Nov


14

Fitness Wellness Champion

  YMCA North London Fitness Centre member Fatima Reder is celebrating her recent win at the Pure Elite World championship in Margate, UK. Entering her fifth competition, she came first and was crowned Fitness Wellness Champion 2019, and had this to say: “I’ve been waiting for this moment, to gain a first place position. This…

Jul


29

“It’s been a lifesaver”

An Evening Standard article this week featured the bike repair workshops hosted at YMCA North London by partner, YES Outdoors. We’ve now had two workshops at the hostel and it’s great to see they are acting as a springboard to other things. YES Outdoors brought along some great bikes which the residents work on over…

May


21

Running in the Family

The Cowking family love participating in the YMCA running events. They’ve dressed up as Santas and elves at our Santa Run event in December, and came along as a family to the recent Fun Run & Festival. “The 2019 day was a huge success – we had competitive runs from all the family!”, says Julian…

Apr


29

“I’ll never forget this day”

Rick Baker, a Crouch End local for more than 40 years, ran the adult 10k for the first time in 2005 at the age of 59. Until then Rick had supported his friends at the finishing line. Now, not only has he run it every year ever since then but all three of his children have taken…

Apr


15

YMCA NORTH LONDON announces WORK IN PROGRESS Art Exhibition Fundraiser

Residents at North London’s largest hostel for homelessness are creating an exhibition of art and photography this month at the Picturehouse in the heart of Crouch End, London N8. DONATE HERE “At a time when homelessness is high on the agenda in not just North London but many major UK cities, the event is an…

Apr


4

Local family supports YMCA North London Fun Run

Running for the 7th year, Leanne and her family are participating in the 10k event and children’s 1 mile Fun Runs. Gabriel and Lila, have participated in the one-mile races since they were old enough to do so. Leanne says, “The weekend of the YMCA Fun Run is one of our favourite spring weekends. Watching all the kids…

Mar


21

19th year running on the 19th of May 2019!

Peter Quirk, a Crouch End local, is one of YMCA North London’s most stalwart supporters, and has being a keen gym member for as long as he can remember. He has run in the YMCA Fun Run & Festival Adult 10k event for 18 out of 28 years of its existence. Peter is one of our…

Mar


5

Luke Field: volunteer to employee

Congratulations to Luke Field who has been taken on as a Gym Instructor in the Fitness Centre at YMCA North London. Luke tells us what it means to him to be taken on as an employee, and says it was a long time coming and he’s glad he is here now: “a few months ago…