Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Renovations Underway at the YMCA

Renovations have begun at the Freedom Valley YMCA facility in Pottstown according to a release from the organization.

It began Nov. 11 and the first phase is expected to be complete by the end of the year. The renovation includes tripling the size of the Wellness Center to a 7,300 square-foot space, with state-of-the-art equipment, adding a new 3,800 square-foot Group Exercise Studio, refurbishing space to incorporate a new cycling studio and renovating the Y's lobby and locker rooms for members.

The expanded space is being made available, in part, because of the departure of the Pottstown Area Senior Center which will ultimately be moving to a new facility at the former Pottstown Health Club at Moser Road.

However, since that facility is not yet ready, the senior center, which was already nearly six months beyond its agreed-upon lease with the YMCA, will move in December into temporary quarters in the Berean Bible Church, 2675 E. High Street in Sanatoga.

According to a release from the YMCA, the renovation project "will deliver countless more opportunities for youth, adults and families come to swim, play basketball, socialize with friends and learn something new.

"The Pottstown YMCA is transforming into 2014 with a new look, and we hope more community members join us as we commit to providing first-class services in a safe, fun environment," said John Agnew, chief operating officer for the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA.

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