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Y:Weight’s Pink Army Race for Life Success

Y:Weight Pink Army

For 6 local ladies, completing this year’s Race for Life was a real personal achievement and dedicated to people close to their hearts.

The group, who are currently participating on the Y:Weight free weight management programme, raised over £800 between them ahead of the event.

And together they achieved something they would never have dreamed of a year ago, when just walking across the road presented challenges for some of the ladies.

The group reported that after attending the Y:Weight  and Y:Active program they were able to focus on personal goals in relating to […]

YMCA Move Forward with Cancer Referral Programme

Moving Forward News Item Angela Walters

Thanks to Macmillan Cancer Support funding, an exercise programme aimed at improving life expectancy of people diagnosed with cancer will now benefit local people in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre for a further twelve months.

The free 14 week fitness programme, Moving Forward, was initially launched last year for patients who had been recently diagnosed with either breast or colorectal cancer.

Now the programme has been extended for patients living with cancer in any part of their body and also for people diagnosed with cancer up to five years ago.

Jez Such, Macmillan Development Manager for Lancashire said:

Local GP Backs Free Weight Management for Adults

Dr Smyth of Broadway Medical Centre with Grace Rushton

GPs, health professionals and other service providers in Wyre, Fylde and North Lancashire can now refer adults with a body mass index of 25 or over for free weight management support. And in the joint fight to tackle obesity, residents can also refer themselves for a place on the programme too.

The new Y:Weight programme, funded by Lancashire County Council and delivered by YMCA in community venues across the boroughs, is specially designed to help adults lose weight and provide them with the advice and guidance to go on and manage their weight for life.

Y:Weight […]

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 […]