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

Aquatics: 5 Day Full Body Workout

5 Day Full Body Workout Looking for a new lane swim routine? Try out the 5 day full body workout below! Monday: Day 1 30 min swim focusing on legs – 400 metres of flutter kick – 400 metres of breaststroke – 400 metres of side stroke Tuesday: Day 2 30 min swim focusing on […]

The Kettle Bell Swing

by Fred Dyck, Manager, YWCA Fitness on 25th A couple of months ago, you may have noticed we added Kettle Bells to the weight room at YWCA Fitness on 25th. Now, the question becomes…what to do with them? This article will discuss the most common Kettle Bell movement we see in the gym; the Kettle […]

Laughter, Brain Fitness and Older Adults

Laughter, Brain Fitness and Older Adults By: Val Kirk, Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor Laughter is the best medicine, as it may improve memory. According to a study done at the University in Loma Linda, California they found a relationship between cortisol and memory, and investigated whether humor and laughter could reduce the damage that […]

Women’s Voice: Introduction to a Three Part Series

The Women’s Voice community engagement project was conducted by YWCA Saskatoon in 2014. YWCA Saskatoon contracted Prairie Wild Consulting Co. with the aim of this venture to focus on and gain insight from women in the trades, considering the trades, or supporting the trades; their responses would ultimately inform the YWCA Saskatoon Trade Journey pilot […]

This Week the Crisis Shelter is having its first Kidney Health Day!

This week we will have our first ‘Kidney Day’ in the Shelter! We have started to provide Kidney Health Information Programming in the Crisis Shelter. On this day each month we will also have our Nutrition Coach organize Community Suppers with our residents that is focused around keeping your Kidneys healthy!             Your kidneys aren’t […]

Nutrition Monday: Quinoa Greek Salad Recipe

Quinoa Greek Salad Recipe by: Kaylie Pederson; YWCA Personal Trainer & Fitness Consultant Quinoa has always been a little bit of a mystery to me, the idea of it and recipes that use it sound amazing but getting it to taste delicious has taken some time to master!  Don’t get me wrong, it is delicious and super […]

Earn a Life Skills Coach Certification Certificate (Phase I and II)

In June 2016, YWCA Saskatoon with be hosting two five-day Foundations of Life Skills Coaching Courses (Phase 1 and Phase 2 Certificates), presented by YWCA Toronto.  The Life Skills Coach Training is for those who work in social services, career counselling, education, mental health, rehabilitation, trainers and consultants to gain skills to facilitate learning and […]

Have an Active Weekend at Fitness on 25th: Smoothie Saturday

Have an Active Weekend at Fitness on 25th: Smoothie Saturday Fitness on 25th will be serving Smoothie Samplers in the Weight Room this Saturday. Energize your workout with 1 of 2 (or both) Smoothie Recipes: Mango and Banana: -1 cup orange juice -1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt -1 cup frozen mangoes – 1/2 cup fresh […]

Aquatics: Cardio Through Lane Swim

Looking to switch up your cardio routine?  Swimming is perhaps one of the greatest forms of a full body, low-impact workout and sport. Swimming is a unique and effective alternative to other types of cardio workouts such as running or biking and has proven to be one of the best forms of cardiovascular exercise as […]

Join Us the Speedy Glass Employer Meet and Greet

Date: Wednesday April 27th at 1:30pm   Hosted at: Mamawopiwin Room #206 YWCA Saskatoon 510 25th Street East Saskatoon, SK  S7K 4A7   For more information: Please call: (306) 244-7034 ext. 176; Or email: jmensah@ywcasaskatoon.com   Employer: Speedy Collision is a high quality auto body repair company looking to hire in a variety of positions […]