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April 19th Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

13015579_10154008845966955_3724479696861882314_nTuesday April 19th
Pool Swim: 9-10pm @ Mayfield Rec Ctr
Workouts and on-deck coaching are provided. Please plan to arrive before the session starts so you can get your full 60 minutes of swimming.

Thursday April 21st
Strength Class: 8-9pm @ TheTrainStation (490 Bramalea Rd, 4B)
Whether you are ‘just’ working on your fitness or training for a goal race, these classes are a great way to supplement the standard Tri/Du training. There are still spots available – email Jade at info@ironchicfitness.ca to reserve your spot.

Saturday April 23rd
Group Ride: 8:30am – Departing from Mayfield Rec Ctr
50km route – www.strava.com/routes/4701808
Coffee stop at about the 35K mark (Coffee Bean Cafe & Grill)


Thank You!

Our Spring Adopt-a-Road event was a huge success this year – we had a great turnout and were able to finish in record time. A big thank-you to everyone who got up early and gave us their Sunday morning to help. We have some pictures of our fun posted to our Facebook Members page (including some of our adorable smaller helpers).


Run4Hope – This Sunday!

The 12th Annual Run4Hope is just days away. And if you forgot to sign up we have some good news for you – there are still some spots left! You can still complete an online registration until Thursday (through the Running Room Online Events site) or you can show up (early) on race day and complete your registration on the day. Details are posted to the Run4Hope website.
Hope to see you there – either racing or volunteering!

April 12th Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

Tuesday April 12th
Pool Swim: 9-10pm @ Mayfield Rec Ctr
Workouts and on-deck coaching are provided. Please plan to arrive before the sessions tarts so you are ready to swim at 9.

Thursday April 14th
Strength Class: 8-9pm @ TheTrainStation (490 Bramalea Rd, 4B)Screenshot from 2016-04-12 09:00:01
Workout, hands-on coaching and an exciting atmosphere. What else could you ask for? Drop-ins are welcome – please send an email to Jade at info@ironchicfitness.ca to reserve yoru spot.

Saturday April 16th
Group Ride: 9:30am – Departing from Mayfield Rec Ctr
45km route – http://www.strava.com/routes/4626907
80km route – http://www.strava.com/routes/4626910
Both routes will include a coffee stop in Caledon East

Sunday April 17th
Group Run: 10:30am – Departing from Spirit Tree
(departure time may be pushed a bit if the clean-up takes longer)
Full route is 22km – http://www.strava.com/routes/4626756, however this is an out and back course, so you are free to turn around when you hit your planned distance


Adopt-a-Road

This Sunday
Don’t forget – our semi-annual Adopt-a-Road event is this Sunday. Come on out to help us clean up our section of Mississauga Rd. Meet at 8:30am at Creditview Public School. Please RSVP by email or through the Facebook event.

FMCT – Adopt-a-Road Facebook Event

Hope to see you there!


100-Day Run Challenge

This is your last chance to enter your mileage for this challenge. We will be closing the document after April 17th and will be sending out certificates of accomplishment to those who achieved a level within the challenge.

Don’t forget – it is the number of runs you completed over the 100 day time period, where the run was 30 minutes or more.

April 5th Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

Tuesday April 5th
Pool Swim: 9-10pm @ Mayfield Rec Ctr
Workouts and on-deck coaching are provided. Please plan to arrive before the session starts so you are ready to swim at 9.

Thursday April 7th
Strength Class: 8-9pm @ TheTrainStation (490 Bramalea Rd, Suite 4B)
Workout, hands-on coaching, and fun tunes are provided. There are still some spots available for drop-ins, send an email to Jade at info@ironchicfitness.ca to reserve your spot.


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Memberships
Don’t forget to sign up for your FMCT membership. There are two key parts to obtain your membership – complete the Registration page; then select and purchase your membership option(s) from the Online shop.

One of our popular membership training options is the Open Water Swim. You MUST obtain your own TO membership from the Triathlon Ontario website to participate in this training (for insurance purposes). You would then select the Open Water Swim product from our Online shop. You are not required to also purchase the FMCT membership, but we recommend it as this gives you access to special Member pricing at all of our training events.

100-Day Run Challenge
There are only a few days left in this challenge – for those who are signed up, make sure you access the spreadsheet and log your runs. You need to enter each run individually as it is the number of runs (30 minutes or longer) not your distance that determines your achievement level.


