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Yoga for my lifestyle camp, featuring Jasmine Bienvenue

Jasmine leading the way in morning yoga.

Jasmine leading the way in morning yoga.

Another shout out to one of the sponsors or facilitators for this camp! Featuring Jasmine Bienvenue who is the yoga instructor and who has held this position for all of my location camps! She will be sharing her skills with you and she will be taking you through the morning sunrise yoga for a perfect start to the day. She is available for private one on one sessions, so feel free to get in touch with her for your private session to help with feeling zen, and working on your flexibility and stability. Jasmine Bienvenue

For more info on my Lifestyle Camp check out the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/246903865988774/

And click here for info and to sign up!

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The Countdown is ON!!!

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The countdown is on! My next Lifestyle camp is starting in just a couple of weeks on Sunday April 29 - Friday May 4 at St Augustine, Florida! With accomodation situated right on the beach it is impossible for you not to leave feeling refreshed, revitalised and STRONG! There will be 5 Days of Yoga, Bjj, Meditation and of course nourishing meals (which are all from My Nutrition E Book & 7 Day Meal Plan) Plus loads of beach time and the opportunity to meet some truly amazing women!

Just a quick shout out to the sponsors for very generously providing a few essentials for all "Full Package" Camp Attendees goodie bags!

Look Back at My Women's Workshop & Seminar at Apex Gym

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Thank you to everyone who attended my Women's Workshop and Seminar last weekend, April 7 & 8 at Open Guard at Apex gym in North Carolina. We had a great turnout from both guys and girls and I couldn't have asked for a more motivating, strong group of people!  Also a huge thank you Jennifer Haglebarger Aldo for writing such an inspiring article about her experience over the weekend! Sometimes I forget how much our presence can make an impact on people - good and bad. It is super important to be mindful about our words and actions!

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"The atmosphere was perfect - disciplined but welcoming and friendly. I even felt brave enough to ask Sophia for a roll a the end, which is something I would normally never do. She’s so encouraging and supportive, she even made me feel comfortable...."

"Women don’t just have the inner battle that everyone struggles with to persevere and achieve their goals, we also have a lifetime- generations- of voices telling us you don’t belong here, you can’t physically do that, you’re achieving this goal at the expense of neglecting your family, and at times in history even the rules stated ‘no girls allowed’ , the list goes on and on..." 

Read Full Article Here.

Lifestyle Camp February 2018, St Augustine!

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I have just launched My Lifestyle Camp for 2018.
I am already excited about this one since I know I will be getting away from the Winter Blues and meeting more amazing ladies. This camp will be held in St Augustine instead in a quaint beach side town. The
house is right on the beach overlooking some stunning ocean views. The Lifestyle Camp dates are Feb 25 until March 2.
Learn more HERE.

I am offering a early bird special until December 31. If this is something you would like to do please email me to book your spot or for any questions. sophia@sophiaFIT.com.

**50% deposit required to reserve your spot. Payment plans available upon request **

Girls in Gi's 8th Anniversary Weekend!

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This coming weekend marks the 8th anniversary for Girls In Gis, which is an amazing organization dedicated to bringing women together in BJJ and providing a support network. Girls in Gis have grown exponentially over the past few years and it is so awesome to see how collectively woman can build something so amazing. I am super honoured to be the guest instructor along with the super talented Hannette Staack. We will both be sharing some techniques in a seminar the following day. Please book your spots asap for this event. It will be an opportunity not to be missed. 

Master Worlds Camp at the UFC gym in review

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My Master Worlds Camp that I held last week at the UFC gym in Blue Diamond turned out to be unreal!. There were so many different people from so many different parts of the word who attended. We had people from Europe, Canada, Australia, Mexico and all across the USA.  The morning workshops were ladies only and the evening sessions were for both guys and girls. It was a good opportunity for me to be able to teach techniques that work better for women in the morning sessions but then also share the love of BJJ in general in the evening sessions. 

The focus of all the sessions were to keep sharp and stay moving. I did lots of drilling and reps for fundamental movement patterns and we discussed points and strategies. 

Teaching the ladie's morning session one of my favourite passes.

Teaching the ladie's morning session one of my favourite passes.

The evening session had a great turn out of men too. Gone are the days where only men taught. Ladies are out in the front teaching also. Jiu Jitsu is Jiu Jitsu and we can learn from everyone regardless of gender or size. 

So many of the peeps who attended went onto compete and medaled at the podium. I am super proud of all of you for getting out there and putting it all on the line! 

Stay tuned for more events that I will be holding at the UFC gym... I am excited and grateful for all the opportunities and all the amazing people who cross my path in the sport that we all love. 

Fuji girls!

Fuji girls!

Black and brown belt ladies at my camp!!!

Black and brown belt ladies at my camp!!!

The Master Worlds Training Camp starts this weekend!

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The Master Worlds Training Camp starts this weekend!!! The focus of the camp is to polish your A game. To work on a game plan, strategy, guard pulls, take downs, grip breaks, point system.. all the while the athlettes are getting acclimated here in Las Vegas. I will also be showing techniques that work really well for women and covering topics such as nutrition and weight cutting.

It is not too late to book your spot for the weekend, Monday and Tuesday mornings. So far there will be such an interesting mix of people from all over the world, all levels and all ages. 

The camp will be held at the UFC Gym. 4360 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89139

Date: Saturday August 19 - Wednesday August 23

  1. Sessions times are as follows:
  2. Saturday August 19: 10am - 12pm
  3. Sunday August 20: 10am - 12pm
  4. Monday August 21: 10am - 11.30am, 7pm - 8pm
  5. Tuesday August 22: 10am - 11.30am, 7pm - 8pm
  6. Wednesday August 23, 10am - 11.30am, 7pm - 8pm