TJ’s Gym Workout for the Week of 4.24.17 

Thanks to everyone who came out for our photoshoot at the gyms today! We truly appreciate the effort!  We’re looking so forward to seeing the artistry from our awesome photographer, Lionel Reyes!

Meanwhile, Jacqui Miranda, a top 200 athlete in her age group IN THE WORLD, had at the CrossFit Masters Qualifier, with legendary “Coach” Ed Alvarado running the show. These two are both rockstars!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

*GO BLUE! As you probably know by now, our TJ’s Gym competitive team qualified for the CrossFit Regionals and will be competing in Del Mar, CA over Memorial Day Weekend. We encourage you to consider attending the event and whooping it up with a bunch of your TJ’s pals.  Meanwhile, as their Road to Regionals continues, you can follow the team’s training via the following hashtags on social media: #tjsgym, #tjsteam #tjsteam2017 #teamtjs

*TJ’s TEAM CROSSFIT REGIONALS FAN T-SHIRTS ARE FOR SALE, and 100% of PROFITS WILL GO TO THE TJ’s TEAM! Go here to order yours in the next week, before the order closes! The creative and talented Chris Ford did an amazing job designing the shirt. We’re pretty sure that if there were a competition for best fan shirts, these would win!

 

 

*SAVE THE DATE OF SATURDAY, MAY 13th for a super-fun TJ’s community event to benefit our competitors and help fund their trip to Regionals. Details to follow, but it will be a fun outdoor, family-friendly shindig starting at around 4 or 5pm and going till dark.

*SPRING-INTO-SUMMER NUTRITION SHAPE-UP COMING SOON!!! Need some help to get ready for swimsuit season and look and feel your best? No problem! We’ve dialed in our Nutrition Kick-Off program and made it even better! Details and start date coming SOON, so keep your eyes peeled to the blog and the TJ’s Members page on Facebook (see below if you’re not on there already)!

*WE HAVE A TJ’s GYM FACEBOOK GROUP!!! PLEASE JOIN!!!  In order to better facilitate online discussions among our many members, we have started the TJ’s Gym MEMBERS Facebook group. Please request to join. We will let you in if you’re a current member of the gyms, and you’ll be able to interact with everyone about workouts, nutrition, you name it! This is taking the place of our Google Discussion group.

*ANOTHER FRIENDLY REMINDER TO PLEASE FILL OUT OUR NEW ONLINE WAIVER BEFORE YOUR NEXT VISIT!!!!  We recently updated our waiver and need all members to complete the revised version.  It takes about 2-3 minutes, and you can find the link HERE.  Please be sure to choose the “existing client” option and use the same email address you have used with us in the past. If you need to update any of your information in our system, this is a good time to do that, as well.  Please email jessica@tjsgym.com with any questions. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP, and sorry for the repeat reminders, but we still have many people to go before this is done!

*Questions about some of the common movements we use in classes? We’ve added a video glossary of videos from CrossFit(TM) explaining points of performance and proper mechanics.  It’s a page under the MEMBERS tab on our website. Hopefully you’ll find this helpful!

WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK:

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TJ’s Gym Workouts for the Week of 4.17.17


We are super proud of new member, Lindsey (pink), who has fit in seamlessly with the 5:15a San Rafael crew. Thanks to Coach Kristel for preparing her and to the early risers in San Rafael (some of whom are pictured here) for welcoming her with open arms!

Two-time TJ’s Gym Rodeo winner and TJ’s Team 2017 Member, Jeff Peterson, is officially kicking off his coach training at TJ’s Gyms this week! Jeff already has a ton of knowledge and expertise in the areas of fitness and training. A former D1 collegiate track star, Jeff has worked extensively with young athletes and will be a great addition to the TJ’s coaching staff. He is going to be shadowing classes, jumping in to coach, and generally sharing his wisdom as he ramps up in preparation for starting in earnest this summer. Jeff is primed to take a leadership role in the expansion of some exciting training opportunities at TJ’s, especially in the area of youth and teen fitness. Introduce yourself to him if you haven’t met him. You’ll quickly see that his personality matches his athleticism and drive! We are lucky to have him coming on board, and don’t worry, he doesn’t always wear a cowboy hat.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

*TJ WILL BE SPEAKING THIS THURSDAY, APRIL 20th, in San Francisco about the fitness profession and his experiences in the field over the past 25 years. Come by to support him and hear his stories (never a dull moment, as many of you know) and expertise!

