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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.

January 26 Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

Tuesday January 26th
Pool Swim: 9-10pm @ Mayfield Rec Ctr
Workout and coaching is provided!
Please plan to be on-deck ready to swim by 9pm.

12562758_10156460070870425_1535008295_oWednesday January 27th
Spin Class: 7-9pm @ South Fletchers (Craft Room)
Come on out for an evening of tunes and spinning.

Thursday January 28th
Strength Class: 8-9pm @ 490 Bramalea Rd (Suite 4B)
There are still a few ‘full-time’ spots left and drop-in’s are also an option. You can sign up by contacting Jade at info@ironchicfitness.ca
This instalment of sessions wraps up soon – so don’t forget to sign up for the next round, scheduled to start on February 18th.

Saturday January 30th
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 January 31st
Group Runs:
Run Leader – Zindine.
(1) 7:30am start – Departing from the Spirit Tree

Route: 14km (returning to the Spirit Tree by 9am to pick up group 2)
(2) 9am start – Departing from the Spirit Tree
Route: 12km
OR – you could complete BOTH for a 26km run!
https://www.strava.com/routes/4011599
After the run, the plan is to grab a coffee at Spirit Tree at about 10:30.


Club Memberships

Current Membership Option
Our off-season membership is currently available for individuals looking to join up now and take advantage of member pricing for our winter training opportunities. This membership is valid through to March 31st and you do not need to obtain TO (Triathlon Ontario) membership. Don’t forget – if you are obtaining an FMCT membership, you will need to fill out the registration form in addition to purchasing the membership through our shop. You can access the form here and access the shop here.

Full Season Membership
We are hoping to have the big plans finalized soon so we can post our 2016/2017 Full Season Membership and training options. Our Full Season Memberships are valid April 1st to March 31st (the following year) and you would need to obtain a TO membership to participate in certain workouts.

TO has raised their membership fees this year, but we are expecting our club membership fee to stay the same as last year (with early-bird pricing for those purchasing before April 1st). We will be offering our Open water swim program again this summer at a similar price-point to last year (with an early-bird pricing discount).

Stay tuned for details, we are planning on posting our rates and opening up our online store for the 2016/2017 membership by the end of February.


2016 TO Club Championships

The 2016 Club Championships will be contested at the Subaru Series’ Guelph Lake I race this year. (June 18/19)

Each year TO selects one race to act as the location for the annual Club Championships. The purpose of this challenge is to encourage some friendly competition between clubs (race to the finish anyone?). You can read more about what these championships are all about on the TO website.

January 19 Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

Tuesday January 19th
Pool Swim: 9-10pm @ Mayfield Rec Ctr
Workout and coaching is provided!
We strongly request that you show up early to get changed and be on-deck ready to swim by 9pm. Lanes are aligned based on those on-deck at the start of the workout.

Wednesday January 20th
Spin Class: 7-9pm @ South Fletchers (Craft Room)
Come on out for an evening of tunes and spinning.

Thursday January 21st
Strength Class: 8-9pm @ 490 Bramalea Rd (Suite 4B)
There are still a few ‘full-time’ spots left and drop-in’s are also an option. You can sign up by contacting Jade at info@ironchicfitness.ca
This instalment of sessions wraps up soon – so don’t forget to sign up for the next round, scheduled to start on February 18th.

Saturday January 23rd
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 January 24th
Group Run: 8am start
Meeting point: Inglewood Arena
Routes: 10 to 24km (and anything in-between)
“Official” Run leaders: Zindine and Paul


100-Day Run Challenge

Don’t forget to log your runs – we have over 400km of running logged so far this month. Our challenge will run through to April 9th – and the goal is to complete (safely) your maximum number of runs in this timeframe. We have identified a variety of achievement goals – what are you working towards?

The goals are defined by the number of runs you complete within the 100 day timeframe: Gold = 86 Runs, Silver = 65 Runs, Bronze = 43 Runs, and Participation = 22 Runs. Most of our participants are on track to achieve at least the Bronze level. Congratulations to all who are participating!

January 12 Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

Tuesday January 12th
Pool Swim: No swim this week. Pool is closed for repairs.


Wednesday January 13th

Spin Class: 7-9pm @ South Fletchers (Craft Room)
Come on out for an evening of tunes and spinning.
Our spin-tastic coach Matt is there to lead you through a fun session that also gets you ready for the season. There are still drop-in spots available – come and check it out!

