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News & Events from the YWCA | Monthly Archives: July 2016

Revisiting the Squat

By Fred Dyck, B.S.P.E., Fitness Manager, YWCA Fitness on 25th Members who have spent any amount of time talking health and fitness with me will know I am a big proponent of the squat. It’s a foundation movement I believe all of our members would benefit from practicing. Even if your current mobility restricts you […]

Don’t Forget to Work your Core!

Don’t forget to Work Your Core By Fred Smith, YWCA Fitness on 25th Personal Trainer Any successful workout routine will include exercises for your core. The core is generally known as the belly (abdominals), sides of the belly (oblique muscles) and mid to lower back. There are many benefits to working your core. Have you […]

Nutrition Monday: Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding

Recipe: Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding           INGREDIENTS 1 cup of coconut milk 1/2 cup of raspberries 1/4 cup of chia seeds INSTRUCTIONS combine the milk and fruit in the jar of a blender blend until smooth pour into a mason jar add the chia seeds close lid tightly, and give it a good shake refrigerate […]

8 Great Mobility Improvement Drills: ideal as a warm up to your workout

By Fred Dyck, Fitness Manager, YWCA Fitness on 25th, B.Sc. P.E. Looking for a basic warm up routine to prepare you for your workout? Try these great eight mobility drills. You can do these every day. These drills can be part of your warm up or just do them after a long day at work […]

Aquatics: 30 Minute Shallow or Deep Water Work-Out with Water Dumbbells

30 Minute Shallow or Deep Water Work-Out with Water Dumbbells DYNAMIC STRETCHING Front to back leg swing- hamstrings, glutes and quads (20 reps) Sideways legs swing- works adductors and abductors (20 reps) Arm swings- works chest and shoulders (10 reps) WARM-UP  Flutter kick at the wall for a minute and then rest for 10 seconds […]

Nutrition Monday: Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding

Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding INGREDIENTS 1 cup of coconut milk 1/2 cup of raspberries 1/4 cup of chia seeds INSTRUCTIONS combine the milk and fruit in the jar of a blender blend until smooth pour into a mason jar add the chia seeds close lid tightly, and give it a good shake refrigerate and allow […]

Walking and running the Gymnasium perimeter:

By Fred Dyck, Fitness Manager, YWCA Fitness on 25th Occasionally, we see our members walking or jogging the perimeter of the gymnasium floor as a means of cardio fitness. A number of the workouts I complete in the weight room call for me to supplement my workout with 200, 400 or even 800 meter runs […]

Weight Resistance and Strength Training Benefits for our Aging Population

By Fred Dyck, YWCA Fitness Manager, Fitness on 25th, B.Sc.P.E. A common condition many of our aging population face is the need to introduce and improve upon your basic physical strength. A successful weight resistance program in the gym can improve your bone density, improve your posture, improve your mobility, improve your flexibility and hopefully improve […]

Preparing for the Job Interview

Preparing for a job interview can be a demanding process, often involving careful consideration of the various types of questions an interviewer may ask you and your possible responses; but what about your questions for them? Posing thoughtful, relevant questions regarding a potential position can not only clarify your perceptions of the job requirements, but […]

Nutrition Monday: The Super Green Breakfast Bowl

The Super Green Breakfast Bowl By: Breeanna Tudda, Head Lifeguard INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup quinoa 1 table spoon coconut oil 1 clove garlic (diced) 1 table spoon almonds (roughly chopped) 1 hand full kale (leafs removed for the stalk and torn into bit size pieces) 1 small hand full baby spinach 3 slices of halloumi sliced […]