TJ’s Gym Workouts for the Week of 7.24.17

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shout out to the Brothers Crane and Luke Maher for holding their own at a competition on Sunday, depsite being, let’s say, a little more “mature” than some of the other competitors! They had a blast repping TJ’s and testing their fitness (pictured below with Coach Susan and Steve and Susan’s daughter, Sophia).

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

*Mark your calendars!!! The TJ’s Rodeo 2017 will go down on Sunday, October 22nd at the San Rafael gym. If you’re new to TJ’s, you need to know that this is a day not to be missed. It’s our annual TJ’s Gym competition, and suffice it to say that it’s awesome!

*Summer Open Gym times are abbreviated, due to member travel.  Please check the schedules pages for updated open gym times. 

*We have a few XXL men’s t-shirts with the classic TJ’s Gym barbell logo in stock. Please email allison@tjsgym.com if you want one!

*In case you missed it in the newsletter last week…introducing G.R.I.T. for teens:

G.R.I.T. @TJ’s Gym is for teens who are serious about training.
It’s for teens who want to treat training as their sport of choice and/or to become a better athlete at their sport of choice outside the gym. It’s for teens who want to take training and lifestyle choices to the NEXT LEVEL, under the guidance of some of TJ’s finest coaches. Camaraderie and group support will be a huge part of the experience, while the program design will be challenging, smart, and built for teens developing GRIT.
Email allison@tjsgym.com with questions or to get on our email list for when this one-of-a-kind program launches, likely in mid-August or first week of September. Spread the word–G.R.I.T. is going to be GREAT!

*WE ARE SPONSORING A SOCCER JUGGLING AND SKILLS CLINIC with two awesome youth soccer coaches at Redwood High’s new turf football field on August 5th for ages 6-13. This is a great way for your soccer-playing kids to develop critical skills and help a great cause! Email allison@tjsgym.com for more information or to show proof of donation to register, and SPREAD THE WORD–this is open to ALL!

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*TERRITORY FOOD DELIVERIES are now at ALL THREE GYMS!!! Go to this link to get $25 your first order!  Order by Thursday nights at midnight for the week ahead. It’s delicious and nutritious food, delivered right to your hands at the gyms!Screen Shot 2017-07-16 at 8.55.13 PM.png*We are still accepting sign-ups for our Competitor’s Program, set to begin in August!Untitled Design copy (2)

WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK–IT’s GOING TO BE A GREAT ONE!

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TJ’s Gym Workouts for the Week of 7.17.17

Where everybody knows your name…

ANNOUNCEMENTS: We’ve got a lot to say, so please read all the way through!

*ATTENTION TEENS who want to take their training to the NEXT LEVEL: We are super excited to share our new TEEN OFFERING:

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Get Ready for Intense Training. 
Details coming soon, in our newsletter this week, as well as by email to those of you with teens. The gist of it is this: this program will be for teens who are serious about training, who may be on the older side, and/or who want to treat their time in the gym in a way similar to how athletes treat their sport of choice.  It will be an opportunity to take training and lifestyle choices to the NEXT LEVEL, under the guidance of some of TJ’s finest coaches. Camaraderie and group support will be a huge part of the experience, while the program design will be challenging, smart, and built for teens. Email allison@tjsgym.com with questions or to get on our email list for when this one-of-a-kind program launches, likely in mid-August or first week of September. Spread the word! *Thanks to the endlessly creative mind of Chris Ford for coming up with GRIT*

*We have three new TJ’s staff members to welcome! We’re super excited about the energy they’re infusing into the gyms already, as well as the promise of great things to come. They’ll all be featured in our newsletter coming to your email boxes later this week, but we also wanted to brief you about them here:

Screen Shot 2017-07-16 at 8.40.58 PM.pngCHRIS ESQUIVEL:  Chris comes to us as a former member of our great friends at San Francisco CrossFit, where he learned from some of the best minds in the fitness world. Prior to that, Chris had worked for years as a bootcamp instructor and personal trainer. A lifelong athlete, Chris has put his passion for fitness and health at the forefront of his path, and he’s excited to work with the community at TJ’s, in which he’s been immersed for a few months now as an athlete. Mill Valley members know Chris as the guy to finally give Zack K. a run for his money!  Welcome, Chris! We’re psyched to have you on board!

