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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
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
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
Rev Bob Vogt (18th Aug 1925 to 4th Dec 1918)

A fond farewell to “Bob the Vicar”

The Rev Bob Vogt, who had been a YMCA Club member for over 20 years, sadly passed away in December at the age of 93. Not long after joining the Club in 1997, he held a short Christian service in the...
Claire.Gilderson | 1 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
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