Weekly News from TJ’s Gym 01/22/2018


WEEKLY NEWS FROM TJ’s Gym

Hey Everyone,

Based on some valuable member feedback, we have decided to change our blog use and timing a bit and want you all to know how things will work moving forward. We will post the workouts for the upcoming week on Sunday evenings here on the blog.  Then, early to mid-week, will do another post and possibly a mailchimp email to all members (tbd) with announcements and a note from me.  

And by the way, if you haven’t yet scheduled a 15-minute Goal-Setting session with me, let’s sit down and chat about how you’re going to get from your current A to your desired B in 2018.

Have a great week,

TJ

WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK

Monday – 01_22_2018

Tuesday 01_23_2018

Wednesday 01_24_2018

Strength – Wednesday 01_24_2018

Thursday 01_25_2018

Friday-01_26_2018

Saturday – 01_27_2018

Sunday – 01_28_2018

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TJ’s Gym Weekly News 01/15/2018


WEEKLY NEWS FROM TJ’s Gym

Some of TJ’s finest preparing for NorCal Masters. Make sure you block off Saturday, 1/27 and Sunday, 1/28 to come cheer on your fellow community members. Our roster of TJ’s athletes this year: Amy Blackburn 45-49; Jesse Maddex 35-39; Will Egan 40-44; Dan Schrauth 40-44; Greg Crane 40-44; Luke Maher 40-44. If you’d like to step up your commitment to the event by volunteering, please email Jessica@tjsgym.com. Thank you!

Message from TJ: 

Habits

There is a ton of different research out there telling us how habits are formed–how many days, how many weeks, how many months of consistent effort must happen before a positive habit is formed.

The amount of consistency demanded for habit formation can seem damn near impossible for many people.

Clear guidelines for behaviors aren’t the only answer.  Part of the recipe for successful habit formation are the implementation of cues that are appropriate for each individual. Motivation through punishment might be successful for one person but a deal-breaker for another. Constant praise will work for some but not for others. What I have found over and over again is that clear and consistent communication around the habit-forming process with each individual is essential.

I’d love to sit down with you to discuss what style is right for you.

Email jessica@tjsgym.com to get set up with TJ.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please click on the headings below to read more about each announcement.

 

DO YOU GET OUR TEXTS? Our most recent text notified you about our MLK Day Schedule. If you didn’t receive it, please text TJSGYM to 87411, and you will be added to our distribution list. Don’t worry–we don’t text often. We reserve texts for important announcements, like holiday schedules or deadlines for registration for optional offerings.

Get that teen/tween in your life moving! 

Our next Teen/Tween session started on Monday, January 8th and we are loving it!  Kids are back and school and getting into the swing of things!  Even if you missed the first week, they can jump in now.

Here are the details: Read more…

Email jessica@tjsgym.com to register for the session. 


Ready to take on 2018 with a bang?

We will be announcing our ALL NEW Lifestyle and Accountability Program in the next week! Follow us on social media (@tjsgym) or request to join the TJ’s Gym Members Facebook Page (current, active members) for all of our most up-to-date announcements and offerings.


WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK

Monday – 01_15_2018

Tuesday 01_16_2018

Wednesday 01_17_2018

Strength – Wednesday 01_17_2018

Thursday 01_18_2018

Friday-01_19_2018

Saturday – 01_20_2018

Sunday – 01_21_2018

Sunday 01_21_2018 Barbell

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TJ’s Gym Weekly News 01/08/2018


WEEKLY NEWS FROM TJ’s Gym

 Message from TJ: Happy New Year!

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You and me.

We’re going to sit down together this year.

I want to hear about your frustrations. I want to hear what inspires you. I want to hear how you feel what you think.

Then I’m going to ask you two questions.

What’s the goal?  How can I help?

And I can’t wait.

Email me jessica@tjsgym.com to schedule an appointment, or grab me at the gym.


