Leave the chair behind!
Get active at the YMCA, dodge health risks
Everyone knows being active is important to your health, but do you know the risks of sitting too long? Sixty percent of Canadians spend their entire work day in a chair, increasing their risk for developing a wide range of health problems such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, anxiety, high blood pressure and decreased energy*.
It’s time to move more and live healthier. And the YMCA is here to help.
Join the YMCA and get your first month at a special introductory price.
Sign up individually - $20 for the first month | $xx per month after the first 30 days
Sign up as a family - $50 for the first month | $xx per month after the first 30 days
Every YMCA Membership includes benefits for the whole family:
· No locked-in contracts
· Unlimited drop-in group fitness classes including yoga, bootcamp, cycling and more
· A free fitness consultation which provides one-on-one support for new members
· Free swim lessons for all ages and drop-in pool activities such as Aquafit and lane swimming
· Member discounts on specialty programs like children’s camps and personal training
· Free child minding services
· Suspend your monthly membership dues when travelling
· Access to all Canadian YMCAs when travelling
At the YMCA we genuinely care about your health and well being. As a member, you enjoy access to the:
- Cardio Room
- Weight Room
- Cycling Room
- Fitness Studio
- Pool (25 metres) and waterslide
- Squash and Racquetball Courts
- Functional Training Center
- Unlimited access to drop-in programs such as Aquafit, Yoga, Y-Fit Bootcamp, Y-Fit Strength, Zumba and much more!
And at the YMCA, you can use your membership at any YMCA in Canada, and there are no locked-in contracts to worry about either. You can cancel your pre-authorized payment membership with just two business days notice. As a member, not only do you get access to these great facilities, but we provide:
- Two registered programs per adult are included
- Children receive access to up to three registered programs with membership
- Childminding. This is a FREE service to any member who needs childcare while they access the facility. Your child will be supervised with our experienced program leaders and will be busy playing with toys, games, and making crafts! (Ages 6 months to 12 years)
- Check out more membership benefits
Simply drop by the membership desk at 25-22nd Street East, Saskstoon to join or call us at 306-652-7515 to learn more.
Endless Cycle kicks off Strong Kids
Five teams entered the 2018 Endless Cycle fundraiser for the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, Friday, helping the annual campaign start off strong with more than $5,000 in donations raised toward the $140,000 overall goal.
The money raised in the Strong Kids Campaign will help the YMCA sponsor kids to go to summer camp and enroll in swimming lessons, and families to have access to the YMCA programs. Thanks to your support, we don't turn anyone away, for the inability to pay!
To donate, contact the Member Services desk (firstname.lastname@example.org, 306-652-7515) or donate online at:
Donate to Strong Kids Campaign HERE
YMCA honours St. Matthew community with 2017 Peace Medal
The YMCA of Saskatoon presented its 2017 Peace Medal to the entire community of Ecole St. Matthew Wednesday evening, in recognition of the two-year long effort to sponsor a refugee family from Burundi and bring them to Saskatoon.
“Our 2017 Peace Medal recipients truly exemplify the motto of YMCA Peace Week: which is ‘Build Community, Act for Peace,’ ” said Paul Sinkewicz, YMCA Director of Communications, before presenting the award. “In 2015, when Canada and the rest of the world was trying to respond to the refugee crisis caused by the war in Syria, parents from Ecole St. Matthew decided to act -- to change the future for someone they did not know.”
“The entire St. Matthew community took up the cause. And after many bake sales, talent shows, fun nights, cabarets and other fundraisers, this fall they welcome this family of seven into our community,” said Sinkewicz. “A thought turned into words. Words turned into action. And action turned into a miracle.”
Each year the YMCA celebrates peace during Peace Week in November by recognizing individuals or groups who, without any special resources, status, wealth or position, have demonstrated a commitment to building peace within our community or elsewhere. The YMCA believes peace is more than the absence of violence and conflict. It is the ongoing work of building and rebuilding conditions of fairness, inclusion, empathy, security, and respect for diversity.
The honour is very well deserved for the active leadership shown by the administration and the sponsorship volunteer committee, for the caring of the student body in working to raise the funds, and for the far-reaching implications of teaching young people about their ability to effect positive change in the world.
The St. Matthew sponsorship committee is made up of Danielle Schock (co-chair), Krista Schreiter (co-chair), Bev Vandenhurk (parent), Loren MacLennan (parent), Kim Taylor (parent and current chair of parent council), Dianne Marsh (teacher), Sonia Gouin (teacher), Principal Marc Colleaux, and formerly included past principal Francois Rivard.
“I’m very honored to accept this medal on behalf of the St. Matthew community. I don’t think I can explain the meaning this has for us,” said Danielle Schock, committee co-chair. “The family is now here and they are healthy and happy and they’re well. There are challenges every day, but we work through it, and we couldn’t do it without the help of the community.”
Fellow co-chair Krista Schreiter said the campaign has been a joyful journey of getting to know the other members of the committee, and the supporters in the school community.
“It started as an idea, and there really aren’t words to describe the joy we felt when the family arrived,” said Schreiter.
YMCA opens childcare centre in Martensville
Martensville families have a great new choice for childcare with the opening of the the YMCA Martensville Child Development Centre.
The YMCA of Saskatoon currently operates the Downtown Child Development Centre and the Sutherland Child Development Centre, with more than 120 families served.
Martensville parents are invited to download and fill out an application form for a spot in the new centre, and return it via e-mail, fax or in person.
In person: 25-22nd Street East