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
Participants of last year's Carlos Carnival

Carlos Carnival 2019!

Now in its second year, the Carlos Carnival will take place on 16th March in memory of Brazilian YMCAfit Tutor and Trainer, the late Carlos Mendonca, who worked at the YMCA Club for over 20 years....
Claire.Gilderson | 8 March 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
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
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
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