TJ’s Gym Athletes of the Year

Each year, we recognize members of our community for being examples of what we stand for and strive to represent at TJ’s Gym. Honorees typically share the following: consistency in gym attendance and workouts, no matter their level of fitness/skill; commitment to our community and the relationships formed within it; and concern for the success of TJ’s Gym as it relates to the health, wellness, and prosperity of our staff and members. They are also the kind of people others want to hang around. To say our pool of amazing people is deep and vast is a massive understatement, and we could easily honor 50 athletes of the year every year. But we do our best each year to highlight some of the key players. This year, we’ve been announcing (surprising) Athletes of the Year in person at the gyms, and we haven’t quite finished doing so, but so far, here are your 2017 TJ’s Gym Athletes of the Year:

Corte Madera: Samantha Pinney and Brendhan Green

Mill Valley: Luke Maher and Chris Ford

San Rafael: Glen Galaich

We’re coming back for you, San Rafael! Be ready! Meanwhile, congratulations to all of you, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for representing all that makes the TJ’s Family so special.

In other news, we welcome NEW COACH, KYLE BAKKEN! We will give you more info on Kyle’s background soon, but for now, we welcome back this former TJ’s coach to our coaching staff and are super psyched about his return to the Bay Area and to our staff.  He comes to us with a ton of experience coaching and guiding people in fitness and life goals, and we hope you’ll give him a warm welcome when you see him coaching in the gyms.  We feel sure you’ll agree that he’s an awesome addition to our wonderful staff.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please click on the headings below to read more about each announcement.

Get that teen/tween in your life moving! 

We are excited for the start of our next Teen/Tween session tomorrow, Monday, January 8th!

Here are the details: Read more…

Email jessica@tjsgym.com to register for the session. 


Ready to take on 2018 with a bang?

We will be announcing our ALL NEW Lifestyle and Accountability Program this week! Follow us on social media (@tjsgym) or request to join the TJ’s Gym Members Facebook Page (current, active members) for the most up-to-date announcements and offerings.

The 8th Annual TJ’s Gym NorCal Masters event for athletes 35 and up will take place on January 27th and 28th at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA!

We are proud to put on this world-renowned fitness competition for masters athletes, and we hope you’ll come check it out. If you’d like to volunteer, we’d love to have you and promise food, coffee, a cool t-shirt, and camaraderie and fun in spades. Please email jessica@tjsgym.com if you’re up for helping.

This year’s NorCal Masters roster of badass TJ’s Gym Masters athletes includes:

Will Egan, Jesse Maddex, Luke Maher, Dan Schrauth, Greg Crane, and Amy Blackburn. We hope you’ll come cheer them on. There will surely be no shortage of inspiration!


WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK

Monday – 01-08-2018

Tuesday 01-09-2018

Wednesday 01-10-2018

Strength – Wednesday 01-10-2018

Thursday 01-11-2018

Friday-01-12-2018

Saturday – 01-13-2018

Sunday – 01-14-2018

Sunday 01-14-2018 Barbell

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TJ’s Gym Weekly News 01/01/2018


WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK

Wednesday 01-03-2018

Strength – Wednesday 01-03-2018

Thursday 01-04-2018

Friday-01-05-2018

Saturday – 01-06-2018

Sunday – 01-07-2018

Sunday 01-07-2018 Barbell

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TJ’s Gym Weekly News 12/18/2017


WEEKLY NEWS FROM TJ’s Gym

 Message from TJ:

15 years or 15 months. Thankful for you all. 

I want to thank everyone who made it to the holiday party on Saturday night. The holiday party is a small gift to this community, to thank everyone for trusting in our vision, which is to help people, year in and year out. We’ve been doing it in this space, in this form, since 2002, and it’s a gift to be able to share in your lives over time.  If you couldn’t make it but reached out, I appreciate that, too, and we hope to see you next year.

At the party, I was able to have both serious conversations and full belly laughs with some who have been part of our TJ’s community for 15 years and others more like 15 weeks.  You are a stellar crew who make the owners and staff push ourselves to the highest level possible in providing not only a service but also a connection. We are driven to continue our hard work and to do even better in 2018 and every year moving forward. Thank you, and I hope your holiday season is as full of joy as ours was last night.

ANNOUNCEMENT

Please click on the headings below to read more about each announcement.

TJ’s Gym Holiday Party was a blast, and the holidays are still in full swing!

 

There’s still plenty of time to spread the holiday cheer around the gyms. Don’t forget to maintain your routine through as much of the holiday mayhem as you can! See you in the gyms this week!

 

Holiday Accountability Plan

30 days of accountability with Veronika, Zoe, and TJ is ON and it is going great! 

