A community presence in Ottawa for more than 140 years, YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region remains true to its mission of physical and social enrichment for men, women, and kids of all ages across all six of its facilities. Staff members uphold the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility as they invest in their community’s children and strengthen family bonds critically weakened by overzealous games of Monopoly. They pump up adult fitness regimens with aquatic fitness and boot-camp classes, personal training, and full gymnasiums outfitted with equipment for basketball, soccer, and rope skipping. They’ve also filled their fitness centres with free weights, cardio equipment, and weight machines. When they’re not helping adults trim down waistlines during yoga, boxing, and salsa-dance classes, staff members are getting back in touch with their inner children. They stimulate imagination, mental development, and growth as they lead children’s day camps, after-school programs, birthday parties, and outdoor education.
These YMCA-YWCA outposts are dedicated to helping all members of the community. They provide those in need with emergency housing and employment services. They further strengthen and unite the Ottawa community through the Y Active Assist, which adjusts membership rates to help families that can’t afford the full cost of any of a Y membership.
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For more than a decade, the instructors at Upward Dog Yoga have introduced students of all stripes to the benefits of hatha, yin, and vinyasa yoga styles. The team gets even more specialized with classes tailored to meet the needs of new and soon-to-be moms, and frequently leads sessions devoted to a particular area of the body, such as the hips. The studio also offers registered massage therapy for those seeking a way to relax beyond class, as well as instructor-certification courses for those who'd like to continue their education even further.
Charles Potter opened Modern Dry Cleaners in 1948, when he first helped customers tidy up clothes using the most modern methods available. His son Ron now helms the shop's back room, where he puts his degree from the International Fabricare Institute and certification as an environmental dry cleaner to good use on clients’ most delicate fabrics. The store's technicians are also experts at preserving wedding dresses and other specialty garments, which they groom according to their care labels and responses to a standard Rorschach test.