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Welcome to our Y Blog! We’ve compiled information from each of our departments to give you the knowledge you need to live a healthier, stronger life in spirit, mind and body. Looking for a topic that you don’t see? Email feedback@osgb.ymca.ca and let us know what you’d like to see. Happy browsing!

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Health-Fitness & Aquatics
YMCA Health, Fitness & Aquatics

Water Safety is for Everyone – National Drowning Prevention Week 2021

Moving your body is important at any age and any stage in your life. It’s never too late to start focusing on your health or rebooting a fitness routine after a long break. With COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions over the past year, we have all had ample opportunity to let our fitness goals fall by wayside. The good news is health and fitness can start anywhere, at any time, just start moving!

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Senior woman using fitness equipment at the YMCA
Health-Fitness & Aquatics
YMCA Health, Fitness & Aquatics

Restart Your Fitness Routine

Moving your body is important at any age and any stage in your life. It’s never too late to start focusing on your health or rebooting a fitness routine after a long break. With COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions over the past year, we have all had ample opportunity to let our fitness goals fall by wayside. The good news is health and fitness can start anywhere, at any time, just start moving!

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Three lifeguards at YMCA pool
Health-Fitness & Aquatics
YMCA Health, Fitness & Aquatics

How to be a Lifeguard (and Work at the Y!)

Forget about 9-5 desk jobs, being a lifeguard can allow you to work flexible hours, be inside or outside, swim while you work, socialize with participants and coworkers, and feel a sense of pride and purpose while you keep people safe.

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