Women Warriors offers free fitness classes and nutrition education to women in Lloydminster, Alberta.
The primary focus Women Warriors is to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary time for children, youth and adults as per the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines and the Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines.
Our participants are exposed to many different types of exercise
and activity in order to educate and encourage.
In addition, the program integrates nutrition education and dietary change, holistic counseling, and community building in Lloydminster.
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I started my journey with Women Warriors on June 8th, 2015 at the Lloydminster Friendship Centre. I was inspired to start this group after training for a half marathon for Team Diabetes, in honour of my birth father’s type II diabetes diagnosis, and witnessing that there were few Indigenous women… Read more
The Arctic Indigenous Wellness Project Last Friday, November 24th I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Nicole Redvers, a Metis naturopath and Elder Be’sha Blondin at the Institute of Circumpolar Health Research in Yellowknife. I had reached out to Nicole in mid-September to discuss hosting an Indigenous health symposium. My podcast guest, Jean Cardinal and my cousin and… Read more
Last week Megan, our graduate student from the University of Calgary doing her thesis on food security with the Women Warriors in Lloydminster (read her preliminary research findings here) and I attended Tamarack Institute’s “Evaluating Community Impact” workshop in Saskatoon, November 14th to 16th. Thanks to Rhett Sangster, Director, Reconciliation and Community Partnership, Office of… Read more
8 Weeks to Healthy Living
Throughout our 8 Weeks to Healthy Living program, participants, women and
their children are exposed to many different types of exercise and
activity in order to educate and encourage them.
Robyn is 31 years old, resides in Lloydminster and is a certified nail tech and stay-at-home mom to three wonder children – two boys and one girl – Aiden, age 13, Kaydence, age 9, and Calder, age 5. I joined Women Warriors so I can learn how to be healthier… Read more
May is 46 years old, resides in Lloydminster and is a Mom to two sons Kyle 23, and Tyrell 19, and three girls Darby 21, Keara 16, and Alysa 15. She is a Nana to one grandson, Zaidyn 18 months. I joined Women Warriors for me! To build my self-esteem,… Read more
Kelly is 32 years old, lives in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, and works full-time as a receptionist at Onion Lake Energy. She has two girls Kali, age 12 and Kaizana, 4. She joined Women Warriors to find that “motivation” to exercise, eat better, and for her family – “just the thought of… Read more
Natasha is 34 years old and resides in Lloydminster. She has two boys ages 8 and 4.5 months. She is currently on maternity leave and works full-time as an educational assistant. I joined Women Warriors because I needed motivation and support and I felt a group setting would be beneficial… Read more
Wendy is 46 years old and resides in Kitscoty. She has two sons – Chandler, 18 and Spencer, 20. She works full-time as a realtor and spends a lot of time travelling between Kitscoty, Lloydminster and surrounding area. I joined Women Warriors in hopes of being more active and making… Read more
Genevieve, or Jenny or Gen to her friends and family is 43 years old and resides in Lloydminster. She has five children, age’s 20, 19, 16 and 11 year old twins, and three grandchildren, 2-year-old twin boys, and 11 months. She is a proud grandma and would do anything for… Read more
Cheryl is 50 years old, resides in Lloydminster, and raised four children– three sons, Warren 25, Shane 24, Jacob 23, and only daughter, Desiree 22. In addition, she’s a happy, blessed Grandmother with granddaughter, Austyn. She joined Women Warriors to get motivated and step outside her comfort zone and build… Read more
Ashley is 32 years old, resides in Onion Lake Cree Nation, and is a financial clerk for Onion Lake Energy Inc. She is a mother to five – three boys and twin girls, and loves spending time with her family. She joined Women Warriors to have some time to herself… Read more
Trysta is 29 years old and resides in Onion Lake First Nation with her 9 year old son, Kenyan and extended family. Her motivation for joining Women Warriors is to be a good role model for her son, and family which has a history of type II diabetes. She states,… Read more
Jolene is 40 years old, resides in Onion Lake Cree Nation, and is employed as a truck driver hauling oil since May of 2015. She has three children – two daughters ages 22, and 15, and one son age 14. In addition, she’s a happy, blessed Grandmother with a granddaughter… Read more
Vera is 30 years old, resides in Onion Lake Cree Nation, and is employed as a receptionist at Native Justice. She has four beautiful children; 3 boys and 1 girl. She joined Women Warriors because, “I realize whether we know it or not, we are role models to young women,… Read more
Lillian is 46 years of age, and currently resides Lloydminster Alberta and is originally from Witchekan Lake, Saskatchewan. She is a stay-at-home mom to nine children, and has seventeen in total. She joined Women Warriors to “seek information on living with diabetes and healthy lifestyle as diabetes runs in my… Read more