Events

Happy 175th Birthday YMCA!

The YMCA global movement will turn 175 next month. 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 | 26 April 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 | 26 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
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