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Crèche changes – starting 1st July 2018

Our crèche is undergoing a few procedural changes which we’re sure will make it more convenience and affordable for our members.  If you are one of our fabulous families who use the crèche, these changes will affect you.

BOOK ONLINE

For your convenience, crèche bookings can now ONLY be made online via our website.  Here’s what you need to do in order to book crèche online:

  1. Create an account – click here to begin.
  2. Purchase crèche credits from our reception – in person or over the phone using a credit card
  3. Log into your account and make your booking up to 14 days in advance.

View our Booking Policy

If you require any assistance with your online crèche bookings, please don’t hesitate to contact us

 

CHEAPER CRECHE FEES

We understand that the cost of child care on top of your membership fees can be a financial burden for many, which is why we’ve reduced our member crèche fees to $2 per child, per 1.5 hr session*.

ERC Members 1 session/credit $3 (up to 1.5 hours)
10 sessions/credits *$20 (up to 1.5 hours)
Non-members 1 session/credit $3 (up to 1.5 hours)

CRECHE OPENING HOURS

Despite our best efforts to encourage use of the evening crèche, unfortunately the demand just wasn’t there.  So the bad news is our Monday evening crèche is no longer available but the good news we’ll be opening every Saturday morning from now on – even during school holidays!! 

Monday to Friday 8.45am – 11.45am
Saturday 7.45am – 10.45am
Public Holidays Closed

 

Change always takes a bit of getting used to, but we’re confident you’ll find the online booking system more convenient, and the reduced crèche fees less of a financial burden.    We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you and your little ones in the crèche soon.

Avoid paying too much for child care

If you’re one of our Vacation Care families receiving a child care subsidy, you need to complete a Centrelink Child Care Subsidy Assessment asap (if you haven’t already).

You can do your assessment through myGov using your Centrelink online account, or through the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.  This is important, because if you don’t do your assessment, you may not receive any subsidy from 2 July 2018.

Click here to find out more or watch the short video

Ladies, we need you!

Get the girls together for Friday morning Ladies Social netball.  Finish off the week with a few giggles, a bit of exercise and a coffee afterwards.   Crèche and café available.

Email your interest or questions to our Sports Coordinator Wills, at wills.wairimu@dardanup.wa.gov.au or phone 9724 1400

Our team is da bomb!

At ERC we are lucky enough to have some of the best of the best Group Fitness instructors in the South West.  What makes them so great is their commitment to being the best instructors they can be, to inspire a life-long love of exercise and health and to give our members and customers an amazing experience each and every time they attend a class.

Its only half way through 2018 and already our dedicated team of group fitness instructors have spent their weekend’s learning, growing and getting better at what they do.  And it’s not just the weekend of their training, there is also a lot of prior preparation all the while, continuing to deliver their regular classes.  Not all superhero’s where capes, many of them wear head-set microphones.

Initial training

Ren Wilson

Congratulations:  Mel Jarred (Bodypump)

  • The first step in being able to instruct a specific program is the initial training.  This is a full weekend that is both physically and mentally challenging, even for the most experienced instructor like our Mel.  We also super proud of ERC member and Bodycombat enthusiast, Ren Wilson who has made the giant leap from participant to instructor trainee having completed her initial training in Bodycombat.  Watch this space ’cause we know our Ren is destined for big things!!

Advanced Instructor Module 1

Congratulations:  – Mel Jarred (GRIT Strength), Jaime Hughes (GRIT Strength), Lisa Buszan (Bodycombat)

  • A full 10 hour day in Perth where instructors learn the essentials to become better instructors in the program they teach. The focus of AIM 1 are the three key essentials of instructing – choreography, technique and coaching.  Instructors have two opportunities to present their allocated tracks and receive feedback from the Master Trainers.  They are assessed to be either not certified, certified or have passed/not passed AIM 1.  Once AIM 1 has been successfully completed, instructors can register for the next step in their professional development, AIM 2.

Advanced Instructor Module 2

Congratulations: Chantel Brown (Bodypump), Jackie Kampen (Bodypump), Shenae Bearman (Bodypump), Bryanna Wright (Bodypump), Andrew Haywood (RPM)

  • Two full days (10 hrs +)  in Perth where instructors add to their AIM 1 skills by focusing on participant connection and performance.  This means your instructor is adapting the way they present a class depending on the participants in front of them.  Your instructors are not just going through the motions, they are developing the tools to teach with purpose, and teach with authenticity & contrast; instructors learn to be the best at their craft and become ‘rock star instructors!’.   At AIM 2 training, Instructors have four opportunities to present their allocated tracks and are again assessed by Master Trainers as either certified (not passed AIM 2), Advanced or Elite.

Les Mills Quarterly workshops:

As if the AIM training isn’t enough, every quarter our instructors head up to Perth to experience the newest release of their particular programs with their state master trainers.  At the workshops the instructors become the participants which means they get to enjoy the class without the pressures of being on stage.  Instructors learn any new formats/moves/exercises, meet and network with other instructors from around the state and participate in a 1 hr education session to better their coaching.  Then the real work starts – instructors generally have 1-2 weeks of learning the new release before they launch it to ERC members.

 

Fear of commitment is no longer an excuse

No minimum join period and no cancellation fees EVER!

Many gyms charge “early cancellation fees” for anyone  wanting to cancel their memberships.  The belief is that by asking members to commit to a long term membership (usually at least 12 months), it would be better for business (cash flow) and encourages the member to use their membership in order to get their monies worth.

Hey, we had that mindset too – until recently when we started to change our way of thinking, just as people’s individual circumstances change. We get it now!  So we’re changing the way we do things at ERC and cancelling our cancellation fees!

We believe the onus is on US to retain YOU as a customer and we plan to do just that with competitive membership rates, excellent customer service, great facilties and programs, and flexible membership options.

You are Free to Cancel Anytime

The minimum 12 month joining period will no longer apply to anyone joining ERC after 6th May 2018.  If you need to cancel, you are free to do so at any time without fear of being charge a cancellation fee.   No cancellation fee means exactly that, you will not pay an early-termination fee or some other fee to end your membership with us.  The only obligation you will have should you decide to cancel your membership is to provide us with 4 weeks prior written notice of your intent – and its just a simple form to fill out for that.

If You Have Not Yet Made Up Your Mind and You Are Still Shopping Around For a Gym/Fitness Membership

Be cautious, not all fitness facilities offer $0 cancellation fees and there are often extra costs that aren’t immediately obvious.  Be sure to check the following while doing your reseach:

  • What cancellation fees apply if you don’t meet the minimum commitment period?
  • Is the membership agreement an ongoing agreement or will it expire on a specified date ?
  • Do I have to pay additional fees for an access device?
  • Do I have to pay extra for a Trainer to write a personalised program for me.

Click here to find out more about ERC’s membership fees and inclusions or