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YMCA member, David Bryan, exercising in the YMCA Club in central London

Meet David Bryan – the YMCA Club’s fastest ‘bleeper’!

David, a 32-year-old award winning Animator from Enfield, has been a YMCA Club member for eight years. He also currently holds the enviable Club title of ‘Fastest Bleeper’ having achieved a result of...
Claire.Gilderson | 1 February 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 | 1 February 2019
James Ross. Mature student on the Mind Body Matters YMCA pilot.

Managing mental health through exercise

In January, many of us are thinking about kicking old habits or starting something new. For others it’s a time of extreme stress as they prepare for their mock exams ahead of their summer finals....
Claire.Gilderson | 19 December 2018
Students drawing in YMCA Art Class run by Niall Deegan

“Pick up a pencil and drown out the world”

Want to get more creative in 2019? Then why not learn how to draw under the expert eye of qualified Art Teacher, Niall Deegan? Following his successful first stint at the YMCA Club, Niall will be...
Claire.Gilderson | 19 December 2018

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 2019, the YMCA’s...
Claire.Gilderson | 19 December 2018
Peach Band workout. A peach that looks like a bottom.

New ‘Peach Band’ workout for perkier posteriors

Overindulged in too much turkey and trimmings? Bum not as firm after the festive frivolities? Have no fear, the YMCA Club are launching the new ‘Peach Band’ workout for both men and women from Friday...
Claire.Gilderson | 19 December 2018

Club opening hours over Christmas and New Year 18

Please be aware of the YMCA Club’s reduced hours over the Christmas and New Year period.
Claire.Gilderson | 3 December 2018
Ricardas Narusis on the YMCA Club gym floor

“You can become anything you want at the YMCA”

New YMCA Club Lifeguard, Ricardas Narusis, talks about how he got here and what he hopes to achieve next…
Claire.Gilderson | 30 November 2018
Unhealthy Christmas party food

Top tips to stay healthy-ish over Christmas

Nick the Nutritionist: “I’ll show you how to avoid over-indulging this Christmas.”
Claire.Gilderson | 30 November 2018