Blogs - Raynham Athletic Club

November 17, 2020
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BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND DEALS:

*BUY 12 MONTHS AND GET 6 MONTHS FREE (PRE-PAID AT TIME OF PURCHASE) Click following to get Online or Club

  1. Black Friday for Age group less than 25 or Over 60 
  2. Black Friday Fit Single  Deal
  3. Black Friday Active Couple Deal
  4. Black Friday Healthy Family Deal

*NO JOINING FEE AND NO PAYMENT TIL 2021 ON  MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP     (12 MONTH COMMITMENT REQUIRED)
Deal Available Only at the Club

*BUY A 10 CLASS PASS FOR JUST $75 ($130 Original Price) Click here to get Online or Visit Club

*PURCHASE A 3 MONTH GIFT CERTIFICATE AND GET 1 FREE MONTH (ADDED TO GIFT CERT). Only at the Club

*SAVE ON AQUATRAC (POOL) PARTIES— Only at the Club

                      BUY ONE AND SAVE 10%…BUY 2 AND SAVE 15%..BUY 3 AND SAVE 20%

*SAVE 15% OFF OF A PERSONAL TRAINING PACKAGE (6 VISITS OR MORE, CALL FOR DETAILS) Only at the Club

*Full payment is expected on day of purchase and are non refundable. 


October 8, 2020
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Raynham Athletic Club has started its own swim program! They are now offering Swim Lessons for Children and Adults, private swim lessons, and a Masters swim program. Angela Naeth, triathlete and trainer has spent her life around water teaching swimming for over 10 years, and will be the Director of the Aquatics program at the RAC. With her direction, the RAC will help children and adults achieve their swimming goals.

The RAC swim program is offered year-round in a heated 25-yard, 6-lane pool with a shallow end for swim lessons.

Due to Covid-19 all children and adults will be following state guidelines.

The Masters swim program is currently running Monday and Thursday Evenings 6:15 pm -7:15 pm. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling the Raynham Athletic Club at 508-823-5440.

Swim Lessons are offered, 4-6 pm Weekdays and Sat/Sun mornings.

Each class will be limited to 2-3 children to adhere to 6-ft distancing.

Advance classes for swimmers to improve their fitness and skills are done in private and semi-private lessons. These can be schedule with Angela and her team at the RAC.

To learn more about pricing, levels for children and adults, and registering click here.


September 28, 2020
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Growing up in British Columbia, Canada, Angela Naeth, known in the triathlon world for her prowess on the bike, is a multiple 70.3 and Ironman Champion, 36+ 70.3     podium finisher, Ironman 2014 Chattanooga Champion (her third Ironman) and the 2015 North American Ironman Champion with her scorching under 9-hour   performance!
In 2018, Angela, while battling Lyme disease, placed 8th at the Ironman World Championships with a time of 8:57.
With a Masters degree in Physical Therapy and Bachelor’s in Health Sciences, Angela graduated in 2005 and worked as a pediatric and orthopedic physiotherapist for 5 years.  Angela has coached and trained  athletes for 10+ years in cycling, triathlon and running, and in the fitness arena. She is well versed in sports nutrition, functional strength and programming. She offers personal consultations, training, programming and analysis.
She is now currently ranked among the top triathletes in the world –  with 3 sub-9 hour IRONMAN performances, 30+ podiums at the 70.3 and Ironman distances. Angela continues to pursue her career in these distances and build awareness around Lyme, and Women in Sport
Angela will be working with the RAC for various program like RAC Masters Swimming, Nutrition Program, Triathlon and many more to come.
We are honor to welcome Angela to the RAC Team.

September 25, 2020
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Choosing a gym sounds like an easy task, but in reality it is much more difficult than that. This decision will not only affect your finances but also your physical and mental health. It is understandable that you would want to take time to consider which gym option would work best for you. You aren’t alone in feeling a bit of anxiety over this kind of monumental decision! Don’t worry though, consider me a helpful travel guide as you navigate this important decision. There are some things that must be thought about before even stepping foot into the gym. 

To get us started down this choosing a gym road, I have come up with a few things you will want to consider before deciding on a gym.

