3 Ways to Get Fit and Stay Fit using BJJ...

This is a piece I put together regarding getting fit and suing BJJ as your exercise program. It doesn't involve talk about exercise and diet, as I think most adults know how that works by now. This is more concept based, I made a short video and then added notes beside. Enjoy!

Without using weight loss programs or trying the gym, you need a better strategy. This isn’t about eating less and moving more, it’s about the concept of being healthy.

1. The Mind

The first thing is Mindset. This is possibly the most important element and also the most overlooked. You have to decide that you want to lose weight and get fit. Not as a passing notion but a real sense of this is it. I’ve had enough of not being able to see my feet. You make your mind up and a lot of the other things will get easier.

2. The Environment

The second thing is the gym doesn’t work. You need a challenge environment to thrive. Ask any psychologist and they’ll tell you that environment trumps most others things that influence your life. Hang around with healthy and fit people and you’ll lean more towards becoming fit. Or people who are moving int he direction you want to go. Hang around with guys who can hardly walk upstairs and chomp on Greggs and this process will become much hard.

This doesn’t mean dumping your friends and joining the gym rats for coffee. But you need the challenge response. 

3. The Fun

The final thing links back to the second item. You need to find something that makes you move and is fun. Cardio is not fun. Bench presses are not fun. Squats are not fun.

My perfect action plan was Brazilian Jiu Jitsu but you could do Muay Thai or Crossfit, Yoga class or any other local activity that involves people and provides you with a challenge...oh, and is fun (for you). 


I say local because convenience is also a factor. If it’s a one hour round trip to get some movement in, then you won’t keep it up. Trust me on this one.


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