Two Important NCM Announcements: Another Awesome Lead Sponsor AND Some Workout HINTS you won’t want to Miss!!!!

Make sure you read through this entire post to see our workout hints!

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Announcing VESPA as our latest lead sponsor for NORCAL MASTERS 2017!

Check out their website here, and take a minute to read about them below:

Vespa is “Nature’s Catalyst” for fat-based performance and pioneered today’s fat adapted performance movement.  Vespa & Vespa’s OFM Protocol (OFM=Optimized Fat Metabolism) are “leading the science” with real world results which  have caught the attention of researchers, Jeff Volek RD/PhD & Stephen Phinney MD/PhD. leading to the ground breaking FASTER Study . Vespa/OFM athletes are also profiled in “The Art & Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance“. NorCal Masters & TJ’s Gym members can take advantage of a 20% to try Vespa during December using coupon code NorCalMasters

Vespa joins our other wonderful lead sponsors:

HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL BITS OF INFORMATION ABOUT WORKOUTS AT NCM:
1. We will never program handstand push-ups or handstand walking at NCM
2. We will not be having a one-rep-max Snatch at NCM 2017
3. We value running as a foundational aspect of fitness

Happy Training!!!!

BREAKING NEWS: NORCAL MASTERS 2017 WILL INCLUDE AGES 35-39!

HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! NORCAL MASTERS 2017 IS OPEN TO ATHLETES AGES 35-39! We’ve been considering this addition for months now, and we decided to make sure ages 40+ had a fair shot of filling up our event capacity before we welcomed younger athletes. After two days of registration being open, though we have almost 200 registereed, we have NOT reached our full capacity of 250 athletes, so we feel ready to open this up to the first 25-30 men and 25-30 women who register once we open registration for this division (see below).
 
We are excited about the energy this group will bring to our 7th-annual NorCal Masters, and we hope you’ll all spread the word to eligible athletes. REGISTRATION FOR ATHLETES AGES 35-39 will open at 8am THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25th, at 8am PST. We will post again here at that time, as well as on our social media outlets.

NORCAL MASTERS 2017 REGISTRATION IS LIVE!!!

REGISTRATION FOR NORCAL MASTERS 2017 IS NOW LIVE! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Please be sure to choose your division based on the age you will be on January 28, 2017.

Registration fees include an event shirt, athlete bag, and a guarantee of AT LEAST FIVE workouts for every athlete over the course of the two-day event.

Please note that there will be NO refunds on registration, so once you register, you’re in!  You will not get a refund should you get hurt or become otherwise unable to compete, and we cannot handle athlete transfers.   

We are looking forward to another fun-filled, safe, well-run, and awesome NCM!

NorCal Masters 2017 HOTEL INFO HERE!

NCM2015wod2Before we give you the hotel info, here’s another shout out to our awesome lead sponsors. We still have room for more, so let us know if you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities!

MOBILITYWOD

LUCID

CONVERGENT MOBILE

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PURE PHARMA

**Reminder to sign up for the Pure Pharma 30-day supply boxes of Omega 3, Vitamin D, and Magnesium packets delivered to you monthly. And you’ll even get 15% off your first month when you order!  Here is the link to order with the NCM discount.  You need not be a registered athlete to get the discount, so share with your friends!**

HOTEL INFO:

We have created a room block at the same hotel we have used for previous NCM events.  The hotel is the Courtyard Marriott Larkspur Landing.   You must reserve your room by January 1, 2017 in order to get the group rate.  Simply click on the link below, and you will be directed to the property’s home page. The reservation code will already be populated in the appropriate field. All you need to do is enter you arrival date to begin the reservation process.   Book your group rate for TJ’s Gym   Alternatively, you can call (800) 321-2211 and ask for the TJ’s Gym block to receive the discounted group rate. 

REGISTRATION DETAILS ARE COMING SOON!!!!!! REGISTRATION IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER, SO BE SURE TO FOLLOW THIS BLOG, FOLLOW NORCAL MASTERS ON FACEBOOK, AND STAY TUNED!!!!!

Announcing Pure Pharma as our Latest Lead Sponsor for NorCal Masters 2017, plus a DISCOUNT Code for Their Awesome PP3 Packs!

purepharma_logo_black_green*Great news for PURE PHARMA fans and those of you who want to do something exceptionally good for your health!  PURE PHARMA IS NOW ONE OF OUR LEAD SPONSORS FOR NCM 2017, adding to an already stacked line-up! We have partnered with them to create a link where you can get monthly deliveries of Pure Pharma 3, their vitamin packs that give you all the high-quality Fish Oil, Vitamin D3, and Magnesium. Sign up for their 30-day supply boxes so you don’t miss a beat! And you’ll even get 15% off your first month when you order!  Here is the link to order with the NCM discount.  You need not be a registered athlete to get the discount, so share with your friends!

Here’s a quick little video about why signing up for a PP3 subscription is a smart idea, and the discount makes it a no-brainer!

We are psyched to partner with Pure Pharma–we are long-time users of PP3 and love that we can share this product with our NCM community!

REGISTRATION TIMELINE FOR NORCAL MASTERS 2017! Including: Extended Date for donating to our Event Charity to Secure Your spot!

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Here’s some news for those of you anxiously awaiting the registration links for NorCal Masters 2017.  We have three registration groups:

  1. Athletes who secured a spot by donating to our event charity, JUGGLING FOR JUDE. (There’s still time to donate and save a spot. Just go here, donate at least $100, email allison@tjsgym.com, and you’ll get the early registration link. You’ll still need to pay the registration fee, but you’ll be guaranteed to get in to the event! You ABSOLUTELY MUST DO THIS BY OCTOBER 31st in order to get priority! Your donation does not cover any part of registration fees; rather, your donation secures you a spot but you still pay the event registration).
  2. Athletes who are members of TJ’s Gyms and/or who COMPETED or judged full-time at NorCal Masters 2015 or 2016.
  3. PUBLIC–all eligible athletes who do not fit into the groups above.

**Please note that any athlete who registers in an early group (via a friend sharing the link) but is not eligible to do so will be banned from competing. We don’t mean to sound harsh, but this is the only way we know how to legitimately prioritize those who have earned early registration status!


REGISTRATION TIMELINE:

**11/7 at 8:00 am PST: Early registration opens for group 1–Juggling for Jude donors. This priority registration will close on 11/11/16 at midnight PST, so be sure you register by then. You should have received an email already if you’re in this group.

**11/14 at 8:00 am PST: Registration opens for TJ’s Gym members and all former NCM athletes from 2015 and 2016. This priority registration will close at 11/16/16 at midnight PST.  You will receive an email with the link in plenty of time to register! 

**11/18 at 8:00 am PST: Registration opens to the public. If history serves as a guide, spots in most divisions will set out within minutes, so be sure you’re ready to go at that time!

Please note that there will be NO refunds on registration, so once you register, you’re in!  You will not get a refund should you get hurt or become otherwise unable to compete.  The event demand has become so great that we cannot have people holding spots and dropping out at the last minute, with our costs not being covered.

THANK YOU! WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO ANOTHER GREAT EVENT!