Adopt-a-Road

April 17th
We will be meeting at Creditview Public School at 8:30 am, with a few minutes for mingling and organizing. The clean-up will last about 2 hours.

We have added our event to Facebook – as we know quite a few of our members like to connect with us there. Please RSVP via the event or send us an email – we would like to know how many will be attending so we have enough gear for all.

FMCT – Adopt-a-Road Facebook Event

March Newsletter

Message from your Executive

Isn’t it exciting to look outside at 6pm and it isn’t completely dark already!? Our fingers are crossed that the good spring weather is just around the corner – and that summer comes nipping on spring’s toes. We are super excited about the upcoming season and have some fun workouts planned, we hope you plan on joining us!


Membership Registration

Early-Bird Pricing ends March 31st!

Don’t forget to go online to complete your Membership Registration. There are just a few days left to get our early bird pricing!

We need all members (returning and new) to complete the Registration form and to select the membership items they wish to purchase.


Simulation Days

June 5th
This Simulation day will include a coached pool swim (with an Open Water Swim simulation experience), an outdoor ride and run on the roads of Caledon. We will have a bike rack and refreshments, and as always – your stuff will be guarded for you while you are completing your workout.

July 24th
This Simulation day will include an Open Water Swim (lake conditions dependent), and an outdoor ride departing straight from Professor’s Lake. (No need to pack up your stuff and drive to the next spot.) There will be bike racks and refreshments (and lots of ice for afterwards). And we will guard your stuff while you are out pushing yourself in your workout.


Muskoka Training Weekend

May 20th to 23rd
Our popular and super-fun Muskoka training weekend will be held over the long weekend this year. This is planned so you have even more opportunities to enjoy the getaway and get some quality training in. We are estimating a cost of $150-$200/person for the 3 nights. (Price is dependent on the number of people who attend.)
There are a limited number of spots – so email us to reserve yours before it is too late.


Upcoming Workouts

Tuesday March 29th
Pool Swim: 9-10pm @ Mayfield Rec Ctr
Coach Matt will be back in attendance giving us his smile, coaching comments and workouts. Don’t forget to arrive a bit early so you can jump in the pool right at 9.

Wednesday March 30th
Spin Class: 7-9pm @ South Fletchers (Craft Room)
This is our final spin class of the season – come on out to help us end the session with a bang. (The bang being excitement … not someone falling off their bike.)
There are some trainers available for rental should you need to borrow one, just send us an email to reserve it.

Thursday March 31st
Strength Class: 8-9pm @ TheTrainStation (490 Bramalea Rd, Suite 4B)
Super-sets, two-fers, and sweating — oh my!
If you haven’t come out to check out this class, you are really missing out. This fun and engaging workout will keep your muscles pumping from the moment you start to the moment it ends. There are still spots available – send an email to Jade at info@ironchicfitness.ca to reserve your spot.


Upcoming Events

11231158_10153737283809047_7719287642331962988_oAdopt-a-Road
We will be gathering together on April 17th to clean up our section of Mississauga Road. It isn’t glamorous and it doesn’t even pay well … but it is somehow still fun. It might be the “treasures” we find along the side of the road, or it might be the company – but either way, we appeal to you (our members and friends) to take the time out of your weekend activities to join us to help make this road a cleaner and more enjoyable place to ride.
We are just confirming details – but clean-up will likely be starting at 8:30am, and we will use our usual meeting place at Creditview Public School. Please send us an email if you are able to help out – it usually takes about two hours or so.

Run4Hope
If you are looking for a fun spring race – you don’t need to look any further. There are still spots left, so hop on over to the Run4Hope website and get yourself signed up!
If you aren’t looking for a spring race – and would like to help out with this event, please send an email to the coordinator at run4hope@outlook.com

March 22 Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

Tuesday March 22nd
Pool Swim: 9-10pm @ Mayfield Rec Ctr
Swim starts at 9pm – please plan to be on deck by 8:55, this enables us to start swimming on time. Tonight there will be no coach on deck, but workouts will be provided.

Wednesday March 23rd
Spin Class: 7-9pm @ South Fletchers (Craft Room)
There are still some drop-in spots available – and we have trainers available to rent for the class if you do not have your own. Our coach leads a challenging workout, but this class is definitely for all abilities and skill levels.

