August 2014 | Fylde Coast YMCA Y:Active

Louise’s Story

Louise YMCA Y:Active Member

“I became healthier, fitter and 7 stone lighter”

Louise Darbyshire

Age: 40
Membership: Y:Active Gold Member

My journey began in January 2012. I was approaching my 40th birthday, a smoker and “medically obese” at nearly 18 stone. I could say I had a reality check. I don’t know what caused me to look at myself, but myself and my partner realised that we could not sustain our existing lifestyle.

We decided without much drama to give up smoking and embark on a fitness programme with the YMCA.

During 2012, we […]

Alan’s Story

“Everyone is always so happy to help, give advice and help you achieve your goals”

Alan Clark

Membership: Y:Active Gold Member

I started using YMCA in January 2013 having rarely done any exercise for the majority of my life. I was nervous at first, but the friendly and helpful staff soon put my mind at ease. I signed up to several classes to try and find ones that would suit me. Of all the classes that I tried I found some that I enjoyed, but found hard in my present fitness state. As […]

Michelle’s Story

Michelle YMCA Y:Active Member

“The YMCA enables me to keep healthy and exercise regularly due to the fantastic facilities provided for my children”

Michelle Butler

Age: 34
Membership: Y:Active Family Member

Michelle joined YMCA in 2010, leaving another gym because of the crèche services and range of activities her children can participate in with YMCA. Both children started off in the crèche and moved up to the Little Stars football and multi-sports sessions at Thornton YMCA, getting their active time while Michelle gets hers.

Michelle Said:

“The YMCA enables me to keep […]

Catherine’s Story

“I will be fitter and more healthy at my next birthday (55) than i was 20 years ago”

Catherine Martins

Age: 54
Membership: Y:Active Gold Member

I am a YMCA Gold Member. After body fat measurements and other assessments along with the encouragement from YMCA gym staff, i have lost a stone in weight. I am still losing the weight and getting fitter. I will be fitter and more healthy at my next birthday (55) than i was 20 years ago at the age of 35 […]