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Learn Martial Arts At Point Blank Martial Arts And Fitness Center

Come join me on an international trip to learn some martial arts moves! In this first international episode of Live, Laugh & Learn With Chris, I’m heading to Vaughan, Ontario, Canada to visit  Point Blank Martial Arts & Fitness Center. We’ll chat with my very cool brother Steve Hyatt, to learn all about the training that Point Blank offers.

Meet Steve Hyatt

Vaughan, Ontario is located just north of Toronto, Canada. At the practically brand-new Point Blank Martial Arts & Fitness Center, we had a chance to interview the owner, and Head Mixed Martial Arts Instructor of Point Blank: my very cool brother Steve Hyatt.

Like most kids, Steve watched a tremendous number of martial arts movies growing up. He always wanted to do it and thought it looked cool, but he didn’t quite get it at that age. Later, Steve and his best friend in 11th-grade Math started training together—and his interest grew.

From there, the pair founded their first Jeet Kune Do club. They continued training, and before he knew it, Steve was the owner of his very own training center.

Tips For Beginners

If you’ve ever thought about taking a martial arts class, you might have a lot of questions. What are the benefits of training in martial arts? What can people expect from a class? Can people of different ages and physical abilities train?

Steve tells us that one of the first things they do is ensure that all of the lessons are fun, safe and educational. There’s a big stigma about martial arts; many think they need to be a big, tough, in-shape person to get value out of training. However, this simply isn’t true.

People don’t need to be worried about their physical limitations or what shape they’re in if they want to study martial arts. At Point Blank, they have people from 95 pounds to 345 pounds who train. Many people tell Steve they want to wait until they get in shape to start training in martial arts. However, that’s like waiting until you’re smart enough to go to school—it doesn’t make any sense.

People come here to get in shape, learn and have a great time while doing it. This is exactly what Point Blank provides.

Equipment and Safety

At Point Blank Martial Arts & Fitness Center, there is a variety of equipment available. From weight training to obstacle course training, they’ve got all kinds of fun stuff to keep people doing different things for their fitness. Steve tries to make sure to incorporate every physical attribute within their training.

Additionally, they also provide the facility to all of their members to use at their leisure during opening hours. This allows them to enhance their own personal workouts and drive their own personal goals while also learning martial arts. The environment itself is also safe, especially when it comes to air quality.

Point Blank features two wonderful machines that were designed by NASA. Using the same technology that’s used on the International Space Station, they eradicate anything larger than an oxygen particle. This means you can’t catch a virus, bacteria or fungus at the fitness center; nothing lives there but oxygen, making everyone ridiculously safe. This gives a lot of peace of mind to both students and their families, especially during these times.

The Benefits

When it comes to the benefits of martial arts training, there are many. Steve says the top three, though, are self-confidence, socialization and fun. First, the self-confidence you’ll receive is amazing.

As you train, you’ll be able to be competent and comfortable in physical settings. You’ll build your character, your resilience and your expectations for any confrontation you face—for the rest of your life. While this doesn’t necessarily give you the skills to beat the crap out of anybody, it provides you with the self-confidence to address any situation that comes up.

Second, the social benefits are key. You get to be with actual people doing actual things. You’re also able to understand what you’ve learned in class and apply it right then with individual people.

The third benefit is the fun and entertainment value. Knowing you’re learning and living with a whole great group of people that are here to support you is an environment you can’t miss.

Begin Your Training

Learning martial arts skills helps keep you safe, improves your overall health and allows you to gain a sense of competence that you can take with you throughout your whole life. This bleeds into all kinds of other areas of your life.

So if you’re ready to learn martial arts, visit Point Blank Martial Arts & Fitness Center today. Talk to Steve at 416-903-2789 or call me at 619-925-2322 for more information. You can also check out Point Blank’s website to find out everything you need to know.

Lastly, don’t forget to subscribe to my channel so you never miss an episode of Live, Laugh & Learn With Chris. Stay tuned to see where I go next!

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Enjoy San Diego Summers At The Mission Bay Beach Club

Did you know there’s a great beach club in San Diego that once used to be an information booth in the 1970s? In this episode of Live, Laugh & Learn With Chris, my gal pal Danielle and I visit the Mission Bay Beach Club, San Diego’s newest waterfront destination. We’ll explore everything from the coffee and juice bar to beach rentals offered so you can make the most of your summer days.

Everything’s Better At The Beach

The Mission Bay Beach Club is located on San Diego’s beautiful Mission Bay. The building used to be an old information booth in the 1970s, which ran derelict before being resurrected. There’s a cafĂ©, rentable bikes, an ice cream cart and more. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy those endless summer days!

Aside from offering great amenities and places for people to sit and relax, the Mission Bay Beach Club also hosts a variety of activities, such as yoga in the park. They plan to host events in summer, such as concerts and more.

Vegan Options At Superbloom

If you want to grab a soothing cup of coffee or an organic, cold-pressed juice, you’ll want to stop at Superbloom. They have an amazing assortment of vegan treats, including hot cocoa and chocolate chip cookies. Though I’m not normally a huge fan of vegan food, Superbloom’s selection is actually really tasty.

Superbloom is definitely a spot you’ll want to come and check out. Made with vegan ingredients, you might be surprised at how delicious their options are.

Enjoy A Day At The Bay

I hope this gave you a good idea of the food, fun and beautiful scenery you can enjoy at the Mission Bay Beach Club. Make sure you stay tuned to the next edition of Live, Laugh & Learn With Chriss for more pop-up fun with my gal pal Danielle Berkeley.