 

Gyms Cost (per month & depending on membership type) Joining Fee # of Classes & if they are included with membership Childcare* Extras*
RAC $20 – $84.95 $50 (Only for non-commit membership and workout buddy),  15 different types (Included)(about 40 classes/week) Included Basketball court, pickleball, heated pool, sauna, steam room*
Taunton YMCA $24.50 – $63 $50 (Only for Family or Adult membership) 13 different types (Included) Included Basketball court, pool, indoor track, racquetball court
Planet Fitness $10 – $22.99 Currently $1 down (Changes depending on when you join) No classes No Affordable
Gold’s Gym $29.95 – $129 $0 – $25 (Depending on membership type) ~12 (Both in person and virtual classes included) Included Smoothie bar, sauna/steam room*, women only workout area
Bridgewater Fitness $34.95 – $99 34.95 (Only for monthly memberships 10 different types (Spin classes are an additional cost) Additional Display featuring protein bars, supplements and energy drinks for members to purchase
WOW 14.99 – $39.99 $1 (Only for non-commit) 13 types (Included with platinum or titanium membership only) Included with certain memberships Tanning, guest privileges, titanium training (depends on membership type)
East Coast Fitness $29 – $58 $58 (Single membership) / $87 (Couple) 8 different types (Included) Small fee ($2 for first hour, $1 per additional 30 mins) Tanning, supplement & smoothie station
Fit Factory $10 – 29.99 $49.99 (Annual fee) ~7 different types (Included for certain memberships) Included in most memberships Food & juice bar, tanning, women’s only area, sauna & steam *

* Normally available but coronavirus could have affected this gym aspect

Cost

While this may seem simple, it is definitely something that you will want to consider. Signing a contract and then realizing you can’t make the monthly payments, isn’t something anyone wants. Make sure to ask if there is any sort of joining fee, because you will want to consider that when figuring out your gym budget.  Especially because canceling your contract could come with a hefty price tag. 

Goals

Really sit down and think about what kind of gym goals you want to accomplish. Your goals will impact what kind of facility you are looking for. For example, if your goal involves working on your swimming, you will need a gym with a pool. 

Membership 

Ask what is included in your future gym membership. Most gyms will always include access to standard cardio and weight lifting equipment. But!!! Do you need heavier weights because you dream to pick up all the heavy things? Do you dream of joining a high energy dance party every weeknight? If you answered yes (or even no), then you will need to find a gym that meets your specific needs, like one with extensive weight equipment or a gym where you don’t have to pay extra for classes. 

Facility 

Some important features to consider about the facility include: hours they are open, childcare, facility size and location. Maybe you are an early bird who likes to workout before work to help energize your day or maybe you prefer in the evening to help relieve stress from the day. Not only are the hours important but so is the location! One study found that the closer you are to your gym, the more frequently you will go. Some people prefer the equipment selection of a large gym, while others prefer the close knit feel of a smaller gym. Busy parents would most likely want childcare included in their membership. Whichever features you need, make sure your gym has them!!!! 

Why the Raynham Athletic Club?

The Raynham Athletic Club (RAC) is a small, locally owned fitness facility. We strive to make you feel welcome as soon as you walk through the doors. The RAC isn’t just a gym, it is so much more. It is a sense of community. It is staff that will greet you with a smile, class instructors that become friends and other members that become like family. It is an individualized experience tailored to your specific goals and needs. With new management in place, the RAC is working to establish itself as a members oriented gym. A gym where staff works directly with you and helps you achieve your goals. We don’t want you to get lost in your journey to a healthy lifestyle but to work with you every step of the way, from nutritional goals, losing weight to gaining healthy muscle, or just staying healthy. Yes there are all kinds of Gyms with different business goals. Some of them as you can see above are less expensive and financially it might make sense. But without guidance, without motivation, you may just end up paying the fee and never show up. Joining the gym or club is the easy part, but motivating yourself to go to the gym or club is the crucial part. This is now an important focus at the RAC.  We want to walk side by side in your fitness journey. We want to build a relationship with you so that you feel excited to come work out. This is how we distinguish ourselves from other gyms.  The RAC also is the home to Bay State Physical Therapy, Kneadful Massage, Karate, SoMAFIT, swim lessons and even a dance studio, Susan winter school of Dance. All of the previously mentioned businesses are located right in the gym building, so everything is in an easily accessible location for members. Lisa Shaw is not only one of our fabulous cycling instructors but also has been a member for many years. She actually became a cycling instructor because she loves our cycling classes so much! When asked to describe the RAC she said: “The RAC is all about the members! The bonds and relationships you form with each other, make this gym so unique”.  Come and try us out! If you don’t want to make a commitment, we have a plan for that, if you want a short term commitment, we have a plan for that too. If you are coming with your workout buddies, we have amazing deals for that also.  Come try us free for a day, we are positive that you will have a great experience!


