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With so much going on at YMCA there is lot's to talk about. Whether its our youth, staff or the people who use us we're sure you'll be impressed.

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Wellington woman fights to give her health a Jumpstart

Erin McMenamin (72) of Lower Hutt, Wellington has a health history that shows she’s a fighter, from operations on her knees and hands to battling cancer, undergoing spinal and living with diabetes.

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Whānau weighs in on Jumpstart

The Pikia whānau of Invercargill is taking control of its health and wellness by participating in Jumpstart, a diabetes health management programme that was launched a year ago at the Tay Street YMCA. 

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Stroke of luck gives Hamilton man a health Jumpstart

Hamilton man Steve Harvey, 52, knew he faced serious health problems after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and it would start affecting his life badly if he didn’t take action quickly.

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Breaking down barriers to healthy living opportunities

For eight years, Niloufer Sultana has faced a number of health challenges, including being diagnosed as pre-diabetic, and suffering from a stroke and three heart attacks. By 2016 Niloufer knew it was time for a lifestyle change. Upon joining the YMCA, she felt she had finally found a place where she was welcome and comfortable enough to work on her health.

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Herbie jumping into a healthier lifestyle

This month for our member spotlight, we caught up with Herbie from our Jumpstart programme, to find out what makes him part of the Y Family.

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Welcome To a Very Different Kind of AA Support Group

Erin Conroy from TVNZ does it, so does Megan from ZM. Together with Chris Kanuta from Avondale, they're coming clean about their habit.

Last week Seven Sharp visited Cameron Pool & Leisure Centre to help our guests come clean. Find out what their big secret was.

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