New Zealand’s biggest fun race, Round the Bays 2023 is scheduled for Sunday March 5, and to get you ready Stuff launched the RTB Fitness Club. It’s an 8-week workout program designed to get you fit and excited about exercising with a like-minded community, whether you’re tackling the event in person in Auckland or virtually. Each week, we’ll bring you stories to inspire and educate you along the fitness journey. Join the RTB Fitness Club here.
The RTB Fitness Club may have seen its members on a fitness journey for a month now, but trainer Bevan James Eyles says it’s not too late to sign up and start achieving goals .
While the program is designed to get Aotearoa in shape in time for Auckland’s fun Round the Bays race in March, that specific date shouldn’t mark the end of anyone’s journey, says Eyles.
And for those who sign up now, even if you won’t complete the full program in time for the fun run, you can easily join in and fit it into one of your scheduled training days.
No matter when you start, the benefits of the program will exceed that of a race day in March, he says.
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As for those who are already enrolled in the program, participants are already seeing the benefits within the first four weeks.
One member of the club’s Facebook community said the program’s video components “really support your mindset until your fitness catches up”, while another said it was great to know that she was on track to be healthier even before the end of January.
The program can produce a multitude of benefits, “no matter when you start,” says Eyles.
“The program will still work.”
In addition to a comprehensive 8-week program, Eyles offers weekly Q&A video sessions, and the private Facebook group has an active community of members who support and encourage each other on their own journey.
“There were some really great comments on the Facebook page,” he says.
“When you feel like you’re part of a community, you feel responsible, but you also feel like you’re adding value,” he says.
The members not only supported each other in their successes, but discussed their struggles, which helps everyone stay on track, Eyles says.
“These people have never met, but they all really support each other… Shared experiences are really important things in life.”
“You’re going to get fitter and healthier, but it’s actually a realistic program where you can lay the groundwork [of a healthier lifestyle].”
And ultimately, regardless of when you start, the program is designed to help people build long-term habits.
And that, he says, has no deadline.
“You will learn to believe in yourself. You will learn that you can handle the toughest times in life.
“Ultimately, we feel better about ourselves when we make better choices.”
What is the RTB Fitness Club?
Stuff started the RTB Fitness Club with trainer Bevan James Eyles to help Kiwis get excited about fitness, build long-term habits to stay motivated and connect with a like-minded community. Whether you’ve purchased your entry to join us on the day in Auckland, or are locked in to participate virtually, we invite you to log on and be a part of this club too. Once you have purchased your entry to the race, you will also have the option of joining the RTB Fitness Club.
For $25 you will get:
An 8-week training program of walking, running or running only
Weekly Mentoring Videos with Bevan
Weekly Live Q&A with Bevan
A strength and stretch component to help you prevent injury
Access to the exclusive RTB Fitness Club Facebook group
The first 250 people to join the club will receive a FREE Under Armor t-shirt. Join the club here.