What’s Happening at the YWCA

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

30 Minute Lane Swim Work Out

30 Minute Lane Swim Work Out (Beginner-Intermediate) By: Breeanna Tudda; Head Lifeguard          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 50 metres of breast stroke 50 metres of flutter kick with flutter […]

New Weight Room Equipment for YWCA Fitness on 25th

As we develop our new Y-Fit Functional Fitness Classes, YWCA Fitness on 25th has begun to add new equipment. Already in the gym is a new 20 pound Soft Wall Ball. This monster has been added to the ones we already have in the gym. In addition, coming soon are a few new soft wall […]

Early Childhood Educator Students have joined the Crisis Shelter team!

The Crisis Shelter is so lucky to be able to host E.C.E students for their practicum. This allows the ladies staying in the shelter a safe, educational space for their children while they are out searching for adequate housing. We are so grateful to partner with Sask Polytechnic to be able to offer this program! […]

The Importance of Hydration: Before, During, and After Exercise

The Importance of Hydration Before, During and After Exercise By: Kaylie Pederson; Personal Trainer and Fitness Consultant  Staying hydrated is important for day to day life. When you are training or working out on a regular basis, it is key to know you must increase your intake of water to make sure you don’t become dehydrated.  Water […]

Fitness on 25th Aqua Classes

Aqua fitness has been a popular way to work out for years! Not only is it good on your joints but it is a full body workout and fun!  These days there are several different styles, levels and types of aqua fitness that you can try out, many of which are offered at Fitness on […]

Strength Training and Free Weights

Strength Training and Free Weights By Fred Smith, YWCA Personal Trainer Strength training is an important part of a well-rounded workout. Some benefits of strength training are increased muscle mass, improved posture and overall body composition. Strength training will also help protect you from injury and decrease your chances of chronic disease. When train for […]

It’s That Time of Year Again!

Calling all potential volunteers!  Do you love children? Do you love helping others? The Crisis Shelter is looking for volunteers for occasional childcare! You must have: : A current criminal record check : First Aid Certificate : A commitment to 2-3 evenings a month for 2 hours per session   If you are interested please […]

Nutrition Monday: Seven Ways to Help a Client Boost Adherence

Seven Ways to Help a Client Boost Adherence By: Val Kirk; Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor Here are 7 Tactics a client can use to support a nutritional change or to help develop an action plan for that change. Keep a Food Journal – Keep track of diet for 3 days, including 2 typical weekdays and […]

YWCA Canada is kind of a big deal

  New video with Rick Mercer, as he speaks out about the YWCA and how it’s kind of a big deal in Canada. The Canadian comedian has been a vocal supporter of social issues, speaking about his experience at summer camp as a child, encouraging young people to vote in the recent federal election, and […]

Make it an Active Weekend at YWCA Fitness on 25th

The winter of 2015/2016 has been mild by normal standard but we never get through the year in Saskatoon without some cold weather. This coming weekend (January 16th to 18th) plans to be a cold one with high’s around – 25 degrees Celsius. Temperatures like those can make it difficult to get regular exercise but […]