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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 | 1 April 2019
Volunteer Swimming Teacher, Marc, demonstrating technique at the YMCA Club's pool for Positive Strokes

“Joining Positive Strokes changed my life!”

Marc is a recently qualified Swimming Teacher who volunteers at the YMCA’s award winning Positive Strokes Swimming Club. Positive Strokes is part of Positive Health, which has been helping people...
Claire.Gilderson | 1 April 2019
Raoul Dero, Prof Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, Mayor of Camden, Dep Lord Mayor of Westminster, David Ball, Tony Warner, Tracey Blackwood

Unveiling of civil rights pioneer plaque at YMCA Club

A piece of important social history came to light last month. A large group of people gathered outside the YMCA Club entrance to honour Dr Harold Moody who established the ‘League of Coloured Peoples...
Claire.Gilderson | 27 March 2019
An overweight Chris Boone pushing his healthier self in a pram

“My lifestyle was damaging my organs”

Chris Boone from Woolwich is fit and healthy and has not long celebrated his 40th birthday. As the old adage goes, ‘Life begins at 40’ - for Chris, it certainly did. Chris is an international Senior...
Claire.Gilderson | 26 March 2019
Brenda doing weights at a YMCA Club Older Adults Workshop

Strengthening bones and muscles can reduce the risk of an early death

As we get older, musculoskeletal health becomes increasingly important. According to new joint research by Public Health England and the Centre for Ageing Better, poor musculoskeletal health can...
Claire.Gilderson | 26 March 2019
participants of Swimathon 2017

YMCA Swimathon 2019!

Swimathon is the world’s biggest annual fundraising swim. It's been running for over thirty years and has raised more than £48 million to date for many different charities. Pool Manager, Nassim...
ymca | 12 March 2019
Edward handling a snake at the YMCA Club Playscheme

YMCA Club Holiday Playscheme – Edward’s story

As Easter approaches, the YMCA Club Holiday Playscheme is gearing up for two weeks of organised fun and welcomes children from all walks of life. It’s run by a dedicated team of trained staff and...
Claire.Gilderson | 11 March 2019
Dr Moody commemorative plaque held by Tom McDonnell, YMCA Club's Health and Fitness Advisor.

First British civil rights movement founded at YMCA Club

A blue commemorative plaque will be unveiled outside the YMCA Club on Wednesday 13th March at 1pm to honour Dr Harold Moody, the founder of Britain’s First Civil Rights Movement. Club members are...
Claire.Gilderson | 11 March 2019
Logo for Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra

Classical concert to raise money for Club’s ‘Positive Health Programme’

For the first time ever, a classical orchestra will be performing in the YMCA Club at 7.30pm on Saturday 13th April to raise money for our ‘Positive Health Programme’, which has been helping people...
Claire.Gilderson | 8 March 2019