YMCA Warminster Open to the Community
PRESS RELEASE | JANUARY 25, 2017
Ribbon cutting ceremony with local dignitaries planned for January 31.
The 10,000 square foot facility offers many of the same amenities as the existing YMCA location in Doylestown including a cardio and weight training room, spin room, unlimited group fitness classes, personal trainers and wellness coaches, MYZone fitness tracking software, youth classes and activities and babysitting services.
Programming at the Warminster branch for adults includes group fitness classes, provided free to members or for a drop-in fee, personal and small group trainings including kettlebell, TRX and Shockwave, line dancing and running programs. For youth, the Y offers dance classes for ages 12 months to 12 years, karate and Kung Fu, painting and several programs provided free to members including Jedi Training, Super Kids, Princess Ballet and more.
Two exciting partnerships with neighboring businesses at the Warminster Plaza Shopping Center will allow the Y to provide several popular programs to the community. First, warm water aquatics group exercise classes held at Kids First Swim School, adjacent to the new YMCA are held in 90 degree water to provide a low-impact option to traditional group exercise programs. Classes include arthritis therapy, aqua yoga, barre-acuda and aqua dance. Next, lunchtime basketball and adult pickleball leagues are offered through the Y at SMG SportsPlex. Both programs are popular at the Y’s Doylestown branch and provide fun, sports-based options for local professionals during their lunchbreak.
Citadel Bank will present a check for $5000 toward their sponsorship of financial assistance at the Warminster Branch.
Since mid-October, the Y has operated a mobile Welcome Center in the parking lot the Warminster Plaza Shopping Center to provide information to the community. Charter Memberships were offered through November with over 200 community members signing up early to become the first, historic members of this new branch. In December, the Y offered a ‘pay no join fee’ promotion and in January, after the new facility opened, the join fee is 50% off. The promotions were offered in an effort to make it easy for the community to join the facility and try programs to discover what makes a local YMCA different.
In a recent letter to members, Zane Moore, President/CEO of Central Bucks Family YMCA said: “Each YMCA in the nation seeks to strengthen the foundation of the community it serves, simply: we are here for you!” The Warminster YMCA will provide community impact, starting with the 7th grade initiative program which provides free membership and healthy lifestyle programs and activities for local 7th graders. In the coming months, the Y plans to offer additional impact programs that support veterans, seniors, and those sufferings with chronic illness.
Operating as a ‘Y without Walls’ since 2014 the organization has offered youth swim lessons, group exercise classes and family programming to the community. In 2016, the Y provided over 300 Centennial School District 2nd graders with free swim safety testing, with 217 students qualifying for free swim safety lessons. The Y’s popular summer camp program served over 370 community youth, with over 130 of them attending with financial assistance.
The Y is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves. Once totaled, the Warminster Branch of Central Bucks Family YMCA expects to have provided over $105,000 in total community benefits to Warminster. Financial assistance is available for membership and programming based on need; the application process is detailed on their website at www.cbfymca.org/fa. The community is encouraged to visit the Y’s website to get full details on membership and programs.
A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for January 31 8:00-9:00am to officially open the facility. The entire community, as well as local media and photographers are invited to attend. Tours, light refreshments and information will be available after the brief ceremony. Scheduled to attend:
- Mike Fitzpatrick, Former United States Representative
- Leo Quinn, former Chair, Warminster Board of Supervisors
- Dr. David E. Baugh, Superintendent Centennial School District
- Mark McKee, Chair, Warminster Board of Supervisors
- County Commissioner Rob Loughery
- PA State Representative Marguerite Quinn
January 31, 2017, 8:00am-9:00am
624 York Road, Warminster, PA
For information about the Warminster Branch of Central Bucks Family YMCA contact them at 267.387.9622 or via email at email@example.com.