Blog - Fylde Coast YMCA Y:Active

Fylde Coast YMCA CEO Retires

John Cronin has retired from Fylde Coast YMCA after 24 years as its CEO, with a career in the YMCA spanning over 27 years.

John has built a legacy for Fylde Coast YMCA and the communities it serves since he moved to the Fylde area from Merseyside in the late 1990s.

His passion for the YMCA’s mission of allowing communities, young people and families to belong, contribute and thrive is something that has been exemplified in his leadership of the YMCA’s charitable social impact over the years. A passion in which his successor and new CEO, Graham shares […]

National Fitness Day – 22 September 2021

National Fitness Day 2021 will take place on Wednesday 22nd September and is a chance to highlight the role physical activity plays across the UK, helping raise awareness of its importance in helping us lead healthier lifestyles through being physical active.

 

The theme this year for National Fitness Day is ‘Fitness Unites Us’ as we hope it will encourage people across the country to celebrate the benefits of getting active. Though the pandemic continues to be part of everyday life we believe physical activity has the ability to unite and inspire individuals to take charge of their health.
 

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Millions failing to meet minimum swimming standards as they stop lessons too early

More than 3.4 million seven to 11-year-olds in England are failing to meet minimum standards that have been brought in for swimming lessons outside of school, it’s been revealed.

The research, released by national governing body Swim England, found that 96 per cent of youngsters are stopping lessons too early – a figure which has risen slightly during the coronavirus pandemic.

Only 142,000 seven to 11-year-olds – four per cent – are meeting the required grade.

The research also found that while 81 per cent of parents want their children to learn to swim so they […]

Save 50% in September & October with a YMCA Adult Membership

2.09.2021
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View our memberships here. Join Online here

The perfect way to look after your health post the summer – Start a brand new month the right way. Here’s a great offer to get your wellness on the right track as the kids start to go back to school & the nights draw in.

Save 50% in September & October on our Y:Adult DD membership, then just £25p/m. Access all YMCA gyms, pools, classes and more across the Fylde Coast. NO Contract and NO Joining fee

YMCA Poulton will reopen October […]

YMCA Poulton Reopens 2nd October

We are happy to announce YMCA Poulton will reopen on 2nd October 2021
As you are aware, the centre has been providing a crucial role for the community during the pandemic as a lateral flow test centre. This service will now conclude in early September, having been extended due to the recent increase of the Delta variant. The transition from this service to the reopening YMCA Poulton has now begun and we would like to thank all our staff involved in the running and operation of the lateral flow testing.
We know the crucial role our centres play […]

Free Swimming for Children in FY7 at YMCA Fleetwood

21.07.2021
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Free swimming for children with an FY7 postcode is now available at YMCA Fleetwood throughout the school summer holidays and also includes Marine Splash! Children can also continue to access free swimming after school during term time.

Thanks to the team at YMCA Fleetwood and our partners at Fleetwood Town Council, free swimming and entry to Marine Splash is available during public swimming sessions for children aged 17 and under. Proof of residency at an FY7 postcode e.g. recent utility bill or driving licence is required.

All children wishing to take part in the free sessions must complete a […]

It’s Back – Get Fit For Summer with YMCA……

With a number of activities and sporting events happening this summer, there is no better time to be inspired and get active with the YMCA. This summer promises to be a summer of activity and sport to remember, so why not join in with this exclusive offer and get #FitForSummer.

Available Today from your local YMCA Health & Fitness Centre

or, Join Online Today

Make lifestyle changes for good and get #FitForSummer your way with access to all YMCA Health and Fitness Centres this Summer. Join one YMCA and gain access to all our centres on the Fylde Coast!!

YMCA Update – England Moves to Step 4 – Booking Gym, Swim & Classes

Over the last 18 months since the start of the pandemic, our focus has been on the safety of our members and staff, providing spacious, hygienic and safe environments for you to visit and work out in. This is why our approach to operating safely has been approved by industry experts across the country.

After the government recently confirmed the country would move to Step 4 of the COVID-19 roadmap on July 19th, several legislative restrictions can now be lifted.

From July 19th:

We will be increasing capacities in our gyms and pool halls to resemble closer to normal […]

Holiday Club for Kids

Working in partnership with Lancashire, Wyre and Lancaster Council, YMCA Fleetwood, YMCA Thornton & YMCA Lancaster are running a free holiday club programme for children on free school meals. Come and enjoy fun activities, healthy meals and more!

