Be Inspired at Smash!!! Quotes and Pictures!

Javier Wins the US Open without Giving up One Point!

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. Tony Robbins

 

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. Sheryl Sandberg

 

Get out of your comfort zone! Safe & Fun!

I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough. Marissa Mayer

 

If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big. Donald Trump

 

Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it. Chinese proverb

Patrick Kong in another dominating performance!

 

You can’t outwit fate by standing on the sidelines placing little sidebets about the outcome of life. Either you wade in and risk everything you have to play the game or you don’t play at all. And if you don’t play you can’t win. Judith McNaught

 

If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough. Mario Andretti

 

Bootcamp, Circuit Training, Personal Training!

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it. Oprah Winfrey

 

Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing. Denis Waitley

Smash Gyms' 3-time US Open Champ Brian Kuhn

Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.Jimmy Carter

 

The universe has no restrictions. You place restrictions on the universe with your expectations. Deepak Chopra

Anyone Can Learn Kickboxing! Beginner Friendly!

 

Do one thing every day that scares you.Eleanor Roosevelt

 

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. Bill Cosby

 

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Steve Jobs

Smash helps Wrestlers Succesfully Transition to BJJ

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. Jim Rohn

 

There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. Aristotle

 

You get what you settle for. Thelma and Louise

 

Kids Judo!

If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs. Dhirubhai Ambani

 

I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a ‘one size fits all’ standard for happiness. Kanye West

 

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. Mark Caine

US Open Champion!

Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not. Deepak Chopra

 

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.Steve Jobs

 

Leap and the net will appear. Zen Saying

 

I don’t think you’re human if you don’t get nervous. Sidney Crosby

 

Beginner Friendly

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. John A. Shedd

Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.Tim Ferriss

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan

 

Women classes!

Your dreams are ballbusters; they’re not the yellow brick road. Kelly Cutrone

 

When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.Ellen DeGeneres

 

Ujam, Yoga, and other Fitness Classes

If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business because we’d be too cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. Annie Dillard

 

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu

Right Across the Street From Eastridge Mall!

 

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T. S. Eliot

Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson

 

It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot

 

Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.Andre Malraux

 

Every man dies, but not every man really lives.Braveheart

 

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. J.K. Rowling

 

Fun for all age groups and fitness levels!

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. Chinese Proverb

 

Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. Jack Canfield

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. Mark Twain

Martial Arts and Fitness

 

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. George Addair

 

Screw it, Let’s do it! Richard Branson

 

You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you.Marissa Mayer

 

Strength & Conditioning!

Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.Billy Wilder

 

I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself. Albert Einstein

 

Only those who play win. Only those who risk win. History favors risk-takers. Forgets the timid. Everything else is commentary. Iveta Cherneva

 

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin

 

Life is being on the wire, everything else is just waiting. Karl Wallenda

 

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand

Eastridge Mall San Jose Jiu-Jitsu Gym

 

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!

Functional Strength classes in Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Milpitas and Mountain View!

What is Functional Strength?

Strong is the new skinny! Fitness professionals and personal trainers are teaching people the importance of improving their strength to reach their fitness goals. Trainers are particularly fond of using the term ‘functional strength’. When most people hear the word “strength”, weightlifting and bodybuilding are often the first things to come to mind. However, functional strength is very different from weightlifting strength. Most traditional weight training exercises are done to develop physical aesthetics. Of course bodybuilders are not weak, however, the strength from standard weight lifting does not always translate over as effectively in real life as someone who trains for functional strength.

A great example is the World’s Strongest Man contest. Rather than curling dumbbells, bench pressing barbells, and pumping out reps on a machine, the World’s Strongest Man contest has competitor lifting rocks, pulling cars, flipping huge tires, etc… If you look at the competitors in these contests, though they are big guys, they look nothing like professional bodybuilders. A few professional bodybuilders have participated in these contests in the past and most had very limited success. I am not saying that in order to have functional strength, you need to be big like the competitors in a World’s Strongest Man contest as there are many other examples of functional strength. I am using that as an example with people of comparable mass to a professional bodybuilder to show how training for looks versus training for function can directly translate to performance.

Functional strength not about how big or defined a muscle looks, but rather having strength in the movements of your body that is used in daily activities, sports, and another other natural forms of physical exertion outside of the gym. When you look at many standard weight training exercises, the movements are not natural if you look at it closely. Let’s take the flat bench press as an example. Most people see the flat bench press as simply a pushing motion. However, if you really dissect the flat bench press, you will notice that your back is against an immovable object (the bench) and you are pushing (the weight) directly against the force of gravity. When in your regular life do you find yourself with an immovable object against your back and pushing directly against the force of gravity? The answer is probably…never. So, the strength developed for the flat bench press is simply strength to bench press and developing muscle mass for looks. This exercise and the strength developed from this exercises is useless and is not functional for most people and, especially, athletes.

Having functional strength can really be seen when doing movements or activities outside a person’s norm. People with functional strength tend to be the ones who are a lot stronger than they look. I have grappled thousands of people throughout my martial arts career. Interestingly, some of the strongest opponents I have grappled against were gymnasts, yoga instructors, and people who did hard manual labor for a living. None of these people ever did standard weight training and very few were bigger than me, but when I grappled against them, each one felt like I was wrestling a bull.

The Smash Gyms fitness program (SmashFit) includes a wide variety of group fitness classes designed to learn a skill, lose weight and improve your functional strength. All age groups and fitness levels can improve their overall fitness in a safe and supportive environment. The group classes at Smash have a strong emphasis on proper body mechanics has translated to great results and a very low injury rate for our students. Professional instructors guide new members on a safe path to fitness regardless of athleticism or prior experience. Our beginner friendly programs allow anyone to learn, get fit, and have fun!

SmashFit includes kickboxing, zumba, bootcamp, self-defense, krav maga, women’s brazilian jiu-jitsu, kettlebell training and more!

25 Fitness Facts

25 Fitness Facts

  1. Carbohydrates, protein, fat, and alcohol have 4, 4, 9, and 7 calories per gram respectively.
  2. It takes a 3500 calorie deficit to lose 1 pound.
  3. Insulin and growth hormone have an inverse relationship.
  4. The average person can store 500 grams of glycogen.
  5. Only fat and protein are essential macronutrients – carbohydrates aren’t.
  6. You burn more calories during the 23 hours you don’t exercise than the 1 hour you do.
  7. You don’t need to do cardio to lose weight.
  8. The fat burning zone does not burn more total fat calories – only a higher percentage of calories from fat.
  9. You’re never too old to do squats.
  10. Weight loss is not a physical challenge – it’s a mental one.
  11. The scale cannot measure body fat percentage.
  12. You can eat anything you want and still lose weight – but weight doesn’t always equal fat.
  13. Muscle does not weigh more than fat – it’s just denser than it.
  14. You should never attempt weight loss at the expense of your health.
  15. Workout times and negative side effects are positively correlated.
  16. There’s a high correlation between the fitness level of the people close to you, and your own physical fitness.
  17. It’s harder to put on 10 pounds of muscle than it is to lose 10 pounds of fat.
  18. Once an adult, fat cells can be created, but they cannot be lost – only shrunken.
  19. Eating at night does not make you fat – overeating does.
  20. Thyroid hormone output and exercise intensity are positively correlated.
  21. Healthy levels of testosterone are good for both men and women.
  22. Dehydrating a muscle by 3% can cause a 10% loss of strength.
  23. The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you burn at rest.
  24. You can lose weight and still gain muscle; likewise, you can also gain weight while still losing fat.
  25. Consistency and patience are key to long term successful weight loss.