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COVID-19 UPDATE

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

In line with the latest government announcement, our gym, café and main building are closed to the public from December 31st. We continue to operate our vital services within Youth Work, Supported Accommodation and Day Nursery.

Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding.

Fitness Hatch

is using exercise to promote good mental health. Supported by qualified gym instructors who are also highly experienced in housing and mental health via online classes, outdoor classes, individual fitness programmes, volunteers and be-frienders who accompany ‘walk and talks’ and jogs.

ABOUT Fitness HATCH

Qualified gym staff leading on a fitness offer that can be accessed remotely or tailored as necessary.

Volunteers/staff for Walk and Talks.
View gym classes, book 1 to 1 advice sessions and group exercise sessions.

Our Group Exercise Instructors continue to deliver live (ZOOM) and pre-recorded (YouTube) classes throughout lockdown.

You can access our pre-recorded classes by clicking on the button below.

Access to YMCA Gym Classes

Our classes are great for people of all ages. From Yoga to Zumba and the latest from Les Mills, we’re confident that our enthusiastic instructors will help you get the most out of the classes here at YMCA Gym.

One to One Sessions

If you feel more comfortable with some one on one time with one of our gym instructors, we have sessions available each week with Eileen. To book a class or discuss a one to one, simply fill out your details below.

Move More

To stay fit and healthy it is recommended that you get atleast 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week (75 mins vigorous exercise). This can be broken down into 20-30 minutes a day.

9 simple tips to move more

Get into a good habit

Set a reminder (you could use the alarm or timer on your phone) to get up and move every 30 minutes during the day. Try stretching during TV ad breaks or pacing around the kitchen while the kettle’s boiling.

Leave for lunch

Go for a short walk to get some fresh air and take the chance to unwind at the same time.

Your own stand-up routine

Try standing when you can instead of sitting – even short periods will add up and improve your strength.

Take up a hobby

Active hobbies like gardening or DIY can be great for your mind as well as your body (see Green Spaces Hatch)

Track your progress

Hitting your daily target will feel great! Using tracking apps can help, but even just a checklist on a piece of paper will do.

It's better together

Do something active with a friend or family – why not grab a coffee and take a walk around the park? I know this is more difficult at the moment, but you are able to meet up with one other person outside but remember to keep socially distanced. This can be with a staff member – see Talking Hatch

Go from strength to strength

Strength-building activities – like carrying heavy shopping bags or a home strength programme to keep muscles, joints and bones strong. Aim to do this at least twice a week.

Reward yourself

Set yourself activity goals and rewards. You could go for a long walk then treat yourself to an episode of your favourite TV show!

Find something you enjoy

Try one of our ‘At Home’ classes below to find something that’s right for you.

Our Group Exercise Instructors continue to deliver live (ZOOM) and pre-recorded (YouTube) classes throughout lockdown. You can access our pre-recorded classes by clicking on the link: YMCA Gym at Home

or (if you are a gym member) book a place in a live ZOOM class Register on our ClubManager system here

There are a number of Free Apps available to download including Couch to 5K and Active 10. Visit: https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/get-active/ to download.

No matter how much you do, physical activity is good for your body and mind.

Adults should aim to be active every day. Some is good – more is better still.

A daily brisk walk can boost your energy, lift your mood and make everyday activities better.

If you’d like to talk to an instructor or get a tailored programme; email the gym team on ymcagym@ymcanorthtyneside.org

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