Funded by the Department for Education, the Holiday Activity and Food programme (HAF) provides free meals and fun activities for children and young people in Wyre who are eligible for benefits- related free school meals.

The sessions will include a variety of fun activities alongside a nutritious meal each day. They are a great opportunity for young people to get out and […]

Extended Offer – YMCA Membership Sale

1.06.2021
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Extended until 30th June 2021- At just £199 our YMCA Y:Adult Annual Membership is the cheapest it has ever been.

Never a joining fee!

This works out at just £16.58 per month, £3.82 per week or just 55p per day!

View our memberships here. Join Online here

There is no time like the present – Your health and wellness matters. There is no doubt that the recent pandemic has had a negative impact on our health, both physically and mentally. Our facilities are essential in the recovery and the continued […]

HIITCARDIO Coming to YMCA Fleetwood

Coming to YMCA Fleetwood from Tuesday 18th May 9.30am

HIITCARDIO is a 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout that improves cardiovascular fitness, increases speed and burns calories. This workout uses a variety of body weight exercises and provides a challenge for all fitness levels […]

YMCA Adult Classes – Recommencing 17th May

We are sure you have already started , but….class bookings are now live on the YMCA app for members
If you haven’t already, please don’t forget to refresh your page.

You will be able to book for classes in advance commencing on Monday 17th May (subject to government approval of step 3 of the roadmap). The normal timeslot to book classes for Tuesday 18th May will recommence from this evening (10th May)

You can view our timetables via the timetable tile on the YMCA app or via our dedicated page here. On the timetables, please click on the […]

YMCA Membership Sale – Make the Comeback and Be Part of the Recovery

30.03.2021
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At just £199 our YMCA Y:Adult Annual Membership is the cheapest it has ever been. Hurry though you only have until 31st May 2021 to grab one. Never a joining fee!

This works out at just £16.58 per month or £3.82 per week!

View our memberships here. Join Online here

There is no time like the present – Your health and wellness matters. There is no doubt that the recent pandemic has had a negative impact on our health, both physically and mentally. Our facilities are essential in the recovery and the […]

#KeepLovingLeisure

YMCA Fylde Coast has joined up with other local leisure providers to encourage local communities to ‘Keep Loving Leisure’ as our leisure centres start to reopen as part of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

#KeepLovingLeisure is a campaign led by Lancashire’s leisure providers and Active Lancashire with a goal of celebrating our leisure industry.

Working with numerous leisure providers throughout Lancashire, including Burnley, Blackpool, Lancaster, Pendle, Rossendale, Ribble Valley, Chorley and Hyndburn, the campaign focuses on three key messages:

Safety – Proving our facilities will follow strict guidelines that ensure the safety […]

Poulton YMCA to be used for lateral flow testing

20.03.2021
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Lateral flow coronavirus testing is set to move from YMCA Thornton Leisure Centre to YMCA Poulton Leisure Centre.

This facility is for symptom free workers who have to leave home to work. The centre at Poulton will open for lateral flow testing from 12th April.

On 12 April Thornton Leisure Centre will reopen, alongside the centre at Garstang. This will be followed by the reopening of Fleetwood Leisure Centre including the pool, and the pool at Garstang on 1 May.

Fylde Coast YMCA, as the operator, has confirmed it fully intends to open all the centres and that Poulton Leisure […]

Wyre’s leisure centres set to reopen

2.03.2021
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We are pleased to announce that our bid for the Government’s National Leisure Recovery Fund has been successful, resulting in a £220,000 grant.

This money, in addition to the £1 million of additional funding provided by the council, means that leisure centres across the borough can begin to reopen soon.

Launched earlier this year by Sport England, the fund was made available for public sector leisure centres to give them the best chance of recovery once restrictions are lifted.

Councillor Lynne Bowen, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Health and Community Engagement at Wyre Council comments, “So far we have […]

Free Downloadable Water Based Activities for Children To Do At Home

As lockdown continues and YMCA centres and primary schools remain closed, we are sure you will be looking for ideas on how to keep your children busy with activities that are both entertaining and educational. Using our resources and working with our partners at Swim England, we have created some free downloadable water safety activities to help teach children how to stay safe in and around water in a fun and engaging way whilst YMCA centres are closed.

