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#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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

YMCA Move Forward with Cancer Referral Programme

Moving Forward News Item Angela Walters

Thanks to Macmillan Cancer Support funding, an exercise programme aimed at improving life expectancy of people diagnosed with cancer will now benefit local people in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre for a further twelve months.

The free 14 week fitness programme, Moving Forward, was initially launched last year for patients who had been recently diagnosed with either breast or colorectal cancer.

Now the programme has been extended for patients living with cancer in any part of their body and also for people diagnosed with cancer up to five years ago.

Jez Such, Macmillan Development Manager for Lancashire said: