Fitness

5 steps to beat the January bulge

The joys of January: our bank accounts are empty, party season is over and our waistbands are tighter. You’d have to have been super human to resist the odd seasonal temptation over Christmas, and a...
ymca | 1 January 2015
Beat the baby weight

Beat the baby weight

If you’re worried you still look pregnant several weeks after the birth of your baby, you’re not alone. Look at it this way: it took nine months for your body to prepare for the birth, so it’s going...
ymca | 20 December 2014
Training for Triathlon

Training for Triathlon: The need for speed

In writing the Central YMCA guide ‘Tri harder: The A-Z of Triathlon for Improvers, I wanted to provide an unintimidating and easy to use guide to the sport. Although Triathlon is in many ways quite a...
ymca | 17 November 2014
Swimming

Taking the plunge with swimming

There are many great benefits from swimming but many people don't include it in their workout routines. Find out why it's time to take the plunge and add swimming to your exercise regime.
ymca | 25 October 2014
How to train for a marathon

How to train for a marathon?

Now you’ve signed up for your marathon, it’s time to get down to the business of training. Training can be tough, especially if you’re a beginner, and it can be difficult to know what kind of...
ymca | 17 October 2014

Join my gym: Justin Cowling

There’s no better way to find out what it’s like to be a part of YMCA Club then hearing from the members themselves. This time we hear from Justin Cowling, who has benefitted from YMCA Club being...
ymca | 9 October 2014
Injury prevention

5 things for injury prevention - a beginners guide

Injuries can stop you in your tracks. So how can we prevent them?
ymca | 24 September 2014
Race day

Race Day

Well it’s finally here, Race Day. Here you are on the start line, covered in war paint and looking dangerous. Are you ready to go? Let’s re-wind 24 hours and look at the build up to your race, to...
ymca | 16 September 2014

Join my gym: Janice Moseley

There’s no better way to find out what it’s like to be a part of YMCA Club then hearing from the members themselves. This time we hear from Janice Moseley, who has benefitted from YMCA Club being...
ymca | 15 August 2014