The downloadable pack contains 7 activities which are primarily aimed at children aged eight years and over, but you can always try […]

YMCA Live & Online at Your Fingertips

We recognise the importance of activity for both physical health and mental health in such times. Our YMCA Live & Online classes are FREE to access and you can access them all at the push of a button. Everything is at your fingertips via YMCA Live & Online

Access our Facebook Live classes with an updated weekly timetable
Access our online and live classes via our Zoom room with an updated weekly timetable
Access our selection of online home workouts via our YouTube channel
Access online workouts via YMCA at Home with an abundance of home workouts to choose from […]

YMCA Fylde Coast Announcement – Tier 4 Restrictions

We hope you have had a lovely Christmas and we thank you for your continued support. We were looking forward to welcoming you back in 2021 with a fresh start and we are so sad to let you know that following the Government briefing on Wednesday 30th December, unfortunately all YMCA Fylde Coast centres will be closed to the general public from tomorrow (31st December). Lancashire will enter tier 4 restrictions from midnight which requires leisure centres, gyms and pools to close.

We have really enjoyed welcoming you into our centres again and this really isn’t how we wanted […]

Re-Opening YMCA Centres on 2nd December

We will be back open from Wednesday 2nd December
Thank you to you all for your continued support during this time.

We are so happy to welcome you back (again!) into our COVID-secure centres from Wednesday December 2nd. Our booking window for your gym and swim slots will open from Monday 30th November. Please bear in mind on this day and until December 2nd there will be limited staff available to answer any calls, so please bear with us. The best way to book is via the YMCA Active Lifestyles App (more details on this […]

COVID-19 Update: Announcement Shortly

Hi Everyone,

Further to today’s government announcement we are finalising the implications this will have on our operations and we will be updating you all shortly.

Thank you so much for your continued support, we look forward to seeing you back in the centres very soon […]

COVID-19 Update: Additional funding to ensure leisure provision in Wyre

Hi Everyone, below is the most recent press release published on 20th November with our partners at Wyre Council.

Today (20th November), Wyre Council put forward a report to propose additional funding to enable us to continue to provide a leisure service in Wyre. Whilst this provides at least some degree of certainty in the short term, unfortunately this comes with a recommendation that the centres at YMCA Poulton and Fleetwood remain closed until viable to re-open again.

As this is a fluid situation, the report is still in a proposal stage and will have to be passed by […]

YMCA Live & Online

We recognise the importance of activity for both physical health and mental health in such times. Our live and online classes are free to access. Come and join us. All live classes take place on our Fylde Coast YMCA Facebook page and our online classes take place via our Zoom Room (link below). Passcode is ymca #betterhealth #strongertogether

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3855288194?pwd=TnBING80cm5tVHpKWGNLUFkrM2VZZz09

YMCA Fylde Coast Announcement (COVID-19)

Following the Government briefing on Saturday 31st October, unfortunately all YMCA Fylde Coast centres will be closed to the general public after last entry on Wednesday 4th November 2020 until 2nd December 2020 at the earliest.

We have loved seeing you back in our centres and with over 85,000 visits, we thank you for your continued support. We hope you agree that our staff and Covid-Secure protocols have ensured a safe environment for you to workout in. Our centres are essential for the nation’s fight against Covid, for boosting our immunity, our mental health and for lessening […]

Lancashire Moves into Tier 3: We Remain Open!

16.10.2020
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It has been confirmed that the Lancashire region is subject to the government’s Tier 3 (very high) restrictions as of 00:01 on 17/10/2020.
In such times we know that maintaining an active lifestyle plays an important role in managing physical and mental wellbeing and we are delighted to hear the announcement that gyms and leisure centres can remain open at present. We continue on our journey to provide for your better health, boosting your immunity and creating thriving communities.
All of our centres are classed as covid-secure. Find out how we are keeping you safe […]

Wyre and Fylde in Tier 2 – We Remain Open

13.10.2020
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After yesterday’s announcement from the government we want you to know we are still open! We have been approved COVID-secure. It is important that we continue to play our part in keeping each other safe! Thank you for your support and continuing to abide by our codes of conduct when in our centres.

 

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NHS Track and Trace App

24.09.2020
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Today (24th September) the new NHS Test and Trace app officially launches. People across the country are being encouraged to download the app to help control the transmission of the COVID-19 virus and are also encouraged to ‘check in’ by scanning the QR code that is displayed on posters across our centres every time you visit us. We will also continue the current protocols that we had in place originally in regard to NHS Track and Trace in the centres.