If you have any questions about living or real estate in San Diego, feel free to reach out to me and I’ll be happy to help!


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Is It Time To Sell Your House In This Hot Market?

Have you thought about how awesome it would be to take advantage of selling your home in this unprecedented seller’s market, but your property needs a little TLC? In this video, I’m going to explain your options and show you how to get the most out of your home sale. We’ll look at how we helped one family get over $250,000 more for their property with zero out-of-pocket costs for them.

Selling Your Home

Here at Big Block Realty, we have options for you. If you have your own funds to put into a renovation designed to make you heaps more money, then we can execute that plan for you. We’ll bring it to fruition and market your home for you for top dollar.

If you don’t have your own money for a renovation, we have a financing option for you, too. We’ll front the money for you for the whole project so that it’ll be zero out-of-pocket expense for you upfront. This will allow you to renovate your home and bring it up to today’s market and standards.

Even after the costs of financing the project, fronting all the construction fees, and everything else, you will still make and net significantly more than if we just stuck a sign in the ground.

We Can Help

We helped one family net over one-quarter of a million dollars more than if we had simply stuck a sign in the ground. First, there’s the cleanup, then the construction, and finally, the staging. This all helps us get to an amazing finished product that got this family top dollar on their home sale.

If you have any questions on how we can help you maximize the value of your home and investment, please give me a call at 619-925-2322. I look forward to hearing from you!

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You Don’t Want To Miss These Pacific Beach Gems

Are you thinking of living in Pacific Beach and want to know more about this amazing neighborhood? In this episode of Live, Laugh & Learn With Chris, I’m going to show you some special things that residents and tourists should check out in Pacific Beach. We’ll look at everything from parks to the beach and end with a teaser you won’t want to miss.

Pacific Beach Points of Interest

The first area on our list that you must visit is Kate Sessions Park. This park features absolutely stunning ocean and city views and covers a massive 79 acres. Tourmaline Beach is also a beautiful spot that not a lot of people know about. Another classic Pacific Beach attraction you won’t want to miss is the boardwalk and Crystal Pier. Crystal Pier is so much fun, featuring cottages right on the pier with water underneath.

Not everything is on the main streets of Pacific Beach; there are some areas known mostly to locals. One such hidden gem is Turquoise Street, an area full of little boutiques, good coffee shops, restaurants and smoothies. You can also easily bike or walk on the little canyon pathways to access La Jolla and Birdrock, both great surf spots. The Rose Creek bike pathway, which is a really great thoroughfare, connects to the trolley.

Food And Drink

Spending time in the beautiful sunshine is bound to make you a little bit hungry and thirsty. Here in PB, there are plenty of places to grab a drink and a bite. One option includes World Famous, a beachfront restaurant serving up fresh seafood.

You can also head to the iconic PB Shore Club, offering more beach views, great fish tacos and delicious pub bites. For a classy experience, try Tower 23, a hotel dining experience with excellent Sunday brunch. Who doesn’t love a beachside mimosa?

Make PB Your Home

I hope this gave you a good idea of some of the amazing things to do in Pacific Beach. As promised, I wanted to give you a little teaser for a “coming soon” property that will hit the market in about four to five weeks. We’re completely redoing a super unique, single-family, three-bedroom, two-bath house, bringing it from The Brady Bunch 1970s into the 2020s.

This home will be located on a street called Chalcedony, right here in Pacific Beach. For more details —or if you have questions about real estate in general—feel free to reach out to me and my gal pal Danielle Berkley at (619) 925-2322. Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel so you never miss an episode of Live, Laugh & Learn With Chris. Stay tuned to see what I feature next!

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Exploring The Diverse Community Of Logan Heights

Are you looking to live in a vibrant San Diego neighborhood with great amenities and community pride? In this episode of Live, Laugh & Learn with Chris, I’m going to give you a tour of the historic and vibrant Logan Heights neighborhood. We’ll chat with my friend Danielle Berkeley to learn about the top 3 things that you can’t miss if you call Logan Heights home.

Fun Things To Do And See In Logan Heights

Logan Heights is a great community that has a lot of pride. One of the reasons is because it’s one of the oldest communities and most ethnically diverse. There is no shortage of art here displaying the love and pride of their community.

One of the essential things you’ll want to check out in Logan Heights is Chicano Park. Over the 20 years that Danielle has lived in the area, this park has changed dramatically. It’s a beautiful site, offering residents a place to walk and explore. You can walk down Logan Avenue, explore the local shops and get some spring bling. Main Street includes many old warehouses that are awesome to look at.

As a diverse neighborhood, Logan Heights offers a variety of great options for eating and drinking. For example, Thorn Brewing is a great local brewery that offers a tasting room to enjoy their craft beer. Another option is Ciccia Osteria, a great little Italian restaurant on Logan Avenue. And of course, Tacos El Gordo is a delicious option for authentic Mexican food.

Make This Diverse Neighborhood Your Home

As you can see, there are some exciting things to see, do, eat and drink here in this awesome neighborhood of Logan Heights. If this seems like the right community for you, I want to give you a heads-up. In a very short time, I’m going to have a great new listing available here in Logan Heights. It’s going to be a three-bedroom, two-bathroom, single-family home with an auxiliary dwelling unit as well.

So, if you don’t want to miss out on this exciting opportunity at a great value, I’d be happy to provide you with more information. If you want to see it, please give me a shout at 619-925-2322. Stay tuned to the next episode of Live, Laugh & Learn with Chris to see what neighborhood we feature next!