You may have noticed a few enhancements throughout the YMCA building and the property. We painted the kids club room, cleared brush in a portion of our woods to help clean up the property, and improved the lighting in our racquetball and PIT rooms. There are many other small things that we have done over the last few months. We also have some very exciting enhancements coming over the next few weeks.
We are happy to announce that we are getting a wi-fi upgrade throughout the YMCA. This includes a much better and stronger signal in the wellness center. Once you walk into the YMCA you should be connected to our wi-fi network and you should have it no matter where you are in the building. The second major enhancement we are bringing to the YMCA is brand new Precor Selectorize weight machines in the wellness center. We hope to have the machines by late December or early January. We are extremely excited about this change as it replaces our oldest weight equipment. This will, however, result in us moving away from fitlinxx as a work-out tracker. We have put a plan in place for you to still track your work outs at the YMCA! For more information about the changes with equipment read the FAQ below. We hope to have a few more improvements through the coming months and year as we are able.
New Equipment FAQ
Great question! We have several reasons for moving away from FitLinxx at this time:
YES! We will be offering a pen-and-paper workout tracker. Here’s how it works:
If that doesn’t sound like something you’re interested in, there are several apps you can download to track your workouts, including GymBook, FitBod, MapMyFitness, and MyFitnessPal.
Our wellness staff is excited to set you up on the new equipment! Just grab whoever is behind the front desk, and they’ll take you around to each machine and make sure the settings are right for your height. Fortunately, the new machines perform exactly the same exercises as the old machines! There are two machines we will not be replacing, the ab crunch and the glute press. The ab crunch has been found to be a less effective abdominal workout compared to other exercises, and can actually strain the neck and shoulders if used improperly. The glute press is not as widely used as the other pieces, and the workout it provides can be easily replicated with other exercises, which the wellness staff will be happy to show you!
The new equipment is slated to arrive sometime in late December or January. However, regardless of when the new equipment arrives, FitLinxx will be removed from our machines by January 1.
(336) 474-5256 / Payton.firstname.lastname@example.org / office upstairs in the Wellness Center