There’s still time to join the Holiday Accountability Plan! You might be a week behind, but you can still jump in and make the most of a positive lifestyle during the holiday season.

The program includes daily point tracking on a self-scored leaderboard, tips and tricks to take care of yourself through the holidays, and the TJ’s camaraderie and community to keep you going. Read more

 

Juggling for Jude Soccer Clinic for Kids coming December 27th!

Soccer Skills Clinic Taught by Two Professional Players. Reg fees go to kids with cancer!

Young soccer players can learn from the best, and it’s for a great cause! Professional soccer players, Tristan and Travis Bowen, have played for the LA Galaxy and numerous teams in Europe. They will run the clinic, which will help soccer players improve juggling and ball-control skills. We will divide kids into small groups based on skill/age level.

Read more….

 

 

Get that teen/tween in your life moving over Winter Break!

Winter Teen/Tween Session started Monday, December 11th.

Our TEEN HOLIDAY SESSION will began on Monday, December 11th.  All classes currently on the schedule will remain, and the session will last for two weeks.  Read more…

 


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

*Holiday Schedule:
12/25 – Closed
12/26 – SR/MV 7:30/8:30/9:30.  CM 8:30 class and 9:30 Open Gym.
There will be NO 9:30 classes or Open Gym in the mornings from Wednesday 12/27 through Friday 12/29.
Jan 1 – SR/MV – 8 am.  CM 8:30
*Follow us on Social Media to be the first to hear about all announcements and offerings at TJ’s Gym. 

WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK

Monday – 12-18-2017

Tuesday 12-19-2017

Wednesday 12-20-2017

Strength – Wednesday 12-20-2017

Thursday 12-21-2017

Friday-12-22-2017

Saturday – 12-23-2017

Sunday – 12-24-2017

Sunday 12_-24-2017 Barbell Club

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TJ’s Gym Weekly News 12/11/2017


WEEKLY NEWS FROM TJ’s Gym

 Message from TJ:

Acceptance

There are so many blogs, vlogs, and memes with platitudes telling you to ignore what “they” are saying and “trust yourself” and “use the haters to fuel you” and whatever other popcorn garbage is thrown at people to motivate or inspire. It’s cheap rocket fuel that works until it doesn’t, and then in most cases, it ends up blowing you up.

My skill set of helping people grow comes mostly from the success and failures that I have experienced, myself.  I use my own story to help others reach their goals.

My anger and humor as a young man moved me forward, but when these faltered, I grew into realizing that hustle and hard work would take me to the next level.  Still, a little dose of unhealthy rage would creep in from time to time.

When I realized that combination of fuel was unsustainable, I checked my toolbox and realized there wasn’t much left, which left me in a bit of a free fall at one point. Fortunately, I hit some branches on the way down and realized that those branches were there to slow my fall and actually help me, even if they hurt a bit, too.

Eventually, I started the process of climbing those same branches and spending some time on each one to study its message.  Some of those messages were painful, but when I realized the messages were honest and not meant to pin me down, I was able to start climbing to the next level, accepting my own limitations and receiving the help I needed.

I encourage my clients (and friends) to embrace a journey built on acceptance.  It’s critical to be able to accept that sometimes you don’t have the answers, but there are others who want to help and have the ability to help.  That’s why we are here. Just reach out.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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BIG, HEARTY WELCOME TO NEW INTERN COACH, LEANNE MALCHER!!!!!! We will give you more info on Leanne’s background soon, but for now, we welcome back this former TJ’s member-turned-coach to our coaching staff. Leanne is committed and enthusiastic, and we are super excited for you all to work with her and benefit from her knowledge and excitement. We know you’ll agree that she’s a GREAT addition to our rock-star coaching roster!

Please click on the headings below to read more about each announcement.


TJ’s Gym Holiday Party is Saturday, December 16th at 7pm. 

TJ’s Gym Holiday Party – 12/16/17 7pm Till LATE!

The holiday party is THIS SATURDAY, and it’s open to TJ’s Gym members age 21+, plus one significant other. If you are not on the TJ’s Gym Members Facebook page yet, now is a great time to join and RSVP. 

Holiday Accountability Plan

30 days of accountability with Veronika, Zoe, and TJ is ON!