September 15, 2020
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First Date: Monday, 9/14/20

Days of Operation: Monday through Friday

Hours: Dropoff 12 pm to Pick up 3 pm sharp. Parents must wait outside prior to dropoff and pickup. Late pickups will be subject to an additional fee.

Ages: Grades K-8

Participants can enroll for one to five days. Program will continue while demand persists. Parents must sign up in advance and fees are nonrefundable. 

Single Day: $40 per day

Sibling: $35 per day

Week: $175

Capacity Limit: 30 registrants per day. Deposit required to hold a slot.

Contact Email: kate@raynhamathleticclub.com

 

Details:

RAC Remote Rescue will provide a safe place for your child to have supervised remote learning, participate in engaging covid safe physical activities and games, and swim in our heated pool. 

 

Program Activities:

Children will spend 50 minutes in three different supervised settings. 

     

  • Outside or gymnasium where staff will engage participants in games, physical activities, and sports. 
  • An indoor, heated pool where lifeguards will oversee free play and fun activities. Please pack a swim bag with a bathing suit, towel, and a plastic bag to put wet items in after swimming.
  • A large classroom with clean tables and social distance adhered to. Staff will be available to answer questions and offer support. Free wifi access will be provided and monitored for proper school use only. Parents are asked to submit their child’s schedule prior to the first day. Please pack a bag with learning materials, supplies, laptops, and headphones. 

 

All tables, chairs, sports equipment, etc. will be sanitized while children are rotating settings. Hand sanitizer will be available. 

 

Parents must sign a waiver and health form in order for their child to participate in RAC Remote Rescue. 

 

All social distancing guidelines will be followed. Masks must be worn when entering and leaving the facility and when participants are not able to socially distance in classrooms and facilities. 

 

Upon arrival all participants will be screened. If a participant has a fever of over 100 degrees he will not be allowed to participate. Participants will not attend if they are showing any COVID symptoms or have been exposed to COVID virus within the last 14 days.

 

Participants’ bags will be kept in a safe place in the classroom. 

 

Children will not eat during the program. Please bring your own water bottle filled with a drink for the afternoon.


August 13, 2020
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If you attend spin you will often find this active couple sweating and pumping to the music…                      

Meet Cornelius and Kym Mahoney

 

Neil was a college athlete and avid competitive biker. When he met Kym she was 22 and he was 28.  He bought her a pink (her favorite color) Terry Bianchi so that they could ride together. Kym had not been on a bike since she was nine years old, but enjoyed riding with Neil. They were “wildly active”, biking, rollerblading, and spending quality time together. They married in 1992 and over time, life and careers slowed them down.

 

On Kim’s 50th birthday (Oct. 2015), Cornelius and Kym looked at a celebratory picture they had taken and decided that they needed to learn more about the proper way to eat and exercise. At the time both had been vegetarians for over 30 years, exercised twice daily but had put on weight, were on blood pressure medication, and were not happy with their health. 

 

Immediately, Neil and Kym started on the nutrition program Twenty Lighter. It guaranteed a weight loss of 20 lbs. in 40 days. The program reintroduced protein into their diet, limited their daily food intake, and increased their water consumption. Neil and Kym looked forward to meeting at the gym nightly and motivating each other. The incredible trainers at the RAC propelled them in their health fitness journey. Colleen introduced them to TRX, a suspension training program they continue to use at home. Spin instructor, Stacey C, made spin classes invigorating, rewarding, and memorable. On Neil’s 60th birthday he arrived at the RAC surprised to find his spin bike decorated with balloons. The RAC family became an important part in their unbelievable weight loss journey.  With hard work and determination, by April (6 months later) Neil had lost 70 lbs. and Kym had lost 45 lbs.! 

