A local Jiu Jitsu coach and competitor is preparing for a big match this month, but that's only one of his high stress jobs. For this Week’s Someone 2 Know, we take a closer look at the life of Jerry Hallert, one of the team's coaches and fellow competitors. We caught up with him at the gym…"Under, inside then out," says Jerry, giving tips as two athletes grapple on the mat. Whether he's coaching Jiu Jitsu, or training in the martial art ... Hallert remains focused and calm - and undeniably driven.
The martial art of Jiu Jitsu has been growing in popularity over the past 15 years, but experts say it's really exploded in northern Nevada over the past few years. Our local athletes have been winning national competitions and drawing attention of fight promoters - who are bringing the Fight To Win professional match to Reno this month. We watched as the athletes trained this week for the big day. For the inexperienced eye, Jiu Jitsu can look like a tangle of arms and legs on the mat.
After decades working in education, Reno’s Dr. Maria Sheehan says she's redefining retirement and encouraging others to do the same. During our meeting, she took us downstairs to her pride and joy, her home gym. "I believe in resistance training, cardio, yoga - the way to go,” says SheehanExercise is exciting for Dr. Maria. Not just because it keeps her fit, Sheehan is enthusiastic about life and challenging the stereotypes about aging.
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