TJ’s Gym Workouts for the Week of Sept. 26

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Congratulations to Brian and Nate on graduation from Infantry OSUT.  Onward to Airborne! We miss you both!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

*Open Gym in Mill Valley will close an hour early–at noon–this Thursday, September September 29.  The gym will be open as usual prior to noon and will re-open as usual for the 3pm class.

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*TJ’s RODEO!!!!! SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23rd at the San Rafael gym.  YOU NEED TO REGISTER BY THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th TO GET A T-SHIRT!!!!!!!!!!!!Don’t wait. DO IT NOW!!!! We’ve got all sorts of options (individual, partner, scaled, Rx, TEENS!!!!), so no excuses!  It’s the most fun you’ll have exercising–that we can promise! Questions? Email allison@tjsgym.com.

Go HERE to register for partners.

Go HERE to register as an individual (including teens).

Email allison@tjsgym.com if you want a partner and need help finding one.

*We still have some great sponsorship opportunities for both the TJ’s Rodeo and NorCal Masters events. If you have a business you’d like to promote, please email allison@tjsgym.com to get more information.  We are on the brink of announcing our NorCal Master registration dates, so if you want exposure to a huge number of athletes ages 40+, this will be your chance. Don’t delay!

**P.S. TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE RODEO!!!!!!

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TJ’s Gym Workouts for the Week of Sept. 19

 

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We are thrilled to report that our good friend and TJ’s OG, Whitney Wyatt, is recovering well from a recent medical scare. In a month’s time, Whitney is expected to be good as new, but in the mean time, he and Gina still welcome your positive thoughts and prayers. We plan to keep him in mind with each workout between now and his full recovery!

 

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Hyden is in for the Rodeo!  Keep an eye on the Teen Division this year, with some serious athletes participating.  Time to step into the ring, People! REGISTRATION INFO IS BELOW. You need to pull the trigger by September 26th in order to get an event t-shirt. It’s the most fun you’ll have exercising. We promise!

Congrats to everyone from TJ’s Gym who are part of the Ultimate Hawaiian Trail Run, which raises funds for needy kids in Hawaii. Felipe and Tracy G-K are especially involved, so congrats to you both for your hard work and amazing results with this great, muddy event!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

*Open Gym in Mill Valley will close an hour early–at noon–this Thursday, September 22 and next Thursday, September 29.  The gym will re-open as usual for the 3pm class on both days.

*SPECIAL GUEST COACH THIS TUESDAY, September 20th at the 5:15 and 6:15 AM classes in San Rafael!  The one-and-only Kelly Starrett of Mobilitywod.com and San Francisco CrossFit will be coaching both classes! How awesome is that?!?!?  This is your chance to take a class with a trailblazer in the world of fitness and body mechanics. An hour with Kelly at the gym is a gift. We know you’ll enjoy it!

*TJ’s RODEO!!!!! SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23rd at the San Rafael gym.  Registration is now LIVE!!!!!!!! Don’t wait. Get it now!  We’ve got all sorts of options (individual, partner, scaled, Rx, TEENS!!!!), so no excuses!  It’s the most fun you’ll have exercising–that we can promise!   Registration includes your event t-shirt.

Go HERE to register for partners.

Go HERE to register as an individual (including teens).

We cannot wait for this awesome event!  Email allison@tjsgym.com if you want a partner and need help finding one.

**The Whole Life Challenge started on September 17th, but you can still registerThe link to participate alongside your fellow TJ’s peeps is here. It’s a great way to get your act together if you’re in need of some re-routing!

**We still have some great sponsorship opportunities for both the TJ’s Rodeo and NorCal Masters events. If you have a business you’d like to promote, please email allison@tjsgym.com to get more information.  We are on the brink of announcing our NorCal Master registration dates, so if you want exposure to a huge number of athletes ages 40+, this will be your chance. Don’t delay!

 

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TJ’s Gym Workouts for the Week of Sept. 12

 

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Did you drive an hour or two this week weekend to an event? Did you then sit at the event? Why? Next time, stand up, so Monday doesn’t suck.

