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News & Events from the YWCA | Monthly Archives: March 2021

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 […]

A Little Something to Lift Your Spirits

By Wendy Coleman. Completing a thorough job search is hard work!  It takes time and requires exploratory and research skills to learn about companies and find relevant job postings, communication and interpersonal skills to connect with networks and employers, and intellectual energy to target your job search documents to apply for the role you want.  […]

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 […]

Showcase Your Top Transferable Job Skills

By Wendy Coleman A recent article from Indeed.com suggests “there are many qualities universally desired by employers regardless of their field”. The qualities are transferable skills. Development of these “skills is important as they can transfer from one industry to another”.  These “apply to any industry or experience level to help you know what to […]

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 […]

Ways Job Searching Will Be Different in 2021 (and How You Can Adapt): Part 2

Temporary, Freelance, and Contract Work Will Be on the Rise   By Robert Francos “During an uncertain economy, firms often rely more on temporary or project professionals,” de la Cruz says. “They may feel cautious about hiring, but at the same time they don’t want to be understaffed and have work that must get done.” That […]

#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 […]