Thursday January 14th
Strength Class: 8-9pm @ 490 Bramalea Rd (Suite 4B)
There are still a few ‘full-time’ spots left and drop-in’s are also an option. You can sign up by contacting Jade at info@ironchicfitness.ca

Saturday January 16th
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 January 17th
Group Run: None Planned
Let us know if you would like to lead a run (or have people join you) and we can share the details with the group.

Tuesday January 19th
Pool Swim: 9-10pm @ Mayfield Rec Ctr
Workout and coaching is provided!
We strongly request that you show up early to get changed and be on-deck ready to swim by 9pm. Lanes are aligned based on those on-deck at the start of the workout.

Club Announcements


Strength Class with Jade

We will be holding a second installment of Jade’s popular Strength class. Are you as excited as we are?

Classes will start on Thursday February 18th and run to May 12th – 12 sessions. (Please note the correction – last week we posted the wrong class end-date).
This class will be $85 for the full 12 sessions (if we do not meet minimum participation numbers the price could increase). If you are interested please contact Jade directly to reserve your spot. (Jade – info@ironchicfitness.ca)

100-Day Run Challenge

Thank you to everyone who has signed up – it is exciting to see what everyone is up to, and encouraging to know that I am not the only one out there slogging through the miles.
For those who are looking for a fun way to find motivation for their runs this winter – here is a quick reminder of the rules:
– Run must be at least 30 minutes long to be eligible to be counted.
– Runs must be on the road or a treadmill (pool running & ellipticals do not count for this challenge).
– If you run twice in one day, as long as one of the runs is at least 30 minutes, you can add the time and distance of the two runs together in the log.

If you have any questions, or are looking to sign up, just send us an email.

Muskoka Training Weekend

You might find it hard to think about summer training during the cold and snowy weather – but we are moving ahead with our planning for the summer season already, and you should too!

We are tentatively looking at the May long weekend (20th – 23rd) to give everyone an extra day of enjoyment. If you are interested in joining us, please let us know.

Other Announcements


Winterlude Triathlon

Do you love running and skiing? If so – you may be interested to learn about the event being held on January 30th in Ottawa.This fun and challenging event is just one of the activities that take place over the span of 2 full weeks in the annual celebration of winter. If you are interested – you can check out the Winterlude Triathlon website or the Winterlude website for more details.

Muskoka Full Ironman

There were a few FMCT members who did the double challenge last year and completed both the half and full IM up on the Muskoka course. Unfortunately it looks like the participation was not enough to support future years of holding the full IM in Muskoka. You can read the news report on the Triathlon Magazine website.

January 5 Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

It’s a new year – and we are back to our regularly scheduled workouts. We are looking forward to seeing you.

Tuesday January 5th
Pool Swim: 9-10pm @ Mayfield Rec Ctr
Please show up early to get changed and be on-deck ready to swim by 9pm. Workout and coaching is provided.

Wednesday January 6th
Spin Class: 7-9pm @ South Fletchers (Craft Room)
Come on out for an evening of tunes and spinning.

Thursday January 7th
Strength Class: 8-9pm @ 490 Bramalea Rd (Suite 4B)
There are still a few ‘full-time’ spots left and drop-in’s are also an option. You can sign up by contacting Jade at info@ironchicfitness.ca

Saturday January 9th
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 January 10th
Group Run: None Planned
Let us know if you would like to lead a run (or have people join you) and we can share the details with the group.


Club Announcements

100-Day Run Challenge
We have a few people signed up so far – and over half a dozen runs logged already! If you are interested in joining all you need to do is send us an email. We will then send you the link to the spreadsheet to log your runs.

Workout Reminders
Did you know that you can sign up to receive emailed reminders for the FMCT workouts? To be put on this list, just send us an email.


Back by Popular Demand

Strength Class with Jade
We will be holding a second instalment of Jade’s popular Strength class. Classes will start on Thursday February 18th and run to April 12th (12 sessions). This class will also be $85 for the full 12 sessions (if we do not meet minimum participation numbers the price could increase). If you are interested please contact Jade directly to reserve your spot. (Jade – info@ironchicfitness.ca)

There are still a few drop-in spots available in the current session – if you are interested please email Jade.