This will not change how you will access the centres, please still pre-book all classes, sessions, swims and […]

The Rule of ‘Six’ and ‘Indoor Team Sports’ – We Remain Open

22.09.2020
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Updated: 22nd September 2020

Following today’s government announcement regarding ‘indoor team sports’. We can confirm this rule does not apply to fitness, leisure activities and group exercise classes that have been through COVID-secure protocols as we have.

People can continue to use our facilities, including gyms and pools, and classes within within our centres as they are now. The new rule does mean that people should not arrive at our centres socially in groups of more than six or congregate in groups of six or more in the centres, especially after a class.

We will of course keep […]

Back to School, Back to Fitness, Back to Better Health

For almost everyone, life recently has had to fundamentally change but this has prompted many of us to reflect and think more seriously about our health and getting back on track. We want to help you get physically active and make lifestyle changes for good

We have temporarily discounted our adult memberships until January 2021 to make it even easier for you to invest in your health or kick start your health and fitness routine now the kids have gone back to school. We are working with #BetterHealth to get your health back on track.

#BackToSchool […]

Stay Safe With the YMCA

We are confident that our centres are keeping you safe at the YMCA – We are COVID-19 Response Approved

As mentioned in recent updates, we have been doing lots of work in the background to ensure we can re-open safely. See our phased re-opening dates here

We are working with our national partners at UKActive and Swim England as part of the ‘Fit Together’ initiative to ensure our YMCA leisure facilities are a safe place to visit. Our centres are COVID-19 Response Approved.

Here are some of the changes you can expect to see […]

Welcoming You Back – Everything You Need to Know

20.07.2020
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We are ready to welcome you back. Everything you need to know is right here

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Work Out at Home Resources for Teenagers

Calling Teenagers

Why not take part in some online activity after you have completed your essential school work! There are some great resources available to help you unwind courtesy of working with our partners at Lancashire School Games and Lancashire Satellite Clubs. This includes some brand new Tik Tok routines & activities with our very own Leigh Hamilton for you to have a go at! Access NRG Tik Tok page by following the link below:

https://lancashireschoolgames.co.uk/resources-for-teenagers-secondary-schools […]

Les Mills on Demand with YMCA Fylde Coast Update

1.05.2020
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We know many of you have been taking advantage of the free Les Mills on Demand classes that we worked together with our partners to make available since we unfortunately temporarily closed our doors. Unfortunately, Les Mills made the decision to finish this free class allocation on 30th April (yesterday)

However, all is not lost and hopefully you will be itching to get going again. Well now you can…Good news…

Thanks to our ongoing affiliation, Les Mills are giving us a special and exclusive introductory offer to our members of a 60 Day FREE trial (usually 14 […]

Join the 2.6 Challenge with YMCA Fylde Coast

We’re inviting you, your family and friends to take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April to help to save the UK’s charities. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income.

In response, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help to save the UK’s charities.

The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should […]

Wyre and Fylde Together

We’re delighted to announce that we will be part of this amazing effort to support vulnerable people in our community throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

For more information on the project or to register for help,

If you are a resident in Fylde

www.fylde.gov.uk/communitysupport, email helpneeded@fylde.gov.uk or call 01253 658448 (Mon-Fri 9am -5pm)

If you are resident in Wyre

visit www.wyre.gov.uk/together or call 01253 891000 and select option 7.

These services are for the most vulnerable in our community. If you are […]

#IAMWHOLE Mental Health Campaign

#IAMWHOLE at YMCA Fylde Coast

Here at YMCA we believe mental health is just as important as physical health. That’s why we are proud ambassadors of the #IAMWHOLE campaign.

The #IAMWHOLE campaign aims to encourage young people to challenge and stand up against harmful language that often gets brushed off as banter and the negative stigma surrounding mental health. We know it’s not easy, but we want to encourage people to speak up and seek help.

Mental health difficulties can cost young people their education and employment prospects. Difficulties are common amongst young people […]

Vic Heany’s Incredible Journey

One of our fully fledged YMCA’ers Vic Heaney will be 80 in July this year! In February 2020, Vic won a bronze medal at the English Indoor Rowing Championships at the Manchester Velodrome, after 6 weeks of training at his beloved YMCA Lytham.

