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

Pickle Ball is coming to the YWCA!

YWCA Saskatoon’s First Learn-To Pickle Ball Session: Tuesday, September 20th, 2016. 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm North America’s fastest growing sport for older adults is coming to the YWCA. Our tentative date for the introduction of Pickle Ball to YWCA Fitness on 25th will be September 20th at 2:00 pm in the gymnasium. Following that […]

Nutrition Monday: Zucchini Fries

Zucchini Fries           Ingredients 1½ pounds fresh zucchini ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 whole eggs 1 tablespoon milk 1 sleeve Ritz crackers (3½ ounces in weight) ½ cup panko bread crumbs ½ cup grated Romano cheese 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided Non-stick cooking […]

Employer and Job-seeker Morning Mixer Event 2016

Are you looking to hire talented job-seekers?   The YWCA Saskatoon’s Employment and Learning Centre is hosting an upcoming Morning Mixer Event Wednesday September 21st, 2016 from 7:30-10am. This drop-in style event will give you as an employer and your team a chance to screen and network with diverse applicants for various employment opportunities!    […]

Swimming Pool Closed until September 6th

By Fred Dyck, YWCA Fitness Manager As many of you may know, the pool has been closed for annual maintenance. Over the next couple of weeks we will be completing annual maintenance activities which include attempting to clean discoloration on the swimming pool tile. The main objective is re-grouting over wear areas of the tile. […]

Nutrition Monday: No-Bake Protein Energy Balls

 No-Bake Protein Energy Balls Ingredients 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1/3 cup honey 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup old-fashioned oats (raw) 2/3 cup toasted, sweetened shredded coconut 1/2 cup ground golden flaxseed meal 6 tbsp chocolate chips (minis) Directions In a mixing bowl, stir together peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract. Add remaining ingredients […]

3 Home Workouts To Try This Weekend!

100 Calorie Home Work-Out Circuits Work #1: Targeting Abs & Arms 1 minute plank 30 reverse crunches 15 burpees 10 push-ups 10 russian twists Repeat x3 Workout #2: All Over Workout (core) wall squat for 1 min 30 jumping jacks 10 v sits 15 tricep dips on couch 45 seconds of running man Repeat x3 […]

Nutrition Monday: What Diet Is Right For You?

Our Personal Trainers and Fitness Consultants are often asked dietary questions by our members. Members often ask us for advice, our guidance and opinion with the focus often about losing weight. Our general response is to shift the discussion to one about health and wellness. We attempt to shift the discussion to setting realistic goals, […]

Registration For Fall 2016 Red Cross Swimming Lessons Now Open!

Registration For Fall 2016 Red Cross Swimming Lessons Now Open! Lesson sets will begin the week of September 12th with no lessons October 8th-12th, or November 12th-13th, for  a total of 10 classes per lesson set. Fitness on 25th is currently offering all lesson sets including Adult levels one and two, Levels 1/2, Levels 3/4, Levels […]

Networks and Job Searching

“Networking” is a buzz word that gets used often in the context of job searching. Connecting with others is one of the most important aspects of career development, so it is important that you value all the connections you have, and continue to make new connections, particularly in the career field you’re involved in. Identifying […]

Nutrition Monday: Salt or Sugar?

by Val Kirk, YWCA Fitness on 25th Personal Trainer Salt Or Sugar? Which plays a greater role in high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease?  SUGAR OR SALT? If your answer was “salt”, you are wrong, says authors of a published study in the only journal “Open Heart”.  Added sugars, particularly fructose, in processed foods are […]