**Welcome to new Coach, Veronika!!!!! She’s not new to TJ’s Gym, but now, in addition to being a TJ’s Gym Affiliate Team member, Veronika is part of our awesome coaching staff. Check out her bio (note the gymnastics background for the next time you’re struggling with a gymnastics movement), and give her a big high-five next time you see her at the gym! screen-shot-2016-09-11-at-7-16-24-pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

*TJ’s RODEO!!!!! SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23rd at the San Rafael gym.  Registration is now LIVE!!!!!!!! Don’t wait. Get it now!  We’ve got all sorts of options (individual, partner, scaled, Rx, TEENS!!!!), so no excuses!  It’s the most fun you’ll have exercising–that we can promise!   Registration includes your event t-shirt.

Go HERE to register for partners.

Go HERE to register as an individual (including teens).

We cannot wait for this awesome event!  Email allison@tjsgym.com if you want a partner and need help finding one. Rodeo matchmaking is her side gig.

**The next Whole Life Challenge will begin on September 17thThe link to participate alongside your fellow TJ’s peeps is here. Register today and start getting psyched to right your ship in time for the next item on this list (or just to feel and look better by holiday time!).

**FREE Seminar for TJ’s members: Sunday, September 18th 10:30am at TJ’s Mill Valley. Speakers will be TJ, Dr. Drew, and Coach Gabe, whose other day job is with Pure Pharma. The seminar will cover injury prevention, body mechanics, modifications, training and recovery, and supplementation for optimal health and performance. (Please note we originally mentioned Sept 11th, but this will happen on September 18th).

**New Teen class is going strong in Mill Valley with Coach Anthony!  Thursdays at 4pm. Email Jessica@tjsgym.com to get your teen registered!  We have lots of other kids and teen classes ongoing and starting up for fall, so email Jessica@tjsgym.com if your teen is ready to jump in!

**Let us know if you want in on the TJ’s NorCal Masters 2017 training group. Starting in September, a group of TJ’s over-40 rockstars will train together in preparation for this great event!

**We have some great sponsorship opportunities for both the TJ’s Rodeo and NorCal Masters events. If you have a business you’d like to promote, please email allison@tjsgym.com to get more information.

WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK:

This meso cycle we will be concentrating on improving the Front Squat using percentages.

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Going to mix Clean work with another strength piece each week. Then 80% effort for conditioning through each 3 min AMRAP. NO RESTING during the work phase. Slow your pace so there is constant movement.

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EMOM Back Squats for the next four weeks and a chipper with heavy carries during this cycle.

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First 4 week are about OHS, under fatigue, EMOM’s mixed with a Push or Pull. 3 to 1 work to rest ratio with multiple modalties and movements

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Cycling through different planes of movement with the idea of increasing intensity, not heart rate. Then a 1:1 ratio of work to rest with a partner. Intensity will be high on this one

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Single Sided Pushing and Bending for the next 4 wks. Descending Rep scheme work with a speed bump thrown in for fun. Building our muscular endurance

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TJ’s Gym Workouts for the Week of Sept. 5

 

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Congratulations to this good-looking and very strong crew who ran the 36th Annual Mt. Tam Hill Climb today! Looks like a great way to make use of their fitness! Thanks for the photos and tags on social media!

We hope you all had a safe and fun end-of-summer holiday weekend.  It’s always a tough Tuesday after Labor Day, but after a couple of weeks, routine always sets in, and life seems to normalize. We say it all the time, but we will always be here when you come back and buckle down to create and meet new goals. On that note…

*TJ’s RODEO!!!!! SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23rd at the San Rafael gym.  Registration is now LIVE!!!!!!!! Don’t wait. Get it now!  We’ve got all sorts of options (individual, partner, scaled, Rx, TEENS!!!!), so no excuses!  It’s the most fun you’ll have exercising–that we can promise!   Registration includes your event t-shirt.

Go HERE to register for partners.

Go HERE to register as an individual (including teens).

We cannot wait for this awesome event!  Email allison@tjsgym.com if you want a partner and need help finding one. Rodeo matchmaking is her side gig.

**The next Whole Life Challenge will begin on September 17thThe link to participate alongside your fellow TJ’s peeps is here. Register today and start getting psyched to right your ship in time for the next item on this list (or just to feel and look better by holiday time!).

**FREE Seminar for TJ’s members: Sunday, September 18th 10:30am at TJ’s Mill Valley. Speakers will be TJ, Dr. Drew, and Coach Gabe, whose other day job is with Pure Pharma. The seminar will cover injury prevention, body mechanics, modifications, training and recovery, and supplementation for optimal health and performance. (Please note we originally mentioned Sept 11th, but this will happen on September 18th).

