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Reduced hours over the festive period

Due to lower Club attendance over Christmas and New Year, our hours will be reduced. Please check our timetable for any updates to your favourite classes.
Claire.Gilderson | 5 November 2019
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Prostate Cancer - “I was lucky they caught it early”

As thousands of people around the globe sport a moustache this November to raise money for men’s health movement, Movember, we catch up with Club member, Bob Young, who has survived prostate cancer....
Claire.Gilderson | 4 November 2019
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Meet our new YMCA Club Operations Manager, John Blackburn!

Award winning John Blackburn – who’s been in the industry for over 20 years – joined us as Operations Manager over the summer. Two months in, we find out what he’s achieved so far and his future...
Claire.Gilderson | 4 November 2019
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Terri Siabi – Staying fit and healthy during pregnancy

Much loved Club Programme and Events Manager, Terri Siabi, is expecting twins in January. Her last day in the Club will be Friday 13th December. Before going on maternity leave, Terri shares her...
Claire.Gilderson | 4 November 2019
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YMCA Club renovation update

As the Club’s first phase of renovations draw to a close, YMCA Club Director, Dan Lynn, takes stock of what we’ve achieved and looks ahead to the next phase of works, which will vastly improve our...
Claire.Gilderson | 4 November 2019
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“Everyone goes on a journey together”

The YMCA Choir is back and bigger than ever. Over thirty people gathered in Keith Clarke Room 1 last month to sing under the listening ear of Choirmaster, Kieran Jones, who’s worked with the...
Claire.Gilderson | 30 September 2019
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Try ‘Yoga Under the Moon’ at the Bloomsbury Festival

Now in its 13th year, the Bloomsbury Festival in London will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing at this year’s event. For the first time ever, both the YMCA Club and One KX...
Claire.Gilderson | 25 September 2019
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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 | 25 September 2019
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Support Niki’s first ‘Shine Night Marathon Walk’ for a good cause

You might know YMCA Club Fitness Instructor, Niki Rossall, from ‘Body Sculpt’ or ‘Legs, Bums and Tums’, but on Saturday 21st September, she’ll be using her legs to raise money for Cancer Research in...
Claire.Gilderson | 30 August 2019