Smash Gyms Blog
12Aug/130

Weekends full of BJJ and Weightlifting Competitions!

A few weeks ago, Sam Jung represented Smash Gyms at the East Bay Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Open.  Sam put on a great performance and placed 1st in the gi division and 3rd in the no gi division.  That same weekend, Jonathan Bialoglovski competed in the Calfornia Black Belt League: Victory Challenge and place 1st in his division.

Then this past weekend, Christina Apatow represented Smash Gyms Women's BJJ and competed in the KO Finisher Series Submission Only Tournament.  With no competitors to go against in her division, Christina moved up 2 weight classes. She did awesome and placed 3rd.  Christina finished two of her matches by armbar and gi choke.  The most memorable moment was when her opponent refused to tap to the gi choke and ended up being put completely unconscious.

While Christina was competing in BJJ, Smash Gyms' Strength & Conditioning instructor, James Cebedo, competed in the Redwood Empire Weightlifting Competition.  James threw up some big weight and placed 2nd in his division despite only weighing 157lbs in the 170lbs division! This was James' first weightlifting competition so he decided not to cut any weight and still took home a silver medal!

 

A big congratulations to all the competitors!

Check out the highlights of Christina at the KO Finisher Series!

 

25Nov/120

Holiday Specials at Smash Gyms!

Holiday Specials!!! 

If you still haven't tried our awesome classes or you have friends that you want to workout with, now is the time to try Smash at a ridiculous deal. Anyone can purchase. Must be a first time visitor to Smash to redeem; cannot be combined with any other offer (free week, etc).

Limited time; this offer will only be up in December.

Thanks! Click the link below for more information!

http://smashgyms.com/specials/

At Smash we workout in supportive and friendly group classes with professional instruction. We strive to make every class a semi-private lesson with an expert in their field. Every class is a beginner friendly, a great workout and lots of fun. Feel free to share on your wall!

 

7Sep/120

New Classes Added to the September 2012 Schedule!

Below is a link to the new Smash schedule for September 2012. Starting September 10th we've added a new 4:30 SmashFit time slot so that busy parents can workout while their kids train. Morning, Noon and Evening classes available.

 

 

We often hear from our members that since they've joined Smash they actually look forward to going to the gym. This unique experience is the result of an amazing staff of instructors and the supportive members. Our classes deliver a fitness experience that allows you to actually learn something in a fun group format as you workout. Learning a new skill as you get in shape helps members to stay consistent and interested. The comprehensive schedule allows you to do a new workout every day to keep it interesting!

Smash Gyms has a versatile and unique member base. Located in Silicon Valley between Santa Clara and Sunnyvale we have a constant influx of new members from diverse backgrounds. Because Smash offers corporate memberships for Silicon Valley start ups, many of our members are new to the area and have used Smash Gyms group fitness classes to meet new friends. Our friendly staff and members are very active in the local community. Every night at Smash is like a social fitness event! Our classes are interactive  in which you will often be paired or matched up with partners. This group format allows for a supportive environment that will help you reach your fitness goals, provide networking opportunities and meet great people with similar goals.

Our comprehensive schedule includes zumba, ujam, bootcamp, kettlebell, strength & conditioning, personal training, jiu-jitsu, krav maga, kickboxing, yoga, kids wrestling and martial arts and more. Every class is taught by a true expert in their field. Crossfit certified instructors, 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belts, Krav Maga experts from Israel, experienced personal trainers just to name a few. The goal of our instructors is to run classes in which participants will have fun, get a great workout in addition to transferring their expert knowledge to our members. You will not get lost in the crowd at Smash. Each instructor pays close attention to the progress of those in their class. Every class is like a personal training session.

10Jun/120

New Fitness Bootcamp in Santa Clara / Sunnyvale!

Sunnyvale- Starting June 18th we will be starting a new Morning Bootcamp Program at Smash! Brian Kuhn will be teaching a morning Fitness Bootcamp at 6:00am on Monday and Wednesday. In July, Matt Ivy will be teaching Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00am.

