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How to prevent a disabling fall

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018

By Dr. George I. Traitses As we age, our risk of falling increases.  Falling puts us at risk for serious injuries, including broken bones and muscle damage.  There are many choices that you can make that will reduce your risk of falling and protect your independence.  Check out these tips for simple things you can do to stay safely on your feet: 1) Remove your reading glasses when you are walking. Always slip them off before you take a step. 2) Never climb on a chair or stool to reach something. Always ask for assistance. 3) If you have a pet such as a cat or dog, consider putting a bell or reflector on its collar. It’s easy to stumble across an affectionate or sleeping pet that’s in your path. 4) Take your time. If you frequently find yourself rushing to pick-up the...

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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 www.mainfitness.ca, 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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