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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
When you return you will notice your centre may look a little […]
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:
#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 […]
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 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 […]
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Make time for yourself by combining any of the following treatments to help you recharge and sparkle throughout the festive period.
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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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
“I have tried Weight Watchers and Slimming World but Momenta is the only thing that has worked for me”
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 […]
“I became healthier, fitter and 7 stone lighter”
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 […]
“The YMCA enables me to keep healthy and exercise regularly due to the fantastic facilities provided for my children”
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.
“The YMCA enables me to keep […]
“The staff are highly qualified and go the extra mile to make sure your training stays on track. Nothing is ever too much trouble”
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 […]
“I found like minded people who were also encouraged to do more exercise”
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 […]
Charity Online Zumbathon
In aid of 2 local charities with Suzy, Hazel & Lynsey
Tickets cost £6 and can be purchased at St Annes YMCA
Once purchased you will receive a special Zoom link so you can get your dancing shoes ready
20 Days Of Fitness This Christmas for £10 – #festivefitness
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:
Quality gyms powered by Life Fitness with wide range of cardio, resistance, weights and functional training equipment.
Pools at YMCA St Annes Pool & Gym and Kirkham
Free gym inductions, personal fitness programmes and reviews.
LFConnect Fitness […]