The first 10 people to sign up for this program will get a huge discount! Only $49/month!

 
Try it Free!

 

22May/120

Fitness Classes in Sunnyvale!

SmashFit is the fastest growing fitness program in the Bay Area. Smash Gyms members have lost over 30lbs in less than 2 months by showing up to SmashFit only 3-5 times a week! SmashFit allows people to have fun, get fit and learn a new skill every night.

This program includes a new workout every day in which you will be learning as you sweat. In Smashfit people are not only physically challenged but also mentally challenged by learning from expert practitioners and instructors. These instructors will teach you a real skill in every class while you workout. There is no feeling more rewarding that  being able to feel and see yourself progress in a discipline or sport! This will keep you mentally stimulated and motivated and consistent. Our SmashFit program is dedicated to making your workouts diverse, fun, unique and effective. SmashFit allows you to progress at your own pace in a supportive environment!

Our World-Class Instructors help people of all fitness levels and age groups reach their fitness goals. You will get top quality instruction while getting in the best shape of your life. SmashFit allows you to choose from a unique variety of classes and workouts throughout the week so you will never get bored. Your new training schedule will include Kickboxing, Bootcamp, Kettlebell training, Zumba, UJAM, Krav Maga, CrossFit, Women's Only BJJ and more! You will learn from expert instructors in every class. Every class is a group personal training session!

SmashFit instantly gives you all the tools you need to be successful in reaching your fitness goals and improve functional strength. You will become more athletic, stronger and healthier. With SmashFit comes an instant support system of workout partners and instructors ready to help you improve. Every class is like a private lesson. Schedule your free week  on the link below today!

SmashFit Free Trial

28Apr/120

New Strength & Conditioning Program starting in May!

April 27, 2012 Sunnyvale, California

New week Smash Gyms will start our brand new beginner friendly Strength and Conditioning Program! Smash will allow all existing members to try the program for free during all of May! Our Crossfit, NESTA, and ISSA certified instructors will help you reach your fitness potential. Program description below...

Join the Smash Strength & Conditioning Team!

The Smash Gyms Strength & Conditioning Team is for those individuals with goals to reach their personal maximum fitness potential. While maintaining a strong focus on safety, this beginner friendly program will teach you the training secrets of professional athletes in a fun and supportive environment. The program was designed to teach team members proper strength and conditioning techniques and principles while pushing them physically and mentally. Our certified, professional instructors will teach you proper body mechanics to help you safely reach a new physical fitness level. You will build amazing conditioning and increase your functional strength to a level you never thought possible. This Strength and Conditioning Program is serious about fitness, safety and fun.

If you join the program you can do all of your fitness training at Smash. You will not need personal training. You will not need to wander around 24-hour fitness and wonder what silly machine you can do next. Smash Gyms is a safe path to help you reach all your fitness goals.

This comprehensive program was designed to specifically sky rocket your performance. Our carefully designed workouts are perfect for any committed individual regardless of experience. What are you waiting for? Start your experience here at Smash Gyms and get in the best shape of your life!

 

  • STAMINA
  • WEIGHT LOSS
  • STRENGTH
  • FLEXIBILITY
  • POWER
  • SPEED
  • COORDINATION
  • AGILITY

 

TRAINING TO MEET YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS- WE HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOALS!

Get ready for not only a new body but a new life! Whether it's losing weight, toning up, building muscles, increasing stamina, or preparing for a race Smash Gyms will help you reach your fitness goals through our Strength and Conditioning Program. Our classes aren't just about working out. We will teach you how to train properly and become healthy and we'll help you learn how to stay that way for life.

If you're tired of the same boring workout routines, can't seem to reach your goals, if you've hit a plateau, or just never worked out before… then Smash Gyms can help. Let our team of experts become your personal, one-on-one fitness consultant. As we guide you on the fitness path we'll help you avoid common exercise mistakes that just waste your time and we'll teach you techniques that will get you the fitness results you've always wanted. Our unique and entertaining workouts include cardio, strength training, and stretching exercises. Our workouts are great for all age groups and fitness levels!

