TJ's Gym Weekly News 06/20/2018
Message from TJ:
Growing up, I spent just about every summer at the Jersey Shore. My grandparents would rent a place on Long Beach Island, a block or two from the sand. We would spend close to a month body surfing and doing beach stuff with my cousins, aunts, and uncles. We would cram 20 people into those double decker apartments. We would drag the hungover adults to the beach at 9am, head home for lunch and a nap midday, and then go back again till 5. The evenings were spent flying kites or riding four-wheel, surrey bikes with the canopies around town or going to the boardwalk. Our Irish sunburned skin actually looked OK against the bright lights of the carny rides. At the the theater across the parking lot one summer, I launched my extra large Coke two rows back while watching Jaws, and the next summer I fell in love with Olivia Newton John after seeing Grease.
This time of year brings around the feeling of nostalgia in just about everyone. We see it in our kids’ eyes. The excitement, the possibility, and the emotion that comes from the end of the school year. It’s the feeling of summer freedom mixed with butterflies thinking about what's to come next Fall.
For us adults, the longer days give us more time outside to sit and think about our own summers. The sounds of the ice cream truck, or the splashing of water, or the sounds of the heat bugs can bring back memories we haven’t visited since last year.
Summertime drives us to connect with our younger selves. We travel "home." We make attempts to connect with friends from the past, when in other times of the year we wouldn't think of it. We do things to create fond memories for our futures in our own way, with the hopes that these adventures will create the same feelings for our children that they did for us.
Trips to the beach or national monuments or college campuses skyrocket during the summer, not only because of the end of the school year but because we're motivated to try something new. Nostalgia is often the catalyst to get up and go.
Memories will do that. They force us to face the present and the future. Planning is the toughest part. Once you start doing, momentum and motivation kick in. I want nothing more than to help people get the most out of their memories by being as proactive as possible in creating positive, vibrant, lively memories for their own families and for themselves for years to come.
Getting focused, setting a goal, and making it happen is what summertime is all about. We want to help you do the same thing all year long. Feel free to reach out any time.
All my best for an inspired summer,
We’ve got special drop-in rates for anyone in town for Pride, now through Sunday.
Now that school is out, sign up your Teen/Tween for some SUMMER FITNESS!
Teen Summer Session Dates: July 2nd - August 31st *
*No class Wednesday, July 4th.
Session Prices - We have flexible pricing for the Summer session. Please reply ASAP to me to secure a spot. As always, we also have monthly options available for our year-round members.
Summer Schedule All classes are pending viable registration numbers. Our current class schedule will always be posted on our schedules page HERE.
*Mill Valley - Tuesday/Thursday (12 - 16) 4 pm
*Corte Madera - Monday/Wednesday (ages 12 - 16) 4 pm *Corte Madera -Tuesday/Thursday (10 - 13) 4:30 pm *Mill Valley - Wednesday 4:30 (12 - 16) - Girls-only *Corte Madera - Saturday (12 - 16) 11 am
If you are interested in classes at our San Rafael location, please reach out!
*Classes expire at the end of the session. Make-ups can happen as needed throughout the session. Please share with anyone who might be interested in joining!
July 4th Schedule:
SOCCER CLINIC BENEFITTING KIDS WITH CANCER!
The next Juggling for Jude soccer clinic benefitting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will be Saturday, June 30th at Redwood's Ghilotti field. This is a GREAT opportunity for players ages 7-14 to learn new ball-control, dribbling, juggling and other skills for soccer prowess from some fantastic professional coaches. 100% of registration fees go directly to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude. Win, win! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to register, and please share with soccer families you know!
Summer Leadership Academy
Still seeking teens for our first-annual Summer Leadership Academy for Teens at TJ's Gyms. Spearheaded and run by TJ, himself, this week-long program for ages 15-17 will include fitness and nutrition education, workouts, and deep exploration of topics related to the development of leadership skills, personal "branding," and life success. We will have guest speakers of all ages across disciplines to address entrepreneurship, social media use, networking, confidence-building, etc.
This is a great opportunity for your teen to grow in just one week's time! Spaces are limited to eight teens, so we suggest registering right away if you're interested. Email email@example.com with program questions. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TJ’s Gym Lifestyle & Accountability Program (LAP) is now an ONGOING Offering!
$250 for the first 6 weeks of working closely with TJ. Then sort out a plan that works for you!
This program has become quite popular. TJ has FOUR spots available for next month, so act quickly!
Change your life NOW. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
Want to change your life? Our 6-week program with TJ is a great jump start. You can start any time. Over the course of the first six weeks of your journey, you will work closely with TJ to get yourself on track to actually achieving some of your most important goals. After the six weeks, you'll have an opportunity to continue with the next level of the program, or go on your way with the tools and plans you've created.