DanceFit Fitness Class in Cheltenham

  YMCA Cheltenham Sports Centre offers a variety of fitness classes, including DanceFit, to help individuals improve their overall physical and mental wellbeing. DanceFit, a high-energy dance workout, is a popular fitness class in Cheltenham for good reason. Here are a few of the many benefits of DanceFit. First, DanceFit provides a full-body workout. This…

YMCA honoured with Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Volunteering Award in recognition of youth and community empowerment

YMCA England & Wales and YMCA Scotland have been announced as joint recipients of an official award celebrating the work done by charities to empower young people and volunteers, created in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.   The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Volunteering Award recognises 20 national charities in total working with young…

YMCA Cheltenham Sports Centre – Badminton

Are you looking for a fun and exciting way to get in shape? Look no further than badminton at the Cheltenham YMCA Sports Centre! This popular racquet sport offers numerous physical and mental benefits that can help improve your overall health and well-being. One of the main benefits of playing badminton at the Cheltenham YMCA…

What is Circuit Training?

Are you looking for a local exercise class? Circuit training is a fantastic workout for anyone regardless of their level of fitness. I spoke to our Sports Centre team member Sarah Gyles to find out more. What is Circuit Training? Circuit Training consists of a set of stations each station is a different exercise, it...

Opening St Michael’s Court in Gloucester and The PATHWAY HOME

On Tuesday, October the 11th 2022 we opened our new building in Gloucester at St Michael's Court. This is a very exciting time for YMCA Cheltenham as we expand our services in Gloucester. St Michael's Court consists of 3 separate units of accommodation. The building was officially opened by Dame Janet Trotter DBE, CVO. Number...

Eating a meal or keeping warm: the true cost of living for young people

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YMCA Cheltenham Annual General Meeting 2022

On September the 28th we held our Annual General Meeting for the year. We invited over one hundred people from the local community including our members, staff and local dignitaries such as the Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Gloucestershire Guy Disney MBE, Alex Chalk MP and Dame Janet Trotter DBE CVO. We gathered to review the...

YMCA response to the Chancellor’s mini-budget announcement

  Denise Hatton, Chief Executive of YMCA England & Wales: “YMCA welcomes the confirmation around the energy guarantee for businesses and charities announced today which will go a long way in the short term to support many charities like ours. “However, we do urge the Government to outline as quickly the detail around longer-term support…

YMCA Statement: HM Queen Elizabeth II

On behalf of YMCA Scotland, YMCA Ireland and YMCA England & Wales:   “It is with great sadness that the YMCA family across all four nations acknowledge the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. “As we recognise this grave loss, we are reminded of Her Majesty’s selfless devotion to our nation and to the Commonwealth, providing…