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TravelMag logo over YMCA Club's swimming pool

YMCA Club is “exceedingly hard to beat” say TravelMag

When it comes to gyms in London, the variety of facilities, classes and services that our award winning gym offers is second to none. TravelMag - who provide in-depth local guides to travellers from...
Claire.Gilderson | 15 February 2019
YMCA Zumbathon details: Sat 16th Feb from midday in Main Sports Hall

Zumba for a good cause!

Now in its ninth year, the YMCA Zumbathon will take place once again later this month. Thanks to your donations, we’ve raised nearly £4,000 so far to help beat cancer. This year, we’re raising money...
Claire.Gilderson | 1 February 2019
Rev Bob Vogt (18th Aug 1925 to 4th Dec 1918)

A fond farewell to “Bob the Vicar”

The Rev Bob Vogt, who had been a YMCA Club member for over 20 years, sadly passed away in December at the age of 93. Not long after joining the Club in 1997, he held a short Christian service in the...
Claire.Gilderson | 1 February 2019
Get fit for February - Join an exercise class!

Get fit for February - Join an exercise class!

As part of your ‘new year, new you’ philosophy, you might have considered upping the ante in 2019 and nailing your new fitness regime, but how? Studio Manager and former Choreographer, Adrian Walters...
Claire.Gilderson | 1 February 2019
Wellness Wednesday Workshop (hands in the shape of a heart)

“Little changes can make a big difference”

You might have started your new fitness regime, but have you also seriously considered your diet and lifestyle? Our resident Nutritionist, Nick Owen, and former Michelin Chef turned Personal Trainer...
Claire.Gilderson | 1 February 2019
YMCA member, David Bryan, exercising in the YMCA Club in central London

Meet David Bryan – the YMCA Club’s fastest ‘bleeper’!

David, a 32-year-old award winning Animator from Enfield, has been a YMCA Club member for eight years. He also currently holds the enviable Club title of ‘Fastest Bleeper’ having achieved a result of...
Claire.Gilderson | 1 February 2019
6 people lined up about to start the bleep test

Beat the bleep!

Every month at the YMCA Club, Health & Fitness Advisor, Shun-Yin Chan, runs ‘bleep tests’ to measure fitness levels. Bleep tests can be taken by anyone, regardless of age or fitness. Whether you’...
Claire.Gilderson | 1 February 2019
James Ross. Mature student on the Mind Body Matters YMCA pilot.

Managing mental health through exercise

In January, many of us are thinking about kicking old habits or starting something new. For others it’s a time of extreme stress as they prepare for their mock exams ahead of their summer finals....
Claire.Gilderson | 19 December 2018
Students drawing in YMCA Art Class run by Niall Deegan

“Pick up a pencil and drown out the world”

Want to get more creative in 2019? Then why not learn how to draw under the expert eye of qualified Art Teacher, Niall Deegan? Following his successful first stint at the YMCA Club, Niall will be...
Claire.Gilderson | 19 December 2018