Fitness

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
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
TravelMag logo over YMCA Club's swimming pool

YMCA Club is “exceedingly hard to beat” say TravelMag

When it comes to gyms in London, the variety of facilities, classes and services that our award winning gym offers is second to none. TravelMag - who provide in-depth local guides to travellers from...
Claire.Gilderson | 15 February 2019
Get fit for February - Join an exercise class!

Get fit for February - Join an exercise class!

As part of your ‘new year, new you’ philosophy, you might have considered upping the ante in 2019 and nailing your new fitness regime, but how? Studio Manager and former Choreographer, Adrian Walters...
Claire.Gilderson | 1 February 2019
YMCA member, David Bryan, exercising in the YMCA Club in central London

Meet David Bryan – the YMCA Club’s fastest ‘bleeper’!

David, a 32-year-old award winning Animator from Enfield, has been a YMCA Club member for eight years. He also currently holds the enviable Club title of ‘Fastest Bleeper’ having achieved a result of...
Claire.Gilderson | 1 February 2019
James Ross. Mature student on the Mind Body Matters YMCA pilot.

Managing mental health through exercise

In January, many of us are thinking about kicking old habits or starting something new. For others it’s a time of extreme stress as they prepare for their mock exams ahead of their summer finals....
Claire.Gilderson | 19 December 2018