Happy Woman’s Day!!!

Exercise is a sure way to improve your life!

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Hanging out @ Arnold Classic Festival

My kind of party!!!!

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Figure-Pro Finals

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Me & Pro bodybuilder Joel Stubbs

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with  Fitness World Champion – Vanda Hadarean

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Morris Mendez

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Self-Defense or Martial Art?

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It is pretty much the same thing but it depends on what you are looking for. You want to be like Bruce Lee or you want to be able to escape a dangerous situation? Do you want to be an artist or you want to be a survivor? Do you have years ahead to invest in your training or you want to be able to defend yourself right away?
Bruce Lee was my hero when I was a kid and without a doubt he could do everything from the above and more, but he dedicated his life to mastering Kung-fu and he invested a lot of time until the fight became an art. So any form of martial art or a mix of a few martial arts it is practically Self-Defense.
But not everybody has a background in martial arts, so the question is how can a regular person learn to be safe and get out of dangerous situations? We are living in a violent and unpredictable society where danger is waiting at every corner. Rape, kidnaping, robbery and other forms of crime are holding the head-line of all the news channels. How a woman for example, can escape from criminal hands?
If you search the net you will probably find thousands of advices and hundreds of methods of self-defense all claiming that are better then others. Do your home-work and read, read a lot because the internet is the paradise of scams and false claims. However, one name will stand out, and that because it earned its “fame”. It’s KRAV-MAGA. A self-defense system developed in Israel that involves boxing, Muay Thai, jiu-jitsu, wrestling, and grappling techniques, along with realistic fight training. Krav Maga is known for its focus on real-world situations and extremely efficient and brutal counter-attacks. Krav Maga promotes finishing a fight as quickly as possible. Attacks are aimed at the most vulnerable parts of the body.
Its “the new thing” out there and it takes over the world. The system can be taught to men, women, youth, and elders and most importantly, it is efficient and it can save your life!

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OVERALL Fitness in BRAZIL

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Brazil !!! It sounds exciting to the ear but once here it’s pretty challenging to the mind. Different laws, different rules, different mentalities and definitely different approach to things. One good thing though its that brazilian people are all into taking care of their health and their bodies. There is a gym at every corner and there is still space for more. So even though I am very new here it is the moment to introduce “OVERALL FITNESS Services” to Brazil. It was a very successful year in Turks & Caicos and I believe it will be successful here as well. However, the structure of the programs will be a little different and the services we are ready to offer, address not only to Brazil but to the entire world. So physically we will be here but virtually everywhere. We are already serving, Turks&Caicos, Romania, the US and now Brazil. We are back and we are happy to be able to help more people. I will take this chance to thank our faithful clients for their dedication and support along the way!
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So, as the official summer is almost here…… how about that summer body?

Hope everybody is enjoying the long weekend and getting recharged for the week.
The summer feeling is already here; long weekend this week, longer one next week, then schools exams and graduations coming up and the vacation is here!!! So, as the official summer is almost here…… how about that summer body???? How is that coming along? Are you still working at it or you gave up because miraculous results didn’t come overnight???
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LET’S MAKE ABS

As we quickly approach the month of May, which is the month before the summer will be officially here, I decided to make it, “ABS month” at OVERALL FITNESS and the goal is to work on bringing those Abs out, so you can see them when u will take your shirt off or (where its not the case) reducing the inches around the belly. So the classes are designed to focus on melting the fat around the mid section area and strengthening the abdominal muscles. I can even dare to say, we will concentrate to bring out some packs 😉
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WHEN to TRAIN for MUSCLE GAIN?

Should you workout in the morning, afternoon or at night to gain muscle? A lot of people recommend that you should train first thing in the morning, after a good nights rest. Others suggest that you train later in the day when your body is fully awake. Everyone’s body is different. Lots of people like to train right after they wake-up, while others prefer to train later in the day. You should schedule your workout based on your personal preferences. When it comes to working out for gaining muscle, you should listen to your body and workout accordingly.          Continue reading

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