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Arielle hails from Long Island, NY but comes to us from San Diego, CA, where she has been coaching at Invictus Fitness.  Arielle is driven to learn her craft and has has a variety of certifications under her belt. She is especially passionate about working with kids and teens, so keep your eyes out for her involvement in the expansion of our youth programs. Please give Arielle a warm welcome when you see her in the gyms! We’re excited to have her joining our team and creating more opportunities for our families.

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*Our new coaching intern, Jesse, has started shadowing our coaches at the gyms. Following in the footsteps of the amazing Coach Nick, Jesse is completing this internship as part of the Humboldt State University Kinesiology graduation requirements. If Jesse turns into anything remotely like the TJ’s dynamo that is Nick, we will count ourselves, and you all, super lucky!  More on Jesse in our next newsletter, going out later this week! Please introduce yourselves to him and give him a big ol’ high five when you see him at the gyms!

*Athletic Achievement of the week: Congrats to Mill Valley superstar, Artie Delnegro, on his successful Mt. Shasta climb up and ski down. No doubt, fitness helped. Nice job, Artie!

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*Summer Open Gym times are abbreviated, due to member travel.  Please check the schedules pages for updated open gym times. 

*WE ARE SPONSORING A SOCCER JUGGLING AND SKILLS CLINIC with two awesome youth soccer coaches at Redwood High’s new turf football field on August 5th for ages 6-13. This is a great way for your soccer-playing kids to develop critical skills and help a great cause! Email allison@tjsgym.com for more information or to show proof of donation to register, and SPREAD THE WORD–this is open to ALL!

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*LAST CALL FOR HOODIES!!! We still have TWO more of the super-cool and cozy TJ’s zip hoodies you’ve seen all of our coaches (and some members) wearing. We have  one Men’s Medium and one Women’s Large.  Please email allison@tjsgym.com ASAP if you’d like one!

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*Also, last call for vintage sweats! We have just TWO vintage-style, super soft unisex crewneck sweatshirts left. XS, which is perfect for kids sizes 12-16 or Women’s small, and we have one Men’s XL, (runs small so more like a typical L). Email allison@tjsgym.com if you want one. Also,we have TWO left of the women’s straight-leg drawstring sweatpants in size medium. Sale price: $15! Let me know!
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*TERRITORY FOOD DELIVERIES are now at ALL THREE GYMS!!! Go to this link to get $25 your first order!  Order by Thursday nights at midnight for the week ahead. It’s delicious and nutritious food, delivered right to your hands at the gyms!Screen Shot 2017-07-16 at 8.55.13 PM.png

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WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK: DO YOUR THING!

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TJ’s Gym Workouts for the Week of 7.10.17

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Mill Valley LOVE!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

*MORE Summer Open Gym time changes: Through August, we are shortening some of the Open Gym times, since so many people are out of town. Remember–the gyms are always open during class times! Please check the schedules pages for updated open gym times. There have been no changes to the weekend schedules!

Please especially note the following:

Corte Madera will close at 10:30am Monday-Friday and will re-open for afternoon classes at 4 or 4:30, depending on the day’s class schedule.

Mill Valley Mondays open till 1 and again at 3; Tuesdays till 12 and again at 3; Wednesdays till 11 and again at 3;  Thursdays till 10:30 and re-open at 3; till 10:00am on Fridays and re-open at 3pm.

San Rafael open gym hours are staying the same: open from 5:15am-1pm and 4-6:30pm Mon-Fri.

*We still have a few more of the super-cool and cozy TJ’s zip hoodies you’ve seen all of our coaches (and some members) wearing, in both men’s and women’s cuts. We have  one Medium and XL men’s left and one Large women’s.  They are going fast, so if you want one, please email allison@tjsgym.com ASAP! They are great for mornings at Stinson in the summer!

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*TERRITORY FOOD DELIVERIES are now at ALL THREE GYMS!!! Go to this link to get $25 your first order!  Order by Thursday nights at midnight for the week ahead. It’s delicious and nutritious food, delivered right to your hands at the gyms!

*WE ARE SPONSORING A SOCCER JUGGLING AND SKILLS CLINIC with two awesome youth soccer coaches at Redwood High’s new turf football field on August 5th for ages 6-13. This is a great way for your soccer-playing kids to develop critical skills and help a great cause! Email allison@tjsgym.com for more information or to show proof of donation to register, and SPREAD THE WORD–this is open to ALL!

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WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK–HAVE A BLAST, EVERYONE!!!!

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TJ’s Gym Workouts for the Week Of 7.3.17

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Some of our awesome team.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

*JULY FOURTH SCHEDULE:  Corte Madera 7:30am, San Rafael 7am and 8am, Mill Valley 7am and 8am. Have a safe and happy holiday!

