April 2023 - Fylde Coast YMCA Y:Active


How much exercise

Do you really need to meet the physical activity guidelines to stay healthy? Surprising findings show that doing just a fraction of what’s recommended can still pay off.

Fitness experts and academics all over the world have been championing global activity guidelines for years and there is plenty of evidence showing that reaching a total of 150 minutes of exercise a week will generate health-related benefits. But not enough of us are taking action. Global activity levels
continue to decline, and it’s estimated that a quarter of the world’s population is insufficiently […]

Oli’s Manchester Marathon Masterclass

Oli's Manchester Marathon
Oli Clegg, our centre supervisor at YMCA Poulton completed the Manchester Marathon in just over 4.5 hours and raised more than £2,500 for Mind Mental Health Charity. Read Oli’s blog below!

Running a marathon is a significant achievement for any athlete. It requires discipline, dedication, and an unwavering commitment to the training process. However, the rewards of completing such an accomplishment are immeasurable, and it’s a journey worth embarking on. My sister and I recently took on this challenge, and the experience was nothing short of extraordinary. 

Our journey began when Harriet […]

YMCA St Anne’s Pool Update

YMCA St Anne’s Pool will temporarily close on the 26th, 27th, 28th, and 29th April.

Due to essential maintenance at St Anne’s Pool, usual service will be impacted Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (w/c Monday 24th April). The reception area will be completely closed off and there will be no public swimming sessions on these days.

School and evening swimming lessons will run with a slight change, parents will need to follow signage and guidance from our staff along a different route into the changing rooms.

The gym will be open as normal […]