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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 […]

Improve your Bench Press

Why is our Main Flat Bench in the place it is? There is a simple reason.  by Fred Dyck, Director of Fitness, YWCA Saskatoon, (BSPE) In the YWCA Saskatoon weight room, our flat bench has been positioned so you can look up at the ceiling and see what appears to you as horizontal lines. This […]

Never forgetting where you come from

  Never forgetting where you come from Significant donation to Saskatoon YWCA Turning Points program Bonnie Gitzel has never forgotten where she came from – and on International Women’s Day, she’s going back to her roots to make a critical difference for women in need. The Gitzel family – led by Bonnie and her husband […]

Reasons to use the Squat Safety Bar

by Rahim Ramji, DPT (Doctor of Physiotherapy), YWCA Fitness Staff Team Member The Safety Squat Bar (pictured below) is an excellent piece of equipment to help you add versatility to your lifting program; especially when it comes to the development of lower body strength and power. All athletes, age group and performance oriented, will benefit […]

#ChooseToChallenge Checklist

  International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Marked annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about women’s equality, lobby for accelerated gender parity, and fundraise for female-focused charities. This year, the […]


by Fred Dyck, Director of Fitness & Facilities Who are the significant influencers for your career? What role did they play and how has it led to the successes of a person’s life? Maybe its because I am getting a bit older but this is certainly a question I have found myself reflecting on lately. […]

Book your very own Private Pool Time!

Get your family out of the house with a trip to our indoor swimming pool. Book for your family and enjoy the pool to yourselves. Your safety is important to us so we will also have a certified Red Cross lifeguard present to ensure you can relax and enjoy your time. Booking Details: Our 25-meter […]

Use our Virtual classes to augment your trips to the gym

by Fred Dyck, Director of Fitness & Facilities, YWCA Saskatoon Numerous members have embraced our virtual classes and now use them to augment their trips to the fitness centre. It is common see members attend one of our group fitness classes during the morning and then see them later virtually for a different type of class. […]

An Introduction to Mobility

By Nima Nazemi, Business Development Coordinator, YWCA Saskatoon/Fitness on 25th   Mobility refers to how well you can move, and how freely and efficiently. It’s basically the ability to move your entire body freely and correctly. It encompasses muscle strength, range of motion and endurance capacity. If you have great mobility, you are able to […]