The Holiday Accountability Plan will help you start 2018 RIGHT! The program includes daily point tracking on a self-scored leaderboard, tips and tricks to take care of yourself through the holidays, and the TJ’s camaraderie and community to keep you going. Read more

 

Juggling for Jude Soccer Clinic for Kids coming December 27th!

Soccer Skills Clinic Taught by Two Professional Players. Reg fees go to kids with cancer!

Your young players can learn from the best, and it’s for a great cause. Professional soccer players, Tristan and Travis Bowen, have played for the LA Galaxy and numerous teams in Europe. They will run the clinic which will help soccer players improve juggling and ball-control skills. We will divide kids into small groups based on skill/age level.

Read more….

 

 

Get that teen/tween in your life moving!

Winter Teen/Tween Session starts tomorrow, Monday, December 11th.

Our TEEN HOLIDAY SESSION will begin on Monday, December 11th.  All classes currently on the schedule will remain, and the session will last for two weeks.  Read more…

STRONGMAN Seminar 2.0 with Arielle was a great success.

Stay tuned for more opportunities in 2018 to work with Arielle.  

The StrongMAN crew today in San Rafael with Coach Arielle! More to come in 2018!

It was a small crew, given the busy time of year, but we had a fun day playing with new things and learning how to work with some of the equipment we have at the gyms.  The more tools in your tool box the better!

We will be announcing more seminars in the New Year!  Stay tuned!

Email jessica@tjsgym.com with seminar suggestions.


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

*Holiday Schedule:
12/25 – Closed
12/26 – SR/MV 7:30/8:30/9:30.  CM 8:30 class and 9:30 Open Gym.
There will be NO 9:30 classes or Open Gym in the mornings from Wednesday 12/27 through Friday 12/29.
Jan 1 – SR/MV – 8 am.  CM 8:30
*Follow us on Social Media to be the first to hear about all announcements and offerings at TJ’s Gym. 

WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK

Monday – 12-11-2017

Tuesday 12-12-2017

Wednesday 12-13-2017

Strength – Wednesday 12-13-2017

Thursday 12-14-2017

Friday-12-15-2017

Saturday – 12-16-2017

Sunday – 12-17-2017

Sunday 12-17-2017 Barbell

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TJ’s Gym Weekly News – 12/04/2017


WEEKLY NEWS FROM TJ’s Gym

 Message from TJ:

Culture

I feel very confident in the culture of our Gyms and our community. We are a coaching facility where methodologies supported by empirical data are used to improve the lives of our members. We make use of the power of our community to help facilitate results.

The achievement of goals in the short term is the key to long-term sustainability and success. It feels really comfortable to reread that.

The question I have for anyone reading this is: What is YOUR personal culture?

What message are you sending out into the world? Is that message helping or hurting you? The data is the proof. Are your actions, words, demeanor, and presentation helping you knock out short-term goals? 

I believe that the goal-setting protocol we use can be applied to achieving anything outside of health, fitness, and aesthetics, as well. Define the goal, and start reverse engineering the tiny steps necessary to make it happen. It starts with your personal culture.

ANNOUNCEMENTS


 Holiday Accountability Plan

30 days of accountability with Zoe and TJ.

The Holiday Accountability Plan will help you start 2018 RIGHT! The program will include daily point tracking on a self-scored leaderboard, tips and tricks to take care of yourself through the holidays, and the TJ’s camaraderie and community to keep you going. You’ll hear from TJ and Zoe every day, in one forum or another. If that’s not motivation enough, the TOP THREE people with the most points will win some fabulous prizes.

Check out the TJ’s Members Facebook Page for a video from TJ and Zoe on what to expect!

Email jessica@tjsgym.com to register.

Body Composition Testing Coming to San Rafael on Saturday, December 9th. 

The Fitness Wave NorCal truck will be back at the San Rafael Gym on Saturday, December 9th from 8am- 2:30pm.  We can add later times if we fill up those slots.

Goal-setting starts with good, hard data. Whether you are finishing the Pre-Holiday Nutrition Program, or you are wanting a baseline to maintain through the holiday season, body comp testing will give you that important data.

WE NEED A MINIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE BY WEDNESDAY TO KEEP THE TRUCK ON THE SCHEDULE, SO PLEASE SIGN-UP ASAP!