Last December,Vic, who is partially sighted decided on an 80th birthday challenge. Being passionate about exercise, fitness and rowing, Vic decided he would enter the British Indoor Rowing Championships in December 2020 in the over-80 age category.

Vic knuckled down to start his rowing training at YMCA Lytham until he noticed that […]

Radio Wave and YMCA’s Fitness Challenge

Radio Wave have given one lucky listener the opportunity to join their breakfast show presenters as they take on the YMCA 4 week fitness challenge.
Jennifer, the lucky listener, who will be getting married this year, is joined by Radio Wave’s Breakfast Dhow presenters Scott and Tatum as they are put through a series of fitness challenges including classes, swimming, virtual exercise sessions, aqua aerobics & much more.
The team will be in the care of our amazing PTs Keith and Naomi […]

Spa On the Breck’s Festive Treats

TAKE YOUR PICK

Make time for yourself by combining any of the following treatments to help you recharge and sparkle throughout the festive period. 

Spa Journey, Baobab Oil Scalp Massage, Gel Hands, Gel Feet, Spray Tan, Mii Make-Up, Hair Up, Party Lashes, Half Lower Leg Wax, Taste of Germaine Facial

2 Treatments: £40
3 Treatments: £55
4 Treatments: £70

To make sure you are ready to take on everything Christmas may throw at your, book your Pick ‘n’ Mix package now by calling 01253 887157!

Help Support the YMCA Wish Upon a Star Appeal this Christmas

Our YMCA Supported Accommodation Service assists vulnerable and homeless young people find a safe place to call home. Last year our service helped over 100 local young people.
If you would like to support our appeal and donate a gift to one of our young people living in our Supported Housing, a wish has been placed on the Christmas tree in the reception of our leisure centres and at the Nationwide Building Society in Blackpool
For the majority of the young people we support, yours may be the only gift they receive this Christmas […]

YMCA Celebrate Success at Local Awards

Two great nights full of talent, dedication and commitment was on display at both the Wyre and Fylde Council Sports Awards this year. The YMCA were privileged to win two awards for Services to Underrepresented Groups at the Fylde Sports Awards in November and Community Project of the Year at the Wyre Sports Awards in October. Both winners will go on to represent Fylde and Wyre at the county Active Lancashire Sports Awards on November 22nd at the Dukenhalgh Hotel in Clayton le Moors.

Our fully deserved winners were followed by a highly commended award for […]

A letter from L’s mum about his YMCA Lakeside experience

In the months leading up to the residential L was very adamant that he didn’t want to go. It was only a week before you managed to encourage him to actually go, but in his words “he was going but wasn’t going to do all the activities he would just watch the others”. He did feel very anxious about going but the school had put him at ease and told him he wouldn’t have to do anything he didn’t want to.

Luke went on the residential and if I’m being honest I was expecting a […]

Success as YMCA and Radio Wave take on the 3 Peaks Challenge

On Saturday 8th September, 14 YMCA staff alongside Scott and Holly from Radio Wave took on the National 3 Peaks Challenge in 24 hours to raise funds for our Changing Young Lives Appeal. Our team of staff from YMCA Thornton, YMCA Housing, YMCA Lakeside and Central support trained hard to prepare to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours.

The team walked 23 miles (37km), climbing 3064 metres and driving 462 miles within 24 hours. A massive well done to everyone involved as this was a mammoth challenge and all participants were pushed to their physical limit […]

Michael Ball visits Spa on the Breck

Spa on the Breck were overjoyed at the weekend as they welcomed a very special visitor in International Opera Star Michael Ball. Michael was performing with fellow star and Fleetwood’s very own Alfie Boe at the live show of Strictly Come Dancing at the weekend. Michael took time out of his busy schedule to drop in and say hello to the team on his way to perform at Blackpool’s famous Tower Ballroom where the famous duo performed Frank Sinatra’s ‘New York, New York’.

Michael has just returned from Australia where he and Alfie are touring on the […]

What’s happened since the launch of the ‘Changing Young Lives’ appeal?

You might be wondering how the ‘Changing Young Lives’ appeal has been progressing since our launch in May 2017. If you have not been following our appeal here’s what you need to know; fundraising events are being held at YMCA centres across Fylde, Wyre and Cumbria, the appeal aims to raise £100,000 of the £500,000 needed to begin building the School Facility at YMCA Lakeside. A complete transformation is envisioned for the centre and we need your help to achieve our vision.

