TJ’s Gym Workouts for the Week 07/16/2018

WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK


Monday – 07-16-2018

Tuesday 07-17-2018

Wednesday 07-18-2018

Strength – Wednesday 07-18-2018

Thursday 07-19-2018

Friday-07-20-2018

Saturday 07-21-2018

Sunday – 07-22-2018

Barbell Club – Sunday 07-22-2018

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TJ’s Gym Weekly News 07/13/2018

 


WEEKLY NEWS FROM TJ’s GYM

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Coach Mika’s last stand at TJ’s Gym. Short shorts for everyone!

Message from TJ:

“The Challenge Coin”

 

Per Wikipedia: challenge coin is a small coin or medallion, bearing an organization’s insignia or emblem and carried by the organization’s members. Traditionally, they are given to prove membership when challenged and to enhance morale. In addition, they are also collected by service members. In practice, challenge coins are normally presented by unit commanders in recognition of special achievement by a member of the unit. They are also exchanged in recognition of visits to an organization.

For those of you who don’t know, Coach Mika is leaving us for Navy Seal training in the next week. This has been his dream for years–since he was three, according to his mom–and he has been training like crazy to earn his chance.

Mika joined the gym a few years ago with a solid background in all things fitness, an accomplished MMA competitor who had been through Seal training once before. He was training at the gym in order to be ready for his next chance at Seal selection.

A few years ago, when we had a shortage of coaches, Mika knocked on my door and said he’d love to help.  Simple as that. He just wanted to help. I threw him to the wolves—first into classes, where he found his footing on the slippery slope of Marin attitudes and opinions, which often differed from his own. Then into personal training, where he immediately made himself indispensable to his clients. Finally into programming, where he flourished, by listening to his athletes and responding, rather than trying to re-create the wheel for them. He never hesitated to ask exactly what he should do. He is probably the best communicator I have ever worked with. He has never been embarrassed to put himself out there and share his vulnerabilities. He has stayed true to himself while representing TJ’s Gyms as well as anyone who has ever coached for us. He has raised the bar as far as what we expect from our coaches, and in turn, he has raised my own bar for how to be a better leader. He’s been a great asset to our community, for all sorts of reasons.

An employee’s job is to make the work of the boss easier. Mika not only did that in spades, but, more importantly, he helped to make my life better. For that I will forever be grateful.

Last week, I was approached by one of our members who wishes to remain anonymous, because of his involvement in the Secret Service. This person had a request—he handed me a coin and asked that I give it to Mika before he ships out.

This brief interaction had a massive impact on me, after I researched the significance of the challenge coin. In some small way, I was part of a special, time-honored tradition. I was delivering a message of respect between people who have chosen to risk their lives for the sake of the freedom of others.

We have these brief moments of opportunity in our community to dig a little deeper with those around us–maybe during a warmup, or in between sets, or outside the gyms. We can learn a lot, and I would argue that there aren’t all that many places in the world where these types of exchanges are encouraged. What I have come to realize is that most people are generally good people and want to help others in some way. Most people want to connect.

The more open you are to this philosophy, the more you will experience memorable moments and positivity that will stay with you for a lifetime. We will miss you, Mika. Safe travels…

~TJ


ANNOUNCEMENTS


It’s not too late to sign up your Teen/Tween for some SUMMER FITNESS!

Teen Summer Session Dates:  July 2nd – August 31st *

*No class Wednesday, July 4th.

Session Prices – We have flexible pricing for the Summer session. Please reply ASAP to me to secure a spot. As always, we also have monthly options available for our year-round members.

Summer Schedule
All classes are pending viable registration numbers. Our current class schedule will always be posted on our schedules page HERE.

*Mill Valley – Tuesday/Thursday (12 – 16) 4 pm

*Corte Madera – Monday/Wednesday (ages 12 – 16) 4 pm
*Corte Madera -Tuesday/Thursday (10 – 13) 4:30 pm
*Mill Valley – Wednesday 4:30 (12 – 16) – Girls-only
*Corte Madera – Saturday (12 – 16) 11 am

If you are interested in classes at our San Rafael location, please reach out!

*Classes expire at the end of the session. Make-ups can happen as needed throughout the session. Please share with anyone who might be interested in joining!


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TJ’s Gym Workouts for the Week 07/09/2018

WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK


Monday – 07-09-2018

Tuesday 07-10-2018

Wednesday 07-11-2018

Strength – Wednesday 07-11-2018

Thursday 07-12-2018

Friday-07-13-2018

Saturday 07-14-2018

Sunday – 07-15-2018

Barbell Club – Sunday 07-15-2018

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TJ’s Gym Weekly News 07/06/2018

 


We hope you all had a fabulous 4th of July! It was great to see so many TJ’s members out watching the Larkspur/Corte Madera parade. We had a blast, and Pete hung in there, despite being slightly overwhelmed. Continued thanks, appreciation, and big love goes out to everyone supporting Juggling for Jude.

