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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Joy’s Momenta Journey

Joy Peters

“I have tried Weight Watchers and Slimming World but Momenta is the only thing that has worked for me”

Joy Peters

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 […]