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18th Sep 17

YMCA gym open day and the new 1871 membership

Last week, we opened the YMCA gym doors to our awesome new 1871 membership! The membership, which has CrossFit and strength and conditioning at its heart, is programmed by our coaches and takes place in our new purpose built space.

Last week, we opened the YMCA gym doors to our awesome new 1871 membership! The membership, which has CrossFit and strength and conditioning at its heart, is programmed by our coaches and takes place in our new purpose built space (take a look below).

 

Many YMCAs in America are CrossFit affiliated but YMCA gym in Nottingham is the first YMCA in the UK, making this a very exciting venture.  
 

Our gym has always been known for its community vibe and inclusive ethos. Our 1871 membership is no exception and every workout will be scaled to any ability regardless of whether your goal is to compete, or climb the stairs without stopping for a rest; no one gets left behind.

An ‘1871 fundamentals course’ has been put together to show new members the ropes (literally!). From running and jumping to lifting and squatting; the YMCA Coaches keep a close eye on technique to aid performance and prevent injury.

 

Nathaniel Soderberg, YMCA Coach on 1871, explains what the membership means to him: 

 

"I am a coach because I love people. Yes, I love deadlifts and yes, I love burpees; but I love people more. Life would be no fun without them...

 

...that's what I love about coaching at YMCA gym and why I enjoy programming the 1871 sessions so much. I see friendships, and community, and lives that really have been changed. It's a privilege to coach the members here and help them become the best version of themselves."

You can join us for our YMCA gym open day on Saturday 23rd September to get a taste of what both the 1871 membership and our core membership include, with a variety of classes to try for free, including spin express, yoga, STRONG by Zumba, and more. All are welcome to see the new space, have a go at some 1871 sessions and meet the team. You can find YMCA gym on facebook, instagram and on nottsymca.com.


Top tip: Sign up to YMCA gym 1871 membership any time before 25th September 2017 you’ll pay just £55 per month, and you’ll get the fundamentals course for free!

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