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

Set up in 1997, this exercise referral scheme for people living with HIV is now almost two decades old. As the only programme of this type in London, we take referrals from clinics, charities and local councils from all over the capital.

HIV can not only affect someone’s health but also their confidence and wellbeing. So Positive Health is a 12-week programme that works on improving fitness, self-esteem and quality of life. When it comes to an end we offer subsidised access to our YMCA Club in London and continuous support so that exercise becomes a part of daily life.

We now have roughly 250 taking part every month – which means 250 people who are healthier, happier and more fulfilled.

For more information about the scheme contact Victoria Brown or James Simpkin.

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 3994 9624.

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.