York Newsletter February 2016

1st February 2016 | York

Manager’s Welcome 

New Year, New Start… Welcome to the member's newsletter to all our new starters in 2016 and a warm welcome back to all our dedicated members from 2015.

We have some great things going on in the club and it’s lovely to see you all participating and looking like you are having fun! I am hearing some great things when I'm walking around… the classes are getting some great feedback; returning Zumba classes, new classes such as weights for women, and the favourites from last year; Pure Stretch & Body Pump! It’s also great to see so many of you wearing your ‘Make it Happen’ wristbands and for the rest of you remember, it's not too late to collect your 8 stamps and receive yours too. As 2016 starts to take shape I'm excited to see lots of staff and member events happening such as the ‘Dirty Weekend’ event and rumour reaches me about a ‘Pretty Mudder’ happening in support of breast cancer awareness which is a fab cause.

This promises to be a great year and we look forward to seeing more of you in the club enjoying the activities than ever.

Kind regards
Gary Jepson, General Manager

Club News

Buddy Week - 8th - 14th February

Working out with a friend makes you more likely to achieve your goals. And during February you can nominate a friend to join you at the club for a whole week for free.

So nominate a friend to workout with you for FREE between 8th and 14th February.

Click here to nominate your friend now: www.roko.co.uk/york/offers/buddy-week

Fitness News

Studio Classes
This is a great time of year to try new classes and fall in love with fitness!  There is a real buzz around the gym and fitness classes at the moment and we want you to get the best experience every time you attend the club. 

All we ask is for all members book on to every class you would like to take part in and cancel if you cannot attend.  The process is very quick & easy.  You can call to book or you can do it at reception.  We ask that you cancel your place if you are unable to attend, because this time of year most classes have people on the waiting list.  If you do not cancel and the person on the waiting list does not attend then a place has gone to waste in the class. 

You think you know Body Attack? Well think again- New Year, new program with the focus being on fast results. Thomas is fun with a capital F; he will make your hour with him pass in a flash. His enthusiasm for the program is infectious and we promise you will be hooked. Come and try the new Body Attack classes, don't be intimidated by the full hour, you can do half an hour to start with and we guarantee you'll be back for the full hour before you know it.  Thomas’ attack classes are Tuesday 6-7pm & Friday 6-7pm.

If you have been thinking of taking part in an event this year, this is the one for you!
On Saturday 7th May 2016, YOU will face over 20 miles and will hit 200 individual obstacles
Sign up through Roko for just £200 and receive your entry fee (£165) and one group class per week every Thursday at 6PM. Starting 4th of February up until 28th April! That’s 13 Classes!
Limited spaces available book at reception for your space and number!
This opportunity will help get you to the best level of fitness possible before the event! So what’s your excuse?!
http://ratrace.com/dirtyweekend2016/ for more details about the event or speak to personal trainers Rob or Hannah

Children’s News

Membership Rules for Children
Children aged 0–11 are not permitted to use the Fitness Arena or Adult timetable classes.
Children aged 0–15 may use the Club leisure facilities up till 7pm and the changing rooms and café area until 8pm.
Children aged 12-15 may use the Fitness arena unsupervised or supervised until 7pm, only following a fitness consultation and a Roko wrist band must be worn.  (A Roko wrist band is only issued following a fitness consultation, replacement wrist bands are charged at £2.00)
Children aged 12-15 may use the studios in teen, youth and family classes and only following a fitness consultation with the Gym Team.
Children aged 16-17 may use the Club facilities unaccompanied at any time, except the Fitness Arena where unsupervised access at any time is only allowed following a fitness consultation with the Gym team.
Children aged 0-17 are not permitted to use the sauna, spa or steam areas at any time.
No member under the age of 16 is permitted to use the Free Weights/Resistance Machines/Cable Machines unless in a supervised class.

February Half term is fast approaching so make sure you pick up a copy of the Junior Activities Timetable from Monday 1st February!

Swimming Lessons
Letters for swim enrolments will be handed out week commencing 22nd February.  If you are unable to attend lessons during this week, please inform your child’s swim teacher and they will make arrangements for you to collect your letter at an earlier date.  REMEMBER: No enrolment form = NO booking, you must present your enrolment form when booking your child on to the next course.

Pool Parties 
Roko are now hosting pool parties for children on a Saturday & Sunday afternoon between 4-5pm.  The parties are for 12 children MAX.  We also have the club lounge or the Conference room available to hire for an after party (subject to availability) for you to have food or games or whatever you would like to host.  The cost of a pool party is: £50 per hour for the pool & £50 per hour for the conference or club lounge. We also have the option for you to hire a lifeguard to supervise your pool party if you do not have enough adults present during the hour.  If you would like some more information about pool parties please contact jarcher@york.roko.co.uk

Club Lounge

Function Room Hire
Let us take the pressure off of you. We have a number of free dates in February where we can host your special occasion in our club lounge on a Saturday evening. We can cater for 18th, 21st, 30th or any event you might require a function suite for.

Pop into the club to discuss or email AZajac@york.roko.co.uk for more details

First Steps @ Roko

Have you just joined the gym as part of your new year’s resolution and you need child care for your little one so you can come during the day, then why not use First Steps they are an OFSTED registered setting that provides excellent child care for children from 2 months- 5 years. They offer 5 crèche sessions throughout the day that fit in with the Roko class timetable.
Session times are:

If these times don't fit with something that you would like to do then please ask because they are able to offer some flexibility where they can. The cost of the crèche session is £6.95 or you can buy a block booking card for £65 for 10 sessions (£6.50 per session) they have this on offer throughout February for £50 if you are a new member.

They are also a full day care nursery so if you are going back to work and are looking for child care then look no further than First Steps.
They have a wide range of unique selling points that makes us stand out from the rest this includes:
Fresh home cooked food.
Degree trained staff.
2 Large garden areas.
1-1  swimming sessions for the children.
NO extra cost for 7.30 starts this is a standard opening time.

Full day- 7.30-6
Half day 7.30-12.30 or 1-6

If you register during February then you will get 15% off your fees for the first year!!

They  also run a school holiday club during every school holiday for children 4-12 year, they offer full days and half days
Full day 8.30-5.30 Half day 8.30-1 or 1-5.30. They are currently taking booking for the February holidays starting WC 15.2.2016 they have a fun packed timetable with lots of exciting activities on offer, book early to avoid any disappointment. They also have a full timetable available on line at www.childrensdaynursery.co.uk or you can pick one up from First Steps.

Offers of the month:
Book a nursery place during January and pay no registration fee and 15% off your fees for 1 year
Book extra nursery full days for £35
Book an extra morning or afternoon session for £20
Book 4 crèche sessions in 1 week and get the 5th one free.
New customers only nursery block booking card for £50 instead of £62.50
3.30-5 crèche session £4 for 1.5 hours.
Recommend a friend and they take up a minimum of 2 full days per week and receive 2 full days of childcare free.

Nursery Manager: Amanda Nutbrown
Contact Number: 01904 693007

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