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21 March 2020


Our message to our Health & Wellbeing members: 

We can confirm and are delighted to announce that we will be reopening our gyms at all our centers Monday 12th of April. Gym sessions can only be booked via the app and is now live! Outdoor classes at Hawker and online classes will still be taking place.

Please see our road map below.

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We will stay in regular touch with our members and will confirm arrangements of your membership whilst our services remain closed. In the meantime, we are keen to support you through our online class timetable and online services. Get into a lockdown routine with our weekly timetable of fitness classes, or why not book a 121 PT session for a time that suits you? Everything is designed by our specialist trainers, so you can make the most of their knowledge and expertise whilst at home.

To have full access to our online classes, you can opt-in to keep your monthly membership payments running. You’ll be supporting us in our efforts to provide a safe place to stay for around 1,200 residents each night. During lockdown, our nurseries and early years have remained in operation, and therefore, by opting you will help us supports our teams to provide these services across London and beyond.

Keep safe and well during this time. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Read our full reopening plan here!

As a charity that celebrates the work it does with a wide cross section of the community, this was not an easy decision to take however it was the right thing to do. So don’t worry, you don’t have to do anything.

During the period whilst our centres were closed we had three focuses:


To provide you with home workout videos, health & wellbeing tips and online support, that will help you to stay physically and mentally healthy during these challenging times.

We are also moving our counselling service to an online consultation so that we continue to support those who were accessing valuable help.


To ensure that we sustain our wellbeing support to the many vulnerable members of the community we are engaged with, not least the 1,150 formerly homeless people we will continue to house throughout this period. In this group are teenage parents, looked after children as well as those who have come off the streets.


Our focus is ensuring that our key, frontline workers who provide the support to our residents throughout this period are given the resources they need to sustain through this time of challenge.

We are really grateful for your support for the YMCA over the years, your membership has already been used to invest in community resources. from you.

Read the personal message from our CEO Richard James here!

Download our app here, if you have not already. We will be updating all our users through our app and email.