We believe that by building a School facility the YMCA will be able to continue […]

YMCA St Annes Pool & Gym Opens its Doors on new £100k Investment

26.06.2017
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YMCA St Annes Pool & Gym are proud to open the doors on their brand new gym refurbishment to the community. The £100k injection into the facility from YMCA Fylde Coast is the latest investment. YMCA Lytham on Mythop Road and YMCA St Annes on St Alban’s Road recently received a combined £400k for gym refurbishments in 2016.

As a result of the refurbishment, the free weights section of the gym has been extended, improvements made to the sound system and new equipment installed. The centre will see the inclusion of the latest generation of cardio equipment […]

YMCA Fylde Coast Makes Waves to Save Lives

13.06.2017
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Youngsters across the Fylde Coast will be making waves with us in support of the Royal Life Saving Society’s National Drowning Prevention Week between 16th – 26th June.

Throughout Drowning Prevention Week, YMCA Fylde Coast Swimming Pools will be incorporating specialised Swimming Safety activities and challenges into swimming lesson programmes during the week.

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

Our week long programme of YMCA’s […]

Lucy’s Sportivate Success

In February 2017 our Your Move Community Sport Activator and Y:Women Can Coordinator were given a fantastic opportunity to help the young women of the Fylde Coast get active. With the help of funding from Lancashire Sport and the Sportivate project, Your Move was tasked with giving young and inactive girls the opportunity to use the YMCA Fylde Coast fantastic leisure facilities for free for two months. One of these applicants was Lucy Doyle who shared her story with us at the end of her time on the Sportivate Project.

So, where do I begin…? At the beginning of […]

School’s Out! See our ACTION PACKED May Half term Activities!

19.05.2017
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Summer 2015 Activities

Don’t struggle for low cost ideas to keep the kids entertained and active during the school holidays. YMCA has everything from fantastic and fun Swimming Activities and Holiday Clubs to Air Skate Park and YMCA Bowl. Plus much more . . .

Air Skate Park – Inside YMCA Thornton

Time to catch some air! The ramps provide the perfect platform for all riders, from beginners to pros, to enjoy a session in the skate park. Bring along your skateboard, BMX, skates or scooter – all are welcome!

The park inside YMCA Thornton is for age […]

Spa on the Breck Launches New Treatment Menu

16.05.2017
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On Monday 15th May, Spa on the Breck hosted a glittering launch event to celebrate their 2nd Birthday and the release of their new treatment menu.

The fizz was flowing and nibbles were served as the spa welcomed guests to come and try new treatments. Throughout the day, guests enjoyed taster sessions for the new treatments and talks by Germaine De Capuccini specialists, whilst relaxing in our Spa Journey experience. To add a little glamour to the event, guests were given the opportunity to try the beauty range from Mii Make Up and Jessica Nails.

When giving feedback Andrea Hough […]

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 […]

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 […]

These Girls Do… YMCA Members on Overcoming their Fears

Members at YMCA Poulton

Sport England recently launched their ‘This Girl Can’ campaign to celebrate those who already lead active lifestyles and to empower other women to join them.

The campaign is backed up by Sport England research which found 75% of women aged 14 – 40 years old want to be more active but that there are common reasons why women are stopping themselves from exercising.

Reasons included not wanting to look sweaty in front of others, believing they’re not fit enough or good enough at an activity or that they don’t have the right equipment. Some women also said […]

Fiona’s a Winner in More Ways than 1

Fiona's Daughter Brogan

Fiona’s daughter Brogan collecting the iPad Mini on her behalf.

Fiona Fraser – won’t let Fibromyalgia beat her.

A YMCA member of 4 years, Fiona Fraser of Thornton Cleveleys was over the moon when she found out she was the winner of our iPad Mini!

Fiona was picked at random having entered our competition during the summer as part of the pre-launch campaign for YMCA’s new App and digital class bookings facilities.

Unfortunately Fiona could not attend to pick up her prize herself and daughter Brogan gladly accepted on her behalf.

Fiona suffers […]

NEW YMCA App.. Download it Now!

4.09.2014
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Spinning at YMCA Garstang

We’re excited to announce the launch of our first YMCA mobile app

Welcome to our new website too! The brand new YMCA Y:Active Lifestyles App is available to download now to your Apple mobile or Android mobile devices. BIG thank you to all of our real life YMCA members from right here on the Fylde Coast who feature across the App and this new website. You really are an inspiration to us all.

