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 […]
YMCA Fleetwood Health and Fitness Centre have secured a grant to provide free swimming for children throughout the school holidays until February 2018.
Free swimming is available during public swimming sessions (view our timetable here) for children aged 16 and under throughout school holiday periods up to and including February Half Term 2018. Proof of residency at an FY7 postcode e.g. recent utility bill or driving licence is required. Any children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a paying parent or guardian aged 18 or over at a ratio of 2:1 […]
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 […]