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

Nutrition Monday: Meal Prepping for Beginners

Meal Prepping for Beginners By: Breeanna Tudda; Head Lifeguard Meal prepping is key when wanting to drop a few unwanted pounds. Weight loss is typically 70% what you put into your body and 30% is the exercise you perform. Meal prepping can seem intimidating to a beginner who is entering the fitness world but it […]

Training for Balance and Prevention of Falls

Training for Balance and Prevention of Falls By: Carol Keesey; Aquatic Fitness Instructor With our variety of weather lately, freezing rain followed by snow, we have icy streets, sidewalks, and parking lots! Everyone worries about falling. Falls are among the biggest health risks for people with weakened muscles. Current statistics show that one in every […]

100 Men Who Give a Damn Support the YWCA

100 Men Who Give a Damn describe themselves as “simply a group of men who want to make a positive impact on local charities in Saskatoon.” The Saskatoon chapter membership has grown rapidly since forming and held its first meeting on Feb. 22nd. At an invitation-only pitch party hosted at Fionn MacCool’s downtown, three local […]

Senior Fitness Tuesday: Using your Heart Rate as a Fitness Guide

By Fred Dyck, YWCA Fitness on 25th Manager The idea of using your heart rate as a method to measure how hard you are working out has been around for a long time. For example, most cardio equipment you see in our or any other gym has heart rate hand holds. This option is there […]

Rubber Ball Painting

When it comes to art, we try to find new and interesting ways to let the children express themselves.  Many of the children love painting with marbles.  Instead of marbles, we used a rubber ball and a large cardboard box.  We placed a large piece of paper in the cardboard box, poured three colors of […]

Crisis Shelter Accepts Beautiful Flowers

We want to send a warm thank you to the floral department at Saskatoon Coop in Center Mall for donating these beautiful flowers for the ladies staying in the Crisis Shelter! Everyone who received them were over the moon excited and couldn’t wait to show them off!  

Aquatics: How to Prevent Chlorine Damage to Hair

How to Protect Your Hair and Skin from Chlorine Rinse your hair before going into the water: This helps with your hair not absorbing too much chlorine because your hair is already damp to begin with. Therefore, it already absorbed the water from the shower so it won’t hold on to as many chemicals from […]

Strength Wednesday’s: Barbell Bench Press

By Fred Smith, YWCA Fitness on 25th Personal Trainer The barbell bench press is one of my favorite exercises and ways to work my chest. The bench press also works your shoulders and arms. It’s a great way to build upper body strength and a great exercise to include in a well-balanced workout. There are […]

Nutrition Monday: Smoothie Bowl Recipe for the Fitness Foodie

Smoothie Bowl Recipe for the Fitness Foodie Smoothie bowls are fast becoming a fave snack (or meal), as a healthy alternative to ice cream or frozen yogurt. Like good old-fashioned ice cream, smoothie bowls are cold, creamy, and thick enough to scoop with a spoon—with the added bonus of nutrient-rich fruits and veggies. Fire up […]