WEEKLY NEWS FROM TJ’s GYM

Message from TJ:

You and Boogie.

This week, the Golden State Warriors pulled off an amazing feat of personnel change by letting Javale Mcgee leave for the Lakers.

Why would they let Javale go to a team in their own division, especially a team that had just signed the best player in the league in Lebron James? Free agency isn’t over yet, and the Lakers still have time to stockpile a better roster around Lebron. What gives?

The Warriors made this move, because they got a phone call from Demarcus Cousins, a troubled All-Star who is recovering from a horrible Achilles tear he suffered at the end of last season. “Boogie,” as he is known, has fought with rivals, his own teammates, and even his own coaches. Last year he was picked up by the Pelicans, dropped 50 pounds and helped them make the playoffs while picking up an All-Star nod along the way. Everyone in the league knows his upside but….? Boom! All of a sudden it’s announced that he got signed by the Warriors. Nobody saw this coming. Nobody saw this huge win for the Dubs. Lakers fans were crushed, as were others around the league. How did great (Warriors) just get impossibly great (Warriors plus Boogie)?

Cousins has had some attitude issues, but he’s still an All-Star. He won’t be available to play until January, but he also came cheap, because he wanted a one-year deal. His goal will surely be to help Golden State win a championship and then sign a long-term contract next year with a team that will make sure his great grandkids will be driving Lambo’s and cleaning their teeth with gold-plated toothpicks. And remember, he called THEM. Nobody else wanted him. Why? Maybe his attitude, maybe his injury, probably a combination of both.

Let’s not be fooled, though, into thinking that Boogie’s decision to call the Warriors happened overnight. The morning after that Achilles surgery, I’ll bet Boogie and his team sat down and started putting the plan into play. That was MONTHS before the deal was done.

How the hell does this relate to you?

The Warriors saw how all of the different parts fell into place for them. Timing, profit vs. loss, research etc.

I believe that personal success requires a bunch of factors in order to fall into place. Mindset, timing, belief, and support. Sometimes things don’t make sense on the surface. Once you start digging in, things make all the sense in the world. We had our biggest growth as a business during the 2008 recession. Folks decided to take stock in themselves and invest in their future instead of a trip to Provence.

I’m going to be asking all of you to come with me on a journey starting on Labor Day. The goal is to become the best you possible by Thanksgiving. I’ve done the research, and the timing is right. The players are right. The plan is right. All it takes is belief and a positive mindset. Our “season” will start and the grind begins. It’s long and will have its ups and downs, but if you’re working on setting your mindset now, we can’t lose.

Do me a favor and enjoy your summer and your families. There is a plan being formulated for you, and you should start telling yourself that you’ll be ready for day one when the time comes.

Boogie is eating right, lifting weights, riding the bike, being positive, and creating connections with his soon-to-be teammates. It’s all part of the Championship Mindset.

I want you on the team.

~TJ


ANNOUNCEMENTS


It’s not too late to sign up your Teen/Tween for some SUMMER FITNESS!

Teen Summer Session Dates:  July 2nd – August 31st *

*No class Wednesday, July 4th.

Session Prices – We have flexible pricing for the Summer session. Please reply ASAP to me to secure a spot. As always, we also have monthly options available for our year-round members.

Summer Schedule
All classes are pending viable registration numbers. Our current class schedule will always be posted on our schedules page HERE.

*Mill Valley – Tuesday/Thursday (12 – 16) 4 pm

*Corte Madera – Monday/Wednesday (ages 12 – 16) 4 pm
*Corte Madera -Tuesday/Thursday (10 – 13) 4:30 pm
*Mill Valley – Wednesday 4:30 (12 – 16) – Girls-only
*Corte Madera – Saturday (12 – 16) 11 am

If you are interested in classes at our San Rafael location, please reach out!

*Classes expire at the end of the session. Make-ups can happen as needed throughout the session. Please share with anyone who might be interested in joining!


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TJ’s Gym Workouts for the Week 07/02/2018

WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK

Please note our Holiday Schedule on Wednesday, July 4th. Happy Fourth of July!


Monday – 07-02-2018

Tuesday 07-03-2018

Wednesday 07-04-2018 – Happy Fourth of July!

Thursday 07-05-2018

Friday-07-06-2018

Saturday 07-07-2018

Sunday – 07-08-2018

Barbell Club – Sunday 07-08-2018

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TJ’s Gym Workouts for the Week 06/25/2018

WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK


Monday – 06-25-2018

Tuesday 06-26-2018

Wednesday 06-27-2018

Strength – Wednesday 06-27-2018

Thursday 06-28-2018

Friday-06-29-2018

Saturday 06-30-2018

Sunday – 07-01-2018

Barbell Club – Sunday 07-01-2018

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TJ’s Gym Weekly News 06/20/2018

 


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WEEKLY NEWS FROM TJ’s GYM

Message from TJ:

Summertime Nostalgia

Growing up, I spent just about every summer at the Jersey Shore. My grandparents would rent a place on Long Beach Island, a block or two from the sand. We would spend close to a month body surfing and doing beach stuff with my cousins, aunts, and uncles. We would cram 20 people into those double decker apartments. We would drag the hungover adults to the beach at 9am, head home for lunch and a nap midday, and then go back again till 5. The evenings were spent flying kites or riding four-wheel, surrey bikes with the canopies around town or going to the boardwalk. Our Irish sunburned skin actually looked OK against the bright lights of the carny rides.  At the the theater across the parking lot one summer, I launched my extra large Coke two rows back while watching Jaws, and the next summer I fell in love with Olivia Newton John after seeing Grease.

