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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!

February 9 Weekly Update

Club Sign-ups

Thursday Strength Class

b6ba864b-fba1-4dc7-bda2-fda6b5520f9aThe current session wraps up this week – are you signed up for the next session yet? Assuming we meet our minimum participation numbers – it is just $85 for 12 engaging sessions of strength training with Jade! Send an email to Jade at info@ironchicfitness.ca today to reserve your spot.
Last week we were hammering tires – what type of fun challenge do you think we will have for the next session?

Muskoka Training Weekend

The rooms are booked for our annual Muskoka training weekend. This time we have elected to head up for the long weekend (May 20th – 23rd) to give everyone an extra day to enjoy the experience.
Our current price range is from $150 to $200 per person for three nights. (The more people – the lower the price.) Send us an email to confirm your spot – because space is limited.


Upcoming Workouts

Tuesday February 9th
Pool Swim: 9-10pm @ Mayfield Rec Ctr
Workout and coaching is provided!

Wednesday February 10th
Spin Class: 7-9pm @ South Fletchers (Craft Room)
Come on out for an evening of tunes and spinning.
Trainers are available for rent on a first-come/first-served basis. Please email to request a trainer with enough notice for our coach to bring to the class.

Thursday February 11th
Strength Class: 8-9pm @ 490 Bramalea Rd (Suite 4B)
This set of sessions wraps up after this week – so don’t forget to email Jade at info@ironchicfitness.ca to sign up for the next round, scheduled to start next Thursday.

Saturday February 13th
Spin Class: 8:30-10:30am @ 247 McMurchy Ave S
This class is led by Rob McCue of Big Ring Fitness, he can be contacted at bigringfitness@yahoo.com


Announcements

Key Club Races

We would like to try to organize a ‘key’ race or two for the upcoming season. The goal would be to try to have as many club members in attendance as possible. This makes for a VERY fun experience with lots of encouragement throughout the course. Do you have any suggestions for semi-local races that you would like to have as a key race for FMCT? Send us an email and let us know.

Tri Bike & Gear Swap

EnduroSport will be holding their semi-annual Tri Bike and Gear Swap on Saturday February 27th. If you are looking to make some changes to your collection – this might be the event for you. You can read more about it on their website: EnduroSport Tri Bike & Gear Swap.

February Newsletter

Message from your Executive

Another year has come and gone – and it has been a while since we entertained you with an intro from our exec. But that doesn’t mean that we haven’t been busy. We have THREE different workouts happening each and every week – and between the swimming, spinning and strengthening we are going to be ssso ready for sssummer!
Don’t stop reading yet – included in the newsletter is information about the 2016/2017 membership and summer training options!


Workouts

12059386_10156463242235425_1582724662_oTuesday February 2nd
Pool Swim: 9-10pm
@ Mayfield Rec Ctr
Workout and coaching is provided! Please plan to be on-deck and ready to swim by 9pm.

Wednesday February 3rd
Spin Class: 7-9pm
@ South Fletchers (Craft Room)
Come on out for an evening of tunes and spinning.

Thursday February 4th
Strength Class: 8-9pm
@ 490 Bramalea Rd (Suite 4B)
If you wanted to come and try it out – there are some drop-in spots available. Just contact Jade at info@ironchicfitness.ca to get the details.

Saturday February 6th
Spin Class: 8:30-10:30am
@ 247 McMurchy Ave S
This class is led by Rob McCue of Big Ring Fitness, he can be contacted at bigringfitness@yahoo.com

Sunday February 7th
Group Runs:
No scheduled group runs this Sunday. Please let us know if you are interested in leading a run (or want to do a run and are looking for a leader).


News

Membership Information

2015 Year-End Draw

As a fun twist in 2015 we held a season long competition for our members. Each event attended earned our members a ballot towards the year-end prize – and our members earned a total of over 160 ballots!
After confirming the prize – we drew from the pile of ballots … and congratulations goes to Jay Chahal for winning a $100 gift certificate to Forks Bicycle Shop!

2016/2017 Membership

We will soon be making the updates to our website to enable online registration and purchase – but we are so excited about the options that we wanted to share the details right away.

TO Memberships: New this year, each individual will need to complete their own TO membership on the TO website. TO Membership Registration – just make sure you select the club option so you get our special club pricing.

FMCT Memberships: Our memberships run from April 1st to March 31st. We will have a special early-bird price of $25 for those signing up before April 1st, increasing to $30 after.

Open Water Swim: This summer we will have 20 swims at Professor’s Lake. Members-only Early bird pricing will be $160, and full pass prices will be $180 for Members and $200 for Non-Members. We will also have 10-pass and Drop-in options.

Simulation Events: Our first Sim-Day of 2016 will be June 5th and the second will be July 24th. We will have a special early-bird price if you sign up for both, as well as individual pricing.


Events

11147241_10153317049091955_5983988437531857019_nMuskoka Weekend

After a popular and fun training weekend up in Muskoka last year (albeit with a few extra mosquitoes) – we will again be hosting a weekend of fun, training and camaraderie up at the Clyffe House. This time we have arranged to have the main houses for the May long weekend – which means and extra day and night!
Pricing will be dependent on the number of people we get signing up – currently we are looking at a range of $150 to $200 per person for three nights. (The more people, the lower the price.) Send us an email to confirm your spot – because space is limited.

Run4Hope

This locally-organized event is on its 11th year and will be held on Sunday April 24th and is looking for volunteers. If you are interested – please contact Brian Hastings – run4hope@outlook.com. If you are more interested in participating, check out their website for more information.