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Lucy’s Sportivate Success

In February 2017 our Your Move Community Sport Activator and Y:Women Can Coordinator were given a fantastic opportunity to help the young women of the Fylde Coast get active. With the help of funding from Lancashire Sport and the Sportivate project, Your Move was tasked with giving young and inactive girls the opportunity to use the YMCA Fylde Coast fantastic leisure facilities for free for two months. One of these applicants was Lucy Doyle who shared her story with us at the end of her time on the Sportivate Project.

So, where do I begin…? At the beginning of […]

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 […]