Real Y:Active Member Stories Archives | Fylde Coast YMCA Y:Active

Lisa’s Story

Turning 40, feeling unfit and overweight, Lisa decided it was time to do something for herself.

“Finding the time to commit to exercise has always been a problem.  I’m a busy full time mum, work part time as a Nurse and my husband works away so sorting out child care can be a problem.  When I saw the couch to 5k programme ran on Wednesday mornings, on my day off, I had no excuse – it was perfect for me” Lisa explains.  “Initially I was nervous about going, so I convinced a couple of friends to join up too.  I […]

Daphne’s Move to Becoming Healthier

Daphne Stockton’s story began with a routine visit to her GP for her hypertension test to check her blood pressure. This trip to the doctor resulted in her being told that her Blood Pressure was too high and she weighed 19 stone and diagnosed as being obese.

Her nurse suggested that she be referred onto the Your Move Weight Management programme operated by the YMCA. However, she was apprehensive and had little faith in the programme as she had already tried slimming world and the Cambridge Weight loss plan with no results. But meeting with her Physical Activity Officer […]

Helping Young People To Get Active

YMCA Fylde Coast believe in providing young people with affordable opportunities to keep them active and healthy throughout the year, enabling them to continue their active journey with us into adulthood.

This summer we have a range of activities especially for young people. We have also reduced our annual Junior Go:Active and Kids Aqua memberships by 50% until August 31st 2016.

Our young people are the future, helping us to build stronger and healthier communities for many years to come.

Here is Rebecca to tell you more about the benefits and support that the YMCA community provides young people […]

Exercising After Your Pregnancy. Some Helpful Tips…….

Many new mums are desperate to get back into shape following the arrival of their bundle of joy and for others it is the furthest thing from their mind!

However the real reason behind the importance of beginning to exercise after pregnancy is not widely known and often overlooked.

Claire Nutton is one of YMCA’s qualified pre and post natal fitness instructors and is based at YMCA Thornton.

Claire explains: “There seems to be a real taboo around the pelvic floor and ladies awareness about the importance of this muscle group is low. It seems to have […]