Sport England recently launched their ‘This Girl Can’ campaign to celebrate those who already lead active lifestyles and to empower other women to join them.
The campaign is backed up by Sport England research which found 75% of women aged 14 – 40 years old want to be more active but that there are common reasons why women are stopping themselves from exercising.
Reasons included not wanting to look sweaty in front of others, believing they’re not fit enough or good enough at an activity or that they don’t have the right equipment. Some women also said […]
Fiona’s daughter Brogan collecting the iPad Mini on her behalf.
Fiona Fraser – won’t let Fibromyalgia beat her.
A YMCA member of 4 years, Fiona Fraser of Thornton Cleveleys was over the moon when she found out she was the winner of our iPad Mini!
Fiona was picked at random having entered our competition during the summer as part of the pre-launch campaign for YMCA’s new App and digital class bookings facilities.
Unfortunately Fiona could not attend to pick up her prize herself and daughter Brogan gladly accepted on her behalf.
Fiona suffers […]
“I have tried Weight Watchers and Slimming World but Momenta is the only thing that has worked for me”
Age: Doesn’t matter 😉
Membership: YMCA Member
Over the years Joy Peters had fallen into the yo-yo diet trap, losing weight for a couple of months and then putting it all back on.
Following her recovery from a serious back injury, Joy took up full membership of YMCA and she’s been attending Aqua Aerobics at YMCA Fleetwood three times a week. During one of her visits to the centre […]
“I became healthier, fitter and 7 stone lighter”
Membership: Y:Active Gold Member
My journey began in January 2012. I was approaching my 40th birthday, a smoker and “medically obese” at nearly 18 stone. I could say I had a reality check. I don’t know what caused me to look at myself, but myself and my partner realised that we could not sustain our existing lifestyle.
We decided without much drama to give up smoking and embark on a fitness programme with the YMCA.
During 2012, we […]