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Kingston fitness expert helps new parents stay active with their little ones

Jamie Straker, Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism Coach and owner of JS Fitness is helping new parents stay active with their young ones by promoting wellness activities and teaching them how to run with strollers safely during the summer. Straker provides online group fitness classes for new parents who are looking

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YMCA offers local online workouts as Stay-At-Home Order extended

As the Province of Ontario announced an extension of the current Stay-At-Home Order on Thursday, May 13, 2021, the YMCA of Eastern Ontario has announced a locally-based workout program, safe for residents to participate in from home. The series of 10 free classes per week beginning on Monday, May 17,

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YMCA announces partnership with Artillery Park members

Membership holders for Artillery Park Aquatic Centre can now take advantage of the facilities at the YMCA, thanks to a partnership between the City of Kingston and the YMCA of Eastern Ontario. “As a charity that supports vulnerable members of our community, we are very supportive of how the City

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YMCA’s Play Hard, Eat Well program coming to Rideau Heights Community Centre

Rideau Heights Community Centre will busy with one of the YMCA’s most popular programs this fall and winter. Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 21, the Play Hard, Eat Well program will get kids active and feed them well. “We are very pleased to be able to offer this program in Rideau Heights,”

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Cadets kick off RMC school year successfully despite obstacles

It may be entirely different than most starts to the school year, but the cadets at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) here in Kingston are persevering, getting the year off to a successful start. Not only is RMC dealing with the current COVID-19 pandemic like schools around the

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YMCA fundraiser exceeding expectations for first time event

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario launched a 100 km Walk, Run & Roll Challenge fundraiser earlier this summer, and participation has exceeded expectations for this first-time event. “Given the pandemic and many people having been house-bound over the past few months, we thought that people would enjoy setting a goal

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Queen’s researchers launch program to support people living with physical disabilities during pandemic

Everyone is facing challenging times during the COVID-19 pandemic, but those living with physical disabilities face their own unique challenges, something researchers with Queen’s University are working to address. Drs. Mary Ann McColl, Amy Latimer-Cheung, and Jennifer Tomasone are working to ensure people living with disabilities are not forgotten during

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45 & Thrive: FOMO to JOJI — Turning a fear of missing out into a joy of joining in

For some time now, the acronym FOMO, shorthand for ‘Fear Of Missing Out,’ has been popular description for those of us who say ‘Yes!’ very quickly to invitations and opportunities, perhaps without thinking things through. This label is often applied where one joins activities without full consideration as to the

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45 & Thrive: Workplace wellness and why your employer should support it

Most of us spend one-third of our adult lives, and close to half of our waking hours, at work. Our workplaces can range considerably, from almost stagnant, sedentary desk work, to vigorous intense labour, and everything in between. Most of us can’t guarantee that our ‘work’ activities are physically demanding

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Boys and Girls Club seeks community input to help build aquatics program

  In light of some recent changes, the Boys and Girls Club (BGC) of Kingston and Area will be holding an open house, inviting members of the community to help shape their new aquatics programs at the West End Hub. Citing changes in community needs – particularly following the announcement

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It’s Commuter Challenge time again

  This year, Monday, Jun. 2 to Saturday, Jun. 8 is Canadian Environment Week. An easy way to celebrate is by joining the Commuter Challenge – a Canada-wide initiative encouraging commuters to leave their car at home. Kingston has participated annually in this event and often finishes in the top

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Marathon Club sees over 2,200 students reach their personal running goal

  This week, students from throughout the area reached a significant milestone as they crossed the finish line, marking the completion of their personal races as part of Marathon Club. The students, some as young as five years old, represented 15 schools from the Limestone District School Board and the

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