TJ's Gym Weekly News 04/04/2019

 

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Three great, badass women we are lucky to know.

 

Message from TJ

I've logged 26 years in the fitness game--somewhere north of 25,000 hours of personal training, over 15,000 of teaching classes, who knows how many thousands of hours in my offices, at coffee shops, and on barstools that I've sat listening, talking, cheering, and consoling.  

People have been my thing, my life's work. They've told me that the baby is coming, that they're moving across the world, that they're getting married, and that they're dying. I've walked their paths with them, and I've tried to be more companion than guide. I can honestly say that, for me, being this kind of companion is the greatest job in the world.

Maybe it's because I just turned 50. Maybe it's because my mom took a fall. Maybe it's because Allison and I are experiencing the assault that is parenting a student through Junior year of high school in America.

Whatever it is, it's caused me to ask more questions than I ever have. Questions about the engineering, the data, the experiences that create our lives.  Recently. I've talked to the other companions in people's lives. I've been talking to the doctor's, the lawyers, the finance people, the mentors, the researchers, and the authors. 

In our offices, at coffee shops, and on barstools, we have talked and listened to each other. We have discussed the moments when what matters in life is tested, and how people respond.  We talk about who is prepared and who isn't. We've talked about data and analytics of what makes it worth the journey.

My team and I have walked in the shoes of sarcopenia, teen anxiety and depression, mid-life crisis, injury, illness, and loss of self.

We have the two things that make anyone good at anything: time and volume. We've been doing this for a long time with loads of people.  

What I've come to realize is that I haven't yet done enough with what I've got. My toolbox is pretty full of stuff, the stuff that gives perspective and requires thought and effort. It requires more doing than anything else. Sometimes, it requires the deep dive into why you can't just "do it."

I want to give you more of what I've got, which means that I'll have to get away from thinking that it's a bother. That you don't want to hear it. That you get enough of me already. In our world of easy information access, you have the option to turn me off.

Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, newsletters, emails, and who knows what else. I'll make use of all of the tools. I'll use them to tell stories, show  perspective, and provide good information (original and cited).  

All I ask is that you feed the beast. If you like the messenger but want a different story, then tell me. If you have a question you'd like answered, then ask it.  If you want to turn it off, no problem.

I just know that I need to give more.  

Thanks for reading,

TJ


Exciting changes to Running Strong!

Our Next series of training starts the week of 04/15. Enjoy your spring break!

Email jessica@tjsgym.com NOW to hold your spot and get in on our online content.

 
Program Foundations:    •Injury prevention/Consistency  Strength training builds stronger, more resilient connective tissues (muscle, bone, tendon, ligament), allowing athletes to train harder and with more frequency, all while avoiding injury.  •Efficiency/Muscular Power Power is a necessity for success in distance running. Our Running Strong program aims to increase runners' ability to create and access power.  •Longevity/Health While running has significant cardiovascular benefits, it often falls short when it comes to balance and sustainability. We will address issues and ailments common to runners, with the goal of enabling athletes to enjoy running for years to come.    Coach Nick Laplant is a Marin County native who grew up running the trails of Mt. Tam. He ran competitively for Tam High and earned a scholarship to Humboldt State, where he competed in Cross Country and Track and Field. Nick has competed in a number of demanding local races, including the Dipsea, and the Mt. Tam Hill Climb, and he is thrilled to be helping others reach their running potential in the beautiful running backdrop of Marin.

Program Foundations:

•Injury prevention/Consistency
Strength training builds stronger, more resilient connective tissues (muscle, bone, tendon, ligament), allowing athletes to train harder and with more frequency, all while avoiding injury.

•Efficiency/Muscular Power
Power is a necessity for success in distance running. Our Running Strong program aims to increase runners' ability to create and access power.

•Longevity/Health
While running has significant cardiovascular benefits, it often falls short when it comes to balance and sustainability. We will address issues and ailments common to runners, with the goal of enabling athletes to enjoy running for years to come.

Coach Nick Laplant is a Marin County native who grew up running the trails of Mt. Tam. He ran competitively for Tam High and earned a scholarship to Humboldt State, where he competed in Cross Country and Track and Field. Nick has competed in a number of demanding local races, including the Dipsea, and the Mt. Tam Hill Climb, and he is thrilled to be helping others reach their running potential in the beautiful running backdrop of Marin.

 

TEEN SUMMER FITNESS! Check out our specialized programs for sports teams.

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our legends CONTINUE TO INSPIRE US! Spread the word to your friends and family ages 60+.

New Session starts next week, March 27th! REGISTER NOw at Email Jessica@tjsgym.com.

 
We’d like to get as many 60+ year-olds in Marin moving as possible! Athletes can join at any time; we pro-rate based on start days.

We’d like to get as many 60+ year-olds in Marin moving as possible! Athletes can join at any time; we pro-rate based on start days.

 

 
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Boxing for teen girls is where it’s at!

We will resume our TEEN GIRLS CLASS the week of April 15th, after Spring Break.

Also, if you have a TEEN BOY interested in BOXING? We are looking to add a Teen Boys class from 5 -6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in San Rafael. Email jessica@tjsgym.com so we can add you to the list when it is time to register!

Email jessica@tjsgym.com to register. We prorate for mid-session starts, so join any time!


“Throw Hands” BOxING Session NUMBER THREE is under way!

Join Coach Paul, and have a blast getting fit through boxing!  Email jessica@tjsgym.com with any questions.

 
Coached by our very own PAUL HUGHES, This program uses boxing as a vehicle to improve fitness and strength and to empower athletes. Classes include technique, conditioning, and core work, for a powerful and fun workout! Let us know if you’d like to give it a try!

Coached by our very own PAUL HUGHES, This program uses boxing as a vehicle to improve fitness and strength and to empower athletes. Classes include technique, conditioning, and core work, for a powerful and fun workout! Let us know if you’d like to give it a try!

 

registration IS NOW OPEN FOR our current youth fitness SESSION.

See our full youth schedule below. Additional times available upon request.

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Corte Madera Teens (ages 12-16): Mondays / Wednesdays / Fridays 4-5pm*

*M/W/F are our more advanced teens

Corte Madera Teens Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:30-4:30 ages 13-15

Corte Madera Tweens Tuesdays/Thursdays 4:30-5:30 ages 9-12

Corte Madera Teens (ages 12-16): Saturdays 11am

San Rafael Teens (ages 12-16): Tuesdays/Thursdays* 4-5pm

Mill Valley Teens (ages 12-16): Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm

Mill Valley Teens (ages 12 - 16) Wednesdays 4 pm

Corte Madera Kids (ages 4 - 6) Sundays 10:30 - 11:00 am

Corte Madera Kids (7 - 9) Sundays 11:05 - 11:50 am

*NEW TIME IN SAN RAFAEL


The 2019 Open is a Wrap!

You can always find updated announcements AND WEEKLY WORKOUTS on our HOME PAGE.

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