**New Teen class is going strong in Mill Valley with Coach Anthony!  Thursdays at 4pm. Email Jessica@tjsgym.com to get your teen registered!  We have lots of other kids and teen classes ongoing and starting up for fall, so email Jessica@tjsgym.com if your teen is ready to jump in!

**Let us know if you want in on the TJ’s NorCal Masters 2017 training group. Starting in September, a group of TJ’s over-40 rockstars will train together in preparation for this great event!

**We have some great sponsorship opportunities for both the TJ’s Rodeo and NorCal Masters events. If you have a business you’d like to promote, please email allison@tjsgym.com to get more information.

**A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF JUGGLING FOR JUDE! After three summers (and 2 off-seasons) of juggling her soccer ball and doing various events and promotions, our daughter, Hollis, passed the $100,000 mark  last week for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We are extremely touched and grateful for the contributions from so many TJ’s families over the years. Your support has been tremendous! Hollis is committed to juggling until there’s a cure of cancer, so thank you for keeping Juggling for Jude in mind in the future as you choose recipients for your charitable giving. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU from the entire Belger Family!

It’s Tester Week! Good luck, Everyone!  We are testing every 8-10 weeks, and it’s time. Take it easy if you’re re-entering after some time off. As always, coaches can help with any modifications you need.

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TJ’s Gym Workout for the Week of Aug. 28

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The men of the TJ’s Gym Strength Class.  Have you ever had to write and delete a caption to a picture a dozen or so times?

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And above, we have some Ladies of TJ’s Corte Madera, along with once-our-coach-always-our-coach, Jaime whooping it up in the big city on Saturday night. We love our community, and it always warms our hearts when we see you getting together outside of the gym walls!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

We have lots of great events on the TJ’s horizon, so be sure to read through all of these!

**The next Whole Life Challenge will begin on September 17th. The link to participate alongside your fellow TJ’s peeps is here. Register today and start getting psyched to right your ship in time for the next item on this list (or just to feel and look better by holiday time!).

**The TJ’s Rodeo will be held on Sunday, October 23rd at TJ’s San Rafael. We will have individual male and female Rx and Scaled divisions, as well as mixed-gender partners Rx and Scaled. Email allison@tjsgym.com if you would like some matchmaking for a partner at your level.  We will also have a small teen division, so keep that on your radar if you are, or have, a teen in our program! We will post all registration links after Labor Day weekend. This will be our 10th Rodeo, and it gets better every year. Kind of like Doug Kyle.

**FREE Seminar for TJ’s members: Sunday, September 18th 10:30am at TJ’s Mill Valley. Speakers will be TJ, Dr. Drew, and Coach Gabe, whose other day job is with Pure Pharma. The seminar will cover injury prevention, body mechanics, modifications, training and recovery, and supplementation for optimal health and performance. (Please note we originally mentioned Sept 11th, but this will happen on September 18th).

**New Teen class starting in Mill Valley with Coach Anthony!  Thursdays at 4pm starting on September 1, 2016! Email Jessica@tjsgym.com to get your teen registered!  We have lots of other kids and teen classes ongoing and starting up for fall, so email Jessica@tjsgym.com if your teen is ready to jump in!

**Open Gym on Thursdays in Mill Valley are back, starting after the 8:30am class at 9:30am and ending at 1:00pm. All other times remain on the schedule!

**Let us know if you want in on the TJ’s NorCal Masters 2017 training group. Starting in September, a group of TJ’s over-40 rockstars will train together in preparation for this great event!

**We have some great sponsorship opportunities for both the TJ’s Rodeo and NorCal Masters events. If you have a business you’d like to promote, please email jessica@tjsgym.com to get more information.

Workouts for the Week:

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TJ’s Gym Workouts for the Week of Aug. 22nd

WELCOME NEW COACH EMILY!!!!

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We are excited to introduce the newest member of the TJ’s Gym coaching staff!  Emily Bongiorno has been working hard to learn the craft under our watchful eye. Here she is sharpening her skills with Elizabeth, now a grizzled veteran.  Keep an eye out for Emily coming to a class near you this week. We hope you will introduce yourself, and make her feel welcomed. As with many of our coaches when they first start, Emily may have some newbie jitters. We know she will do great, and she’s got a lot to offer. We feel lucky and thrilled to have her on board!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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*The TJ’s RODEO 2016 will take place on Sunday, October 23rd at TJ’s Gym San Rafael. We are super excited for this awesome event! More details to come, but we will be offering Individual Men, Individual Women, and Mixed-Gender Partners, each in Scaled and Prescribed Divisions. Mark your calendars, step up your training, and get ready for an amazing day!!!!!!   Please note that we know some of you would prefer a Saturday, but logistics on our end made that impossible. Thank you for understanding and rising the occasion!

*FREE Workout for Girls at ATHLETA CORTE MADERA this Saturday, August 27th at 9am. Post-workout inspirational goal-setting session, followed by refreshments and shopping the new Athleta Girl line, with 10% of proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!  See flyer here. Moms are welcome to workout, too! It’ll be a bodyweight metcon for everyone.

*Get psyched for an awesome FREE Seminar for TJ’s members: Sunday, September 18th 10:30am at TJ’s Mill Valley. Speakers will be TJ, Dr. Drew, and Coach Gabe, whose other day job is with Pure Pharma. The seminar will cover injury prevention, body mechanics, modifications, training and recovery, and supplementation for optimal health and performance. (Please note we originally mentioned Sept 11th, but this will happen on September 18th).

*New Teen class starting in Mill Valley with Coach Anthony!  Thursdays at 4pm starting on September 1, 2016! Email Jessica@tjsgym.com to get your teen registered!  We have lots of other kids and teen classes ongoing and starting up for fall, so email Jessica@tjsgym.com if your teen is ready to jump in!

*Open Gym on Thursdays in Mill Valley are back, starting after the 8:30am class at 9:30am and ending at 1:00pm. All other times remain on the schedule!

*Let us know if you want in on the TJ’s NorCal Masters 2017 training group. Starting in September, a group of TJ’s over-40 rockstars will train together in preparation for this great event!

*Coach Anthony’s Mammoth Bar business has taken off, and they are looking to expand further. Check out their great Kickstarter Campaign, and of course, you can grab delicious Mammoth Bars at the gyms any time, as always!

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*TJ and Allison’s daughter, Hollis, is still at it with her soccer fundraiser, Juggling for Jude. Hollis’ goal is to reach $100,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by the end of August. She only has $8,000 more to go!!!! If you’re interested in helping kids with cancer and supporting the life-saving research at St. Jude, please click here to donate before the end of August. Your donation will help St. Jude continue to save the lives of kids with cancer, like Kayla, shown below (left) with Hollis (right). Kayla is 12, lives in Novato, and has kicked brain cancer to the curb, thanks to her treatment at St. Jude. There are too many Kayla’s out there. We can all help! Check out Hollis’ media page for some great new stories on her fundraiser, if you’re still looking to be inspired to donate! We are so grateful for the support thus far from the TJ’s Family!

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WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK:

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TJ’s Gym Workouts for the Week of Aug. 15th

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While some of us were watching the Olympics while eating chips and dips over the weekend, Jen Foster was crushing it at the USA Triathlon Nationals, competing in the 40-44 age group. In a stacked field of champions, she finished 33rd out of 115, narrowly missing the next step of Worlds!  She’s secretly not so bummed about that! We are so impressed, Jen! Funny, because your husband, Brian, is a bit of a slacker. 

The end of the summer is a reflective time for us as owners.  We get to see all of our friends return from their trips and vacations and hear all about the different experiences everyone had–some funny, some heartfelt, and some sad.  Whether your summer has left you with memories to treasure, moments you’d rather forget, or a combination of both, we’re just happy you’re back home in this great community.  We’ve missed you!

*Save the date of Sunday, September 11th in Mill Valley for a free seminar with Dr. Drew, TJ, and Coach Gabe, whose other day job is with Pure Pharma. The seminar will cover injury prevention, body mechanics, modifications, training and recovery, and supplementation for optimal health and performance. Exact time TBD!

*Let us know if you want in on the TJ’s NorCal Masters 2017 training group. Starting in September, a group of TJ’s over-40 rockstars will train together in preparation for this great event!

*The RODEO is coming! Be ready. October, 2016. Date TBD. Individuals and mixed-gender partners. Don’t miss out. You’ll be bummed if you do.

WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK:

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