Thursday March 24th
Strength Class: 8-9pm @ TheTrainStation (490 Bramalea Rd, Suite 4B)
The second session is back in full swing – and we still have a few drop-in spots available. Contact Jade at info@ironchicfitness.ca to arrange a drop-in or to sign up for the rest of the session.


Memberships

Sign up now and Save!
Don’t forget to visit the FMCT website to complete your member registration – special early bird pricing is only available until March 31st.

An important reminder to our pool swimmers – if you have purchased a members plan, you will need to renew your FMCT membership no later than April 15th to continue attending the swims at the membership rate.


WasagaSpring & Summer Workouts

To help you plan for your spring and summer training – the following is a high level review of what we are planning on offering this year:

Pool Swim will continue on Tuesdays through to the end of May

Track Workout will start mid-May and will be on Wednesdays in May, the Track Workouts will change to Tuesdays after the Pool Swim is finished

Lake Swim will start up on Thursdays in June, with a number of Sunday swims planned as well. We will likely have many members heading out for a 3-9km run after the swim on the path around Professor’s Lake

Group Rides will start up on Saturdays (and some Sundays) once the weather is a little warmer and the roads a little less mucky on the edges

Are there other workouts you have interest in participating in or leading? Send us an email to let us know.

March 15 Weekly Update

Membership Registration

Early Bird Deals
For those who love a good deal – we have a few early bird options for those who sign up and purchase before April 1st this year:
1) Membership – Reduced from $30 to $25
2) Simulation Day events – Pay just $8 when you buy BOTH days (pool/lake swim costs are extra)
3) Open Water Swim – Save when you buy the full season pass, just $160 for all of the swims this summer (we currently have 20 dates booked)

Sign-up Process
1) Visit our Membership Registration page to complete the basics (name, age, contact info, etc)
2) Proceed to the Online Membership shop to select the Membership and training options you wish to purchase
3) Submit payment
4) If applicable – proceed to the TO website to purchase your TO membership. (Please note – active TO membership is mandatory for our Open Water swim.)


100-Day Run Challenge

We have less than a month left until the end of this challenge – and our participants have logged over 1600km and 175 runs so far. Wow!
Our super-star membership coordinator (Zindine) is crushing it – he has already surpassed the Bronze goal and looks to be on track to achieve a Silver standing.


Upcoming Workouts

March Break

No workouts are scheduled – we suggest you still do your own workouts though, or next week might feel twice as tough.


Upcoming Events

Spring Run-Off – April 9th

This fun event based in High Park offers 8k and 5k options, as well as a children’s run. More information and registration is available on the Canada Running Series site.

Adopt-a-Road – April 17th

Twice each year the club heads out to clean up our stretch of Mississauga road.
The Adopt-a-Road program is something many local clubs and groups do to support the overall cleanliness of our region. But in our case it is also a little bit self-serving – because we tend to cycle along this road throughout the summer. Send us an email to let us know you are coming (so we have enough gloves, etc).

Run4Hope – April 24th

The 12th Annual Run4Hope race is coming up soon. Don’t forget to sign up to participate (Run4Hope) or to volunteer.

March 8 Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

11156193_10153207203021955_7062770378727546834_nTuesday March 8th
Pool Swim: 9-10pm @ Mayfield Rec Ctr
Swim starts at 9 – please plan to come early so you can jump right in and start swimming at 9. Workouts and on-deck coaching will be provided.

Wednesday March 9th
Spin Class: 7-9pm @ South Fletchers (Craft Room)
With the recent renewal of winter-like weather, the roads are not all that great for outdoor cycling. So why not get your cycling done as part of our indoor and fun spin class.

Thursday March 10th
Strength Class: 8-9pm @ TheTrainStation (490 Bramalea Rd, Suite 4B)
There are drop-in spots available. Contact Jade at info@ironchicfitness.ca to reserve your spot.

Saturday March 12th
Spin Class: 8:30-10:30am @ 247 McMurchy Ave S
Class is led by Rob McCue, you can contact him directly to find out more at bigringfitness@yahoo.com


Next Week

All of our workouts will not be running next week due to March break. If you are planning on a run, or swim in a pool, or something else workout-like that you think our members would enjoy – then drop us a line, we would love to include the details in our next email update.