*Summer Open Gym time changes: Through mid-August, Mondays in Corte Madera will close at 11am, and Thursdays in Mill Valley will close at 10:30am. Thanks!

*We have a few extras of the super-cool and cozy TJ’s zip hoodies you’ve seen all of our coaches (and some members) wearing, in both men’s and women’s cuts. We do have a fun of sizes, but not much left in stock, so if you want one, please email allison@tjsgym.com ASAP! They are great for mornings at Stinson in the summer!

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*Our new coaching intern, Jesse Lee, has started shadowing our coaches at the gyms. Following in the footsteps of the amazing Coach Nick, Jesse is completing this internship as part of the Humboldt State University Kinesiology graduation requirements. If Jesse turns into anything remotely like the TJ’s dynamo that is Nick, we will count ourselves, and you all, super lucky!  More on Jesse (and a photo) in our next newsletter, going out later this week! Please introduce yourselves to him and give him a warm welcome when you see him at the gyms!

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*We love celebrating the physical accomplishments of members of the TJ’s community and always try our best to highlight them on social media. We thought it would be fun to add them to the blog from time to time, as well. Please email allison@tjsgym.com with photos, videos, and the scoop about any physical accomplishments by TJ’s Peeps! Here are few we know of in recent times:

Back in March, MV OG, Theo Emison (front of photo), summitted the Grand Paradiso, the highest peak in Italy (13,323 feet) and then skied down 5,000 feet to base camp. This past week, Theo did his first-ever bar muscle up!

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A couple of weeks ago, MV OG, Will Egan, ran the Double Dipsea race just six days after completing the regular Dipsea race, and on one of the hottest days of the year! Screen Shot 2017-07-02 at 8.59.14 PM.png

Last week, more MV OG’s, Felipe Gomez, Sandro Fornesi, and Adam Fong summitted Mount Shasta!

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*Yet another MV member, Tatum Robach, recently completed a 10-mile Tough Mudder (her third to date), with her mom and brother. She scaled all sorts of obstacles like the one in this photo, and was fully prepared because of her consistency and badassery in the gym! There’s something in the water at TJ’s Mill Valley!

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Our final shoutout of the week goes to 12-year-old Hollis Belger, for beating her soccer juggling record by doing 2,071 consecutive juggles in a row, alternating L/R feet. It took 23:07. Super impressive physically and mentally, and for a great cause, to boot!

WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK–HAVE FUN!

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TJ’s Gym Workouts for the Week of 6.26.17

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Our Annual Juggling for Jude  Post

We spent 36 hours in Memphis at the ALSAC/St. Jude 60th Anniversary celebration. Our younger daughter, Hollis, accepted the Jerry Nicholson Award, given to a young person for exemplary fundraising and awareness raising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We are truly grateful for the TJ’s Gym community’s support of Juggling for Jude over the past three years and figure that approximately 25% of the $129,000 Hollis has  raised comes from people at TJ’s Gyms. Continuing to set her goals high, Hollis’s next goal is $200,000. Having just been to St. Jude, touring their incredible facilities and hearing more about their mission and operation, now more than ever, we know the importance for all of us of supporting their lifesaving work.

For anyone reading this looking for a charity to get behind, we hope you will consider Juggling for Jude. For those who have given before, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts and hope you will consider giving again this summer season. Hollis is juggling daily and is also available to give lessons to kids wanting to develop their soccer skills, in exhange for support of her fundraiser. Please take a few minutes to check out her blog post about her experience being at St. Jude. And if you have 3 minutes to spare, click on the link to her acceptance speech there, and give her a listen. She spoke to a room filled with hundreds of CEO’s and CFO’s and Board Members and St. Jude legacy donors, and parents of patients. We are proud and blessed parents and are extremely grateful for your interest and support. When you spend time with parents whose kids are fighting cancer or who have lost their battles, you recommit to doing whatever you can to change the face of this illness, including making use of your business forum to garner support. Thank you for your time and ongoing generosity!

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Announcements:

*July 4th Schedule:  San Rafael 7am and 8am; Corte Madera 7:30am, Mill Valley 7am and 8am

*Open Gym Thursdays in Mill Valley will close at 10:30am until end of August

WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK — GO GET ‘EM!

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TJ’s Gym Workouts for the Week of 6.19.17

Happy Father’s Day to some of the hardest working dads in the county.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

*Open Gym Schedule changes this week:  

Monday, June 19th: Mill Valley will close at 12:00 and re-open at 3:00.  Corte Madera will close at 10:30 and re-open at 4:00.

