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Alfie Boe Visits Spa on the Breck

Spa on the Breck had a very special visitor this week with International Opera Star and Fleetwood’s very own Alfie Boe (pictured with Spa on the Breck Manager, Frances Bowley).  Alfie visited the Spa with his wife, Sarah. Both Alfie and Sarah took a moment to escape their busy schedules to take a tour of Spa on the Breck, to relax and grab some ‘me’ time. Sarah also received one of our signature beauty treatments.

Alfie is the youngest in a family of nine children and made his very first public performance at aged 14, at Fleetwood’s Marine […]

Helping Young People To Get Active

YMCA Fylde Coast believe in providing young people with affordable opportunities to keep them active and healthy throughout the year, enabling them to continue their active journey with us into adulthood.

This summer we have a range of activities especially for young people. We have also reduced our annual Junior Go:Active and Kids Aqua memberships by 50% until August 31st 2016.

Our young people are the future, helping us to build stronger and healthier communities for many years to come.

Here is Rebecca to tell you more about the benefits and support that the YMCA community provides young people […]

Exercising After Your Pregnancy. Some Helpful Tips…….

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 […]

How Exercise Became My Way Back to Health

Julie Brown Blackpool Gazette

8 years ago at the age of 37, Julie Brown (now 45) of St Annes was suffering with tingling pains and sensations through her arms. The sharp pains she recalls would take her breath away.

An MRI scan revealed there was a growth at the top of Julie’s spinal chord and she was referred to a Neurosurgeon at Preston who diagnosed the growth as a Cavernoma, which is a cluster of abnormal blood vessels typically found in the brain or spinal chord. A cavernoma looks a little like a blackberry.

The Cavernoma was entwined in her central […]