FALL 2021 BÍOS TRIATHLON CLUB REGISTRATION

WELCOME!

Thanks for your interest in Bíos Triathlon Club! (formerly the Mount Royal University Triathlon Club). This fall we are offering an exciting program for triathletes, swimming enthusiasts, and anyone who is interested in fitness as a lifestyle!

 

WHO CAN JOIN THIS CLUB?

  • Anyone 16 years or older

  • Participants need to be able to demonstrate a 100m continuous swim unassisted for safety.

  • Beginners are welcome, however, a basic front crawl ability is required.

  • Anyone interested in a challenge

 

DO I NEED TO BE A TRIATHLETE TO JOIN THE CLUB?

  • No.  Anyone can join and many people join just for fitness and/or community.

  • You are also welcome if you only want to swim and we have registration options available to you.  We practice all strokes in the Bios Club and although front crawl is our primary stroke, we are similar to a masters swim club that also likes to cycle and run!

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO JOIN THIS CLUB

  • A valid Triathlon Alberta membership provides you with insurance for all activities with us and we strongly encourage participants to have this.  An ATA membership is available HERE.  If you do not purchase a Triathlon Alberta Membership, you will not be insured during your activities with Bios Triathlon Club.

  • If you are interested in doing indoor cycling sessions we recommend purchasing a Zwift (Cycling app available HERE) account so that you can join group races - but it’s not necessary.

 

WHAT GEAR WILL I NEED?

  • Running shoes and comfortable clothing for running indoors and out.

  • If you plan to do group cycling with us, you will need a bike and trainer or access to a spin bike.  We will use both Zoom and Zwift.

  • Swim gear including athletic swimsuit, fins, paddles, pull buoy, goggles and cap.  If you don’t have these items or need advice on what to get please contact us.  Or visit trihub.ca for swimming & cycling gear and a Tech Shop location for running shoes.

 

THE TYPE OF TRAINING AT A GLANCE

  • Swim Training for fittness & Training for triathlon (super sprint, sprint, standard or long distance)  

  • Endurance swim training 2 x a week with the club.  Wednesday mornings are technique focused with varied strokes & intensity.  Friday nights are longer swimming sessions with long front crawl aerobic swimming as the primary activity.

  • Running outside and at the Olympic oval

  • Group Cycling sessions over Zoom and Zwift.

  • We use a perceived exertion scale of 1-10 to describe the intensity of workouts

  • We use a periodized training schema, peaking fitness in the spring / summer

  • We try to meet everyone where they are at in terms of fitness so that everyone has a challenge without feeling overwhelmed.

 

ABOUT BÍOS

The name Bíos is one of the two words the ancient Greeks had for life - Zoé and Bíos.  Bíos described the activities of life, while Zoé meant something more like organic life.  We chose to recapture the original meaning of Bíos, as the name that describes what we are most interested in accomplishing as a sports club: living a healthy lifestyle.  Therefore, at Bíos Triathlon Club we train not just for competition as an end-in-itself but also as a community, training for the benefits of a healthy, active life.  We are training for life!

 

 

COST & WHAT THE PROGRAM INCLUDES

 

Full Program 

  • Student Full program  $240

  • Non-student Full Program: $390

September - December 2021

(Includes a base membership)

 

Drop-In 10 Pass: any in-person offering

(base membership not included and not required - option to add on)

  • Non-Student $175

  • Student $125

 

U of C Friday Night Swim Only

(base membership not included and not required - option to add on)

  • Non-Student $150

  • Student $105

 

Base Membership (Recommended):

Fall Semester

  • Non-Student $35

  • Student  $20

 

BASE MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES:

  • Access to the online Bíos community page where you can chat, share photos & video, have discussions and stay in touch with other club members! 

  • Zoom online group cycling/running cooking and Tech sessions

  • Tri Hub Swimwear & Multisport Discount - 10% storewide & 15% on all swimwear

  • 1-2 per week Swimming Workout Content (usually a PDF)

  • 2 Recipes per semester - “Tri Vegetarian Cooking with Lorin”

  • Access to purchase branded club clothing

  • Team event participation

  • Early bird notification for future paid programming.

  • Notification of upcoming events

  • Team social / program wrap-up events

THE FULL PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • 19 x Swims (Swimming twice a week) 8 at U of C, 11 at Shouldice Pool.

  • 5 x indoor long Runs at Olympic Oval

  • 2 x “Cook-along” zoom session, plus recipes

  • 2 x Tech sessions (eg. equipment intro) Venue TBD

  • 1 x water safety session (Zoom or Venue TBD)

  • 3 x outdoor running sessions

  • 3 x Zoom - Zwift Cycling session or race (Zwift account not included)

  • 2 x Zoom - Treadmills session (Zwift account not included)

  • 1 x Group Trip to VERSA Physiotherapy clinic - Swim stretching group workshop.

  • All club discounts and swim workout content

  • Complimentary 1-semester Bíos Triathlon Club Base Membership (September to December 31st)

  • Tech Shop Discount & Keychain - "Team Discount" of 10% off all regular-priced footwear and accessories, and 15% off all regular-priced apparel.

  • Inc. all other items listed in the Base Membership