December 22 Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

None planned until the 2016 – please enjoy your holiday season.

To minimize the ‘return to working out’ pain that can sometimes happen after a break, we suggest finding your own moments to complete some workouts. There are a number of free spinning workouts available online, stay safe and watch out for puddles (or ice/slush/snow) if you are running outside, and our coach has provided a few swim workouts to those signed up for the pool swim sessions (Mayfield pool has a number of fitness swims available between now and the new year).


Announcements

Family Swim
Unfortunately we were unable to rent out the pool during the holidays – other groups beat us to it and booked up all of the available time slots.

More Strength Class!
We will be offering an additional 12-session strength class immediately following the completion of the current session. This class will also be $85 for the full session (if we do not meet 12366251_1101046469905621_9082869972422551535_nminimum participation numbers the price could increase). If you are interested please contact Jade directly to reserve your spot. (Jade – info@ironchicfitness.ca)

100-Day Run Challenge
The 100-Day Run Challenge is a perennial favourite. The run challenge is open to everyone, and it is not necessary to be an FMCT member to join. The full rules and details are in the 2016 Run Challenge document (290k PDF file).

If you are interested in joining this year’s challenge, please email us at fmct.trainers@gmail.com and we will send you a link to the online spreadsheet. (Please note – you will need a google account to access the spreadsheet. You can sign up for one here: https://accounts.google.com/SignUp)

December 15 Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

Tuesday December 15th
Pool Swim: 9-10pm @ Mayfield Rec Ctr
Please show up early to get changed and be on-deck ready to swim by 9pm. Workout and coaching is provided.
This is the last coached swim before the December break.

Wednesday December 16th
Spin Class: 7-9pm @ South Fletchers (Craft Room)
Come on out for an evening of tunes and spinning.
This is the last spin class before the December break.

Thursday December 17th
Strength Class: 8-9pm @ 490 Bramalea Rd (Suite 4B)
There are still a few ‘full-time’ spots left and drop-in’s are also an option. You can sign up by contacting Jade at info@ironchicfitness.ca
This is the last class before the December break.

Saturday December 19th
Spin Class: 8:30-10:30am @ 247 McMurchy Ave S
This class is led by Rob McCue of Big Ring Fitness. Information about the class is posted to his website, and he can be contacted at bigringfitness@yahoo.com
Please check with Rob to confirm class dates

Sunday December 20th
Group Run: None Planned
Let us know if you would like to lead a run (or have people join you) and we can share the details with the group.


Upcoming Events

Family Swim
We are hoping to hold an open fitness/family swim on Tuesday December 29th from 6-7pm. We are just waiting on confirmation of availability from the Town of Caledon.
This would be a free event for all FMCT members, friends and family. We would like to use this as an opportunity to collect non-perishable food items for a club donation to the local food bank. Standard pool admission guidelines must be followed (they can be found at the bottom of this document: Caledon Swim). Please stay tuned for confirmation of whether or not we will be able to hold this event.

100-Day Run Challenge
We are planning on holding this challenge again in 2016 – starting on January 1st. We will share the rules and details next week – now is your chance to make sure your running shoes are ready!


Workouts in 2016

Tuesdays
Coached Pool swim will start back up on January 5th and run until May 31st

Wednesdays
Coached Spin class will start back up on January 6th and run until March 30th

Thursdays
Coached Strength & Fitness class will start back up on January 7th and run until February 11th.
We are working with Jade from IronChic Fitness to hold a second 12-week session after this one finishes. Please contact us if you are interested.

Saturdays
Coached Spin class with Rob McCue is scheduled to run until March 12th

Sundays
We are in dire need of a few brave souls to share their weekend running plans. We would love to share these details with the group.


Egg Nog Jog – The 2015 Edition

Whooo!
It sure did not feel like the middle of December – and our club members were out in full force to tackle the deceptively difficult Egg Nog Jog. (With the Egg Nog consumption coming after the run.)
Please check out Sue Sitki’s official photos on the Sue Sitki Photography facebook page (so many smiling faces). For additional fun photos, look through the pics posted Paul B posted to the FMCT Members Group facebook page.

