One of the most common questions I get about our Brazilian Jiujitsu & MMA program is this, "Am I ready to train?" and it comes in many other forms...
The answer is always YES! You see Jiujitsu is truly for everyone. Any person of any skill or strength level can start. At Fusion we offer a complete Beginner Jiujitsu & Muay Thai program where you will learn the fundamentals of MMA in a safe, clean and fun environment.
You will not get hurt, made fun of or bullied around by advanced students, EVER! In fact it will be the opposite. You will be encouraged by all of the higher belts to train even more, they will help correct your technique and encourage you to be your best.
Remember, everyone has to start somewhere and that "somewhere" is the beginning! You will only gain the strength, cardio, athleticism and other traits needed by training in Jiujitsu, Muay Thai and MMA.
So leave the self-doubt at home, take a 100% FREE Intro session with my coaches and I promise it will be a life changing experience!
P.S, If you are ready to take the leap and try the very best MMA on the North Shore of Long Island, then sign-up for your FREE Intro Lesson HERE!
Are your cravings killing your diet?
If you're like most people (and lets be honest) you probably reach for chips, sweets and other snacks more than you should. Why do we do that? Snacking seems to be one of the hardest habits to break!
Read this free guide I wrote to help you see what you're really craving.
For instance... are you really craving chocolate... or do you just need some magnesium? And how do you get that magnesium? Read the guide and find out!
Have you seen Ray's transformation?!
He lost over 80lbs! Not only that but he got as high as 315lbs... that's a lot of hard work and dedication.
How did he do it?
A mix of Fitness Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiujitsu & of course a healthy diet. Of course that's not the REAL reason - in fact the BIGGEST reason Ray lost all the weight was from a new mind set.
You see Ray took responsibility for his weight gain and decided it was time to make a change. Wishing, wanting, dreaming get you no where without action. One day he decided enough was enough... he joined the Fusion family, we made a plan and he crushed it.
We're proud of you Ray, great job!
You knew she could sing but have you seen her latest talent?
Yup, Demi Lovato is kickboxing, and shes taking it seriously! Check out this video of her training hard - we're impressed!
Here's what she has to say about working out "I love doing different types of mixed martial arts, so whether it’s Muay Thai or kickboxing, I love doing all types of martial arts." In an interview with Glamour magazine she goes on to say how it's not only a workout for your body, but your mind as well.
She's right, kickboxing is not just an amazing way to stay in-shape but also to de-stress. Hitting the heavy bag is a sure-fire way to let out some aggression!
Watch the video below to see her bad ass training!
Published by: Joe Funaro
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Published by: Joe Funaro
Almost every new client comes to me with the desire to lose fat – for a variety of reasons. The most prevailing reason that I hear is that they want to look more fit and attractive as a result of the fat loss.
Maybe losing fat in order to look better is a strong enough motivator for you, but I’ve found that most people need something more compelling. My experience with helping my clients achieve their fat loss goals has really opened my eyes to exactly what they gain when they lose the extra weight.
My hope is that by reading the 5 Big Benefits of Fat Loss below, you’ll feel the driving motivation that you need to jump into fitness with both feet, and that you’ll find out just how amazing and capable you’ve been to achieve your goal all along.
Big Benefit #1: Confidence
You may not consider it a concrete benefit, but that doesn’t stop confidence from being one of the most important perks of dropping fat. When you have increased confidence, you change how you view yourself and go about your daily routine. The world is at your fingertips and you are able to take on whatever it throws your way.
Additionally, when your confidence increases after losing a few pounds, you’re poised to keep losing. So the confidence you gain gives you what you need to lose more weight and feel even more confident.
Big Benefit #2: Money
It may be difficult to understand how losing weight saves you money, but it happens. How? Because one of the best ways to trim pounds is to cut down on the amount of calories you consume every day. When you start eating and drinking fewer calories, that means you don’t have to buy as much food or high-calorie drinks. Additionally, losing weight may make it possible to stop taking certain medications, which will help save you even more money.
On top of that, when you lose weight, you get a boost of confidence. (See previous point.) That boost of confidence will change how you handle yourself at work, helping you make the right impression on your boss, so you can get the promotion you need.
