TJ's Gym Weekly News 04/04/2019
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,
Exciting changes to Running Strong!
Our Next series of training starts the week of 04/15. Enjoy your spring break!
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TEEN SUMMER FITNESS! Check out our specialized programs for sports teams.
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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 email@example.com so we can add you to the list when it is time to register!
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“Throw Hands” BOxING Session NUMBER THREE is under way!
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registration IS NOW OPEN FOR our current youth fitness SESSION.
See our full youth schedule below. Additional times available upon request.
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