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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 […]

Youl’s Mission to Match Fitness

Fleetwood Town's Youl Mawene and Jamille Matt train inside YMCA Fleetwood

Youl: “Helping the players achieve and maintain peak fitness is my priority.”

Fleetwood Town Football Club’s squad have been training in YMCAs now during the last two seasons and for Youl Mawene, the club’s sports science coach, YMCA offer the perfect mix of facilities to help him achieve his goal.

Youl, former professional player for Preston North End and Derby County, joined Fleetwood Town as centre back in 2012. At the end of his last season in 2013 the club renewed his contract and appointed him as head coach for the teams.

As a sports scientist […]

Andrew: “It’s not just about losing weight”

Andrew Noble January 2015

“…an incredible journey which has truly changed my life!”

Andrew Noble, 48 of St Annes began his journey with YMCA in February 2014.

Andrew pictured above in January 2015 and below early last year before commencing his new lifestyle.

Andrew was referred by his GP to join the Exercise on Referral scheme at YMCA St Annes and says from his first original assessment with Y:Active Referral Office Leigh Copley he discovered a whole new world of inspiration that would lead on to his complete life changing experience.

He shares his personal story with us here.

Andrew recalls […]

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 […]