? Before putting the two through the ringer for best, we first must understand the uniqueness of both. Judo and BJJ are both incredible forms of combat sports...
Outdoor Fitness Safety during COVID-19
Jul 20, 2020
The time of COVID-19 has been nothing short of lots of change and being in the unknown. Safety and health come first before being able to do anything else. Plus, if COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is to be thankful for what we have and to adapt. We know that there has been a lot of information constantly thrown at you recently, but we want to emphasize...
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Successful Planner Planning Tips
Jun 26, 2020
We love a good planner, who doesn’t? Maybe those who don’t know how to use a planner properly. Here are some tips on how to properly plan your planner to make sure you’re getting the most out of it.    Begin with the monthly view to put into perspective how you’re going to need to prioritize your weeks accordingly -- birthdays, big meetings, weekend...
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How to Interview: Tips & Tricks
Jun 26, 2020
One of the best and worst parts of the interviewing process is that it is an art that can always be improved on. We know times are especially difficult right now and it is kinda the perfect opportunity to circle back to our current interview strengths and weaknesses. We can applaud our strengths and continue to incorporate them while giving some much...
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Summer Hikes in SD!
Jun 26, 2020
June gloom is almost gone and hot girl summer is here. It’s the perfect time to start getting out and exploring all that beautiful San Diego has to offer. When you live in one of the most beautiful places with all different types of scenery, it can sometimes be easy to take it for granted - WELL, NOT TODAY TBC FAM, NOT TODAY!    San Diego County is 4,261...
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Bathroom Organization Tips
Jun 26, 2020
Alright, fam. Quarantine has taught us a lot and has allowed for many of us to get started on that to-do list that never got any shorter, just longer. Since we’re all in semi-isolation, let's use this time to work on some of the things that we wouldn’t usually prioritize. Something we can always prioritize is our skin, hygiene, and mental health. Combine...
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Phase 2 COVID-19 FAQs
Jun 08, 2020
1. Am I getting a refund on my membership because of COVID-19? The total time of our temporary closure will be credited to your account and will be applied to your first bill date of our reopening (round 2!).    2. Is my account frozen? Will I be able to extend my freeze until I am comfortable to come back to the club? All accounts will be unfrozen on the...
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How to Clean Combat Gear
May 27, 2020
Martial arts can teach you all sorts of things -- discipline, mental strength, and now… cleaning expertise! There is the inevitable side effect of martials arts *dun dun* SWEATING! Without proper cleaning of your gear, you are asking for a breeding ground for bacteria and disgusting smells. Even if you let those wraps or gi for a day or two without a good...
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The Importance of Sleep
May 27, 2020
In a time when we are all hyper-aware of our health, it is even more important to understand the impact that sleep can have on our overall health and well-being. DREAM ON, TBC FAM!   Life can be so busy and hectic. When life becomes busy, we begin to drop or neglect other pieces of our lives to try and make everything fit. Sleep is often one of those pieces...
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The Comeback: TBC Edition
May 27, 2020
We know that in years to come, there will be history books and podcasts galore about COVID-19 and being quarantined due to a pandemic in 2020. With that being said, we are wanting to stress the comeback that will also go down in history from TBC.    TBC fam, we want to thank you. We couldn’t be more grateful or inspired by the love and support we have...
How to Track Progress
May 27, 2020
If you’re here because you’re looking for a way to keep track of all the hard work you’re putting into your fitness routine or for a little more accountability, that’s great! It’s one of the most vital pieces of a fitness routine and ways to make sure that you know you’re doing what works best for your body. If you’re going to put in the time and effort to...
History of the Burpee
May 27, 2020
You may dread the burpee and we don’t blame you. BUT.. there’s something to be said for this insanely effective exercise that has become a fitness staple. The potentially cruel and unusual punishment that is the burpee had a beginning -- ever curious as to what that may be? *QUICK:* How do you picture the person who invented the burpee?    In 1939, Royal...
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Work From Home Tips
Apr 29, 2020
For many of us, being able to work from home has been an incredible blessing - 1) still employed 2) no dress code 3) no commute 4) flexibility for personal matters. Some of us may have worked from home before COVID-19; however, this large influx of people working from home calls for some tips and tricks on how to make the most from working at home for...
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How to Clean and Sanitize Gym Equipment
Apr 29, 2020
Whether this is for your home-gym or if you’re at TBC, knowing how to properly clean and sanitize gym equipment is crucial. Even if you’re the only one using your home-gym, it’s important to still know how to sanitize your equipment regularly. There are germs that are lurking on your resistance bands, weights, cardio equipment, yoga mat, handwraps, etc. Don...
Bodyweight exercises at home
Apr 29, 2020
Being at home doesn’t mean you have to quit making gains. We are learning firsthand how incredible our bodies are. No weights? No problem. Try to snag some dumbbells on Amazon or Target or really anywhere and nothing? We got you. All you need is your body, some motivation, a TBC playlist, and getting your head in it. While we wish that you were able to get...