Thursday, June 22nd: Mill Valley will close at 10:30 and re-open at 3:00. Corte Madera will close at 9:30 and re-open at 4:00.

Through the summer, we may have changes to the Open Gym schedules from time to time, so please be sure to read the Sunday-night blogs and pay attention to our texts. Thank you for your understanding!

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Last call for our new women’s tank pre-orders! Email jessica@tjsgym.com by end of day TOMORROW, Monday, 6/19 to get one!

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*If you missed the meeting about our new Competitor’s Program and are interested in learning more, check out the video in the TJ’s Members Facebook group. As soon as we get a critical mass, we will officially launch the program. Email jessica@tjsgym.com to register.

*Suggestion Boxes June Focus: Please continue let us know what retail items you want to see in the gyms! New Blender Bottles are on the way any day now, as well as new tees and tanks in the same colors of our Regionals team.

*Paleo Power Supply is now called TERRITORY, and we will be up and running next week in Corte Madera! Great food, great prices, great portion sizes! Email jessica@tjsgym.com if you’d like more info on how to order!

*In case you’ve been living under a rock, WE HAVE A TJ’s GYM FACEBOOK GROUP!!! PLEASE JOIN!!! In order to better facilitate online discussions and information spreading among our many members, we have a TJ’s Gym MEMBERS Facebook group. Please request to join. We will let you in, as long as you’re a current member of the gyms, and you’ll be able to interact with everyone about workouts, nutrition, you name it! It’s a great way to stay informed about all things TJ’s Gym.*SOCIAL MEDIA PLUG NUMBER TWO! PLEASE FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @tjsgyms, and email allison@tjsgym.com if you have a scoop about a TJ’s member doing something cool in the greater community or in a fitness pursuit outside the gym. We love to highlight our awesome members whenever possible, and we need your help! Plus, Insta is yet another way to stay connected to your TJ’s Peeps when you’re not actually in the gyms!

WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK — WOOHOO!

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TJ’s Gym Workout for the Week of 6.12.17

Funny to think this place used to be a video rental shop.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

*Open Gym Schedule changes this Thursday, June 15th: Mill Valley will close at 10:30, and Corte Madera will close at 9:30. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

*Congrats to everyone celebrating graduates of all ages–we love seeing the photos on social media, like this one of the lovely Anderson family (3/4 of whom have trusted their fitness to TJ’s Gym).

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*Calling all Dipsea Photos! Congrats to all of you TJ’s Peeps who ran the Dipsea today! We had grand plans to come out and photograph the start line as we did last year, but, alas, kid food poisoning intervened. We’d love your photos if you ran or took pictures of TJ’s runners. Send ’em to allison@tjsgym.com. Thanks!

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*If you missed the meeting about our new Competitor’s Program and are interested in learning more, check out the video in the TJ’s Members Facebook group. As soon as we get a critical mass, we will officially launch the program. Email jessica@tjsgym.com to register.

 

*Suggestion Boxes June Focus: Please let us know what retail items you want to see in the gyms! New Blender Bottles are on the way any day now, as well as new tees and tanks in the same colors of our Regionals team (thanks to Officer Lopez).  Please let us know what else you’d like to see.

*Paleo Power Supply is now called TERRITORY, and if we get enough people in Corte Madera wanting meal deliveries, we can add that location to our TJ’s Territory sites (already thriving in San Rafael and Mill Valley). Great food, great prices, great portion sizes! Email jessica@tjsgym.com if you’d like Corte Madera drops!

*In case you’ve been living under a rock, WE HAVE A TJ’s GYM FACEBOOK GROUP!!! PLEASE JOIN!!! In order to better facilitate online discussions and information spreading among our many members, we have a TJ’s Gym MEMBERS Facebook group. Please request to join. We will let you in, as long as you’re a current member of the gyms, and you’ll be able to interact with everyone about workouts, nutrition, you name it! It’s a great way to stay informed about all things TJ’s Gym.

*SOCIAL MEDIA PLUG NUMBER TWO! PLEASE FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @tjsgyms, and email allison@tjsgym.com if you have a scoop about a TJ’s member doing something cool in the greater community or in a fitness pursuit outside the gym. We love to highlight our awesome members whenever possible, and we need your help! Plus, Insta is yet another way to stay connected to your TJ’s Peeps when you’re not actually in the gyms!

WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK–Summer Kickoff! 

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