The Downtown Y Adds New Space


The view from the new group workout room.

For nearly 160 years, the YMCA has been a part of Downtown Lynchburg.  Throughout most of that time, the YMCA has maintained a stable presence in a prominent location in Downtown, moving locations along Church Street until it reached its current location at 1315 Church.   The Downtown YMCA is almost ready to unveil their newest addition:  a half a million dollar group workout room.  This renovation is only one part of their recent upgrades, which also include upgrades to the men's and women's locker-rooms.  Previously, group workouts like yoga, Zumba or TRX were held in the gym.  This meant that other Y patrons might need to walk through your class to access other parts or the building.   No more!  This new facility offers group classes privacy, in addition to a beautiful space with an amazing view of Downtown Lynchburg.   

Classes offered in the new group fitness room are, of course, part of your Y membership.  Swimming, water aerobics, racquetball, pickle ball, and many other activities are offered in addition to the classes above.  Plus, the Downtown Y is the only Y in town with towel service.  One less thing you need to pack in your gym bag!  The Downtown Y offers members the opportunity to get outside in Downtown as well.  Some of the additional training classes take advantage of the topography, parks, and stairs in Downtown.   If you would like to check out the new space, mark your calendar for February 1, 10:00am - 12:00pm, the Y will be hosting a Fitness Jam Open House.  You can try out all the classes and see the new facility even if you aren't a member!

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