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Free Outdoor Fitness Classes in the Park

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12:05 – 12:50 pm         Kiwanis Park North

Pre-registration for individual classes required.  Classes are weather-dependent.  Bring a towel, water, sunscreen and wear appropriate attire.

All Levels Flow     July 3, 5, 10, & 12

Focus on linking conscious breath with a mindful flow using strength, energy and flexibility.  All ages and levels welcome.

Register:  groundyoga@gmail.com

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Inclusive Boot Camp     July 17, 19, 24, & 26

Full-body class encompassing strength, stamina and endurance.  Includes a dynamic warm-up, functional circuit training and cool down.  All ages and levels

Register:  jennvfit@gmail.com

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Physique     July 31, Aug 2, 7 & 9

Cardiovascular program of isometric and orthopedic stretches.  Tone your body, strengthen your legs and back and improve posture.  Bring a mat.

Register:  motioninthepark@gmail.com (starting July 15th)

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Urban Poling     Aug 14,16, 21, & 23

A joint friendly, full body cardio and muscular workout.  Pole walking instruction followed by a walk along the Meewasin Trail.  Poles provided.

Register:  Saskatoon Field House 306 (975-3354)

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Exercising in the Heat

Enjoy the summer and stay safe in the heat, especially when exercising.  Follow the link below for excellent information on exercising in hot weather.  The info-graphic shows what to look for in relation to serious heat related conditions.

https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/ad1203

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Update: Our Olympic Ambassador

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DAVE KING – GLOBE WALK OLYMPIC AMBASSADOR

An honorary doctor of laws was given to King, a U of S graduate who has compiled a remarkable track record in the hockey world that spans five decades.

He was recently an assistant coach on Team Canada when the men’s hockey team captured bronze at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. (Global News)

 


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Medal Counts (Globe Walk Olympic Challenge)

Congratulations to all Globe Walkers, and thanks to all Captains.  You outdid yourselves!  To date the following medals have been reported:

gold-medal-500x500 GOLD MEDALS – 1290

Silver-Medal-PNG-HD_grandeSILVER MEDALS – 1271

 9519388-set-of-golden-silver-and-bronze-medals-with-ribbonsBRONZE MEDALS – 1108

This year 2815 Globe Walkers logged a total of 505,997 miles 

Great job everyone!  See you in January for Globe Walk 2019.  In the meantime,  don’t forget to check the website over the summer for postings of things that interest older adults – and don’t forget to like and share!

Thanks to the Globe Walk committee members, our sponsors, partners, volunteers and the SCOA staff. 

Have a wonderful, active and healthy summer.  


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Globe Walk Makes The News

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Our windup event – the Celebration Luncheon – took place yesterday and was a great success.  We had a full house once again.

The Star Phoenix interviewed our keynote speaker – Olympic Ambassador Colette
Bourgonje – as well as some of our very active Globe Walk participants who are over 90 years old.

You can read the article here:  http://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/saskatoon-council-on-aging-celebrates-globe-walk

Colette brought her Olympic medals and other memorabilia for display and as a great backdrop for some wonderful photo opportunities with her.  We were fortunate to have her as our guest at the luncheon.

Her message was all about setting goals – something that Globe Walkers have done a great job at.  Over the last 5 years almost 11,000 Globe Walkers have earned nearly 2 million miles!

As another Globe Walk comes to an end I want to thank all the Captains, team members, volunteers, organizers, sponsors and supporters for making Globe Walk 2018 a huge success.

I look forward to a new Globe Walk goal coming in 2019.  Have a wonderful summer.

 

 


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Another Awesome Globe Walk Event

We were moving to the beat at the April Globe Walk event.  Kimberly Willison (FIM) led about 65-70 Globe Walkers in “Cardio Drumming”.  It was so much fun that some of our teams decided that they should include it in their programs at their residences or as part of their fitness programs.

In case you wondered – those pool noodles, surprisingly, make a lot of noise!

Eva Shabits, co-captain of the CARG team won the 50/50 draw.  In the true spirit of Globe Walk – she then donated most of it back to us.  So – congratulations & thank-you to Eva.

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Watch for more photos to come.

THERE IS STILL TIME TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS FOR THE GLOBE WALK CELEBRATION LUNCHEON!

Don’t miss our annual wind up.  Our Olympic Ambassador, Colette Bourgonje, will be our guest speaker and her story is truly inspiring!

Additionally, our Mayor will be there to address Globe Walkers, and we will be entertained by “The Difference” (Gillian Snider & Neil Currie – two well known Saskatoon musicians).

Tickets available at the SCOA office. $15 for Globe Walkers and $20 for guests – the best deal in town!