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YMCA Lytham Shows its Strength

19.04.2016
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On Sunday, YMCA Lytham gathered the community’s strongest men and women to compete in their first Strongman Competition.

A total of 18 competitors, split into four categories, demonstrated both mental and physical strength to compete against each other in 5 gruelling events, the Axle Power Clean and Press, Car Deadlift, Yoke/Farmer’s Walk, Tyre Flip and Atlas Stones.

It was Mariella Fisher, 16, from Lytham who came out victorious in the Women’s category. The Beginner’s category was won by Josh Oldland, 20, Lytham and after a close contest in the Novice category with Teddy […]

YMCA Thornton Celebrate Anniversary with a Family Fun Day

15.04.2016
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YMCA Thornton celebrated the first anniversary of its redevelopment by throwing a family event to remember.

Hundreds of people from surrounding communities came together on the day and participated in a variety of fun and exciting activities and displays. Many local businesses and services also supported the event, giving local people a taste of what this family-friendly centre has to offer and raise awareness of our local services.

Activities on the day included a bouncy castle, face painting, biscuit decoration, photo opportunities with a number of superhero characters (pictured), a gymnastics display and a petting zoo with […]

Strongman Competition – YMCA Lytham

8.04.2016
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YMCA Lytham are calling upon all of our strongest men and women to take part in our YMCA Lytham Strongman event on Sunday 17th April, 9.30am till 4.30pm.

The event will be split up into 4 categories women, beginners, novice and open. The 5 different challenges are:

Axle floor to overhead
Car deadlift
Yoke into farmers
Conan’s wheel/keg toss
Stone over yoke

There will be trophies up for grabs and all competitors will receive a medal.

Entry fee is £20 (Incl. strongman t-shirt)Book your place today by […]

Fitness Trends 2016: Womens Strength, Quick Workouts, Functional Training, This Girl Can Female Only Workouts

We have recently seen the rise of new female role models. Fitter, stronger women, focused on leading healthy lifestyles and shaping and toning the body they own rather than changing it and themselves.

YMCA fitness instructor Claire Nutton has observed this first hand: “Our ladies talk about feeling stronger and with that achieving a sense of wellbeing and positivity.

“They talk about being inspired by strong female athletes such as Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Rhonda Rousey, Biggest Loser US Trainer Pauline Nordin and fitness model Andreia Brazier.

There’s already a definite shift away […]

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