We had an astounding 10 members who participated (that we know of). Congratulations to them all!  FMCT @ Egg Nog
Matt Poole – 43:54 – 1st in Age Group
Zindine Souiki – 46:35 – 3rd in Age Group
Louis Malisani – 51:32
Peter Halferty – 53:25
Carey McDonald – 54:58
Kathleen Blaik – 1:12:05
Herb Lockhurst – 1:15:19
Belinda Elysee-Collen – 1:20:04
Mollie Zebedee – 1:20:38
Lorri Cook – 1:20:39

We don’t have any race reports to share with you yet – but stay tuned because we are hoping to pull at least one out of the race participants to post to the club website.

December 8 Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

Tuesday December 8th
Pool Swim: 9-10pm @ Mayfield Rec Ctr
Please show up early to get changed and be on-deck ready to swim by 9pm. Workout and coaching is provided.
Online registration is still open at the FMCT shop.

Wednesday December 9th
Spin Class: 7-9pm @ South Fletchers (Craft Room)
Come on out for an evening of tunes and spinning.
Online registration and trainer rentals are still available at the FMCT shop.EggNog
Please note – there is a room change from last year, we will be in the Craft Room this year.

Thursday December 10th
Strength Class: 8-9pm @ 490 Bramalea Rd (Suite 4B)
Rumour has it there will be a switch-up to the circuit this week. Hope to see you there!
There are still a few ‘full-time’ spots left and drop-in’s are also an option. You can sign up by contacting Jade at info@ironchicfitness.ca

Saturday December 12th
Spin Class: 8:30-10:30am @ 247 McMurchy Ave S
This class is led by Rob McCue of Big Ring Fitness. Information about the class is posted to his website, and he can be contacted at bigringfitness@yahoo.com

Sunday December 13th
Group Run: None Planned
Egg Nog Jog Race-day!


Local Events

Personal Best McMaster Indoor Tri – December 12th
If you love triathlons and are sad that the Canadian weather prevents you from ‘getting your race on’ for many months of the year – there is an option for you. Personal Best is hosting an Indoor Triathlon this Saturday December 12th. They might be close to capacity – so if you are interested, let them know ASAP. More information can be found on the Personal Best website.

Egg Nog Jog – December 13th
The Annual Egg Nog Jog will be taking place this Sunday December 13th. If you aren’t signed up already – then you have waited way too long, they sold out a month ago. But, you can still come out and cheer on your club-mates and all the people braving the route and the December weather. You can find more information about this popular event on the Egg Nog Jog website. (And for those who like to plan WAY ahead – next year’s race date is Sunday December 11th.)

December 1 Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

Tuesday December 1st
Pool Swim: 9-10pm @ Mayfield Rec Ctr
Please show up early to get changed and be on-deck ready to swim by 9pm. Workout and coaching is provided.
There are still some spots left – you can complete your registration online by visiting the FMCT shop.

Wednesday December 2nd
Spin Class: 7-9pm @ South Fletchers (Craft Room)
Come on out for an evening of tunes and spinning.
You can reserve your spot online by visiting the FMCT shop. We also have a limited number of trainers available for rent – you can book this online via our shop or send us an email.IMG_20151122_091137
Please note – there is a room change from last year, we will be in the Craft Room this year.

Thursday December 3rd
Strength Class: 8-9pm @ 490 Bramalea Rd (Suite 4B)
This circuit-style workout is great for all genders and levels – so you don’t need to be a pro in the gym to participate.
There are still a few ‘full-time’ spots left and drop-in’s are also an option. You can sign up by contacting Jade at info@ironchicfitness.ca

Saturday December 5th
Spin Class: 8:30-10:30am @ 247 McMurchy Ave S
This class is led by Rob McCue of Big Ring Fitness. Information about the class is posted to his website, and he can be contacted at bigringfitness@yahoo.com

Sunday December 6th
Group Run: Departing at 8:30am
Meeting point: Loafers Lake Rec Ctr (30 Loafers Lake Ln, Brampton)
Route – 16km on the Etobicoke trail
Run leader – Zindine (varied pace, nobody left behind)
We will be going for coffee afterwards at the nearby Tim Hortons


Year End Party

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the fun year we had. There were plenty of laughs, and it was great to see everyone socializing in non-workout-gear. 🙂

Congratulations to Louis Malisani and Rebecca Murrant for winning the door prizes (we will look to see you sporting that club gear at a future event).

Due to the large number of ballots our full year-long draw will be held electronically. We are tallying all of the ballots and will give a full update next week.