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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 […]

Andrew: “It’s not just about losing weight”

Andrew Noble January 2015

“…an incredible journey which has truly changed my life!”

Andrew Noble, 48 of St Annes began his journey with YMCA in February 2014.

Andrew pictured above in January 2015 and below early last year before commencing his new lifestyle.

Andrew was referred by his GP to join the Exercise on Referral scheme at YMCA St Annes and says from his first original assessment with Y:Active Referral Office Leigh Copley he discovered a whole new world of inspiration that would lead on to his complete life changing experience.

He shares his personal story with us here.

Andrew recalls […]

These Girls Do… YMCA Members on Overcoming their Fears

Members at YMCA Poulton

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 a Winner in More Ways than 1

Fiona's Daughter Brogan

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 […]