YMCA Trinity Group Gyms
YMCA Trinity Group has been running Health and Fitness services for over 30 years. We first began operating from Ipswich and then Queen Anne House in Cambridge in 1992. We later opened a gym in Gladstone Community Centre in Peterborough in 2007 which moved to the Cresset Centre in Peterborough in 2009. It is our aim to create vibrant community gyms which cater for everyone, including those with disabilities.
- We had 2,469 active gym users
- 15 volunteers supported the health and fitness department
- 7,799 class sessions purchased
Our work with disabled users has also grown and allowed us to develop exciting partnerships with wider local specialists. Our groups have included; Peterborough Regional College (students with learning disabilities), Papworth Trust, Little Miracles, DIAL, Kingfisher House, Peterborough Prison, Heltwate School, Aspire, Headway and Special Olympics, Winter Comfort, and Red Balloon
We work with local physiotherapists who refer clients to our gyms who have conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Cardio Vascular disease, Stroke survivors, amputees etc. Lately we have been supporting people with weight issues and/or health concerns and those with unseen disability such as epilepsy, depression and stress.
30% of our users have disabilities or life long conditions, and make up 75% of users on a daily basis. With the exception of the NHS, we are the only providers who currently offer gyms which are equipped to support this special population.
Our gyms operate using a successful volunteer model
During 2016-17 volunteers provide 31 hours a week to our Cambridge Gym by either assisting on the gym floor or working one-to-one with clients.
24 clients in Cambridge were provided with specialist one-to-one support with the help of trained volunteers over weekly sessions.
On average volunteers provided the gym with 8.5 free hours per day which is an amazing help and manages us to work with the amount of people that we do.
Find out more about you could become a volunteer at one of our gyms here
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