Sully’s Gym is one of the oldest boxing gyms in North America and it’s located right here in Toronto. Famed fighters such as Muhammad Ali and George Chuvalo have fought and trained there. With such a rich history, Ryerson Journalism students decided to try and find out what has kept the boxing gym around until this day. The result, Sully’s […]
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It is September and Ryerson athletes are at their annual retreat. It’s a chance to meet new members of the “Ramily” while reconnecting with returning players. Staff members are introduced by Ivan Joseph, Ryerson’s athletic director, and athletes clap for each one. Then, Joseph pauses, knowing what is about to come. He introduces Sam Walls, the strength and conditioning co-ordinator. […]
It’s the end of the month, which means that gym rats everywhere are beginning to see the light at the end of the long January tunnel. The resolutioners are on their way out. After a long bitter month of awkward stretches, disorganized weight racks and packed classes, the Ryerson gyms should go back to normal next month. It’s the same […]
Ryerson’s student union is looking to expand the university’s women-only gym time program. The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) passed a motion at its semi-annual general meeting Nov. 11 that it called for an expansion of the program after the pilot project was dubbed a success by the union and the Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC). But a spokesperson for the […]
The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press. This week, Doug Ford begins his mayoral campaign and a young man is dead after a fatal stabbing at an Etobicoke high school. On campus, Ryerson receives a $2-million […]
Women can now have the gym to themselves for 90 minutes, five days a week. The new women-only gym time is a pilot project meant to create a comfortable and safe environment for anyone who self-identifies as a woman, and to encourage more women to come work out, said Anthony Seymour, recreation manager at the department of athletics. On Sept. […]
As a busy student, there are three healthy habits we often fall out of touch with: enough sleep, a balanced diet and most of all, regular exercise. But as a Ryerson student living in downtown Toronto, the city has a number of great fitness options on and around campus. From Madonna’s ultra-swanky gym (including a juice bar) to free yoga, […]
The Ryerson Students’ Union is surveying students about whether they’d like to see women-only gym time. The proposal has already sparked controversy on campus. The survey has garnered more than 2,000 responses, and is one step in a campaign to make athletic facilities more accessible for women. Some students criticize the proposal, saying the gym should be equally accessible for […]