Get fit, get inspired with YMCA – New-look community gyms open today
Get fit, get inspired with YMCA - New-look community gyms open today

As part of its mission to inspire young lives, YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough has launched a new campaign designed to create a virtuous circle that encourages young people to keep themselves fit and healthy, and at the same time help others through tough times.

To create this win-win formula, YMCA has invested in a significant revamp of its gyms and fitness classes in Peterborough and Cambridge, while maintaining some of the lowest and most flexible prices for membership.

The key to the campaign is that any surplus from gym memberships is passed immediately back into the charity to support programmes such as community counselling, supported accommodation, schools programmes, holiday clubs and access to employment.

Brenda already uses the gym and says: “It saved my life. I’ve lost five stone in weight, and the gym is so friendly and helpful I didn’t feel intimidated at all.”

Another user, Helen, added: “I don’t see it as exercise – it’s fun and the atmosphere is great, I love it!”

Julie Martin, Fitness and Training Manager commented: “YMCA exists to inspire young lives, and this campaign just does that. We want to inspire people to take care of themselves and at the same time take care of others.

“We know people of all ages are put off gym membership by high prices and fixed contracts and we know too that many young people really want to look after themselves and to make a difference to their community. Along with our new facilities, we’re offering low prices, flexible membership and a commitment to invest the money we raise through gym membership on work that supports young people through tough times.”

With monthly fees from just £11.99 per month, YMCA’s competitive offer also includes access to exercise classes and four free personal training sessions with every monthly membership purchase.

The charity runs gyms at both Queen Anne House in Cambridge and The Cresset in Peterborough. The new facilities boast over 70 gym and studio stations and are all open for use from today.

YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough is part of the wider national YMCA federation that, in total, runs 54 gyms, 29 leisure centres, 26 multi use game areas, as well as 48 community halls for leisure use.

YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough was created in 1852 in 2015/16 we had 16,383 visit to our gym. To find out more about what YMCA Community Gyms, visit: