The YMCA Inclusive Lives Project is an exciting project across Kingston, Richmond and Merton for people with additional needs or disabilities with carers that aims to increase supportive exercise activities for all ability and mobility levels.
Currently our weekly exercise classes at YMCA Hawker and YMCA Wimbledon remain on pause at the moment but we will update you as soon as we can resume.
Our EveryBODY Can Dance project was such a joyful celebration of our Inclusive Lives Project. Check out our award-winning adapted dance video:
EveryBODY Can Dance
Becoming an Inclusive Member
We continue to offer an especially discounted Membership for people with additional needs* at a rate of £20 per month with a £15 joining fee or £200 advanced payment plus joining fee. Inclusive Members can additionally access the assisted session’s programme.
There are 3 levels of assistance:
- Unassisted: the member will work out on their own;
- Assisted: the member will use the gym at specific times of the day (determined by each Centre) when a Health and Wellbeing instructor is timetabled to be available to assist the member (this is not a 1-1 session, simply a helping hand every now and then). The price is included in the Inclusive Membership
- Personal Training: the member can book Personal Training sessions for 1-1 training
*Please bring some proof that you qualify for our Inclusive Membership when you contact your local centre:
- Letter for health professional confirming disability status;
- PIP (Personal Independence Payment);
- Disability Working Allowance for over 60’s;
- Employment & Support Allowance;
- Disability Living Allowance;
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit;
- Disabled Person’s Tax Credit;
- Blue Badge (parking);
You can of course become an Inclusive Pay as you go user https://ymcastpaulsgroup.org/pay-as-you-go/
Inclusive Pay As You Go:
To join or for further enquiries about our Inclusive Lives programme, how to join the gym or access the assisted programme or take part in a class please contact your local centre.
Please note our Inclusive Lives Memberships do not include access to Hampton Pool.