Big Benefit #3: Better Health Now
Go to the doctor with some sort of health condition, and unless it’s the common cold or flu, losing a few pounds can almost always help you manage the condition better. From diabetes to heart disease to joint pain, trimming the fat from your body gives you a heads up right now. Cutting fat makes it easier to get around on your joints, reduces your blood pressure, and helps you sleep better.
As additional perks, less fat today means better sleep and better sex tonight. Since both of these improve your quality of life, taking the time necessary to shave off fat will give you the best life you could experience!
Big Benefit #4: Better Health Later
Today isn’t the only time your health will improve if you lose some fat. Shed some pounds and you’ll reap the rewards for years down the road. Instead of having to manage a variety of health conditions, you will be able to keep those conditions at bay. A few health issues you can cut your risk for by cutting fat are diabetes, heart disease, joint pain, a variety of cancers, high blood pressure, and dementia. In other words, get rid of the fat today and you can avoid all the health issues in the future that requires fat loss for maximum management.
Big Benefit #5: Everything Tastes Better
As you settle into your new fat-burning lifestyle that includes eating healthily and working out regularly, you’ll notice something. Because you no longer overeat at the buffet or go for a second or third helping, you will begin enjoying every bite that you take. As the bite sits in your mouth, you won’t swallow it before tasting or chewing. You will take your time and really savor the flavor.
And when you do start chewing your food and enjoying the flavors, your brain will have time to register when you’re full and cut you off before you stuff yourself with more calories than you can burn. Do this regularly and you’ll lose even more fat!
I’ve dedicated my career to helping people, just like you, conquer their fear of exercise and clear up their confusion with healthy eating. I know that a healthy life is within your reach – I’ve seen hundreds of my clients before you do it, and I’ll see hundreds after you do it. Today it’s your turn.
Try us now to get started on an exercise program that will make fat burning second nature, and will transform your body for the best.
Published by: Joe Funaro
Walk into any gym and you're likely to see round or interval training. What is it? First off, it's hard, and second, it works! You perform short bursts of intense activity followed by a short rest then repeat.
There's one style though that stands out from the rest, the Tabata Interval. Originally developed by Dr Izumi Tabata, he discovered this effective workout formula training Olympians. So you know it works!
A classic Tabata Interval follows 20 seconds of work with a 10 second rest. Repeat for 8 rounds for a total of 4 minutes. That's it! Paired with a proper warm-up and cool down, Tabata Intervals are a safe, effective and efficient workout. Let's look at 3 examples you can do ANYWHERE!
As always consult with a doctor before starting any routine and listen to your body. Start with a proper warm-up and use proper form... ALWAYS!
Death by Burpees
Wanna supercharge your results? Add a 1-minute set of max push-ups & plank at the end of each workout for total of 6 minutes.
Now that you've got my 3 workouts you can do anywhere, try them out!
P.S. If you want to take your workouts to the next level, check out my 21 Day Kickboxing Jump Start!
Published By: Joe Funaro
Happy New Year! January is an exciting time – you have a clean slate to become who you want and accomplish what you want in the year ahead.
In the world of fitness, this time of year means tons of new faces and lives being changed. New Year's magically pulls people to exercise – maybe you're feeling the pull yourself.
Here are 5 predictions for the year ahead:
1. 2018 is the year that many will lose weight and regain their health.Times are changing. People are realizing that obesity has gotten out of hand, and exercise is back in the spotlight.
The real food movement is taking the globe by storm as people turn away from fast and processed foods and return to wholesome, nutritious meals.
2018 will be the year that many people adopt a healthier lifestyle and drop the extra weight. Maybe even you.
2. 92% of all New Year's Resolutions will end in failure. While millions will start gung ho in January with lofty goals for massive weight loss, the reality is that most will fail. Here's why:
They bite off more than they can chew.
In all the excitement of becoming a better person and transforming their life in the New Year, they make the crucial mistake of committing too much. But reality soon sets in and they give up.
Want to be apart of the 8% who will achieve their resolutions?
Then set realistic goals.
3. I will help boatloads of new clients drop hundreds of unwanted pounds in 2018. At this time every year I am flooded with new, motivated clients who are ready to change their lives. Starting in January and right through December, I will see these amazing people face their fears, dig in with determination and accomplish great things.
