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“Little changes make a big difference”

Following on from our successful pilot back in February, the ‘Wellness Wednesday Workshops’ are back in October by popular demand. YMCA Club Nutritionist, Nick Owen, and former Michelin Chef turned...
Claire.Gilderson | 25 September 2019
6 people lined up about to start the bleep test

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
The late Marion Rossall (L) and her daughter Niki (R)

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
man holding a very fuzzy, blurred head

“It only takes 12 weeks to get your head back in the game”

Jayden Parsons is no stranger to battling mental illness. As Founder of Australia’s YMCA ‘mYnd-pump programme’ and speaker at the recent YMCA 175 global anniversary celebration in London, Jayden...
Claire.Gilderson | 30 August 2019
4 children taking part in a Club swimming lesson

Sign up for our September after school clubs!

Many children enjoyed the delights of the YMCA Club play scheme over the summer, but the fun doesn’t have to end when they go back to school. Why not book your child onto one of our many after school...
Claire.Gilderson | 22 August 2019
Profile of Tino on the YMCA Club floor

“Your goals are my goals and together we’ll smash it!”

43 year-old Tino Constantouris qualified as a Personal Trainer three years ago with YMCAfit. Tino loves going on a journey with his clients and watching them transform. Physically, mentally or...
Claire.Gilderson | 1 August 2019
Teresa Waite profile

“Most people are stronger than they think”

Teresa Waite qualified as a Personal Trainer with YMCAfit seven years ago. She’s helped many people on their road to recovery and believes whatever your starting point, investing in health and...
Claire.Gilderson | 31 July 2019
Portrait of Ernesto Ortino on the YMCA Club floor

“My clients stay with me for years and years”

Ernesto Ortino qualified as a Personal Trainer with YMCAfit 10 years ago. A decade of working with a variety of clients has taught him that everyone is unique. Ernesto explains why good relationships...
Claire.Gilderson | 31 July 2019
Thomas McDonnell laughing in his YMCA Club teeshirt

“I make sure I get the best out of everyone”

Former YMCA apprentice, 23 year-old Thomas McDonnell, is our youngest Personal Trainer and one of the Club’s Health and Fitness Advisors. His passion for fitness blossomed at 15. Today, he loves...
Claire.Gilderson | 30 July 2019