q

Our gym facilities are now open and we’re excited to see you all! Please visit our member’s area to get booked in. 

The Government has announced that Gyms and Leisure Centres can
reopen from 25th July 2020 – we are delighted to be able to tell you that
from 12pm on the 27 th July you will be able to use the gym once again.

Our Blog

News

GNR Virtual

by | Aug 7, 2020 | News | 0 comments

Great North Run 2020 may have been cancelled, but if you’re still keen to grab your running gear and take on that 13.l mile dash… Great Run has now made it possible to get involved and raise vital funds for YMCA North Tyneside.

Although we won’t be setting off from the usual starting line, The official Virtual Great North Run is here to keep one of the biggest annual events in the North East going strong during these difficult times.

Great Run has teamed up with ViRACE to create an app, bringing you an innovative virtual experience with audio clips from the event so that as you hit those milestones, you feel as if you are there, running the original course.

As you head out you’ll become immersed in the heat of the action hearing chants of OGGy OGGY OGGY and the iconic roar of the Red Arrows flying overhead.

The race will begin at the same time for all participants and everyone using the app will be tracked and able to view results once the race finishes.

Even if you didn’t book a place for this years Great North Run, not to worry! Everyone is welcome to join in and the entry is completely free of charge. Simply sign up online and pick a route to smash out your very own GNR. Please note that participants are asked not to try and use the original route in Newcastle as this is out of bounds for public safety.

We would love for you to get involved with Virtual GNR and even better, choose YMCA as your selected charity. You can sign up here and the app will become available to download shortly.

If you do choose to raise money on behalf of YMCA North Tyneside, you can use our Just Giving Fundraising Page which was set up for the original GNR and can still be used to generate donations.

Steve Smashes the Helvellyn Triathlon
Steve Smashes the Helvellyn Triathlon

We caught up with Steve Pugh, one of the team at YMCA, who has just completed one of the biggest challenges of his life (and fundraising for YMCA in the process). His goal was to complete the Helvellyn Triathlon on 2nd September 2018 in under 5 hours. He started...

FREE Yoga and Powerlifting for young people
FREE Yoga and Powerlifting for young people

YMCA North Tyneside has received funding from Sport England​, ​for the 3rd year running​​, ​to deliver free fitness programmes for young people aged between 12-25 yrs, into 2017. Sportivate is a Lottery Funded Programme with Sport England. The programme was developed...

Victoria brings physiotherapy expertise to YMCA Gym
Victoria brings physiotherapy expertise to YMCA Gym

We're excited to announce that physiotherapy specialist, Victoria Alfar of Sports Therapy at the Coast, has taken up residency at YMCA Gym, North Shields. Victoria has practised physiotherapy both in the UK and across the world including; Dubai and Qatar, completing...

YMCA “Sharks” do us proud…
YMCA “Sharks” do us proud…

Back o' the net! YMCA "Sharks" 5-a-side beach football team held the eventual winners of the Northumberland FA: Tynemouth Beach 5-a-side 2016 Competition, to Nil-Nil until the dying seconds. Whilst they didn't take overall victory, the YMCA team won the respect the...

Try YMCA Gym Pilates!
Try YMCA Gym Pilates!

Practitioners say regular pilates practise can help improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension. For athletes, pilates can complement their training by developing whole body strength and flexibility, and help reduce...

YMCA Gym Rope Challenge
YMCA Gym Rope Challenge

‘Rope’ up the courage for our new Gym Challenge! To complete the Rope Challenge simply pull the full rope length through the rid and repeat 4 times! One side of the rope is all the way at the top of the station. Use a member of the gym team to record you You must pull...