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 […]
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 […]
Following a multi-million pound transformation, YMCA Thornton Health and Fitness Centre is now open!
Over the last 12 months the centre, owned by Wyre Council and originally built in the 1970s, has undergone a £3.5 million re-development to reinvent the health, fitness and leisure offer available for local people.
The Big Reveal…
And now at the start of the Easter break, the all new centre is open for everyone to enjoy and benefit from…
New State of the art health and fitness complex – now officially leading the way in lifestyle change […]
“…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 […]