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Fitness First for FTFC & YMCA

23.09.2015
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Youl Mawene & Keith Potter

Fleetwood Town Football Club have joined forces with YMCA in a fitness partnership first for their players.

The partnership will see YMCA become the club’s official Fitness Partner for the first team and development squad.

Players will combine pre and post match fitness training at YMCAs in Thornton and Fleetwood with football sessions at their new Poolfoot Farm training ground.
Youl Mawene, the club’s Sports Scientist said: “The players’ performance hinges on their fitness. In YMCA we have found a partner who can deliver on our group and individual training requirements. In terms of […]

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:

Fylde Coast Youngsters Making Waves to Save Lives

23.06.2015
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Claughton St Marys Primary School

Youngsters across the Fylde Coast will be making waves with YMCA next week in support of the Royal Life Saving Society’s National Drowning Prevention Week from 21st – 28th June.

Throughout Drowning Prevention Week, YMCA Fylde Coast Swimming Pools will be incorporating specialised Swimming Safety activities and games into all school swimming lessons during the week.

The local charity will be using activities and resources provided by the Royal Life Saving Society UK (the UK’s drowning prevention charity) to teach local youngsters about the risk of being in, on and around water.

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