What a journey this has been! As I near the end of my pregnancy, I’m overcome by emotion- it is somewhat bittersweet, but mostly sweet! These last 9 and a half months, have been absolutely incredible and the journey that Rener and I have been on with Baby R, has made me more proud than ever to be a woman! I truly enjoyed my pregnancy (most of the time) and even though I am extremely nervous and anxious to give birth and be a momma for the first time, I can’t WAIT to meet this little man that has been growing inside of me!

I have so many emotions, and the strangest part of it all is that I have no idea when he will decide to come. It’s totally up to him! Rener and I will keep everyone posted on Baby R when he finally decides to join us in this world. My love and gratitude is overflowing from all the love and support we received during this pregnancy. Thanks to all!

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Hey Believers!

Now as you all know, keeping fit and enjoying an active lifestyle is right up there on my list of priorities, and becoming pregnant hasn’t changed that. However, I have noticed a shift in power- I am no longer entirely in charge of what my body needs or wants! There is a very strong willed, little one in there who is certainly dictating for the majority (… I wonder where they’re getting that from?!…) But seriously, for me, this has been the hardest thing to get used to. So what’s the answer?


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Hey Believers,

So I have something major I want to share with you all, and it’s solved one of my biggest pet-peeves while working out or training Jiu-Jitsu, and that is my hair being CONSTANTLY in my face!

Hands up, who’s constantly battling with hair falling in their face when they’re working out? Hands up, who’s really bored of this? And hands up, who would really appreciate an answer?!

Enter the Owl Be Sweatin’ headbands. Their headbands are absolutely fantastic! By staying firmly and comfortably in place, they allow me to exercise in total comfort, focusing solely on my technique & workout- NOT on pulling my sweatband, or hair, back into place!

This brilliant little discovery has truly added a more relaxed and eased dimension to my workout.

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The 4th Annual Gracie Immersion Camp will be very special! On June 17th, join the Gracie Family in Hawaii for a week of jiu-jitsu fun, tropical sun and incredible adventures! They will offer 4-Day and 7-Day packages with a variety of room packages at an amazing resort. This will be the best family jiu-jitsu vacation of the decade and you won’t want to miss it! Not only will you enjoy amazing Hawaiian adventures with the Gracie Family, but you will also train daily with fellow jiu-jitsu fanatics from around the globe! To learn more about the resort and exciting activities planned see below.

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I had the fun privilege of working with high school women last week at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, statistics indicate that 1 in 4 women from high school to college age will experience a sexual assault. Annia Forte, a dedicated student at the Gracie Academy and teacher at Crenshaw High School, helped us bring the Women Empowered self-defense program to the school, free of charge for the school. It was a fun evening, the girls learned a ton, and everyone had a great time! Thanks to our Gracie Academy students and assistant instructors who dedicated their time to helping these young women learn some self-defense and boundary setting principles. Our hope is that we can bring this to the school, and many others, as an after school program!

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Happy International Women’s Day! So grateful for all the women who have helped me in my life, and for all those I have the chance to work with and meet from all over the world. There is so much work still to be done, and today is a reminder that we must keep fighting for one another!

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