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.
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
Take up a hobby
Track your progress
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.
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 email@example.com