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“Little changes can make a big difference”

The ‘Wellness Wednesday Workshops’ return in the New Year. YMCA Club Nutritionist, Nick Owen, and former Michelin Chef turned Personal Trainer and Manager, Ed Lindinas, have joined forces once again...
Claire.Gilderson | 24 February 2020
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Is your mind full or mindful?

“Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other...
ymca | 7 February 2020
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Today’s YMCA Club apprentices are tomorrow’s fitness experts

As Central YMCA marks National Apprenticeship Week (3rd – 7th Feb), we celebrate our very own in-house apprentices including 19-year-old Jack Coghlan – the YMCA Club’s Apprentice Recreation Assistant...
Claire.Gilderson | 6 February 2020

Central YMCA partner with Nike to ‘power up’ new-look Fitness Training Academy

Central YMCA has joined forces with Nike to re-launch the ‘YMCA Fitness Training Academy - Powered by Nike’, which is a free, two year Personal Training course and alternative to A-Levels or college...
Claire.Gilderson | 6 February 2020

YMCAFit PT graduate, Andrew Beech, wins ‘UK Community Coach of the Year’

A few weeks ago, 46 – year – old Andrew Beech from Battersea, shared the stage with British tennis coach, Judy Murray, coaches to Sports Personality of the Year Cricketer, Ben Stokes and coaches to...
Claire.Gilderson | 6 February 2020

Zumba for a good cause!

Now in its 10th year, the YMCA Zumbathon will take place once again this month. Thanks to your donations, we’ve raised over £4,500 so far to help beat cancer. This year, we’re raising money for ‘...
Claire.Gilderson | 6 February 2020
Chris O'Donnell in the YMCA Club

New Year - New Personal Trainer! Meet Chris O’Donnell (not the actor!)

Did you pile on the pounds over Christmas or maybe you fancy some new fitness goals for 2020? Whatever your health and wellbeing aspirations this year, why not invest in a Personal Trainer? We meet...
Claire.Gilderson | 10 January 2020
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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 | 24 December 2019
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Love your liver

For many of us, January is the time to adopt a healthier lifestyle, especially if we’ve overindulged or been less active over the Christmas holidays. To help us get back on track for 2020, the YMCA’s...
Claire.Gilderson | 9 December 2019