Following a summer of extensive renovations and improvements, the North Suburban YMCA is welcoming a surge of new members from throughout its 12-city region. Recent closures of other nearby fitness centers, including the Fitness 19 club in Northbrook, plus the completion of the Techny Road construction, have increased traffic to the Y and generated new interest in the community center’s programs, equipment and facilities.
“I was really pleasantly surprised,” said Aliza Sperling, a Fitness 19 member who now has moved her workouts to the Y. “The cardio equipment is great, and I’m impressed with the locker rooms. It’s hard to make an adjustment to a new place, but I like what I see so far.”
In October, the Y completed a $1.7M improvement project that reached almost every corner of its building, located at 2705 Techny Road in Northbrook. Most significant to the fitness programs were the complete remodeling of locker rooms, the addition of new cardio equipment, and the enhancement of lighting in the weight/track area and swimming pool. The renovations supported the Y’s expanded offerings of cardio, mind/body, and family fitness classes, as well as personal training.
Only halfway through November, membership has already climbed 11% over the last 12 months, with individual adult membership growing at a phenomenal 27% rate and family membership continuing to jump because of the great value, representing 44% of the Y’s overall membership.
“It’s been a busy and exciting time to have guests rediscover the Y,” said NSYMCA Membership Director Sari Glazebrook. “We’ve met people who haven’t come through our doors in years, andthey’re always happy to see how the Y has improved. We’re also able to offer a much wider range of fitness classes and activities than the smaller clubs, so our new members are able to explore different opportunities.” The Y also hosts a gamut of programs for all ages, including aquatics, dance, sports and visual arts.
The North Suburban Y offers a number of incentive packages for prospective members. Members receive free fitness classes, discounted program rates, early registration preference and many other benefits. To learn more, contact Sari Glazebrook, firstname.lastname@example.org, 847 272 7250, or visit www.nsymca.org.