Featured Success Stories Archives | Fylde Coast YMCA Y:Active

Lisa’s Story

Turning 40, feeling unfit and overweight, Lisa decided it was time to do something for herself.

“Finding the time to commit to exercise has always been a problem.  I’m a busy full time mum, work part time as a Nurse and my husband works away so sorting out child care can be a problem.  When I saw the couch to 5k programme ran on Wednesday mornings, on my day off, I had no excuse – it was perfect for me” Lisa explains.  “Initially I was nervous about going, so I convinced a couple of friends to join up too.  I […]

Daphne’s Move to Becoming Healthier

Daphne Stockton’s story began with a routine visit to her GP for her hypertension test to check her blood pressure. This trip to the doctor resulted in her being told that her Blood Pressure was too high and she weighed 19 stone and diagnosed as being obese.

Her nurse suggested that she be referred onto the Your Move Weight Management programme operated by the YMCA. However, she was apprehensive and had little faith in the programme as she had already tried slimming world and the Cambridge Weight loss plan with no results. But meeting with her Physical Activity Officer […]

The Lakeside Project – Help Us Create a World Class Centre & Change Lives

Background

Set on the shore of Lake Windermere, YMCA Lakeside is one of the largest professional outdoor activity centres in the country. Lakeside offers over 50 water and land based activities, all of which are designed to inspire children and young people to grow in body, mind & spirit.

Over one million children and young people have had the opportunity to take part in a Lakeside experience since it first opened in the 1950s.

The Lakeside centre has suffered financially since the 1990s due to a lack of capital funds for investment at the site. In 2011 YMCA […]

Y: Women Can project reaches finals of prestigious National Youth Awards Ceremony

This Girl Can with YMCA

YMCA Fylde Coast’s Y: Women Can project has reached the finals of a prestigious national youth awards ceremony, due to be hosted by TV presenter June Sarpong MBE.

The local youth charity, which has operated throughout Fylde for the past 94 years, will compete against YMCA Norfolk and YMCA Southend for the title of Health & Wellbeing Project of the Year in the annual Youth Matters Awards.

Youth Matters is YMCA’s national awards programme that has been an integral part of the charity’s calendar since 2009. Other categories at Youth Matters include YMCA of the Year, Young […]