Empower through Qualification, Unity, Inspiration, and Preparation for life.

Thanks to a grant from the Horner Foundation, Inspire Peterborough in partnership with the Peterborough YMCA Gym, is excited to tell you about our new programme which will offer young people aged 12-18 a toolkit for life. E-QUIP will work with “children at risk” (not in education, employment or training; disabled, over-weight or obese; affected by mental health/self-esteem issues; having long term health conditions), to provide a pathway of opportunity to gain meaningful qualifications (from first aid to level 1 and 2 fitness instructor and healthy lifestyle) and develop skills that would otherwise be out of reach. The programme will inspire them to become leading role models for their peers and in the greater community, providing the tools to apply for apprenticeships in the fitness and sports industry and igniting a passion for their future.


We have been funded by the US based Horner Foundation for two years, and can offer 20 places in year one and thirty places in year two.

For further information or an application form please contact Julie Martin, YMCA Gym on 01733 333085 or julie.martin@theymca.org.uk, or alternatively you can contact us at Inspire for more information.


ACE Boys


Three of the seven students from Alternative Curriculum Education Group that completed their Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate.

Well done boys it was fun!



Bella Evans


Bella Evans with her Level 1 Certificate in Fitness and Physical Activity and her tutor Chris Mogg.

Well done Bella.


Bella Evans


Peterborough City College


Our new Group from Peterborough City College, currently studying for their level 1 Certificate in Fitness and Physical Activity, along with their support ‘Neil the Skeleton’ he has been very useful, helping everyone with the bones and joint section. They all love the activities they have been doing in the gym, from fitness testing to working out to their own programmes, keep up the fab work guys!