We wish Susan and David safe passage to Colorado as they start their new adventure and will miss them.
*We hope you all enjoy Martin Luther King Day and find inspiration in his message and memory. Holiday schedule will be in effect for Monday, Jan 16:
San Rafael and Mill Valley: 7:30, 8:30, 9:30 classes and 10:30-11:30 Open Gym
Corte Madera: 8am class and 9-10am Open Gym
ALL KIDS AND TEEN CLASSES ARE ON!
*A quick word about the recent Meningitis case and scare in Marin: We were deeply saddened to hear about the loss of a local man who was a beloved member of the Marin Soul Cycle community. Our hearts go out to his family and friends, and we hope they find comfort in the coming weeks. Some of you have asked about the threats of a disease like this spreading via gym contacts, so we consulted with a physician in New York who is a long-time expert in infectious diseases. He provided us with some useful facts, coming from the Centers for Disease Control:
Meningococcal disease is spread from person to person. The bacteria are spread by exchanging respiratory and throat secretions (saliva or spit) during close (for example, coughing or kissing) or lengthy contact, especially if living in the same household. Fortunately, these bacteria are not as contagious as germs that cause the common cold or the flu. The bacteria are not spread by casual contact or by simply breathing the air where a person with meningococcal disease has been.
Sometimes Neisseria meningitidis bacteria spread to people who have had close or lengthy contact with a patient with meningococcal disease. People in the same household, roommates, or anyone with direct contact with a patient’s oral secretions, such as a boyfriend or girlfriend, would be considered at increased risk of getting the infection.
People who qualify as close contacts of a person with meningococcal disease should receive antibiotics to prevent them from getting the disease. This is known as prophylaxis (pro-fuh-lak-sis). The health department investigates each case of meningococcal disease to make sure all close contacts are identified and receive prophylaxis. This does not mean that the contacts have the disease; it is to prevent it. People who are not a close contact of a patient with meningococcal disease do not require prophylaxis.
While wiping down equipment is generally good practice, it is unlikely to make a difference with a disease like this, which is spread person-to-person and not via shared objects. We do ask that you continue to wipe down your equipment after workouts, and we will continue to have equipment cleaned regularly. Should you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*We’ve got another WHOLE LIFE CHALLENGE TJ’s Team going! It starts Jan 21 and is a great low-cost way to get the structure, guidance, and camaraderie you might need to get yourself and your habits back on track. Click on this link to join!
*Our annual NorCal Masters Competition is coming up on Saturday and Sunday, January 28 and 29. We have a team of NINE TJ’s Gym superstars competing, and you can read all about why they’re competing in our newsletter, coming to your email inbox on Tuesday!
35-39 Will Egan, Jake Durling, Greg Crane, Jesse Maddex
40-44 Shari Mueller
45-49 Lisa Smith, Sean Weatherill
55-59 Liz Anderson, David Baylor
*We are in the produciton of our own TJ’s Gym recovery formula in vanilla and chocolate flavors! We will continue to carry All Pro Science protein and Lemonade/Fruit Punch recovery drinks, but we know some of you prefer vanilla and chocolate for your recovery. We are excited to be able to offer our members a super-high-quality post-workout product at a super-low cost. Win, win!
*The CrossFit Open begins February 23rd. We will be setting up TJ’s Gym Teams for each of our three locations. You can register for the Open now if you plan to participate, and we will let you know when we have our teams up and running. You can find out more info about the Open here.
*Don’t forget to get on our Discussion Board! It’s a great way for us to communicate with you all and for everyone to chat online. SugarWOD is for workout tracking, and the D Board is for chatter and announcements! Email email@example.com for an invite.
*Get monthly deliveries of Pure Pharma 3, their vitamin packs that give you all the high-quality Fish Oil, Vitamin D3, and Magnesium. Sign up for their 30-day supply boxes so you don’t miss a beat! And you’ll even get 15% off your first month when you order! Here is the link to order with the our TJ’s Gym one-month discount.
*We haven’t forgotten about getting Power Supply Meals delivered to Mill Valley! We are working on the details with them and hope to be able to roll out delivery really soon! Thanks for your patience!
*XXL men’s t-shirts are in! We only ordered a few (in blue, light gray, and dark charcoal). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP if you would like to purchase one before they’re gone!