The YMCA recently completed a year-long, $1 million remodel that represents the organization’s largest renovation and expansion to date, with major upgrades to the facility, equipment, and programs.
New member spaces include 12 private locker rooms and 12 private changing rooms. Each locker room includes its own individual shower, restroom, hair dryer, and a lockable door. Each changing room is equipped with a bench and lockable door, along with access to day-use lockers in the hallways. Additional new spaces include a social meeting area with a fireplace, a men’s steam room, and a sauna.
The expanded Homer Jones weight area now houses the HIITZone — a new weightlifting/cardio hybrid model that includes self-powered hitmills, skiers, rowers, and assault bikes. The HIITZone also includes a sports performance area with AstroTurf, pull sleds, tires, and kettlebells for low-impact, high-intensity training. Wellness coaches will be on hand to assist with equipment training and workout routine development.
New sanitizable flooring has also been added in all hallways, rubber treads have been added to all stairwells, and new lighting has been installed throughout the facility. Health and wellness programs are available for all ages, from infants to seniors.
More than 100 group exercise classes are on the schedule, with certified personal trainers available to support guests at any fitness level. The Y also hosts the region’s first survival swim program, Float 4 Life, as well as new childcare services that include the new Stay and Play curriculum, extended childcare hours for all ages on the weekends, afterschool childcare programming, a summer camp, and a once-a-month Parents’ Night Out, which is free to all household members.
For more information about the YMCA of Bristol, visit www.bristolymca.net.