10 Months of Transformation
A dearly loved gym member joined YMCA Gym in January 2023 and her incredible journey has inspired us all. When she signed up, Mary had health conditions that restricted her from achieving some of the basic life tasks and asked for our assistance in helping her have a better quality of life.
Over the past 10 months, Mary has not only shed over 3 stone in weight but has also gained significant muscle mass, transforming her body and her mindset. Mary’s dedication to her fitness journey has not only resulted in remarkable physical changes but has also had a profound impact on her mental well-being. She radiates confidence and positivity, and her newfound strength has empowered her to step out of her comfort zone. From trying new classes to taking on new fitness challenges, Mary’s transformation has been nothing short of awe-inspiring.
What’s truly remarkable about Mary is her ability to uplift and motivate those around her. She has become a beacon of encouragement, spurring on other gym members to push their limits and achieve their goals. Her unwavering support and infectious enthusiasm have created a ripple effect within our gym community, inspiring others to embrace their own fitness journeys with determination and joy.
Mary’s journey is a testament to the incredible transformations that can occur when dedication, perseverance, and a supportive community come together. She embodies the spirit of YMCA Gym, and we are immensely proud to have her as part of our fitness family. Here’s to many more milestones and victories on our members’ fitness journeys!
YMCA Gym have teamed up with Trekstock to deliver 8-week exercise rehab programmes to young people in their 20s and 30s with a current or previous Cancer diagnosis.
One of our members returned to us after receiving Cancer treatment and described it as ‘coming home’.
Realising the benefits of regular physical activity, MIND and YMCA have teamed up to support several groups over the past year to help them thrive in Body and Mind.
It’s reached that point in the year when motivation begins to fail and those New Year’s resolutions you made are now a distant memory. You have all the excuses under the sun for not doing that Zumba class, or skipping those early morning Kettlebells, and it’s time to shake things up!
Early December, Cafe 1879 hosted YMCA Gym’s Annual Christmas Lunch where 29 of our members attended, enjoying an afternoon of celebrations and a delicious 3-course meal.
It may still be cold and windy outside but the warmer weather is just around the corner and there’ll be no better time to exercise outdoors. There are many reasons why working up a sweat in the great outdoors makes us feel good. Gorgeous views, sun on our faces and getting away from the hustle and bustle of a packed gym, to name a few.