We served 13,873 members in 2017/18 across our 10 leisure facilities.
HOW WE IMPACT
1.4 million visits to our leisure centres and swimming pools
with health conditions have been helped to lead more active lifestyles.
3971 CHILDREN PER WEEK
are now safer having learnt to swim through our YMCA swimming classes
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active community based sports clubs at our leisure centres, providing locally accessible venues.
Our Physical Activity programme changed lives in 2017/18 by…
Supporting individuals to be physically active
Supporting individuals with health conditions
Encouraging active communities
We work tirelessly across communities in Fylde, Wyre and North Lancashire to encourage people, regardless of their age, background or level of ability to become more physically active whether through individual health and fitness programmes or through increasing their uptake of organised sports.
It is not that we have to convince people of the benefits – they already know that if they were more active they are likely to see life changing improvements in both their physical and mental well being. Yet, the fact that at any one time 28 percent of people in England are inactive, i.e. do less that 30 minutes of moderate activity a week, provides us with sufficient evidence to suggest there are a diverse range of barriers both practical and emotional stopping us from getting involved.
Million visits to our leisure centres
Community sports sessions held by Your Move
We do not underestimate how difficult it is for people to incorporate sport and physical activity into their lifestyle. It takes time, tailored support and regular motivation to get involved and stay involved.
We provide a free 12 week programme with tailored support for people who are classed as inactive and have at least one health conditions with our physical activity programme.
I was terrified when I first went to Zumba class at YMCA St Annes but now I’m addicted. The staff are amazing, ‘Zumba Suzy’ is so friendly, supportive and encouraging. I’ve learnt so much from all of them about diet, exercise and my health. Andrew Aged 50
attendances at our disabled swimming lessons throughout the year
women aged 14 to 40 who previously did little to no exercise have participated in our Y:Women Can sessions
Fitness classes per week are available to our leisure centre members
We believe it is not too late to start getting active, even if you are already overweight, have high cholesterol or have been diagnosed with a chronic health condition such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease or cancer. We have continued to work in partnership with Lancashire County Council, NHS and charity sector partners to offer a range of GP and other partner referral programmes. We provide tailored physical activity plans to match your health condition.
Weight Management programme
Our clients receive the latest advice around healthy eating, nutrition and the recommended guidelines for daily exercise We know that losing weight and keeping it off is tough, but the Weight Management Programme makes the solution to this problem easy. Through our personalised free 12 week Weight Management Programme and working with our team of experts, we can offer you the support and skills to become healthier, fitter and happier version of yourself.
My activity levels have increased I am walking more in general to shops etc and going up and down stairs instead of lift of escalator. The programme has improved my health and well being because I have more energy, feel much healthier, can sustain activities for longer, breathing much better, look better, clothes fitting better, much happier, easily motivated to do things – “A sense of wellbeing”.
Fylde, Your Move Client
Weight management clients reduced their BMI in 12 weeks
Our free 12 week programme and specialist instructor supports people who have had a heart attack, heart surgery or cardiac procedure to; understand their condition, recover from the attack, surgery or procedure, and make small changes to help increase the health of their heart.
Community members participated in the cardiac rehabilitation programme
of the clients who completed the programme felt more capable of managing their condition
Healthy living goes way beyond just staying active. At the YMCA we believe in the power of positive relationships with our members and encourage them to be healthy in body, mind and spirit. We achieve this through using our facilities, programmes and sports clubs to unite families, friends and communities together, whether through family fun days or local charitable events.
Working with our partners across the Fylde and Wyre, we have developed a number of free exercise sessions which are open to all members of the community and have been designed for all abilities.