That's why I love what I do so much.
Hundreds upon hundreds of pounds will be lost under my watch this year.
4. Every single new client that sticks with my program in 2018 will lose the weight. There are no maybes when it comes to me and weight loss. It's what I do, and I do it well.
When a new client comes in to share their goals, I put together a plan to make those goals a reality. Sure, you have to follow the plan, show up for workouts and change how you eat.
And the results are all yours.
5. When you join my program your success is guaranteed. You will no longer be among the 92% who will let go of their fitness goal around January 20th. You'll be in an elite group who put their money where their mouth is.
My clients meet their goals – the only question for you is what are you waiting for?
I predict that 2018 will be an amazing year. Come prove me right :)
Call or email today to get a jump start on your best year yet.
Published By: Joe Funaro
You know that diet and exercise are important when it comes to creating your best body, but you may be overlooking other techniques for getting into the best shape.
Turn the following 13 simple tips into habits and watch as your body transforms.
1) Eat a Smart Breakfast.
Most people load up on carbohydrates and simple sugars for breakfast. Cereal, pastries, smoothies and juice are all poor choices when it comes to starting your day off right. Center your breakfast around protein and healthy fat, and you'll have energy for hours. Try a protein shake, eggs, lean breakfast meat, or a handful of nuts.
2) Get More Sleep.
If you're not getting at least 8 hours of sleep each night then you could use more sleep. This is especially true if you've reached a plateau with weight loss. Give your body the 8 hours of sleep each night and make weight loss easier.
3) Just Do It.
If you're really ready to achieve your best body ever, then dig down deep and commit. As Woody Allen famously said, "80% of success is showing up." This is absolutely true when it comes to fitness. Show up to your workout. Even if you're tired. Even if you'd rather be doing something else. Just do it.
4) Plan Ahead.
Take one day each week to plan your healthy meals for the following week. You don't have to do all the shopping and cooking on that day, simply jot down what you plan to eat. This small act of planning ahead will keep you on track with healthy meals even when the week gets crazy busy.
5) Cut Out Gluten.
Many people don't realize that they have a certain level of sensitivity to gluten, which causes intestinal inflammation and bloating. Also, gluten-filled foods are typically high in carbohydrates, which contribute to weight gain. When you cut gluten-filled items from your diet don't fall into the trap of simply replacing those items with other high-carb items. Choose non-packaged, whole foods instead.
6) Believe In Yourself.
Do you believe that you have what it takes to transform your body? If you want to succeed in weight loss then you have to believe that it's possible. Give yourself a pep talk and dig down deep for the courage and discipline to apply these healthy changes to your life.
7) Eat Less Dairy.
Dairy products like cheese or cream add extra fat and calories to your meals. Pass on the dairy and you'll eliminate unnecessary calories, making weight loss quicker.
8) Sleep and Wake at the Same Time.
This tip sounds so simple, and yet it's a powerful way to increase your daily energy. Get your body on a schedule and watch how much more productive and energetic you become.
9) Include Veggies at Every Meal.
Most people aren't too crazy about vegetables, and probably eat less than they should. Make it a point to include a vegetable with each of your meals – even breakfast. The increase in fiber and other nutrients will give your body that extra boost that you're looking for.
10) Ditch Packaged Food.
Throw out those packaged foods! This is one of the easiest things you can do to achieve quicker weight loss results. Packaged foods contain chemicals and additives that will slow your fitness results.
11) Drink More Water.
Being hydrated is key when it comes to creating your best body. Drink water throughout your day and limit caffeinated beverages to once daily.
12) Forget Artificial Sweeteners.
Sure, these sweeteners don't contain calories, but they are known to increase your appetite and cravings for carbohydrates. In the quest for your best body, put down the diet soda and reach instead for some water.
13) Exercise With a Pro.
Are you exercising as efficiently as possible? Do you challenge your muscles enough during each workout? Are you keeping the routine new and fresh? These are all factors that will be taken care of for you when you work with a trained fitness professional. Working with a pro ensures that you make the most of your exercise time.
So there you have it, 13 tips that will take your results up a notch.
If you haven't joined one of my programs yet, now is a great time to start. Together we will get you focused on your goals with my results-driven method.
Call or email today to set up your first workout.