*GO BLUE! As you probably know by now, our TJ’s Gym competitive team qualified for the CrossFit Regionals and will be competing in Del Mar, CA over Memorial Day Weekend. We encourage you to consider attending the event and whooping it up with a bunch of your TJ’s pals.  Meanwhile, as their Road to Regionals continues, you can follow the team’s training via the following hashtags on social media: #tjsgym, #tjsteam #tjsteam2017 #teamtjs

*SAVE THE DATE OF SATURDAY, MAY 13th for a super-fun TJ’s community event to benefit our competitors and help fund their trip to Regionals. Details to follow, but it will be a fun outdoor, family-friendly shindig starting at around 4 or 5pm and going till dark.

*TJ’s GYM PHOTOSHOOT SUNDAY, APRIL 23rd: We need some of you TJ’s superstars to show up and be photographed!  Photos will be used for our website and social media purposes. Details to follow, but we will likely need people from approximately 2-6pm. If interested, please email allison@tjsgym.com and include any time contstraints if you have them.

*WE HAVE A TJ’s GYM FACEBOOK GROUP!!! PLEASE JOIN!!!  In order to better facilitate online discussions among our many members, we have started the TJ’s Gym MEMBERS Facebook group. Please request to join. We will let you in if you’re a current member of the gyms, and you’ll be able to interact with everyone about workouts, nutrition, you name it! This is taking the place of our Google Discussion group.

*ANOTHER FRIENDLY REMINDER TO PLEASE FILL OUT OUR NEW ONLINE WAIVER BEFORE YOUR NEXT VISIT!!!!  We recently updated our waiver and need all members to complete the revised version.  It takes about 2-3 minutes, and you can find the link HERE.  Please be sure to choose the “existing client” option and use the same email address you have used with us in the past. If you need to update any of your information in our system, this is a good time to do that, as well.  Please email jessica@tjsgym.com with any questions. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!

*Questions about some of the common movements we use in classes? We’ve added a video glossary of videos from CrossFit(TM) explaining points of performance and proper mechanics.  It’s a page under the MEMBERS tab on our website. Hopefully you’ll find this helpful!

*PROGRAMMING THIS WEEK: A note from the awesome Coach Nick, who is doing an superb job designing your workouts, by the way–this week includes a lot of posterior chain work and bending. You should only go heavy in these movements on two of the days, and please let your coach know if you’re experiencing any low back vulnerabilities, so modifications can be made. As always, we are open to all sorts of individualized tweaks, as we want to be sure you do what is best for your body.

WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK–HAVE FUN!

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TJ’s Gym Workout for the Week of 4.10.17. 

Do whatever it takes to maintain consistency. Find a crew, build some relationships, and commit to them. Community is developed through consistent behaviors.  Community members are always more successful than individuals.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WE HAVE A NEW TJ’s GYM FACEBOOK GROUP!!! PLEASE JOIN!!!  In order to better facilitate online discussions among our many members, we have started the TJ’s Gym MEMBERS Facebook group. Please request to join. We will let you in if you’re a current member of the gyms, and you’ll be able to interact with everyone about workouts, nutrition, you name it! This is taking the place of our Google Discussion group.

SPRING BREAK IS THIS WEEK FOR MANY LOCAL SCHOOLS. ALL GYM SCHEDULES WILL BE NORMAL, EXCEPT THERE WILL BE NO OPEN GYM IN CORTE MADERA FROM 9:30-12 tomorrow (Monday, April 10) and Tuesday, April 11. Head over to Mill Valley or San Rafael if you need Open Gym times then! Thanks for your understanding!

Please do not bring your kids to the gym to sit around while you workout. We truly love kids–so much so that we want to keep them safe! We would be happy to schedule a private or semi-private coaching session for your child/children, but we can’t have kids just hanging around during classes. Thanks for helping us keep your kids safe!

Teens/Tweens Classes for the week of April 10th: Please see the flyer below to register for Spring Break week Teen Classes. You need to pre-register so we know to hold classes!

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*ANOTHER FRIENDLY REMINDER TO PLEASE FILL OUT OUR NEW ONLINE WAIVER BEFORE YOUR NEXT VISIT!!!!  We recently updated our waiver and need all members to complete the revised version.  It takes about 2-3 minutes, and you can find the link HERE.  Please be sure to choose the “existing client” option and use the same email address you have used with us in the past. If you need to update any of your information in our system, this is a good time to do that, as well.  Please email jessica@tjsgym.com with any questions. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!

*Questions about some of the common movements we use in classes? We’ve added a video glossary of videos from CrossFit(TM) explaining points of performance and proper mechanics.  It’s a page under the MEMBERS tab on our website. Hopefully you’ll find this helpful!

*If you’re not into barbells or know someone who isn’t, check out TJ’s Mill Valley Bootcamp on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30!  It’s the perfect combination of foundational strength and long metabolic conditioning workouts, not to mention a welcoming crew and great camaraderie. If you know someone who might be interested, please let him/her know. No intro needed. First class is free!

WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK:

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TJ’s Gym Workouts for the Week of 4.3.17

Fitness for Everyone here at TJ’s Gyms!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

OPEN GYM IN CORTE MADERA WILL CLOSE AT 11am TOMORROW: MONDAY, 4/3.

WE HAVE A NEW TJ’s GYM FACEBOOK GROUP!!! PLEASE JOIN!!!  In order to better facilitate online discussions among our many members, we have started the TJ’s Gym MEMBERS Facebook group. Please request to join. We will let you in if you’re a current member of the gyms, and you’ll be able to interact with everyone about workouts, nutrition, you name it! This will take the place of our Google Discussion group. Let’s make it happen and get the banter going!

SPRING BREAK IS THE WEEK OF APRIL 10th FOR MANY LOCAL SCHOOLS.  ALL GYM SCHEDULES WILL BE NORMAL, EXCEPT THERE WILL BE NO OPEN GYM IN CORTE MADERA FROM 9:30-12 on Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11.

Teens/Tweens Classes for the week of April 10th: Please see the flyer below to register for Spring Break week Teen Classes. You need to pre-register so we know to hold classes!

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*ANOTHER FRIENDLY REMINDER TO PLEASE FILL OUT OUR NEW ONLINE WAIVER BEFORE YOUR NEXT VISIT!!!!  We recently updated our waiver and need all members to complete the revised version.  It takes about 2-3 minutes, and you can find the link HERE.  Please be sure to choose the “existing client” option and use the same email address you have used with us in the past. If you need to update any of your information in our system, this is a good time to do that, as well.  Please email jessica@tjsgym.com with any questions. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!

*Questions about some of the common movements we use in classes? We’ve added a video glossary of videos from CrossFit(TM) explaining points of performance and proper mechanics.  It’s a page under the MEMBERS tab on our website. Hopefully you’ll find this helpful!

*If you’re not into barbells or know someone who isn’t, check out TJ’s Mill Valley Bootcamp on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30!  It’s the perfect combination of foundational strength and long metabolic conditioning workouts, not to mention a welcoming crew and great camaraderie. If you know someone who might be interested, please let him/her know. No intro needed. First class is free!

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This superstar is Jackson S. You might recognize him as one of our teen Rodeo athletes. He’s now interning in TJ’s Corte Madera, helping with kids classes and keeping the gym in order. He’s a great guy who is invested in connecting with the community and helping however he can, so we hope you’ll introduce yourself and thank him for his efforts next time you see him! Also, thanks go out to Coach Anthony for his mentorship with Jackson.

WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK–HAVE A GOOD ONE!

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TJ’s Gym Workouts for 3.27.17


Throwback to the Rodeo ’16 because this is what this whole thing is all about.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

*ANOTHER FRIENDLY REMINDER TO PLEASE FILL OUT OUR NEW ONLINE WAIVER BEFORE YOUR NEXT VISIT!!!!  We recently updated our waiver and need all members to complete the revised version.  It takes about 2-3 minutes, and you can find the link HERE.  Please be sure to choose the “existing client” option and use the same email address you have used with us in the past. If you need to update any of your information in our system, this is a good time to do that, as well.  Please email jessica@tjsgym.com with any questions. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!

*Questions about some of the common movements we use in classes? We’ve added a video glossary of videos from CrossFit(TM) explaining points of performance and proper mechanics.  It’s a page under the MEMBERS tab on our website. Hopefully you’ll find this helpful!

*If you’re not into barbells or know someone who isn’t, check out TJ’s Mill Valley Bootcamp on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30!  It’s the perfect combination of foundational strength and long metabolic conditioning workouts, not to mention a welcoming crew and great camaraderie. If you know someone who might be interested, please let him/her know. No intro needed. First class is free!

*TJ’s Supplements are in the gyms, and almost all types are now in stock! Recovery in Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry, and Protein in Chocolate and Vanilla, with Strawberry on the way in about a week. Questions? Email allison@tjsgym.com.

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We said goodbye to a wonderful person on Saturday. Rich Searle was one of the more genuine, welcoming, kind, and gentle men we know. A lover of music, travel, and family, Rich had gifted us with a glimpse into the experiences he cherished, the people he loved, and the places he’d been. We will miss his contagious smile and warm heart, and we continue to send our thoughts and prayers to his family and close friends. Please workout with Rich in mind this week, embracing the goodness in life and finding goodness in those around you.