 

INSTRUCTOR - JAMES CEBEDO

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James Cebedo is a testament to how proper fitness training can be life-changing. He was very overweight and out of shape in high school and decided to make a change for good. In one year he transformed his body. He lost over 40lbs and gained an impressive amount of lean muscle mass. Training and studying the different philosophies of fitness training has become his life mission. His years of experience in bodybuilding, power lifting, circuit training, rock climbing, Crossfit competitor and as a Personal Trainer have provided him with a wealth of experience. James is joining the staff of Smash Gyms instructors is to help people of all fitness levels achieve their fitness goals.

James competed in the 2008, 2010 and 2011 Annual Crossfit Games. His impressive resume includes a 455lb deadlift, 365 lb full squat, 120lb weighted pull up at bodyweight less than 160lbs. James has also hiked Mount Dana, the 2nd highest peak in Yosemite at 13000 feet!

Bachelors Science degree In Health Science

Minor degree in Nutrition

Nesta Personal Training

ISSA Personal Training

Crossfit Certified Instructor

Crossfit Gymnastics Certified Instructor

 

INSTRUCTOR - CAINAN MUNSELL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cainan had been winning Track and Field and USA Wrestling events since he was seven years old. He set numerous school records in his track and field career before focusing on wrestling where he was a 4-time state qualifier and multi-time state placer along with becoming a freestyle all-american.  He wrestled at Michigan State University before deciding to pursue his Electrical Engineering degree full-time.

Cainan discovered Crossfit in 2009 at a time when he was rediscovering his personal health and passion for competitive sports.  He became refocused on his strength and conditioning and his entire lifestyle through a new found energy.  Since 2009 time, Cainan has drastically improved his strength and conditioning resume.  Some of his personal bests are a 425lb back squat, 455lb deadlift, 315lb full clean, 285lb Clean and Jerk, 215lb snatch and 2:51 Fran time at 170lbs.  Cainan is a Crossfit Certified Instructor. He has also continued to compete on the Olympic Freestyle Wrestling competitions in major tournaments such as the Sunkist International and US Open. Most recently he is using his strong wrestling background to transition into the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Smash Gyms.

 

Smash is just 5 minutes away from Rivermark Plaza in Santa Clara!

8Dec/110

Smash Gyms got me in Shape for my Wedding!

For all the soon to be Brides:

Planning a wedding is stressful! Stress can cause weight gain! What better reason to start working out since we all know that exercise will help us lose weight, get in shape, and most of all relieve stress.

I know what it is like as I had my wedding last year. Of all the priorities on my to do list, losing weight and getting in shape was at the top. I pictured a beautiful strapless wedding dress that would hopefully show off toned shoulders and an hourglass figure. I knew the wedding dress was an "investment" so I had to make sure I had the "insurance" to pull it off.

My "insurance" was the Smash Fit program. SmashFit helped me lose weight for my wedding. All I had to do was show up! Every class is like a group personal training session. Because you are actually learning something in every class it helps you keep you mind off all the calories you are burning. It was fun!

By being consistent with the SmashFit program at Smash I was able to totally transform my body and lose about 12 lbs of fat within 3 months. I also gained lean muscle which I got many compliments on!

Having the group class format kept me from cheating on my work out. With other people in the class I was encouraged and motivated to finish the class and even stay for another. The kickboxing and zumba classes helped me with the cardio to burn the fat. The boot camp and weight lifting classes helped me build the muscles to get the toned shoulders and arms I wanted for my dress. Not to mention toned legs and abs for the bikinis I would be wearing on my honey moon in Thailand. I was so motivated to get in shape that I scheduled my life around the class schedules. Mon-Fri from 5:00-7:00 was dedicated to working out. If I had to miss a day during the week I knew I could depend on the Saturday morning classes with Krav Maga and Kettlebells.

Debbie Sanchez