Sports

Foolproof Fitness IT’S OFFICIAL: THE parkas and scarves have been retrieved from the back of the closet and dusted off for another five months of use. Foolproof Fitness fans, if you’ve read my earlier column on moving your outdoor workout indoors, you know the time has come to do so. One of my suggestions to …

  Student reviews Everything in One fitness class AS I SIT down to write this review, I am wincing and grimacing while I try to find the gentlest way to lower my aching body onto the couch. This week I attended the Everything in One workout offered by the University of Ottawa’s Sports Services. The advertising pitch they use to entice …

Weight management program offered by University of Ottawa Health Services STUDENTS ARE WARNED by family and friends about the freshman 15—those dreaded pounds that tend to pack on when you start sacrificing gym time for study sessions and veggies for vending machine treats. According to Canada Health, serious consequences can arise when you become overweight or obese, and for some, the easy addition of …

  Men’s and women’s teams take home two victories apiece MONTPETIT HALL WAS packed to the last seat during the basketball home opener Nov. 18. Twice Gee-Gees fans jumped up in anticipation as the clock struck zero and the men’s and women’s basketball teams came out victorious for the first time this season. The women’s team easily beat out last year’s Canadian Interuniversity …

  Do you even know? YOU’RE JUST NOT a University of Ottawa student unless you’ve been asked the following by some catty Carletonite: “That the fuck’s a Gee-Gee?” While the question can be chalked up to the ignorance of other schools on the form of their enemies, it may also be an indication of an issue with the …

Mastering the deadlifts ONE OF MY favourite tracks on my workout playlist is a song by Salt n’ Pepa that encourages me to “push it, push it real good.” Poor grammar aside, this song works wonders when I’m ready to give up on a tough workout. Every time I’m halfway up a huge hill or struggling through …

University alters name of building on campus STUDENTS MAY NOTICE a new sign while driving down King Edward. The Sports Complex at 801 King Edward  Ave. has recently been renamed the Minto Sports Complex in recognition of the major contribution the Minto Group has made to the development of the University of Ottawa’s  campus. The funding, valued at $2.5 million, enabled …

Gees lose to top-ranked provincial team FULL STANDS AT the Montpetit Hall greeted the University of Ottawa women’s volleyball team (6-3) on Nov. 20, when they hosted the top-ranked York University Lions (8-0). Despite the home crowd support, the Garnet and Grey were unable to come out on top over the Lions, and now sit in a battle for second …

Head coach Steve Johnson talks about coaching the women’s soccer team EIGHTEEN YEARS AGO head coach Steve Johnson came to the University of Ottawa in order to found the women’s soccer team. Since then, he has led the Garnet and Grey to 11 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships that saw the Gees earn three bronze medals and four silver, and six Ontario University Athletic championship …

Gees win against Ravens and lose to MartletsLAST WEEKEND, THE University of Ottawa women’s hockey team took a win against their crosstown rivals the Carleton Ravens (2-3-3) and a loss at home against the McGill Martlets (8-1). The Friday game against the well-matched Ravens went into overtime, with the Gees emerging victorious in a convincing 3-2 win. The Saturday game went differently …

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