Bodybalance comes to YMCA White House, Hampton

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Elderly people stretching

Bodybalance is the exciting group fitness class from Les Mills coming to YMCA White House on Monday 4 December. It’s a motivating blend of yoga with Tai Chi and Pilates. If you’re looking for a friendly fitness class that leaves you feeling energised, then Bodybalance is most definitely for you. You’ll bend and stretch through…

Festive event at YMCA White House, Hampton

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We’re kicking off the season’s festivities with a magical afternoon at the YMCA White House festive event on Friday 1 December. The fabulous Thameside Ladies Harmony Chorus will get us all in the mood as they perform a selection of their favourite Christmas songs at 4.15pm – so sit back, relax and enjoy as they…

Waltham Forest College students brighten up our centre

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Two lads in high-vis painting a wall

We recently collaborated with Waltham Forest College to give its students some work experience in the community. The gym hallway in our Health and Wellbeing Centre at YMCA Walthamstow was in need of a lick of paint to freshen it up for our members, and the students, aged 16 to 18, who are studying for…

Dancing with the stars!

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Shane Gentles joined our Youth Service three months ago and took part in our free dance sessions that we offer at YMCA Walthamstow for young people in the borough. Earlier this month, he had the opportunity to submit an application to East London Dance on their Fi.ELD programme. This is a programme that supports young…

“Everyone in life needs guidance”

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Supporting residents

Daniel Wilson, 39, is a Housing Officer at YMCA Wimbledon and  an integral part of the team supporting residents. Once a resident himself, back in 1997, he knows the place inside out and has been working in the housing team for 13 years.

Celebrating the World Week of Prayer

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World Week of Prayer

We’re celebrating the World Week of Prayer, the theme of which is Stand up, Speak Up where people across YMCAs and YWCAs across the globe are invited to reflect on their voices, individually and collectively, as they speak out against evil and oppression.  Each day at YMCA Wimbledon, YMCA Surbiton and YMCA Walthamstow we will…

Martial arts is more than just punches and kicks

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Martial arts at YMCA Walthamstow

Steve Payne has been teaching martial arts at YMCA Walthamstow and in the surrounding communities for over 25 years and has been an inspiration in many young people’s lives. His ethos is to not only teach martial arts skills in Karate, Jiujitsu and Kickboxing but also to build up confidence, tackle stress and teach youngsters…