Category Archives: Around the Bay road race

5K race with Nordic Poles? No Problem!!

The YWCA offers a variety of classes for members interested in Nordic Pole Walking.

Macnab Street’s Schedule:

Ottawa Street’s Schedule:

Where will Nordic Walking take you???  A 5K road race….maybe! Like our awesome Ottawa Street Fitness Coordinator, Debbie!



Around the Bay in 3 minutes????

Thanks to CBC news and Wayne MacPhail, you can experience the 2015 Around the Bay Race from this past sunday, in under 3 mins! Congratulations to all participants!  What a great day!

Here’s a Hip Check for Runners….

Runners, use this routine to strengthen your hips–and the muscles that surround them.  This quick video from Runner’s World shows some great exercises to keep those hips strong and safe!


Workin’ hard for the Bay! @YWCAhamilton @Tribe_Fitness

A great group of runners from YWCA Hamilton and Tribe Fitness working hard at their training for Around the Bay 2015.

The YWCA’s run club trains together twice weekly:  

1) Tuesday evenings @ 5:00pm for short training

2) Saturdays 10am for Longer Efforts.

Contact Coach Kim @ 905 522-9922 ext. 118

Or for details on how to join us! 

bay training Jan 24


Trying to improve your running speed?

Cross training could be the answer-not to mention, help with injury prevention! Check out these great cross training suggestions from Runner’s World online!

Forget crunches. Train your core like a runner to get faster, fitter, and stronger

Want (and need!) a strong core? Check out this great article from Runner’s World online about how to train your core like a runner!

Need more guidance? Message me about pay-as-you-go Personal Training available at all YWCA Hamilton locations!!


Hittin’ the road….for a run? Be safe!!!

The spring weather (we hope!) is (almost?) here and many runners and walkers will be hittin’ the road again! Great job!! This short video from Runner’s World reminds us to take extra care while out and about!

Bay Race Simulator

Yesterday, March 1 2014, Coach Kim led a few intrepid souls on a run (nearly) around the bay, training for the big race, less than a month away.  Wayne MacPhail captured the essence of the morning, along with some sound advice for race day, on video:


Wise Words from Coach Kim

Kim Agostino offers advice for those running the Around the Bay 30 k road race on March 24.

thanks to Wayne MacPhail and his handy iPod.

Downtown Hamilton’s Best Kept “Secret”!!!

After giving another facility tour and having the delightful woman say “wow, I had no idea this was here!” as we walked into the fully equiped fitness centre, I thought I should do a quick post to see if I can let out Hamilton’s “best kept secret”!!! Check out a quick view of our fitness centre: