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Tina Daalderop leads a recent pole-walking hike. Poles help with balance, contribute to a full-body workout and can be useful aids in tricky situations. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Nordic Pole Walking

Sep 18, 2018 | Nicola Ross

Walking with poles: the fashionable walking stick morphs into essential hiking gear.

Enthusiastic master swimmer Jo Coburn. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Orangeville Otters Swim Club

Jun 19, 2018 | Nicola Ross

Otters in the Waters: The pool isn’t just for kids.

Nature therapy guide Kaitlyn Powers (centre) instructs writing pals Gail Grant (left) and Nicola Ross how to be still, breathe deeply and absorb nature with all their senses – followed by tea. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Forest Bathing

Mar 26, 2018 | Nicola Ross

Slowing down, tuning in. With forest bathing, the slow movement takes to the woods.

Lit trails at Monora Park add magic to a cross-country outing. Photo by Plbernier / Istockphoto.

Cross-country Skiing

Nov 22, 2017 | Nicola Ross

Night skiing, lit trails at Monora Park add magic to a cross-country outing.

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

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

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

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 | Community | Departments | In Every Issue | Leisure | Winter 2015

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

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