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'Under construction' traffic cones and barriers

YMCA Club renovation update

As the Club’s first phase of renovations draw to a close, YMCA Club Director, Dan Lynn, takes stock of what we’ve achieved and looks ahead to the next phase of works, which will vastly improve our...
Claire.Gilderson | 13 June 2019

Meet our YMCA Club veterans!

Following our big 175 birthday last month, we find out why two of our veteran YMCA Club members still keep coming back after all these years…
Claire.Gilderson | 12 June 2019

Our 175th birthday celebrations

If you couldn’t make our big 175th birthday bash, here’s a round-up of what you missed!
Claire.Gilderson | 12 June 2019
YMCA 175 logo - "All May Be One"

Celebrating 175 years

Since 1844, the YMCA Movement has been helping thousands of people all over the world live happier, healthier, more fulfilled lives. Central YMCA – the first ever YMCA which includes the YMCA Club –...
Claire.Gilderson | 4 June 2019
Matwork Pilates

Matwork Pilates returns to the YMCA Club

The YMCA Club already offers over 125 fitness classes per week, but not one to rest on our laurels, we want to offer you even more! Mat Pilates is making a comeback and YMCA Club’s Fitness Manager...
Claire.Gilderson | 4 June 2019
A woman who is weightlifting

Ladies who lift

Some women fear that lifting heavy weights will make them bulky, but this is unlikely. According to the YMCA Club's Programme and Events Manager - Terri Siabi, lifting heavy weights can help...
ymca | 4 June 2019
Men's Weightlifting

Men's Weightlifting

Weightlifting has many benefits. It helps increase both strength and size. Combined with a healthy eating and hydration regime, plenty of rest, mobility, core strength and plenty of sleep, it also...
ymca | 28 May 2019

'Exercise Through the Ages' for our 175th birthday!

The YMCA global movement will turn 175 on 6th June. Given that we’re the first ever YMCA on the planet, the UK’s leading health, fitness and education charity and central London’s largest gym, the...
Claire.Gilderson | 23 May 2019
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Is your mind full or mindful?

“Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other...
ymca | 26 April 2019