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What is TJ's Gym?
TJ's Gym is a school of fitness where athletes of all ages, backgrounds, and ability levels come together with a
goal in common: to get as fit as possible by using the most effective exercise and nutrition program around.
The primary approach we use at TJ's Gym is called CrossFit. CrossFit is a workout program based on
functional body movements and drawing from the disciplines of Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, and
cardiovascular fitness. Workout sessions vary in length, ranging from a few minutes to a full hour, with intensity
being a consistent component. The idea is to challenge the body and psyche beyond previously experienced
limits, through increases in speed, weight, and reps, as well as combinations of movements. Workouts are
never exactly the same, an element that keeps the body guessing and challenges participants in ways other
workouts don't. We run, jump, row, lift weights, do pull-ups, throw balls, squat, jump rope, and more. CrossFit
workouts can be modified to meet the training needs of athletes of all ages and fitness levels. Because of its
proven success, CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and
tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite
and professional athletes worldwide.
One of the things that sets CrossFit apart from other exercise programs is that it recognizes that all athletes
(from the senior citizen, to the stay-at-home mom, to the high school soccer star, to the weekend warrior, to the
Olympic medalist, to the professional athlete) have the same requirements for an effective fitness program. The
differences among their needs relate to intensity and volume, but not type of training. Functional body
movements that are varied and executed at high intensity are key to the development of optimal fitness in all
athletes. This is the basis of CrossFit. To read more about CrossFit and how it leads to real results in real
people, [click here] to download the free trial issue of the CrossFit Journal.
A critical component of the CrossFit program at TJ's Gym is nutrition education. We encourage clients to
carefully consider a way of eating that is in sync with the physiological demands of CrossFit workouts and life
outside of the gym. We advocate a move towards a Paleo way of eating, which, in simplified terms, means
eating only whole foods; avoiding processed foods; taking in sufficient healthy fats, lean proteins, and fruits and
vegetables; and avoiding refined sugars. We offer complimentary nutrition lectures and various avenues of
support for all clients in our CrossFit program, as we recognize that elite fitness is impossible without dedication
to proper nutrition.
TJ's Gym is different from typical membership gyms in many ways. We encourage our athletes to become
independent with their workouts. We prefer that people don't pay unless they come and see and feel results
and can point to measurable progress. We strive to educate our athletes in proper body mechanics, how to
increase intensity levels, and how to monitor their own progress, so that they can do all of these things when
they are outside of the gym, whether exercising or just living life. One of the most important aspects of TJ's
Gym is the community of people involved. We have a discussion board where athletes post back and forth,
discussing workout results, emotional responses to workouts, struggles with proper nutrition, and many other
when someone is struggling. Many of our athletes site the support of the community at TJ's Gym as the thing
that sets it apart most from other gyms they have been to in the past. This community also includes the
inspired and talented coaching team at TJ's Gym. From various walks of life, our coaches are dedicated to our
clientele and are passionate about helping people develop real fitness by working hard and being consistent.
We encourage you to read their bios and come in to experience for yourself the dedication of the TJ's Gym