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19/06/2023 - Weekly newsletter for Run Move Connect members!''

Hello members,

Lots is happening behind the scene with Run Move Connect and we are looking forward to sharing the news throughout the next couple of weeks.

Drum roll please......

Mat Pilates with Paige joins RMC

Run Move Connect will be offering Mat Pilates that is gentle, low impact and intensity and friendly for all physical capabilities.

Pilates is a great form of exercise that creates mindfulness around how our body moves. Pilates focuses on core stability, strength and flexibility whilst paying special attention to muscle control, posture and breathing.

We believe Mat Pilates will compliment our other training types as it will further enhance body awareness, develop movement patterns and encourage breathe work through exercise.

We are very excited to welcome Paige to our RMC team and the Huon Valley. Paige is a mother of two, qualified Nurse and Midwife and all round beautiful person. Paige is a newly qualified Pilates Instructor and we believe with her passion for movement and zest for life, you will be just as motivated and empowered by her presence in our new classes.

Our first sessions will be held on Tuesday the 27th of June at 6:45pm and 7:30pm, in the RMC studio at the PCYC. There are 15 spots available, so get in quick to secure yours!



Please book via our booking portal.


Social Saturday

We love our fresh starts to a Saturday morning- just rug up with our beanies on and get out the door. Let's make a big effort next week to encourage our friends and family to come down and enjoy a run.

Let's call it 'Bring a Mate Saturday'

**Next time trial is the 24th of June**


Upcoming Running Events

Did someone say, trail running? YES! With a quieter upcoming July/August period on the Tasmanian road running scene, we will start to turn our attention to some of Tasmania's most beautiful trail running events coming up!

(Hannah asked to keep the photo in for a few weeks,potentially months)

FREYCINET CIRCUITS TRAIL RUN - The Freycinet Peninsula is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful locations in the world. With 29 km of exceptional track interspersed with pristine beaches this trail run will be hard to race with the temptation to stop for a swim or take in the view!

There are two options for this trail run with a shorter 11 km circuit via Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach, and the full 29 km circuit taking in Mt Graham and Cooks Beach. If this is your first trail run we strongly suggest you do the shorter circuit. We cannot take walkers on the long circuit due to the time it takes to complete that distance. If entering the 29km run you need to provide evidence of your capability to complete the course in under 5:30hrs.

We recommend the 29 km run for experienced trail runners, the course is rough underfoot and is marked only with cairns in some parts of the track.

RUSSEL FALLS TRAIL RUN - Russell Falls is an ideal beginners trail run –or just a whole heap of fun for the more experienced trail runner!! It takes in a couple of the most beautiful waterfalls in Tassie as well as some of Tassie's tallest trees. The trail is pretty much wheel chair standard, except for the stairs!

TOLOSA HALF AND QUARTER TRAIL RUN - This is an authentic mountain half-marathon that offers incredible diversity and is challenging. Runners in both events will leave the edge of suburbia, before the open woodland gradually morphs into a denser and greener mixed forest. From towering eucalypts to the lichen-ridden dolerite, the Tolosa Half and Quarter have it all. Runners will need to navigate some technical rocky terrain, but overall, these are courses that flow very well.

The Tolosa Quarter (Sport | 9.8km) sees runners turn around at the Old Hobartians Track while the Tolosa Half runners will keep going for more jaw-dropping views and intricate hand-made wooden bridges, to The Springs, which are approximately the halfway point. Then it’s a beautifully flowing descent along the purpose-built North-South track.

Event name




Website link

Freycinet Circuits Trail Run

​Wine Glass Bay car park (Freycinet NP)

Sunday 25th June

11km, 29km

Russel Falls Trail Run

​Russell Falls

Sunday 30th July


​Tolosa Half/Quarter Trail Run

Tolosa Park

Sunday 6th August

21km (830m elevation)

9.8km (400m elevation

Ross Running Festival


Sunday 24th September

2km (kids), 5km, 10km, 21.1km, 42.2km

If you have any questions about any of the events and would like to find out more please get in contact with Brad.


Running/Walking session details

See below for your session plans this week-

**6am/5:30pm session - Don't forget head torches**

Check your booking system for location of run sessions.

Tuesday 20th of June (3 min + 60s reps)

4 x 3 min efforts / 90s recovery between

4 x 60s efforts / 60s recovery between

16 min run + 9 min recovery = 25:00 total

Thursday 22nd of June (Tune up session)

1 x 5 min effort / 2 min recovery

8 x 30s effort / 45s recovery

1 x 5 min effort

Please don't hesitate to contact Brad if you have questions about these sessions.

Tuesday/Thursday mornings and afternoons (6:00am, 9:00am, 4:30pm, 5:30pm): Huonville Recreational Oval.


Strength/Recovery and Cardio Session Details


  • This is a perfect opportunity to improve body awareness and control.

  • Focus on pelvic control, lower limb alignment and shoulder stabilisation.

  • No weights will be used, however you can challenge yourself by increasing depth of exercise, aim for very slow movement, move to single limb to increase instability

  • This is great to teach you how exercise can be still challenging without weights.

  • Always discuss with instructor if you are unsure how to adapt the exercise to suit your needs and goals.


  • Please bring your own mat to recovery sessions.

  • Please take SWEAT TOWELS and drink bottles with you throughout the session. We have new RMC sweat towels, don't hesitate to purchase one if you struggling to find one.

  • Always chat to our instructors if you want to learn more about resistance exercise and its benefits.

  • All sessions are designed and developed by Hannah, if you have any feedback, please pass it on.

  • If you have any new or old injuries that you are carrying, please don't hesitate to let our instructors know so we can tailor the program to you. It is so important for you to feel supported and cared for at your Run Move Connect sessions.


Feedback Form

We get amazing feedback from our members and it continues to assist us meeting the needs of our members and providing the best service. We thought it is time to make this an 'official' form and we welcome your feedback.

Please click on the link here and fill it out, as you desire.


Booking/Membership Info

Click here for booking, membership plus our terms and conditions


Youth Engagement Program

With school/team sport starting up throughout the valley, is it a great opportunity to get your children involved in structured strength exercise to learn about their body, load management and for injury prevention.

Brad and Hannah are very passionate about getting the whole community moving and this includes our Huon Valley youth. Run Move Connect are proud to announce a Youth Engagement program which provides youths in our community a 6-week all-inclusive pass to RMC sessions. This program is tailored for 10-18 year olds who are interested in getting active within our community.

"This program will provide these young people with an opportunity to better understand the benefits of exercise and fitness training on their overall health and wellbeing. The project will be aimed at young people who are not currently engaged with a community group that promotes a healthy lifestyle and will promote the benefits of being part of such"

At the conclusion of this 6-week program a "youth membership" option is available. Priced at $15 a week, we hope to see our youth engagement graduates continue to run and get strong within our community.

If you know of any young member of our community that this may interest, please do not hesitate to email Brad or Hannah at


Spaces App to easily access our membership portal

Download the "spaces" app by wix now to book sessions, check what's coming up, read the latest news letters and shop our online store!

If you're having trouble finding the RMC portal on the app, follow this link and it should take you there -



All of our Run Move Connect members receive a 12.5% DISCOUNT on all shoes from The Running Edge. The Running Edge provide a free gait analysis and expert shoe advice to make sure your walking (or running) away with the right pair of shoes for you! Just mention on purchase that you are part of Run Move Connect (show them your R.M.C. key ring) and they will be sure to look after you.

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