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You’ll completely miss the ball until you get used to the shorthandled pickleball paddle. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Pickleball, Anyone?

Sep 16, 2017 | Nicola Ross | Good Sport

The name may be goofy, but this racquet sport delivers a competitive workout.

Women Shine in Learn-to Sport Programs

Jun 21, 2017 | Nicola Ross | Good Sport

What makes the difference? Support and personal connections.

Stella Davies thought the game might be a fun diversion for her and her husband David who had developed a vision problem. The unexpected result? His vision improved. Photos by James MacDonald.

Playing Ping-Pong in Mono is a Community Affair

Mar 20, 2017 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues

A dedicated band of Ping-Pong fans of every age congregate every week to show their paddle power.

An aerial yoga workout, like this one at Personal Best in Mono Mills, combines yoga, Pilates and dance. The silk hammock allows for extra stretch and the occasional thrill of weightlessness. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Fusion workouts

Nov 22, 2016 | Nicola Ross | Departments

Mix & match, fusion workouts take the “same old” out of exercise.

Ryan Atkins plows through a water obstacle. Photos by Fred Webster.

Obstacle Course Racing

Sep 16, 2016 | Nicola Ross | Departments

Making sport of obstacles: A Caledon couple are rising stars in a challenging new professional sport.

Members of the Orangeville Athletic Sports and Social Club women’s league play weekly at Rotary Park throughout the summer. Photo by Erin Fitzgibbon.

The Good Old Soccer Game

Jun 20, 2016 | Nicola Ross | Departments

Leaving hockey behind, sports lovers in the hills and beyond are heading to the soccer pitch in record numbers.

It was a blustery day when Carl “Crusty” Cosack took writer Nicola Ross for a ride across the high hills of Peace Valley Ranch. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Home on the Range

Mar 21, 2016 | Nicola Ross | Departments

Need to soothe your soul and focus your mind? Try a cattle drive!

Squash pro Leah Desbarres (left), ranked for many years among Ontario’s top ten players, gives relative newcomer Terry Pritchard some tough competition on the court. Photo by James MacDonald.

The Awesomeness of Squash

Nov 25, 2015 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues

First played in prison, this fast-paced game is not for the faint of heart.

Ivonne Ibarra (left) leads Zumba classes at Riverdale Fitness Mill. She mentored Janice M-Eisenberg (right) who now leads classes at Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Zumba – Party your way to fitness

Sep 11, 2015 | Nicola Ross | Autumn 2015

Get off the treadmill and join the Zumba craze!

Thick forests gave way to farmers’ fields, and we drifted by the rich, green fairways of the Caledon Country Club. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Paddling in Caledon

Jun 16, 2015 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues

Needing to maintain my balance added an interesting dimension to traditional yoga, but what appealed to me most was the fresh breeze and warm sunshine in our open-air “studio.”

Andrea and Dave Adsetts (left) congratulate Carol Hall and Dennis Beentjes at a recent 95+ tournament on Mono Centre courts. Photo by Jason Hall.

Tennis a lifelong sport

Mar 23, 2015 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues

With nine community clubs and one busy private club, you can find a game anytime, anywhere in Headwaters.

Fat Bikes – the action’s in the traction

Nov 17, 2014 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues

For these “fatty” enthusiasts, the coming of winter no longer spells the end of the ride.

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