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“Everyone goes on a journey together”

The YMCA Choir is back and bigger than ever. Over thirty people gathered in Keith Clarke Room 1 last month to sing under the listening ear of Choirmaster, Kieran Jones, who’s worked with the...
Claire.Gilderson | 30 September 2019
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Try ‘Yoga Under the Moon’ at the Bloomsbury Festival

Now in its 13th year, the Bloomsbury Festival in London will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing at this year’s event. For the first time ever, both the YMCA Club and One KX...
Claire.Gilderson | 25 September 2019
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What's your body really made of?

Looking at the scales is not a good indication of how healthy you are, as it doesn’t tell you how much of your weight is fat and how much is lean body mass. The InBody machine will let you know in...
ymca | 25 September 2019

“Little changes make a big difference”

Following on from our successful pilot back in February, the ‘Wellness Wednesday Workshops’ are back in October by popular demand. YMCA Club Nutritionist, Nick Owen, and former Michelin Chef turned...
Claire.Gilderson | 25 September 2019
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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 | 25 September 2019
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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 | 25 September 2019
The late Marion Rossall (L) and her daughter Niki (R)

Support Niki’s first ‘Shine Night Marathon Walk’ for a good cause

You might know YMCA Club Fitness Instructor, Niki Rossall, from ‘Body Sculpt’ or ‘Legs, Bums and Tums’, but on Saturday 21st September, she’ll be using her legs to raise money for Cancer Research in...
Claire.Gilderson | 30 August 2019
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“It only takes 12 weeks to get your head back in the game”

Jayden Parsons is no stranger to battling mental illness. As Founder of Australia’s YMCA ‘mYnd-pump programme’ and speaker at the recent YMCA 175 global anniversary celebration in London, Jayden...
Claire.Gilderson | 30 August 2019
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Sign up for our September after school clubs!

Many children enjoyed the delights of the YMCA Club play scheme over the summer, but the fun doesn’t have to end when they go back to school. Why not book your child onto one of our many after school...
Claire.Gilderson | 22 August 2019