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Parkview YMCA adds new equipment

Posted: Friday, April 12, 2013

Parkview Huntington Family YMCA recently added 22 pieces of equipment at the 1160 W 500 N facility. According to Y officials there has been a large increase in memberships this year and they saw a need to invest in new equipment.

The Y attributes the increase in membership to initiatives being worked on by the staff, and financial assistance made available for lower income families. Since February the Y has committed $8,000 in financial assistance. The initiatives include a commitment to helping those in the community lead healthier lifestyles.

That commitment led to the new equipment and the Y inventory now includes 10 treadmills, six elliptical machines, one stepmill, two adaptive motion trainers, three upright bikes and three recumbent bikes. The new equipment is being leased by the Y and some of the older machines were exchanged for the new pieces.

The YMCA is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2013 and has many fitness programs available to its members and the community. It currently has a 100-hour fitness challenge underway. As part of the program, participants have 20 weeks to complete the 100-hour fitness challenge, which continues through the summer. A bench press meet will be hosted at the Y on Saturday, April 27.

The Y will also be holding a cleanup day for its staff and volunteers from the community on Saturday, April 20. Those involved will clean up the YMCA, Parkview Huntington Hospital and Crestview Middle School properties. The community is invited to help.

Ryan Lemon is the executive director of the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. For more information visit the website at www.huntingtony.org.