As the world's first YMCA, Central YMCA is a national charity that advances the education, health and wellbeing of our communities. Our vision is to enable everyone to achieve their potential, live a fulfilled life and contribute positively to society.

Education and Training

Education, skills and apprenticeships to build your career

Whether you’re a school leaver or a working professional, we have a programme to expand your career.

Health and Wellbeing

Get active, exercise and stay well at YMCA Club

London’s most inclusive and friendliest gym with a unique community and programmes for all ages.


Get qualified as a fitness professional with YMCAfit

We produce outstanding fitness instructors who go the extra mile and inspire their communities.

YMCA Awards

Explore YMCA Awards Products and Qualifications

We design health, fitness and wellbeing qualifications that support employability and career progression.

Our impact

5,379 people leading healthier lives
4,244 learners developing their careers
9,834 certificates issued to learners

Programmes that help our communities