GPs, health professionals and other service providers in Wyre, Fylde and North Lancashire can now refer adults with a body mass index of 25 or over for free weight management support. And in the joint fight to tackle obesity, residents can also refer themselves for a place on the programme too.
The new Y:Weight programme, funded by Lancashire County Council and delivered by YMCA in community venues across the boroughs, is specially designed to help adults lose weight and provide them with the advice and guidance to go on and manage their weight for life.
Off duty YMCA fitness instructors teamed up with the Gazette’s feature writer Emma Harris to showcase 2015’s hottest fitness trends.
And according to trend forecasters, there’s more to come this year.
Personal fulfilment, improved mental and physical health, socialising and supporting charity campaigns all feature on our list of motivations for pursuing challenges.
Claire Nutton, Fitness Manager at YMCA Poulton said: “2015 for fitness, especially for women…it’s everything you thought you couldn’t do – think again. Any time, any place – you can get your fitness fix in whatever time you have.”
She continued […]
“…an incredible journey which has truly changed my life!”
Andrew Noble, 48 of St Annes began his journey with YMCA in February 2014.
Andrew pictured above in January 2015 and below early last year before commencing his new lifestyle.
Andrew was referred by his GP to join the Exercise on Referral scheme at YMCA St Annes and says from his first original assessment with Y:Active Referral Office Leigh Copley he discovered a whole new world of inspiration that would lead on to his complete life changing experience.
He shares his personal story with us here.
Andrew recalls […]
Our annual festive burn off at YMCA Poulton has spread its wings for 2015 and is taking place across the whole New Year weekend with a second event at YMCA Thornton too!
This is your chance to really kick start the new year and beat those festive lbs all the way back into the Paxo box.
Get friends and family on the right track for 2015 and bring them along too – as all taster class sessions are FREE for members and non-members.
So here’s the running order and what we’ve got in store for you […]