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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 […]

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 […]

#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 […]

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