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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 […]

New Mums Strong to the Core

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 […]

Y:Weight’s Pink Army Race for Life Success

Y:Weight Pink Army

For 6 local ladies, completing this year’s Race for Life was a real personal achievement and dedicated to people close to their hearts.

The group, who are currently participating on the Y:Weight free weight management programme, raised over £800 between them ahead of the event.

And together they achieved something they would never have dreamed of a year ago, when just walking across the road presented challenges for some of the ladies.

The group reported that after attending the Y:Weight  and Y:Active program they were able to focus on personal goals in relating to […]

Youl’s Mission to Match Fitness

Fleetwood Town's Youl Mawene and Jamille Matt train inside YMCA Fleetwood

Youl: “Helping the players achieve and maintain peak fitness is my priority.”

Fleetwood Town Football Club’s squad have been training in YMCAs now during the last two seasons and for Youl Mawene, the club’s sports science coach, YMCA offer the perfect mix of facilities to help him achieve his goal.

Youl, former professional player for Preston North End and Derby County, joined Fleetwood Town as centre back in 2012. At the end of his last season in 2013 the club renewed his contract and appointed him as head coach for the teams.

As a sports scientist […]