This time of year brings around the feeling of nostalgia in just about everyone. We see it in our kids’ eyes. The excitement, the possibility, and the emotion that comes from the end of the school year. It’s the feeling of summer freedom mixed with butterflies thinking about what’s to come next Fall.

For us adults, the longer days give us more time outside to sit and think about our own summers. The sounds of the ice cream truck, or the splashing of water, or the sounds of the heat bugs can bring back memories we haven’t visited since last year.

Summertime drives us to connect with our younger selves. We travel “home.” We make attempts to connect with friends from the past, when in other times of the year we wouldn’t think of it. We do things to create fond memories for our futures in our own way, with the hopes that these adventures will create the same feelings for our children that they did for us.

Trips to the beach or national monuments or college campuses skyrocket during the summer, not only because of the end of the school year but because we’re motivated to try something new. Nostalgia is often the catalyst to get up and go.

Memories will do that. They force us to face the present and the future. Planning is the toughest part. Once you start doing, momentum and motivation kick in. I want nothing more than to help people get the most out of their memories by being as proactive as possible in creating positive, vibrant, lively memories for their own families and for themselves for years to come.

Getting focused, setting a goal, and making it happen is what summertime is all about. We want to help you do the same thing all year long. Feel free to reach out any time.

All my best for an inspired summer,

~TJ


ANNOUNCEMENTS


We’ve got special drop-in rates for anyone in town for Pride, now through Sunday.



Now that school is out, sign up your Teen/Tween for some SUMMER FITNESS!

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Teen Summer Session Dates:  July 2nd – August 31st *

*No class Wednesday, July 4th.

Session Prices – We have flexible pricing for the Summer session. Please reply ASAP to me to secure a spot. As always, we also have monthly options available for our year-round members.

Summer Schedule
All classes are pending viable registration numbers. Our current class schedule will always be posted on our schedules page HERE.

*Mill Valley – Tuesday/Thursday (12 – 16) 4 pm

*Corte Madera – Monday/Wednesday (ages 12 – 16) 4 pm
*Corte Madera -Tuesday/Thursday (10 – 13) 4:30 pm
*Mill Valley – Wednesday 4:30 (12 – 16) – Girls-only
*Corte Madera – Saturday (12 – 16) 11 am

If you are interested in classes at our San Rafael location, please reach out!

*Classes expire at the end of the session. Make-ups can happen as needed throughout the session. Please share with anyone who might be interested in joining!


July 4th Schedule:


SOCCER CLINIC BENEFITTING KIDS WITH CANCER!

The next Juggling for Jude soccer clinic benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be Saturday, June 30th at Redwood’s Ghilotti field. This is a GREAT opportunity for players ages 7-14 to learn new ball-control, dribbling, juggling and other skills for soccer prowess from some fantastic professional coaches. 100% of registration fees go directly to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude. Win, win! Email allison@tjsgym.com with questions or to register, and please share with soccer families you know!

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Summer Leadership Academy

Still seeking teens for our first-annual Summer Leadership Academy for Teens at TJ’s Gyms. Spearheaded and run by TJ, himself, this week-long program for ages 15-17 will include fitness and nutrition education, workouts, and deep exploration of topics related to the development of leadership skills, personal “branding,” and life success. We will have guest speakers of all ages across disciplines to address entrepreneurship, social media use, networking, confidence-building, etc.

This is a great opportunity for your teen to grow in just one week’s time! Spaces are limited to eight teens, so we suggest registering right away if you’re interested. Email allison@tjsgym.com with program questions. To register, email jessica@tjsgym.com.



TJ’s Gym Lifestyle & Accountability Program (LAP) is now an ONGOING Offering!

$250 for the first 6 weeks of working closely with TJ. Then sort out a plan that works for you! 

This program has become quite popular. TJ has FOUR spots available for next month, so act quickly!

Change your life NOW. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Want to change your life? Our 6-week program with TJ is a great jump start.  You can start any time. Over the course of the first six weeks of your journey, you will work closely with TJ to get yourself on track to actually achieving some of your most important goals. After the six weeks, you’ll have an opportunity to continue with the next level of the program, or go on your way with the tools and plans you’ve created.
Email Jessica@tjsgym.com to register TODAY!

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