TJ's Gym Weekly News - 03/07/2018



Happy International Women's Day! Today we celebrate all of the badass, strong, and beautiful women of TJ's Gym and around the world!

Message from TJ: 

The feedback on last week's blog has been great...and there have been some worried looks.
"Three months? Bro, you've got to be kidding me."
"Um, I don't think that's possible."
"I'm scared to try."
I love this kind of feedback. Anything that creates action is beneficial. If there is no emotional reaction, then most likely it's not uncomfortable enough to cause change.
Let me use myself as the example here. I want to clean up my act. I also feel that it is time to work the discipline muscle. It's something I've written about in the past. It's a mental muscle that should be flexed periodically to make sure that you've still "got it."  By getting it, I mean control.  You still have control over yourself.
It starts with committing to something and then figuring out the plan and being held accountable for some sort of motivation thrown in.  Coach, goal, plan.
I've found that choosing one thing per week has worked.  If you just say I want to "clean up," that could include a slew of things.  Instead, we need to be specific. For me, this week it's chips. Corn chips specifically.  I don't love them, but they are there in the pantry.  All. The. Time. It's not my family's problem that I am cleaning up. It's on me. So, no chips.  Last week it was something else, and next week it will be something else again ,but it will always build on the previous week. Drinking a gallon of water each day, getting a half hour of sunshine, stretching every day, eating clean every day, getting in five solid workouts in the week, and quitting booze altogether usually won't work if you pile it all into a single week's expectations list.
Think long-term and keep adding.  June 1st will be awesome.  I promise.


Sandra Possing (Mill Valley) and Jacqui Miranda (Corte Madera) share Week 2 Bragging Rights for our Intra-Gym CrossFit Open Competition!


Congratulations to these rockstars on their great performances this week! Sandra competed as a Scaled athlete and finished at the 99.4%ile in 18.2, while Jacqui competed as an Rx athlete (age 55-59) and finished at the 96.7%ile in 18.2a. Shout out to Brad Matsik out of San Rafael, who earned 81%ile and 87%ile for his efforts in the Rx men 50-55, not yet fully recovered from major bicep surgery. Let these three inspire you as you workout and tackle other obstacles throughout the week!

Just a reminder, this is a fun, community-building five weeks, and so far, there have been plenty of laughs and high-fives! If you're not doing the Open, aren't into it, or don't even know what it is, NO PROBLEM! Just feed off the extra energy in the gyms and you might just find yourself working a little harder than normal for the three weeks, which is a great side benefit!

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

It's almost MARCH. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? (

Want to change your life? Our 6-week program with TJ is a great jump start.  You can start anytime.  Over the course of the first six weeks of your journey, you will work closely with TJ to get yourself

Email to register TODAY!


Thank you for your votes for our daughter, Hollis, for the US Soccer SheBelieves Hero Award! She won the award, and we she was gifted with a weekend filled with memories of a lifetime! Here she is with the US Soccer Women's National Team at practice and the USA Hockey Women's Olympic championship team, holding their gold medal! Heartfelt thank you's from all of us Belgers for supporting Hollis and Juggling for Jude, always! You can check out more about the US Soccer story in this video HERE, which aired at halftime of the USWNT team game vs. France on Sunday on ESPN2. #jerseystrong

TJ's Gym + Whole Foods Instagram Contest

Show us in photos what makes our TJ's community so great! We’ve partnered up with @wholefoodsmarin to reward your commitment to fitness and community, and our ten favorite photos will each win a $50 Whole Foods Market gift card!
The rules are simple:
*Hashtag any fitness-related photo with #TJsGymLifestyle and follow both @tjsgyms and @wholefoodsmarin.
*Photos must be taken during the month of March and hashtagged by 3/31.
*Each individual can enter up to 10 photos.
*Contestants agree to allow @tjsgyms and @wholefoodsmarin to repost entry photos with credit on their Instagram channels.
Winners will be announced the week of April 2nd. To be eligible, contestants must be active members of TJ's Gym and follow both @tjsgyms and @wholefoodsmarin at the time of posting and winner selection.
This contest is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use. 

TJ’s Gym Programming Guide 

Just in case you missed it, here is our TJ's Gym programming guide...

Coach Nick, who carefully programs our All Levels workouts year-round, created this quick-reference table and explanation of what drives our programming choices. Please take the time to look it over, and let me know if you have any questions. Many thanks to Nick for his commitment to excellence and for taking the time to communicate our plan! The grid below is a summary of our cycles. Please CLICK HERE FOR NICK'S DETAILED EXPLANATION OF WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO.

It's Never too Late to Get that teen/tween in your life moving! 

Our Winter Session started on Monday, March 5th.

Find out more about our ongoing Teen/Tween program...

Email to register for the session. 


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