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YMCA Fylde Coast Celebrate Success at Fylde Sports Awards

YMCA Fylde Coast were honoured on Friday 10th November to be awarded Active Workplace of the Year at the Fylde Council Sports Awards. The honour continued as our Y: Women Can team also received an award for Contribution to Women’s Participation!

Michael Harrison, Senior Marketing Manager said, “We are truly thankful to Fylde Council for recognising our work and to all the staff, volunteers, partners, businesses and members of our local communities who made this possible. We couldn’t have done it without you. Your hard work and dedication is greatly appreciated. It was wonderful to see […]

Lucy’s Sportivate Success

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 […]

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 […]

The Big Reveal… all new YMCA Thornton is Go!

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 […]