March 1st Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

Tuesday March 1st
Pool Swim: 9-10pm @ Mayfield Rec Ctr
Please be careful driving if the weather is bad. Safety always comes first!
Workout is provided, on-deck coaching will be provided if the weather allows.

Wednesday March 2nd
Spin Class: 7-9pm @ South Fletchers (Craft Room)
There are only a limited number of classes left – come on out to get your groove on and get fit!

Thursday March 3rd
Strength Class: 8-9pm @ TheTrainStation (490 Bramalea Rd, Suite 4B)
We are back and better than ever – this new round of classes is shaping up to be spectacular. Spaces are still available – contact Jade at info@ironchicfitness.ca to reserve your spot.

Saturday March 5th
Spin Class: 8:30-10:30am @ 247 McMurchy Ave S
Class is held by Rob McCue, please contact him directly for questions at bigringfitness@yahoo.com


FMCT Memberships

Now Available Online!
Our 2016-2017 Club Memberships are now available online. Complete your registration (important info like your name and address, and our participation waivers) on our Membership Registration page and then select the appropriate items from our online store. We have Annual membership, Sim-days and our ever popular Open Water Swim. All three have special early bird pricing for those who purchase before April 1st.
New for this year – Triathlon Ontario requires each individual to complete their own TO membership online on their site. Make sure to select club membership for your discount!

 


National Triathlon Championships

Ottawa – July 23-24Triathlon Canada
This year’s Sprint and Standard National Triathlon Championships will take place in Ottawa on July 23rd and 24th. If you want to qualify to compete in the World Triathlon Championships and represent Canada – this race may be your ticket. Information about the race can be found on the Ottawa Triathlon website. And information about what it means to represent Canada at the World Championships can be found on the Triathlon Canada website.

February 23 Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

Run4HopeTuesday February 23rd
Pool Swim: 9-10pm @ Mayfield Rec Ctr
We are back in the pool this week – come a little early to be ready to swim at 9pm sharp! Workout and on-deck coaching is provided.

Wednesday February 24th
Spin Class: 7-9pm @ South Fletchers (Craft Room)
An evening filled with high energy, tunes and spinning. What more could a person want? Come on out and ‘get your sweat on’. Seriously – be prepared to sweat, this class is a great workout.

Thursday February 25th
Strength Class: 8-9pm @ TheTrainStation (490 Bramalea Rd, Suite 4B)
A new session has started, and we still have some room for full sign-ups and drop-ins. Send an email to Jade at info@ironchicfitness.ca to reserve your spot.

Saturday February 27th
Spin Class: 8:30-10:30am @ 247 McMurchy Ave S
After a week off, this class is back for your morning enjoyment. Class is held by Rob McCue, please contact him directly for questions at bigringfitness@yahoo.com


Local Events

Toronto Bike Show
The Spring edition of the Toronto Bicycle Show is just around the corner. It will run March 4th to 6th down at the Better Living Centre in the Exhibition Compound. You can save $2 if you buy your tickets online – and also check out all of the nifty events by checking out their website: Toronto International Bicycle Show.

Run4Hope
The 12th Annual Run4Hope event will take place in a little over 2 months. Are you ready? Registration prices will increase at midnight on February 29th – so sign up now and save some money! You can do so by visiting the Run4Hope website.
The race coordinators are also looking for anyone interesting in volunteering – send an email to Brian Hastings at run4hope@outlook.com to see what opportunities are still available.

February 16 Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

Tuesday February 16th
No Pool Swim this week.

Wednesday February 17th
No Spin Class this week.

Thursday February 18th
Strength Class: 8-9pm @ 490 Bramalea Rd (Suite 4B)
New session starts this week! If you aren’t yet signed up, please contact Jade at info@ironchicfitness.ca to reserve your spot. (There are some drop-in spots available – please email Jade to let her know if you plan on dropping in.)

Saturday February 20th
No Spin Class this week.
This class is led by Rob McCue of Big Ring Fitness, he can be contacted at bigringfitness@yahoo.ca


Announcements

Lucky you – you have read all of the workout notices (not that there were many) and now you are here wondering why you are still reading this. And that is a good question. We don’t have any new or important updates to give you this week – but stay tuned, because you never know when we might have some big or exciting news for you.

Happy belated Family-day – and stay safe in the winter weather!