Lose Sight of The Shore

Lose Sight of Shore

 

The ocean is vast and can be scary. Staying on land is secure. Safe. Wading out into the water requires some courage. Setting sail and going out beyond the break takes even more guts. Completely losing sight of the shore will truly test your confidence. It is not easy to go beyond the view of that security.

 

We want to stay in our comfort zone. Even those who are at home on the water can become complacent to seas they know well. We value the familiar. We shy from the unknown. Confidence in where we have been, what we know we can do and understand feel good. Exposing weakness and admitting our lack of knowledge is scary and tough on the ego. To truly grow, improve and gain more knowledge we must be willing to leave those known areas and push ourselves.

 

My journey into Brazilian Jiu JItsu has been an adventure and a test. I have Black Belts in multiple martial arts including Japanese Ju JItsu (we even spell it different). While I have accomplished skills in martial arts Brazilian Jiu JItsu is new to me. That pure focus on grappling is different from my previous styles. It would be easy for me to stay in my secure and confident areas and prove my strengths. Admitting a weakness and a hole takes courage I was not sure I had.

 

At my age, at this point in trying to grow a business why push myself? Why take on something new? Why not just reinforce my strengths and highlight those to attract and “wow” my students? There are two huge reasons to keep pushing myself. 1. How can I ask my students to grow, try something new and walk into new territory if I will not. 2. If I want to teach well rounded and strong martial artists, I have to become as strong and well rounded as possible. That includes working on my weak areas.

 

By losing site of the shore and in turn dropping my ego before I sail off, I will not only become a better person but my students and hopefully others will be inspired to as well.

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New Team Member - Tyler McCraley - Yoga Instructor

We met Tyler through clients who were aqttending his Yoga sessions. We tried a class with him and had a blast. His classes will be part of our program and we will be adding others as well. He conducts his classes outdoors so a fun way to enjoy our beautiful city of San Diego.

 

Tyler:

 

Born in the rocky mountains of Salt Lake City,  I am passionainte about helping people achieve better health and well being. I believe fitness can be enjoyable and challenging at the same time. Yoga has been a powerful tool in my life and I enjoy helping people connect with their bodies on a deeper level. In my classes we'll focus on the power of deep breathing, correct alignment and focusing the mind.   I love nature and being outdoors. When I'm not doing yoga you'll find my exploring the beaches and enjoying the sunshine and surf. 
 
 
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New Team Member - Jerrelle Wilson - Yoga Instructor

Jerrelle is our first team member we found through an official job search. We are excited for his unique Yoga and assistance in marketing.

I've been practicing yoga since 2013, attracted to the practice because I saw the inner strength and benefits you can get from allowing yourself to be grounded on the mat. I wanted to find a way to stay grounded and connected to who I am as a person and yoga is key to that. Based on his newly found love of the practice I enrolled in the teacher certification program at I AM YOGA Wellness and received my yoga teacher certification in March of 2015.

I enjoy teaching various types of classes including Vinyasa as well as Hatha style and like to incorporate Yin yoga into my classes that allows for students to get deeper into poses and to begin releasing deeper muscle tissues. I enjoy bringing a fun energy that encourages students to go farther at the same time honoring their bodies while on the mat.

I want students to have a positive experience and truly enjoy yoga. Yoga, “Is a journey of learning the inner you and letting yourself become one with the world around you.

 

 Jerrelle

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New Team Member - - Eric Romo - Trainer

We were lucky to meet Eric by chance. He just happened to walk by Setting Sun dojo and came in to train with us for a class. He fit in quickly and now is joining our team teaching Karate Body Fitness and Kickboxing Classes. He will also be handling some marketing and recruiting duties.

 

Born in Chicago and Houston raised, Eric has always enjoyed sharing his love for movement with those around him. With over 20 years experience in traditional martial arts, he brings focus, energy and spirit to each of his classes. He seeks to bring the most to each of his student’s experiences. He is committed not only to their improved fitness, but their overall well-being through discussing and encouraging healthy habits. Outside of the gym/dojo, Eric spends time biking, going to music events, and cooking.

 

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Survive The Holidays

Survive the Holiday Rush!
 
The holidays are upon us! The stress, plans, travel, parties and snacks can take a toll on your body and derail goals. These few tips can help you stay focused and not slide backwards.

1. Keep hydrated. It is easy with cooler weather to forget to drink enough water. Make sure you are getting your proper amount. 
2. Alternate water with festive beverages. If you do drink alcohol at holiday events, alternate with water.. Drink a large glass before going and make that your first drink upon arrival.
3. Keep your hands busy. We often snack or drink from needing something to do with our hands. Keep etiquette with your drink (water) in left hand and keep right hand free to shake hands.
4. Move away from the food table. If you are hovering near the snacks you are more inclined to keep eating. Make a small plate and move to a different area.
5. Load up on veggies. Many times we just snack from habit or boredom or even stress. Pick veggies first. This will also help you eat less carbs at dinner.
6. Split the dessert or just go with a bite. You may only get the chance for the famous pie, cake or dessert once a year. You don't need the whole piece or probably even want it. It is likely just the taste or even memory. Take just one bite with a friend or a very small serving.
7. Keep moving. Make sure to stay active. Take a walk, still hit the gym and get your heart rate up. It will help work off any extras and relieve some stress the holidays may bring.
8. Bring your own. You may think others will look at you funny if you bring a healthy dish or meal for you but be proud of focusing on your health. You will likely inspire someone else to get more active in their wellness.
9. Play! Get the kids out for a pick up game. Throw the football around yourself instead of just watching. Take a hike, build a snowman, have a snowball fight. Dance! Do something fun that has movement.
10. Don't be afraid to say no. It is OK to pass on a party invitation, dessert, a second glass of wine or anything else that does nor fit your goals.

We can help you stay focused on on target through accountability and our efficient workouts. Get a jump on the New Year now. Don't make a resolution. Start a lifestyle change.

Email, text, direct message or call us to have  a detailed talk on your goals.

Focused and Dedicated in Your Health and Fitness,

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