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27/02/2023 - Weekly newsletter for Run Move Connect members!



Hello to members new and old,


Bye bye Summer, hello Autumn!


It was great catching up with everyone at our Social Event today, the rain didn't stop us from having fun and enjoying each other's company.


Lots happening in the Run Move Connect corner with the start of our Recovery Sessions on Friday afternoon and cardiovascular sessions happening in the coming weeks. We are very excited for this to start and look forward to hearing your feedback.


Run The Bridge is happening this coming Sunday, we have over 25 RMC members participating in the 5k/10k events! Those wanting to support RMC members in the event, the finish line will be in front of PW1, Castray Esplanade.


Please see below for a few updates about new feedback forms, RMC terms and conditions, membership price increases and reminder about Youth Memberships.

 

RMC TV

This week we had the pleasure to interview Dylan Lovell and Bianca Polley.

His advice to someone thinking about starting RMC- "Come along and have a go". Very inspiring, thanks for the chat Dyl!


 

Membership Price Adjustment

Our aim at Run Move Connect is to maintain membership affordability and we are very proud to offer fantastic services to our members without having a big financial impact.

Due to an increase in overheads and additional classes being added to our timetable, we will be having a blanket $5 and $20 increase on weekly and monthly memberships respectively, excluding Youth memberships. 10-pack passes will be increased by $20 per purchase.

This membership price change will take effect and align with the updated Terms and Conditions on Monday the 3rd of April.


Please do not hesitate to contact, via email, if you have concerns around this.

 

Run Move Connect Terms and Conditions


With the increase in membership numbers comes an increase in administration and management of member's subscriptions. We have been working in the background to develop Terms and Conditions to maintain transparency amongst our members and avoid conflicting information with regards to membership cancellation, expectations of members and booking policies.


48-hour Grace Period

We have now introduced a 48 hour grace period for members that have insufficient funds in their nominated account when weekly/monthly payments are due. This will allow members to retain their current membership rather than an automatic membership cancelation due to insufficient funds. We understand how frustrating it is when memberships cancel due to insufficient funds, with no prior notice.


Membership Cancellation Policy

As you may be aware, we have had a 4-week cancellation policy from the beginning however due to the way the website works with allowing user cancellation, we have not been able to enforce this effectively. With the increase in membership numbers we require the ability to manage subscriptions to ensure we have adequate class sessions, instructor availabilities and continue to provide brilliant services for our members. RMC have now created a cancelation form members can access through your members portal once logged in.

Class Cancellation

With specific class times getting popular and in high demand, we need to reiterate the importance of cancelling your spot before an hour of the class starting. This will allow for members on waiting lists to jump in to the class and be ready to go. Those who are on waiting lists, please ensure you look at your emails to secure your spot when someone does cancel.

Please do not hesitate to contact if have any concerns regarding this.



 

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 hello@runmoveconnect.com.au



 

Timetable


The Recovery Session will start this Friday 3rd on March with Nichola with the Cardiovascular Sessions to start in the coming month. These times are not locked in yet and will be reviewed based on your feedback.


Please book via our booking portal



 

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.

 

Social Saturday

Welcome back to the big bad Wolfe! Well done Shaun Wolfe on your dedication to your rehab, it is great to have back running with everyone and the smile yesterday said it all.


Lovely to have new families join our run group - The energy and happiness on our Social Saturdays is infectious and it is lovely the impact you are all having on the community.

 

Upcoming Running Events (This week is "Run The Bridge"!!!!)

RUN THE BRIDGE: Run Move Connect has entered a team for this year's "Run The Bridge" fun run. The event will be held in Hobart on Sunday the 5th of March. This is one of Tasmania's premier running events that sees all participants journey over the iconic Tasman Bridge! We would love to see as many RMC members at the event as possible. To register and to be automatically joined to Run Move Connects registered team please click HERE.


HOBART AIRPORT MARATHON FESTIVAL: Run Move Connect has entered a team for this years "Hobart Airport Marathon Festival". The event starting points are around the Constitution Dock and will finish in the heart of Salamanca on Sunday the 2nd of April. The inaugural event was held last year where RMC was represented well, this year we want to better our attendance numbers! Click here to register and make sure you enter the team name "Run Move Connect" when registering. This year RMC have been offered a 15% discount on entry for all races. Enter the code RUNMCHFM-23 in the coupon code section.


ROSS RUNNING FESTIVAL: A few RMC members have shown interest in participating in the Ross Running festival. The Ross Running Festival is a unique event which runs across the iconic Ross Bridge and around the outskirts of the historic township of Ross, finishing along the main street to the claps and cheers of the locals. With a relatively flat course and relaxed atmosphere, the Ross Running Festival is a perfect event for those taking on a marathon or half marathon for the first time, with runners receiving plenty of support on each lap of the 10.5km course. If a shorter event is what you prefer, there’s a 5km & 10km events available, and for those wanting to really soak up the atmosphere and beauty of the town, there’s a 5km walk option. For the younger runners there’s the Ross Runner’s 2km Kids Race with the proceeds donated to the Just Like Jack organisation. To Enter please click HERE.

Event name

Location

Date

Distances

Run The Bridge

Start at Blundstone Arena

Sunday 5th March, early morning

10km, 5km, 5km walk, 1km (kids)

Hobart Airport Marathon Festival

Salamanca (Hobart)

​Sunday 2nd April, early morning

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

Ross Running Festival

Ross

Sunday 23rd April, 8-10am

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

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-



Tuesday 28th of Feb (fartlek + short efforts)

5 sets of -


2 min steady

60s recovery

30s harder

60s recovery


Extra 1 min recovery


4 x 20s on / 40s off

13:50 running - 12 min recovery


Thursday 2nd of March (5 min reps + short reps)

2 sets of the following -


5 min effort

2 min recovery

5 x 20s on / 40s off

2 min recovery

13:20 running - 10:00


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

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

 

Strength Session Details


FOCUS THIS WEEK IS OVERLOAD

  • Overload will be challenging the muscle group with muscular endurance

  • Still focus on technique as individuals will fatigue in the muscle quite quickly

  • Moderate resistance recommended- between 12-15 repetitions should be achieved.

  • You will work the same muscle groups over two stations

STRENGTH CLASS GENERAL REMINDERS

  • 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.

  • 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.

 

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 - http://wix.to/c2PojDU?ref=m_cl

 

DON'T FORGET!

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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