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8 week challenge starts 5th February

An affordable alternative to having a Personal Trainer.  Get the results of PT and benefit from the support of others with similar goals

The nitty gritty

  • Maximum of 8 per session
  • ERC Members – $249 for 8 weeks (equates to just $10.40 per session)
  • Non Members – $359 for 8 weeks (includes 8 week full membership)
  • Upfront and direct debit payment options available – Direct debit is 4 equal fortnightly payments
  • Starts 5th January – 29th March 2018 (public holiday sessions will be rescheduled)

6.00am Mon, Wed, Fri – Metabolic Conditioning

Weights and exercises designed to create a metabolic response that burns more calories (during and after each session), increases fitness, muscle and strength.  Workouts are fun and different every session.

Your trainers are Katie and Alina

9.15am Mon, Wed, Fri – Back to me

With the kids back at school its your time!  Kickstart your weight loss or fitness goals and be supported and encouraged by others with common goals.  Build your confidence, learn correct techniques and develop a good training habit.  Sessions will progress over 8 weeks to challenge participants to try new workouts in a supportive environment.  Crèche available

Your trainers are Jess and Alina

Sign me up for the 8 week challenge, I'm ready to get results!

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  • TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION: No refunds or make up sessions available. A refund may be issued for medical reasons upon presentation of a doctor's letter. A minimum of 4 registered participants is required to run a session. If a session is cancelled due to insufficient registrations you will receive a full refund or the option to select another session. Where possible, the same Trainer will run the same session for the duration of the Challenge. Trainers my be subject to change without notice. If a session is cancelled due to inclement weather or trainer unavailability, participants will be notified and the session will be rescheduled. Each participant must complete a Stage 1 Pre-exercise Health Questionnaire before participating in the sessions.

Sweatiquette – The guide to good gym manners

Anyone who attends the gym regularly knows there are some unwritten rules that everyone should abide by – bring a sweat towel, wipe down equipment after use, don’t hog the machines…basically, use common sense and respect others.

However, some people at the gym will always falter in the manners department and some new gym goers just may not be aware of the do’s and don’ts of using a gym.  So we’ve put together a little etiquette guide so that everyone can work out in harmony.

Keeping it clean

There’s nothing worse than arriving at a machine only to find wet patches of someone else’s sweat.  A quick wipe with your towel (which you should always have with you) or even better, a spray and wipe with the disinfectant and paper towels readily available in the gym.

Re-rack your weights

Some of our gym goers have some impressive weights stacked onto the machines – which is admirable.  But not everyone can or should have to, put those heavy weight plates away because you’ve forgotten to or (gasp) couldn’t be bothered.

Waiting your turn

During peak times, chances are you might have to wait for others to finish their reps before using certain pieces of equipment.  But hovering close by someone as they are engrossed in their workout can be one of the most annoying things you can do.   On the other hand, it’s important not to use equipment as a rest station (especially if you’re on your phone).  If you’re not actively using the equipment, move off so someone else can.  If in doubt, there is nothing wrong with politely asking someone if they have many sets to go or even if you can alternate sets and rest breaks.  Being polite is the key!

Making friends

Most people are happy to make friendly small talk but just be aware that if someone is exhibiting clear signals that they don’t want to engage in conversation, for example if they’re listening to music or appear very focussed, it would be best to leave them alone, no matter how friendly your intentions.  We’re all time poor these days and some days gym users just need to get in, get their workout done and head out – it’s probably not personal if they aren’t keen to chat.

Not everyone likes your music

Music makes workout’s more bearable but what isn’t pleasant is having another gym user blasting their tunes out of a Bluetooth speaker for all to hear (and it’s usually turned up loud enough to drown out the in-house music system).  Headphones are the considerate way to enjoy your style of music without inflicting it on others.

Don’t be selfie-centred

If you can’t go to the gym without updating your Instagram or facebook account, make sure you don’t accidentally snap any unsuspecting people in the background.  Not everyone wants to be photographed while they’re working up a sweat.

Body odour is offensive

The gym is a sweaty place, there’s no avoiding it.  But we can all make it more bearable by simply wearing deodorant.


RPM Virtual has landed at ERC

Now you can get your cardio fix anytime of the night and day in our 24hr RPM Cycling studio.  With both live and scheduled virtual classes that start automatically, there’s bound to be a class to suit you.  Click here to view the RPM timetable

RPM Virtual workouts are the audio-visual version of the live RPM cycling classes, played on a big screen with a pumping sound system.   Virtual makes it easier than ever to stick to your goals with more workouts, offered at your convenience.   RPM is a group indoor cycling workout where you control the intensity. It’s fun, low impact and burns loads of calories.  It’s a great way to build up your sense of personal achievement. You can draw on the group’s energy and find your rhythm in the music. You control your own resistance levels and speed so you can build up your fitness level over time. It’s a journey, not a race!

If you want the sculpted legs and toned butt of a cyclist (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?) then it’s time you gave indoor cycling a spin

Six reasons indoor cycling delivers the results you want:

  1. If you are spinning your legs then your gluteus maximus muscles are engaged – this means your butt is working throughout an entire cycling workout. You may be seated but all that pedaling is no easy ride for your ass.
  2. The cleverly designed mix of peaks, flat riding, time trials and interval training in a cycling class is designed to maximize your results and push you further. In a short space of time you get an intense and varied workout designed by professionals.
  3. There’s no stopping for a scenic selfie, coffee break or waiting at traffic lights. An indoor cycling class means constant motion, including recovery time. All those revolutions deliver a high impact cardio blast that works your legs from start to finish – not a moment wasted.
  4. Cycling workouts are great for your cardiovascular fitness, which puts the emphasis on toning and sculpting. You won’t be bulking up your muscles at this pace. But you will be sweating and working those legs.
  5. It’s not just about the butt and thighs – indoor cycling gets all your leg muscles working. All that spinning sculpts strong calf muscles and targets your quads and hamstrings. You get a complete leg workout from pedal to bike seat.
  6. If you think a stationary bike doesn’t offer a challenge – think again. Every time the instructor ups the ante for a hill climb your glute and thigh muscles will be burning. It’s like having a personal trainer pushing you up every hill.

ERC Members Only Facebook group

We’ve recently developed an online Eaton Rec Centre Facebook group for current and past members – Click here to join our tribe

The aim of our ERC Members Only Facebook group is to develop a community that supports, encourages and inspires each other to achieve personal health and fitness goals.

We encourage the sharing of fitness-related information, asking & answering of questions and perhaps even entering into some healthy debate. Many of our fitness staff are members of this page and they are happy to help you with any queries you may have about health and fitness within the scope of their qualifications and experience.

Subscribers to our Facebook group will be the first to know relevant ERC information and its a great opportunity to have your say on the things that matter to you.

Please note: approval to join this group will usually be granted the next business day

Join the ERC Members Only Facebook group