Chris Ulbricht is the owner and instructor of Garden State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy. They offer classes in kickboxing, yoga, fitness, and of course Jiu-Jitsu for kids and adults. He is also the owner of Elevation Escapes which offers Jiu-Jitsu vacations all over the world. He is from Middletown, New Jersey, and today he shared his Local Love with HipNewJersey.com!
What is your favorite local restaurant?
Bombay River in Red Bank and Haldi Chowk in Middletown are both fantastic. Love Fuku sushi in Hazlet. Brennan’s in Red Bank is fantastic as well. Giannis Pizza in Red Bank is great too. I order a lot of food!
What is your favorite salon or spa?
Milagro in Red Bank. They’re awesome.
What is your favorite local health and wellness center?
Garden State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Red Bank of course!
Where is your favorite local daytime hangout?
Dublin House in Red Bank.
What is your favorite nighttime hangout?
Red Rock in Red Bank. It’s so nice.
What is your favorite “Made in Jersey” product?
Carton Beer in Atlantic Highlands. It’s delicious.
What is your favorite New Jersey downtown district?
Red Bank. It’s the best place to be.
How has COVID-19 affected your business?
Due to the executive order, we have had our doors closed since March 13th. Since then we have switched to virtual classes for kickboxing, yoga, fitness, and jiujitsu. We have been working on charity projects such as writing letters of support to essential healthcare workers and running a drive-in movie night scheduled for May 30th with 100% of proceeds going to charity (fulfill food bank). After consulting local law enforcement we have recently begun implementing outdoor socially distanced classes for groups of 10 or less.
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