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News & Events from Fitness on 25th

Shine a Light Run Tips: September 10th

by Fred Dyck, B.Sc.P.E, Director of Fitness, YWCA Saskatoon When I first began regular run training about 20 years ago, I really just ran (or jogged if you will). I might have done some push ups occasionally but mostly I just went out the door and ran. As time has gone by I had added […]

PreHab & Mobility Program: VooDoo Flossing

PreHab and Mobility is one of the most successful programs we offer to our members at Fitness on 25th. PreHab and Mobility training is an important part of functional fitness that we offer at our centre. The term “Mobility” refers to the ability to create correct and proper movements and move the joints and soft […]

YWCA Member Biking to Toronto!

Here at YWCA Sasktoon, we are often inspired by our members. Daily in fact. It is an honour to be part of so many people’s pursuits, dreams and goals. Larry McCallum is one of our members who always had a unique goal in mind after his retirement. He moved to Saskatoon 7 years ago from […]

Red Cross Swim Lessons are back!

With COVID-19 restrictions becoming less restrictive, we are offering Red Cross Swim Lessons in August. The first set of crash lessons will start on Tuesday August 3rd and includes 9 lessons, with the last day on Friday August 13th. The second set of crash lessons will start on Monday August 16th and includes 10 lessons […]

Our PreHab & Mobility Class will focus on Lower Back and Hips in May

In the whole month of May, our PreHab & Mobility Program focuses on an area of the body where majority of people complain about: lower back and hip. Lower back and hip issues have a high rate of occurrence for many reasons. I would like to briefly mention a few of them: The centre of […]

MYTH: Running Causes Arthritis

by Rahim Ramji, DPT (Doctor of Physiotherapy), YWCA Fitness Staff Team Member Running does not cause arthritis, this has been known for quite some time now, but is a common misconception in the general population and medical community. Generally, runners have a much lower chance of developing arthritis compared to non-runners. In fact, running may […]

Use our Fitness App to stay connected

The restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic have forced our fitness centre and others to be more organized. The idea of dropping in for unplanned group fitness just does not work well with group and aquatic class restrictions as low as 8. The best way to get a spot is to book in advance. And the […]

Spice up your Cardio Workouts with some outdoor walk or runs

by Fred Dyck, YWCA Director of Fitness, B.Sc.P.E. Its spring time. The weather so far has been great in Saskatoon. Getting outside on a warm spring day for some exercise is a great way to live well in Saskatoon. But, after getting those first couple of jogs or runs out of the way, you may […]

The Lasting Impact of the YWCA Services

By Haley Ramphal, Employment & Learning Centre. Last month, we celebrated International Women’s Day and the YWCA received an incredibly generous donation from Bonnie Gitzel and her family. Upon reading Bonnie’s story, it was clear just how much of an impact the programs and services offered here at the YWCA Saskatoon leave on those who […]

Our Focus In April is Shoulder Mobility

A preview of our Prehab Class  by Nima Nazemi, BSc, MB, PTS Shoulder mobility is the ability for the shoulders to move through a range of motion with control before being restricted. This includes having the requisite strength, coordination and body awareness along with flexibility. Shoulder mobility is a hot topic in the functional fitness […]