FAQ

Is there a cost to register?
The cost to register is $20.00. The $20 registration fee for all participants is not refundable and is not included in the minimum fundraising requirement
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Is there any minimum amount of time I can participate?
No – but please be aware that there are different required fundraising commitments based on your activity and time pledged.
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What is Zumba®?
“It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™.”

To learn more visit www.zumba.com
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What is Spinning®?
“The original indoor cycling program is uniquely tailored to suit a wide range of abilities and fitness goals, the Spinning program and patented Spinner® bikes manufactured by Star Trac® deliver a personalized workout, incredible calorie burn and personal challenge—all at a self-directed pace.”

To learn more visit www.spinning.com
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What are the options for Cardio Machines?
You can choose from the following machines and pledge whatever amount of time you are most comfortable with!

  • Treadmill
  • Elliptical
  • Cybex Arc Trainer
  • Recumbent Bike
  • Upright Bike
  • Stair Stepper

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Do I have to be a member of Cardio Express to participate?
You do not have to be a member of Cardio Express to participate. All you will need to do is fill out a Cardio Express guest waiver when you arrive on Sunday, February 26th.
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Is there an age requirement?
All participants must be at least 14 years of age on event day to participate. Those that are under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign their Registration Form and Cardio Express Guest Waiver.
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Does everyone have to fundraise?
Because of the limited space, everyone who registers to participate in the Jim Calhoun CardioRaiser is required to meet the fundraising commitment tied to their chosen activity and time pledged.
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Will food be provided?
Panera Bread will be on site at both locations keeping you fueled! Panera Bread will be providing breakfast during registration, lunch during the day and food for our closing celebration at 3:00pm.
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How do I form a team?
Forming a team is easy! Just make sure to include a team name when you are registering yourself. Once successfully registered you will be able to build your team’s page!
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Where are my fundraising dollars going?
The dollars raised for this event will go to Autism Speaks – Connecticut Community - so please join us and support families in your community!!
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Do I get to choose which location I would like to participate at?
Location requests are taken on a first come first serve basis. We are going to do our very best to meet all requests but because of the limited space we cannot make any guarantees. Once you are successfully registered we will check availability for your chosen location, activity and time pledged and send you an email confirming your location.
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What if my requested location is unavailable?
Location requests are taken on a first come first serve basis. Once you are successfully registered, you will receive an emailing assigning you to a location. Because of the limited space in each location we cannot make any guarantees so do not wait!

Online registration is now closed, if you would still like to participate we will be taking registrations at the door on Sunday! Hope to see you on Sunday!
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What is the cancellation policy?
If you cancel your registration prior to January 15, 2012 you will not be held responsible for the fundraising commitment. After January 15th you will be required to raise the appropriate amount of money tied to your chosen activity and time pledged even if you do not participate in the actual event on February 26, 2012.
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Do I need to be physically fit to participate?
This event is structured to meet every fitness level. Whether you walk on the treadmill or Spin for the full 6 hours, we guarantee there is something for everyone, so please join us and support your community!
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Can I register at the door?
Participation in this event is on a first come first serve basis. We cannot guarantee there will be space and machines available on the day of the event.
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Can I bring my own bike and trainer to participate in the Spinning event?
We encourage you to use your own bike and trainer if you feel most comfortable doing so. We will also have trainers available for use. Please email us and let us know if you would rather use your own bike and trainer or would like to reserve a trainer rather than a Cybex Spin Bike.
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Does everyone start at 9am?
We will be posting a schedule prior to the event date letting you know when a machine will be available for your use. We expect February 26th to be a very exciting day, so do not hesitate to spend the day with us if you have the time!
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If I am not participating for the full 6 hours, do I get to choose when I would like to start and end?
Please email us if there is a time that works best for you and we will do our best to meet everyone’s request. We cannot guarantee your requested time will be available and please only request a specific time if you are really under a strict time constraint.
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Can I participate in more than one activity?
You can spend your day doing whatever activity(ies) you enjoy most. Choose one activity or try all three. Please note that there are fundraising commitments tied to each activity and availability is on a first come first serve basis.
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Do I need to have my fundraising commitment fulfilled by the event date?
We encourage all participants to please bring their fundraising dollars with them to the event on February 26th, however we will continue to collect money until March 31, 2012.
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