TJ's Gym Weekly News 11/20/2017


 Message from TJ:

Last week, a member asked my opinion of CrossFit's original programming model of three days on, one day off.  Back when we were some of the first groups of people doing CrossFit, we followed this model, because it's what CrossFit preached, and who were we to argue?

In the 12 years we've been doing this thing, we have put enough people through CrossFit and our own program to realize that days off will find you. You don't need to look for them. I'm not talking about hitting the workouts for months and months in a row with no days off, but the reality is that that's not going happen. I do believe that working out with intent as many days as possible in your life will create a pattern of good behavior outside of the gym. Fully developed adults with jobs, homes, kids, and all kinds of other responsibilities don't regularly train at an intensity that would demand a regimented rest-work schedule.

Get your butt to the gym, get in the garage or the living room for about 10 to 20 minutes, and push as hard as you can so you can get some sort of real result when it's all over. I promise that if you do that regularly, many other things will fall into place, including rest days.


 Thanksgiving is coming! 

Come to our 15th-Annual Thanksgiving Day Workout!  9:00am at Redwood High School track. Rain or shine. Open to TJ’s members and friends and family.

Non-members must sign up and sign waivers in advance. Email if you plan to bring guests.  No last-minute arrivals!

All gyms will be closed on Thanksgiving, and please note the modified gym schedule for Friday, Nov. 24th: San Rafael and Mill Valley: 7:30, 8:30, 9:30. Corte Madera 8am class, 9am Open Gym.

Save the Date for the annual TJ's Gym Holiday Party: Saturday, December 16th 

Mark your calendars. This party is the real deal, and it's open to CURRENT 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!

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 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 to find out how we can create a program for you!

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 will also be announcing a Winter Holiday Lifestyle and Accountability Program next week. It'll be a fun, friendly competition to encourage you stay focused during the holidays and to make more good lifestyle decisions than poor ones. Stay tuned, and get ready to out-perform your peers for some great prizes on top of the best prize of all: feeling great come January 1st!

Email 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.

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 to register.

Join our TJ's Gym Competitor Program Any Time!

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 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.

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 with leads.