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Fitness continues to be a regular part of this inspirational couple’s lives. Today, Neil age 61 and Kym age 54, rise at 4 am and meditate with yoga, often using Ann Marie’s videos. Kym then heads to the RAC to run 2 miles before traveling to work. In the evenings the couple meets at the RAC to attend their favorite classes. Neil and Kym credit the rented spin bike and spin classes run by Stacey, Lisa, and Kellie for “saving their sanity” during quarantine. They adhere to a strict diet during the week, but allow themselves to be relaxed on the weekend, because after all, life is a balance.

 

The RAC is a community, a place to meet great people and friends. These relationships keep us coming back -Neil Mahoney.

 

Neil and Kym are the epitome of workout buddies. Thank you for being a positive example to the RAC Community!


July 15, 2020
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The feeling after a workout is one of the most rewarding feelings that you can have. It honestly feels like you are on top of the world and can conquer anything. The workouts where I push myself further than I thought I could, are some of my favorites. The feeling that comes after lifting more weight or running for longer, is exhilarating. While I enjoy that feeling, I struggle to always motivate myself. Many people think that the hardest part of a workout is either how time seems to drag while you are on the treadmill or how heavy weights seem on your last set. What they don’t realize is the actual hardest part is stepping foot in the gym. Forcing yourself to go to the gym when you don’t want to, feels impossible. Are you someone that, like me, feels like it is extremely difficult to constantly get yourself to the gym? Or maybe someone who struggles to really push themselves during their workout? How about you, have you been struggling to get yourself off the couch and start that workout program you have been talking about for weeks?

Don’t worry, I have been there! But how do you get over those impossible sounding roadblocks? You drag a friend to suffer along with you! Ok, so suffering sounds dramatic, but hear me out. Working out with someone else is extremely effective and helps you accomplish your goals. It is a lot harder to cancel your workout when you have someone else depending on you to be there. When your buddy is working out next to you, it is hard to give excuses on why you shouldn’t finish your workout. A workout buddy can help give you the confidence to try out a new exercise class because they will go with you. 

Don’t believe me yet?

That is ok, this is actually proven!  One study actually found that 95 percent of people who started a weight-loss program with a buddy, fully completed that program. Only 76 percent of the participants working out alone completed their weight loss program. Not only that but the first group (working with others), was 42 percent more likely to maintain their weight loss. 

Do you have a workout buddy? Do they help motivate you? Tell us your story!

Here at the Raynham Athletic Club, we know the importance of having a workout buddy. That is why we are offering our new workout buddy promotion! The more people you sign up with, the more you save. Each member pays a $50 joining fee. Then if you and two workout buddies sign up together, you only pay $27 each per month. If four buddies sign up, it is only $24 each per month. Let’s say four people aren’t enough, you want a group of 5! That is 5 times the motivation and only $20 each per month. 


July 2, 2020
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In order to be safe and healthy for both employees and members the Raynham Athletic Club has put the following re-opening plan in place. It contains critical information, policies, and procedures that minimize risk and maximize safety. This will help ensure that all staff and members can exercise and improve their mental health and well-being safely.

Please see attached waiver. To save time please print, sign, and bring it the first time you attend the club. We will have some available at the club also.

Click to download Covid Waiver

What has the RAC done prior to opening to help maintain safety of its staff and members:

    • Extensive cleaning of every room, exercise equipment, and items in rooms, with antibacterial disinfectants.
    • Vacuumed and carpet washed all carpets with antibacterial disinfectants.
    • Maintained pool chemicals at state level guidelines.
    • Cleaned all floors with antibacterial disinfectants.
    • Displayed signs about proper cleaning protocol. 
    • Established new cleaning protocols consistent with CDC Guidelines.
    • Discussed with staff new guidelines, cleaning protocols, new layouts, safety protocols, and member interaction processes. 
    • Set up online Class Enrollment Sign-Ups for ALL Group Ex and Aqua classes. Class sizes will be reduced. Spin Classes will hold 11 members, classes will be held in the Basketball Gym. Classes held in the Group Ex Room will hold 8 members. Outdoor Classes will hold 20 members. AquaAerobics will hold 12 members. Sign-ups begin at 5 pm the night prior.
    • Designated/deactivated equipment that can not be used due to social distancing requirements.  
    • Installed plastic barriers between cardio equipment to effectively block respiration from someone using the cardio equipment. 6 foot distance between machines has been established.
    • Taped areas to outline social distance in Group Ex classes.
    • Provided hand sanitizer in every room.
    • Provided paper towels and antibacterial disinfectant spray in every room for use on exercise equipment before and after use.  
    • Hired a professional cleaning crew to execute a reopening deep clean.

