As part of its mission to the health and wellness of people in Bucks, YMCA is upgrading its facilities and programs. YMCA Bucks has announced a recent investment into new fitness equipment, a renovation of the Newtown YMCA, and an expansion of community programs.

New fitness equipment at YMCA Newtown.
New fitness equipment at YMCA Newtown. Image courtesy YMCA Bucks.

YMCA’s in Lower Bucks can expect several community impact programs to grow. The facilities will still offer their Veterans program and Healthy Lifestyles. In addition, the organization has upgraded the 7th grade initiative at Fairless Hills and Newtown, offering more opportunities for middle schoolers.

“As a charitable organization, the Y’s mission is to strengthen community,” said YMCA Bucks CEO and President Zane Moore. “We are so proud to announce these continued steps in our commitment to countywide health and wellness.”

YMCA Bucks has also added two new programs for the Fairless Hills branch. Empower U is advertised as a fitness and empowerment program for teenage girls. Meanwhile, THRIVE offers a specialized fitness program for cancer survivors. These programs will launch in late 2019.

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Planned exterior for the Fairless Hill branch.

The YMCA in Newtown also recently added 30 pieces of fitness equipment and group exercise programs to go with them. The facility added climate control and new televisions. Fairless Hills has also added fewer pieces of equipment.

In Fairless Hills, YMCA Bucks announced a complete renovation of the facility beginning in 2020. The facility will offer a bigger fitness center, universal locker room, several new areas and rooms, and more parking.

Finally, YMCA recently expanded its partnership with NovaCare Rehab in March to include Fairless Hills. Physical therapists will stay on site to evaluate members and recommend remedies for pain.