What is Circuit Training?

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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...

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

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Costo of Living Crisis Featured Image Download 'Inside the Cost of Living' Report As the cost of living crisis intensifies, a report launched today by YMCA England & Wales warns that the health, well-being and future prospects of young residents are under threat, with no proposed Government support in sight. YMCA’s ‘Inside the cost of living crisis’ report was compiled using focus...

YMCA response to the Chancellor’s mini-budget announcement

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  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 response to the Chancellor’s Spring Statement

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YMCA Chancellors spring statement featured image Responding to the Chancellor’s Spring Statement, Denise Hatton, Chief Executive of YMCA England & Wales, said: “While YMCA appreciates and acknowledges the pressures faced by inflation, international conflict, and our very necessary response, there is no denying that the Chancellor has missed a vital opportunity to provide support for those in desperate financial need. “Tax...

Ukraine Crisis – Hope – Poem by Francesca Tolond

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YMCA Cheltenham - Ukraine Crisis Hope I watch the horror unfolding The terror of brother against brother The threat to the world One man’s desire to have everything Lent has begun – a time of giving up A time of prayer A time of contemplation A time leading to Celebration, Death and Resurrection My prayer is for peace Peace and...

YMCA respond to Youth Services cuts exceeding £1bn

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YMCA respond to Youth Services cuts

Thursday, 16 December 2021 Denise Hatton, Chief Executive of YMCA England & Wales, said: “Today’s statistics officially mark a decade of cuts to funding for youth services, with a real-terms fall of 74% in vital investment since 2010/11, equating to a loss of £1.1bn for young people. “Figures released today give the impression that investment…