What new procedures will be in place when the RAC reopens:

    • At the entrance of the RAC there will be visibly outlined spaces for members to stand that conform with social distancing guidelines.
    • Staff and members will have their temperature taken prior to entry into the club, once entering the club, members will scan their keycards, members will then move to the hand sanitizer station.
    • Members will bring their own filled water bottles.
    • Staff will wear masks.
    • Exercise equipment and floor cleaning in between Group Ex. exercise classes.
    • Basketball Court can be used for shooting hoops, no contact games allowed.
    • Members must use a paper towel and antibacterial disinfectant spray on exercise equipment before and after use
    • Scheduled cleaning of equipment.
    • Reduced class sizes in order to conform with social distancing guidelines. 
    • If you are attending an Outdoor Class, please go directly to the far end of the parking lot. We will take attendance there in order to reduce congestion indoors. Mats and weights will be outdoors already.
    • 14 feet social distancing guidelines adhered to when using exercise equipment in the weight room.
    • Monitoring by club staff to ensure that new policies are being followed.
    • Sauna and steam rooms will remain closed (Phase 4).
    • Pool will be open for individual lap swim, aqua classes, and family swim only. No Lifeguard on Duty.
    • Childcare will be open with a limit of 8 children. Members must sign up prior. Children over 2 must wear masks, all children must be temperature scanned before heading up to the childcare, and children will be required to stay in marked areas with toys. They will not be allowed to roam the childcare. Siblings will be allowed to remain together in a marked area. Parents will be required to come change diapers.
    • Water fountains won’t be available so members are encouraged to bring water bottles.
    • Car keys will remain with members, not left at the front desk.

Staff Code of Conduct:

    • All staff must go through each station before fully entering the facility. Temperature Check and Hand sanitizing.
    • All staff must wear a mask.
    • Staff will do scheduled cleaning during their shift.
    • No contact of any kind is permitted.
    • All staff must maintain six feet distance at all times.
    • All staff are highly encouraged to follow CDC guidelines outside of the RAC to mitigate risk of transmission.
    • Staff must immediately report potential known contact with the virus.

Member Code of Conduct:

    • All members must go through each station before fully entering the facility:

           Temperature Check, Reception/Key card scan, and Hand sanitizing.

    • All members must wear a mask throughout the facility. Masks may only be taken off while exercising. Once members have completed their workout, they must wear a mask (ex. in the locker room, throughout the hallways, in the bathroom, etc.).
    • All members must clean equipment with a paper towel and disinfectant spray before and after each use.
    • No contact of any kind is permitted.
    • All members must maintain six feet distance at all times when not exercising.
    • All members are highly encouraged to follow CDC guidelines outside of the RAC to mitigate risk of transmission.
    • Members must take home workout clothes and supplies in a bag. No items may remain in the locker.
    • When using the weight room and circuit equipment, members must maintain 14 foot social distance. Please be patient while waiting for the equipment you want.

Membership Information:

    • Paid in Full members contracts have been extended to reflect the number of days we were closed.
    • Members who continued to pay while the RAC was closed will be able to choose from the list of options provided for paying April’s fees and their billing will be put on freeze for a month to compensate them for paying May fees. We did not charge for June. 

May 21, 2020
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Angela Naeth is organizing a fun RUN event.

Challenge yourself, against yourself and enter into the Beat Your Time Challenge: Competition!

 

When:

5K (run between 6 pm GMT on Friday, June 19th and 11:59 pm GMT on Friday June 26th)

10K (run between 6 pm GMT on Friday, June 26th and 11:59 pm GMT on Friday July 3rd)

For more information click RUN FOR IT

Use code RUNforit to get $5 discount.