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June 2022 Newsletter

‘Ocean City’ themed soft play centre set to open at YMCA Plymouth We are super excited to announce that we have even more fantastic changes coming to our centre! The development of a brand-new toddler soft play centre within a disused area of our building is already underway and is aiming to be complete by…
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‘Ocean City’ themed soft play centre set to open at YMCA Plymouth

A brand-new toddler soft play centre, themed with iconic landmarks of Plymouth, has begun development at our centre on Honicknowle Lane. The new development will add to our spectacular modernisation, starting with our new immersive spin studio and gym which was opened last October, followed by the new bistro a new outdoor artificial pitch set…
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May 2022 Newsletter

Discovery College gets Good rating from Ofsted We are delighted to announce that our Discovery College, which supports over 180 young people with vocational training, received a Good Ofsted rating after a recent inspection. The report said that “learners receive high-quality and effective support that helps them overcome their barriers to being in education.” Inspectors…
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New advanced outdoor pitch coming to YMCA Plymouth

The much-loved outdoor space at YMCA Plymouth will be the first pitch in the city to use a new type of hybrid astroturf thanks to a £70k investment from a variety of funders The outdoor hard court at our centre on Honicknowle Lane, which was originally built in the 1970s, is set to begin an…
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April 2022 Newsletter

A big thank you to local businesses This week we were proud to welcome a range of generous businesses to our centre, who have helped support our charity in recent times. The ‘Making an Impact‘ event was hosted in our immersive cycle studio to showcase how the support we have received has made a big…
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March 2022 Newsletter

Students take learning beyond the classroom at Discovery College After having employers from around the city visit our college last month, this month saw the tables turned with students heading out to a range of businesses in the region. Giving young people a practical insight into the world of work has always been a key…
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Fitness saved my life – Robert’s journey at YMCA Plymouth

Once in a while, we hear some inspiring stories from our gym members about the difference getting active at our gym has made to them. One example is the heartfelt letter we received this week from one such inspiring member. Not only does it affirm all we aspire to do as a community-based non-profit gym,…
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February 2022 Newsletter

Pledge to Paint campaign goes big! This month has seen a flurry of activity in our centre thanks to some very generous local businesses, pledging their time and support to paint areas of our building used by so many in our community. The biggest area completed was Sports Hall 1 which was painted over half-term…
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5 Tips to find your fitness motivation

It’s that time of the year again when many of us are wondering why that new year’s fitness resolution hasn’t happened yet. Or maybe we’ve started it but are beginning to wonder how long we can keep it up for? The simple fact is it doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, setting…
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January 2022 Newsletter

New Bistro Opens at Our Centre After much anticipation, our brand-new refurbished Bistro has arrived! The new ‘Bill’s Boys Bistro’ is now serving double award-winning barista coffee and a range of freshly prepared food; from healthy salad bowls to fully stacked burgers. Sports drinks and other grab-and-go snacks are also available. Plus, it’s one of…
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