Member story: How the Y Club helped turn my life around
We love to hear how being a member of the Y Club has a positive impact on people’s lives. We are always telling people that we are so much more than just a gym, and when we hear a story like John’s we
As an actor, unpredictability of employment, a structured working week being very uncommon, coupled with some personal issues, I found myself, for the first time, in a dark and somewhat depressed state.
Wise counsel from a trusted advisor strongly recommended that I started using the gym at the Y Club, where I had been a ‘social’ member using the steam room, sauna etc for a number of years.
Initially, I tried a range of different classes, badminton, yoga, five a side, aqua aerobics, circuit etc. I was amazed at the range of classes on offer, the accessibility i.e. no need to book nor pay extra and the friendliness of the various groups. Soon I had a healthy weekly routine of badminton and five a side interspersed with other classes.
The whole experience was empowering for me. I lost weight and my self esteem improved dramatically. The structure and support I received at the various Y club classes give me the courage to change direction from children’s theatre to TV dramas (including coronation street ), TV adverts, adult plays including Vienna and the recent Manchester International Festival.
Thank you Y Club.