Charitable projects

At Central YMCA we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to exercise. So, at YMCA Club, we run a host of projects delivering professional exercise sessions to those who benefit most from a more personal, structured approach to fitness.

Positive Health

Our Positive Health scheme was set up in 1997 specifically to promote increased activity levels for people living with HIV.

After referral members follow a personalised 12-week programme, which includes an initial fitness assessment, a tailored exercise plan and support from professional fitness trainers throughout.

For more information about the scheme contact Victoria Brown or Becky O'Gorman.

Exercise referral programme

An inactive lifestyle can be a precursor to ill health and disease.

We work in partnership with the Westminster Health Improvement team to deliver a 10-week exercise referral programme to encourage and support behaviour change amongst people whose health can be significantly improved by taking up exercise. Referrals are only accepted via the Westminster Health Improvement team.

Older adults programme

At YMCA Club we believe that you’re never too old to enjoy the health benefits of exercise. Providing a fantastic health boost, as well as an opportunity to socialise and make friends, our older adults programme is always much in demand and currently has over 700 members.

We offer access to a diverse range of subsidised activities for members aged 60 years and above, including exercise classes and social outings. To find out more about the programme please email Declan Duncan or call 020 7343 1766.

Rehabilitation groups

Different Strokes – an independent, external, national charity that was established within our facility – is a support group that helps adults to recover from a stroke through safe exercise.

To find out more about this group please email Different Strokes.