Email jessica@tsgym.com to get on the schedule.

STRONGMAN Seminar 2.0 with Arielle coming Sunday, December 10th.

Come to the San Rafael to gym to play with some new toys.  We will build on your new found knowledge as a returning participant, or if you are new, you get to add some tools to your arsenal.

STRONGMAN Seminar for the Strong People of TJ’s Gym.

You’ve played with the sleds and sandbags, and now it’s time to play with some more big toys! Yoke work and farmer carries are fun tricks to add to your toolbox to develop overall core strength, power, and control. We will learn how to use the yoke (which lives at our San Rafael location), as well as how to make use of various other equipment in the gym to mimic the demands of the yoke.

Carrying odd objects allows your body to develop functional strength that carries over into weightlifting, gymnastics, and, most importantly, everyday life. No matter where you are on your fitness journey, yoke and farmer carries are great ways to augment your training. 

Email jessica@tjsgym.com to register.

NEW TJ’s Gym Hoodies are COMING!

Please pre-order by emailing jessica@tjgsym.com BY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8th at 12 pm.  We are trying to get these shipped out before the end of the year. Men’s sizes only! Please order a size up if you plan on putting it in the dryer. For reference, TJ wears a 2xl in this item.

Hoodies are $60 plus tax and NO EXTRAS will be ordered.  Your coaches are going to be sporting these hoodies, and you’ll be bummed if you don’t get one!

We are always open to ordering gear you want to buy, but we need to know what that is.  If you have something in mind, please send a picture or a link to jessica@tjsgym.com.

The annual TJ’s Gym Holiday Party is right around the corner! Saturday, December 16th at 7pm. You don’t want to miss it! 

TJ’s Gym Holiday Party – 12/16/17 7pm Till LATE!

Mark your calendars. This party is the real deal, and it’s open to TJ’s Gym members age 21+, plus one significant other. If you are not on the TJ’s Gym Members Facebook page yet, now is a great time to join and RSVP.

Get that teen/tween in your life moving!

Get your Teen/Tween moving!

There is no time like the present to get your teen or tween involved in our growing youth program.  In between sports seasons is a great time for your child to improve core stability, body strength, and overall conditioning.

The current session ends on 12/10.  We will then offer a two-week holiday session, from 12/11-12/23.  We will not be hosting any youth classes from 12/25 – 01/01.  Experienced teens are welcome to join our adult classes during that week. Please email Jessica@tjsgym.com to register for the holiday session or inquire about your teen joining adult classes week of 12/25-1/01. Thanks!

PS: If you have a sports team interested in strength, conditioning, and team-building work, please email jessica@tjsgym.com to find out how we can create a program for you!

 Join our TJ’s Gym Competitor Program Any Time!

Get OPEN Ready!

Step up your game for NorCal Masters in January and the CrossFit™ Open coming in February, or just dive in to increase your intensity and get after your fitness goals with the camaraderie of others who are serious about their training.

Email jessica@tjsgym.com to register, and you’ll get be invited to the Facebook group, get the workouts, and be included in this awesome, advanced training program!

TJ’s Gym is hiring, and we would love your help.

We love our coaches!

TJ’s Gym is hiring part-time and full-time coaches. We would love for you to share our post on your social media platforms and spread the word. If you are a member and provide us with a lead we hire, we will comp your next monthly membership payment.

You can share our posting on Barbell Jobs to anyone you think might be interested.

Email jessica@tjsgym.com with leads.

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

*Holiday Schedule:

12/25 – Closed

12/26 – SR/MV 7:30/8:30/9:30.  CM 8:30 class and 9:30 Open Gym.

There will be NO 9:30 classes or Open Gym in the mornings from Wednesday 12/27 through Friday 12/29.

Jan 1 – SR/MV – 8 am.  CM 8:30

*Follow us on Social Media to be the first to hear about all announcements and offerings at TJ’s Gym. 


WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK

Monday – 12-04-2017

Tuesday 12-05-2017

Wednesday 12-06-2017

Strength – Wednesday 12-06-2017

Thursday 12-07-2017

Friday-12-08-2017

Saturday – 12-09-2017

Sunday – 12-10-2017

Sunday 12-10-2017 Barbell COMP

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