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Matwork Pilates

Matwork Pilates returns to the YMCA Club

The YMCA Club already offers over 125 fitness classes per week, but not one to rest on our laurels, we want to offer you even more! Mat Pilates is making a comeback and YMCA Club’s Fitness Manager...
Claire.Gilderson | 4 June 2019
A woman who is weightlifting

Ladies who lift

Some women fear that lifting heavy weights will make them bulky, but this is unlikely. According to the YMCA Club's Programme and Events Manager - Terri Siabi, lifting heavy weights can help...
ymca | 4 June 2019
Men's Weightlifting

Men's Weightlifting

Weightlifting has many benefits. It helps increase both strength and size. Combined with a healthy eating and hydration regime, plenty of rest, mobility, core strength and plenty of sleep, it also...
ymca | 28 May 2019

'Exercise Through the Ages' for our 175th birthday!

The YMCA global movement will turn 175 on 6th June. Given that we’re the first ever YMCA on the planet, the UK’s leading health, fitness and education charity and central London’s largest gym, the...
Claire.Gilderson | 23 May 2019
A brain escaping from a bird cage

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 | 26 April 2019
Volunteer Swimming Teacher, Marc, demonstrating technique at the YMCA Club's pool for Positive Strokes

“Joining Positive Strokes changed my life!”

Marc is a recently qualified Swimming Teacher who volunteers at the YMCA’s award winning Positive Strokes Swimming Club. Positive Strokes is part of Positive Health, which has been helping people...
Claire.Gilderson | 1 April 2019
Raoul Dero, Prof Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, Mayor of Camden, Dep Lord Mayor of Westminster, David Ball, Tony Warner, Tracey Blackwood

Unveiling of civil rights pioneer plaque at YMCA Club

A piece of important social history came to light last month. A large group of people gathered outside the YMCA Club entrance to honour Dr Harold Moody who established the ‘League of Coloured Peoples...
Claire.Gilderson | 27 March 2019
An overweight Chris Boone pushing his healthier self in a pram

“My lifestyle was damaging my organs”

Chris Boone from Woolwich is fit and healthy and has not long celebrated his 40th birthday. As the old adage goes, ‘Life begins at 40’ - for Chris, it certainly did. Chris is an international Senior...
Claire.Gilderson | 26 March 2019
Brenda doing weights at a YMCA Club Older Adults Workshop

Strengthening bones and muscles can reduce the risk of an early death

As we get older, musculoskeletal health becomes increasingly important. According to new joint research by Public Health England and the Centre for Ageing Better, poor musculoskeletal health can...
Claire.Gilderson | 26 March 2019