Many new mums are desperate to get back into shape following the arrival of their bundle of joy and for others it is the furthest thing from their mind!
However the real reason behind the importance of beginning to exercise after pregnancy is not widely known and often overlooked.
Claire Nutton is one of YMCA’s qualified pre and post natal fitness instructors and is based at YMCA Thornton.
Claire explains: “There seems to be a real taboo around the pelvic floor and ladies awareness about the importance of this muscle group is low. It seems to have […]
Sport England recently launched their ‘This Girl Can’ campaign to celebrate those who already lead active lifestyles and to empower other women to join them.
The campaign is backed up by Sport England research which found 75% of women aged 14 – 40 years old want to be more active but that there are common reasons why women are stopping themselves from exercising.
Reasons included not wanting to look sweaty in front of others, believing they’re not fit enough or good enough at an activity or that they don’t have the right equipment. Some women also said […]
St Annes newest state-of-the-art fitness experience is opening this week following £15,000 investment and install of new generation Life Fitness equipment in the gym inside the St Annes Swimming Pool operated by YMCA.
The cash boost, made possible by YMCA and YMCA members and supporters, has enabled major improvements to the centre’s fitness experience. The gym now boasts 40 stations of a new generation of Life Fitness cardio entertainment and resistance kit which enables users to personalise their workouts in the gym, at home and on their mobile. A new dedicated free weights […]
The wraps have come off the new state-of-the-art gym at Poulton health and fitness centre.
From today (Monday) members will be introduced to the latest innovations in fitness technology.
As part of a major redevelopment, Wyre Council and the YMCA have invested heavily in cardio and resistance equipment that personalise workouts, track results and even integrate with individual programmes away from the gym courtesy of a rather nifty mobile app.
The centre now boasts 49 fitness stations powered by market leader Life Fitness. Integrated TV and internet features are also built into the kit so […]
Nearly twelve months on and even more improvements are coming!
Almost a year on from the centre re-opening its doors following major redevelopment work even more improvements are on the way. The gym inside YMCA St Annes Pool & Gym is set to be refitted, refurbished and refreshed this October.
The team are getting really excited about what’s coming and want to share that excitement with everyone. So, coming soon to YOUR YMCA: a new generation of state-of-the-art Life Fitness gym equipment which includes:
Treadmills, Cross-Trainers and Upright Bikes all […]
Fiona’s daughter Brogan collecting the iPad Mini on her behalf.
Fiona Fraser – won’t let Fibromyalgia beat her.
A YMCA member of 4 years, Fiona Fraser of Thornton Cleveleys was over the moon when she found out she was the winner of our iPad Mini!
Fiona was picked at random having entered our competition during the summer as part of the pre-launch campaign for YMCA’s new App and digital class bookings facilities.
Unfortunately Fiona could not attend to pick up her prize herself and daughter Brogan gladly accepted on her behalf.
Fiona suffers […]
It’s National Fitness Day on Friday 26th September and your YMCA’s have joined forces with ukactive to celebrate physical activity in the UK.
So we’ve compiled a programme of free classes and activities to give you, your friends and family the chance to get moving and try something new this Autumn.
And according to ukactive research if you exercise in company you are more likely to stick at it due to the social atmosphere and camaraderie which creates a positive atmosphere and importantly helps us to have fun.
So what’s the FREE #Fitnessday Programme?
It is officially the season of change. The teams at your local YMCAs are making it even easier for you to improve your health and make lifestyle changes for good with brand new additions for members and non-members too.
Now an official Spinning Centre, YMCA St Annes on St Albans Rd have launched a brand new Spinning programme to complement the already extensive timetable of fitness and relaxation classes.
Led by certified YMCA Spinning instructors Lisa, Sean and Sue (pictured), the new classes are proving to be a massive ‘calorie burning’ hit among keen cyclists and fitness […]
We’re excited to announce the launch of our first YMCA mobile app
Welcome to our new website too! The brand new YMCA Y:Active Lifestyles App is available to download now to your Apple mobile or Android mobile devices. BIG thank you to all of our real life YMCA members from right here on the Fylde Coast who feature across the App and this new website. You really are an inspiration to us all.
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Introducing YMCA Y:Active Lifestyles…
With this App you can […]
Following a £59,308 funding boost to transform the changing and shower facilities at YMCA Rural Splash Kirkham, the centre’s pool has re-opened this week with the 4 week re-development project unveiled for the first time.
Kirkham Baths, originally built in 1914 at the bequest of local JP William Segar Hodgson to help rehabilitate wounded soldiers, received the early 100th birthday present after a successful bid to Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund for £48,308 of National Lottery funding along with additional investment from YMCA of £11,000.
And to mark the official unveiling of the […]
“I have tried Weight Watchers and Slimming World but Momenta is the only thing that has worked for me”
Age: Doesn’t matter 😉
Membership: YMCA Member
Over the years Joy Peters had fallen into the yo-yo diet trap, losing weight for a couple of months and then putting it all back on.
Following her recovery from a serious back injury, Joy took up full membership of YMCA and she’s been attending Aqua Aerobics at YMCA Fleetwood three times a week. During one of her visits to the centre […]
“I became healthier, fitter and 7 stone lighter”
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 […]
“The YMCA enables me to keep healthy and exercise regularly due to the fantastic facilities provided for my children”
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.
“The YMCA enables me to keep […]
“The staff are highly qualified and go the extra mile to make sure your training stays on track. Nothing is ever too much trouble”
Membership: Y:Active Gold Member
I have spent most of my life working behind a desk and not leading the healthiest of lifestyles. I’ve tried numerous different gyms in the past but never really stuck to a routine. A year ago I decided to change my lifestyle by stopping smoking and starting to run. To help improve my fitness and assist my running […]
“I found like minded people who were also encouraged to do more exercise”
Membership: Y:Active Silver Member
I have had my membership with YMCA for about 3 years and had not used it fully until Autumn 2012 when I joined the first Momenta Weight Management Programme. I found like minded people who were also encouraged to do more exercise. We tried body pump and Zumba, but then I started Swimfit and also Aqua Aerobics which I now do 3 times a week and enjoy very much. I […]
Choose your own adventures
Our family holidays can be a weekend or week of fun-packed full days of adventure for all the family. As part of your package, you’ll have the opportunity to do 3 activities each day. And with more than 50 activities on site, from kayaking and sailing to fell walking and abseiling, there’s something for everyone. If you’re really adventurous, you can try something new each session, or perhaps you’ll prefer to sharpen your skills with another go at the activities you […]
We would like to let you know that we will be operating an NPLQ course on the following dates and times. The course will be using the two lanes nearest the changing rooms
Saturday 18th February from 12.30-14.30pm
Sunday 19th February from 10.15am-12.15pm
Saturday 25th February from 12.30pm- 14.30pm
Sunday 26th February from 12.15pm-13.15pm ( exam)
Many Thanks for your continued support
Due to a private event, the main pool will be closed between 2.30pm-3.30pm on Friday 17th February. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. A one hour activity session will run from 1:15pm until 2:15pm where the main pool inflatable will be out. Over 8s only. In the learner pool during that hour there will be free floats and balls and also a volley ball game for under 8’s. Customers can gain access to the pools from 12 noon […]
We understand that many of you may be experiencing intermittent problems with the YMCA Active Lifestyles App. We apologise sincerely for the inconvenience this may have caused you.
We are working with the supplier of our app to resolve the issue and hope to have an update in due course. Please check our website for updates.
Once again many apologies and thank you for your patience