New to YMCA? Check out our latest Membership deals.

Introducing YMCA Y:Active Lifestyles…

With this App you can […]

Joy’s Momenta Journey

Joy Peters

“I have tried Weight Watchers and Slimming World but Momenta is the only thing that has worked for me”

Joy Peters

Age: Doesn’t matter 😉
Membership: YMCA Member

Over the years Joy Peters had fallen into the yo-yo diet trap, losing weight for a couple of months and then putting it all back on.

Following her recovery from a serious back injury, Joy took up full membership of YMCA and she’s been attending Aqua Aerobics at YMCA Fleetwood three times a week. During one of her visits to the centre […]

Louise’s Story

Louise YMCA Y:Active Member

“I became healthier, fitter and 7 stone lighter”

Louise Darbyshire

Age: 40
Membership: Y:Active Gold Member

My journey began in January 2012. I was approaching my 40th birthday, a smoker and “medically obese” at nearly 18 stone. I could say I had a reality check. I don’t know what caused me to look at myself, but myself and my partner realised that we could not sustain our existing lifestyle.

We decided without much drama to give up smoking and embark on a fitness programme with the YMCA.

During 2012, we […]

Michelle’s Story

Michelle YMCA Y:Active Member

“The YMCA enables me to keep healthy and exercise regularly due to the fantastic facilities provided for my children”

Michelle Butler

Age: 34
Membership: Y:Active Family Member

Michelle joined YMCA in 2010, leaving another gym because of the crèche services and range of activities her children can participate in with YMCA. Both children started off in the crèche and moved up to the Little Stars football and multi-sports sessions at Thornton YMCA, getting their active time while Michelle gets hers.

Michelle Said:

“The YMCA enables me to keep […]

Tony’s Story

Tony YMCA Y:Active Member

“The staff are highly qualified and go the extra mile to make sure your training stays on track. Nothing is ever too much trouble”

Tony Eardley

Age: 60
Membership: Y:Active Gold Member

I have spent most of my life working behind a desk and not leading the healthiest of lifestyles. I’ve tried numerous different gyms in the past but never really stuck to a routine. A year ago I decided to change my lifestyle by stopping smoking and starting to run. To help improve my fitness and assist my running […]

Jean’s Story

Jean YMCA Y:Active Member

“I found like minded people who were also encouraged to do more exercise”

Jean Muir

Age: 67
Membership: Y:Active Silver Member

I have had my membership with YMCA for about 3 years and had not used it fully until Autumn 2012 when I joined the first Momenta Weight Management Programme. I found like minded people who were also encouraged to do more exercise. We tried body pump and Zumba, but then I started Swimfit and also Aqua Aerobics which I now do 3 times a week and enjoy very much. I […]

#FestiveFitness – 20 Days of Fitness for £10 at the YMCA

2.12.2021
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20 Days Of Fitness This Christmas for £10 – #FestiveFitness
16 years+

Available until 31st December 2020 from your local YMCA Health & Fitness Centre

Be Stronger Together with access to our YMCA Health and Fitness Centres this Christmas. Join one YMCA and gain access to all our centres on the Fylde Coast!!

20 Days for £10 includes:

9 Centres
8 gyms powered by Life Fitness with wide range of cardio, resistance, weights and functional training equipment.
5 Pools at YMCA St Annes Pool & Gym, Fleetwood, Kirkham, Poulton & Garstang
Priority 7 day in […]

YMCA Poulton – Pool Update

The pool is now open as normal. However, if there are any problems that occur again, we will phone everyone who is booked into the sessions as soon as we can

Thank you for your patience and support […]

Customer Notice – YMCA Poulton

30.11.2021
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Unfortunately due a technical fault at YMCA Poulton, the swimming pool will be closed until the problem can be fixed. Engineers and maintenance are on site and we will update you soon. We apologise for any inconvenience. Thank you for your continued support as always

Everybody who was booked in to swim should receive a phone call from the centre advising them that their booking will not be going ahead at this moment in time unfortunately.

The gym and studios are open as normal […]

Customer Update – YMCA Fleetwood Pool

29.11.2021
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The team are able to partially reopen the pools from this morning. There is a section of the pool that will remain closed until repair work can be completed. However, swimming lessons will be on as normal this evening.

Thank you for your continued support and your patience

YMCA Fleetwood Team | 01253 771505 […]

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