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TJ’s Gym Workouts for the Week of 3.20.17


It doesn’t matter if the work is done at sunup or sundown, it’s consistency that matters most. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

*HUGE CONGRATS TO TJ’s Corte Madera Teen Phenom, Zach Werner, on his double podium finish at the American Open weightliting event (hardware shown below)! Zach took GOLD in the Snatch and  Bronze in both the Clean and Jerk and Total. Zach has been lifting and training at TJ’s for years now, following in his awesome mom, Lynn’s, footsteps. Props to Zach for his super hard work, as well as all of his TJ’s coaches and supporters! Shout out, also, to Coach Jasha, who has also helped Zach get to this level. The sky’s the limit for you, Zach!

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*FRIENDLY REMINDER TO PLEASE FILL OUT OUR NEW ONLINE WAIVER BEFORE YOUR NEXT VISIT!!!!  We recently updated our waiver and need all members to complete the revised version.  It takes about 2-3 minutes, so please do it now, so you don’t have to hear from us about this again! The link to the new waiver is HERE.  Please be sure to choose the “existing client” option and use the same email address you have used with us in the past. If you need to update any of your information in our system, this is a good time to do that, as well.  Please email jessica@tjsgym.com with any questions. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!

*HEADS UP FOR YOUR SAFETY AND SECURITY: Please don’t leave valuables in your car when you come to any of the gyms (and in your life travels, in general). One of our members found out the hard way on Friday that car thefts can happen in seconds, even in great neighborhoods and in broad daylight. Don’t leave any bags in your car that might look enticing, even if it only has dirty gym clothes and a stinky blender bottle in it!

*There’s one more week left in the CrossFit Open! Come down on Friday 4-6pm to cheer on our competitive team while they do their final workouts. There’s also a huge showing going down for Team TJ’s Corte Madera this year, as always, and the magic happens there Friday 4-6pm, Sat 9-11am, Sunday 10-11am. We are proud of EVERYONE who is doing the Open, judging the Open, competing in the Open, or cheering on people who are. Crossing our fingers that we will have good news to report soon regarding our Mill Valley competitive team advancing to Regionals!

*POWER SUPPLY IS NOW IN TJ’s MILL VALLEY!  Just click on this link to place your orders, and you’ll get delicious meals delivered to the fridge in Mill Valley first thing on Monday and Thursday mornings! Just go HERE to place your order. First meal is free!  Power Supply is also delivered to San Rafael. We are currently arranging tastings for Corte Madera, so we hope to add that location soon.

*TJ’s Mill Valley Bootcamp is BOOMING on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30!  It’s the perfet combination of foundational strength (no barbells!) and long metabolic conditioning workouts, not to mention a welcoming crew and great camaraderie. If you know someone who might be interested, please let him/her know. No intro needed. First class is free!

*TJ’s Supplements are in the gyms! Recovery in Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry, and Protein in Chocolate (with Vanilla and Strawberry on the way). Questions? Email allison@tjsgym.com

 

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TJ’s Gym Workout for the Week of 3.13.17

The shortest line from A to B is paved with hard-ass work.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

*Open Gym in Corte Madera will close 30 minutes early tomorrow, Monday, 3/31. The gym will close at 11:30 and re-open at 4. 

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*Pre-order your men’s tanks by end of day TOMORROW, Monday, 3/13!  Also, if you have an idea for an apparel item you would like to order, please let us know. We are all ears!

*PLEASE FILL OUT OUR NEW ONLINE WAIVER BEFORE YOUR NEXT VISIT!!!! 
We recently updated our waiver and need all members to complete the revised version.  It takes about 2-3 minutes, so please do it now, so you don’t have to hear from us about this again! The link to the new waiver is HERE.  Please be sure to choose the “existing client” option and use the same email address you have used with us in the past. If you need to update any of your information in our system, this is a good time to do that, as well.  Please email jessica@tjsgym.com with any questions. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!

*POWER SUPPLY IS NOW IN TJ’s MILL VALLEY!  Just click on this link to place your orders, and you’ll get delicious meals delivered to the fridge in Mill Valley first thing on Monday and Thursday mornings! Just go HERE to place your order. First meal is free!  Power Supply is also delivered to San Rafael. We are currently arranging tastings for Corte Madera, so we hope to add that location soon.

*TJ’s Mill Valley Bootcamp is BOOMING on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30!  It’s the perfet combination of foundational strength (no barbells!) and long metabolic conditioning workouts, not to mention a welcoming crew and great camaraderie. If you know someone who might be interested, please let him/her know. No intro needed. First class is free!

*TJ’s Supplements are in the gyms! Recovery in Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry, and Protein in Chocolate (with Vanilla and Strawberry on the way). Questions? Email allison@tjsgym.com

WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK:

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