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Named to Olympic Athletes Commission, EY Olympian Martha McCabe retiring from active competition to help athletes and kids

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017

AN EAST YORK CHRONICLE EXCLUSIVE: Voted by her fellow Olympic athletes to be one of five new members …

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EY MOMENTS 026: Keep your fitness resolution and give yourself some love

Posted by on Jan 15, 2017

The New Year is here and 2017 can be your best year ever —whatever kind of promises you made to improve your health and wellbeing.  I’m lucky, because I had already started attending Main Fitness at the end of 2016, taking part in yoga teacher training. Main Fitness is located on Main Street just below Gerrard St. E., and has been in operation for over 12 years, previously known as Main Street Cardio. Charlene Sullivan was the original founder of the studio and has a nation-wide following as a nutritional advisor and rehab expert.  Gudrun Hardes, who heads up the yoga teacher training program, joined Charlene as partner 10 years ago. Gudrun is certified in many disciplines, but yoga’s where her passion lies.  In fact, she loves it so much she also runs WSUP Toronto during the summer months...

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Martha shifts into overdrive to extend excursion eastward

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016

As we told you last issue, East York two-time Olympic swimmer Martha McCabe is now exploring a whole new dimension of her talents as a public speaker and motivational coach, having conducted clinics and speaking engagements in 26 cities from Vancouver to Toronto since her return from the Rio games. She was able to do the tour, which she dubbed “Martha’s Canadian Drive” in part thanks to the support of the Royal Bank of Canada, which provided her and companion Matt Bortolussi with a vehicle for the trek. Her appearances at swim clubs and schools are aimed at helping the next generation of athletes to develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed. Now, thanks to another socially conscious sponsor, automaker BMW Canada, who’ve given her use of one of their cars, the mission has been extended to...

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EY fitness firm can now teach you how to teach yoga

Posted by on Jan 23, 2016

– By Tina Novotny – East York fitness studio Main Fitness recently qualified as an official School of Yoga with the world renowned Yoga Alliance and plans to offer classes training teachers in the discipline. The company already offers classes in many forms of yoga including hatha yoga, Power Yoga, Yin Yoga, yin/yan yoga, yoga therapy, vinyasa yoga, and yoga for athletes. The teacher training program is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher course, offered along with workshops that can be used as CEC for yoga teachers. The studio also offers over 70 group exercise classes a week in weights, pilates, KC X-Fitt, kettlebells, bosu ,zumba, cycle and fusion. You can pay-as-you-go or there are membership programs. For more info visit, call 647-352-3347 or drop by at 138 Main...

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Build more skateboard parks to keep kids safe, EY councillor tells budget meeting

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016

The City of Toronto’s 2016 budget needs to allocate more funds for skateboard parks in order for children to be safe in Toronto, Ward 31 city councilor Janet Davis told a public input meeting about the budget at East York Civic Centre on Friday, January 15.

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Kids can work on soccer skills during winter school break

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015

Future Toronto FC stars can keep their skills sharp and learn new tricks over the winter school break season at two soccer camps taking place in east TO. Power Soccer, based out of Leaside, is operating soccer camps at Toronto City Sports Centre at 32 Curity Ave. in East York and one at the Ultra Sports Centre at 1510 Birchmound Rd. in west Scarborough. The EY camp is for kids 4-9 and runs Dec. 21-23 and 29-31, while the Scarborough camp is for 10-14 year olds and runs Dec. 21-23 only Full and half-day options are available for both camps. Kids can be registered as late as Dec. 20 but it’s suggested to do so earlier as space is limited. For more information, visit the organization’s website at or call...

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