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News & Events from Fitness on 25th

Making Fitness Your Priority Beyond the New Year

In the New Year, like clockwork, New Year’s resolutioners flock to their local fitness facilities with the hope that this year will be different in terms of achieving their fitness goals. Though, come spring, much of that New Year’s motivation is lost. Val Kirk, a personal trainer at the YWCA, suggests looking at fitness as […]

A Friendly Reminder on Eating: Make It Mindful!

How we feel while eating impacts the body’s ability to metabolize food.   The ancient poet Rumi once said: “The satiated man and the hungry man do not see the same thing when they upon a loaf of bread.” Although in today’s world that loaf of bread may be gluten free or sprouted, the truth […]

Top 5 Reasons You Are NOT Losing Weight

It’s almost the start of a new ear and another chance to achieve your goals of losing weight and improving your health. Will this be the year where you finally stick to the new regime you’ve set for longer than a few weeks? Every year people have great intentions of finally getting to the gym, […]

Perfect Holiday Gift Packages from the YWCA

Happy Holidays from YWCA Saskatoon! We now have Coffee Mugs and T-shirts available for Christmas giving. Charitable donation with a Souvenir Mug- $30.00, you receive a $20.00 charitable receipt Three Month Fitness Membership with your choice of T-shirt or Mug- $150.00 plus GST T-Shirt with Mug – 24.95 plus GST Mug –  $12.95 plus GST […]

The Sugar Addiction

If you are working hard in the gym but aren’t seeing the changes you are hoping for, it could be that sugar is undoing all your good work. You may be motivated, do the hard work and hit the gym every time you are supposed to; but your form is not changing, body fat is […]

Top 5: Why We Love Swimming Lessons Here at the YW

The YWCA is a well-loved provider for Red Cross swimming lessons.  Here’s what we heard from parents whose children learned to swim and perfect their skills over the years at the YW. 5. At the YWCA, we have the warmest public pool in the city, perfect for our littlest swimmers. (We recently learned that one […]

Adopting a Room at the YWCA

It’s that time of year again, the people of Saskatoon are coming together in support of the community services and programs happening inside every room at the YWCA, through a charitable program called “Adopt a Room”. Through the YWCA Adopt a Room program, individuals and businesses are able to pledge a charitable gift and adopt one […]

The Best Recovery Technique

Recovery from exercise and sports training has become of more interest to athletes, coaches and trainers. Although there are many techniques that can be used to recover from training, the most popular seems to be foam rolling and post work-out snacks. However, the most important one is sleep. Sleep Gordon Sleivert Ph.D., of the Canadian […]

What Kind of Exercise Would Do The Most For You?!

Regular exercising has numerous benefits on general health and well-being. A recent research studies the impacts of exercising on identical twins and suggests that a human DNA does not dictate his destiny if he exercises on a regular basis. However, you must know why you need to exercise and what kind of exercise method would […]

CEO’s Message: YWCA Annual Report on Impact

On behalf of our board of directors and entire leadership team, thanks for your partnership, support and involvement with YWCA Saskatoon last year. Our YWCA Saskatoon 2016-2017 Annual Report, “Wrap Around,” has been published, and I would encourage you to read through the impact stories about our work in the community: http://www.ywcasaskatoon.com/about-the-ywca/financial-reporting/ YWCA services and programs […]