PIQUA — Members and visitors of the Piqua Branch of the Miami County YMCA will be seeing some new equipment when they go to exercise.
“We have seven new treadmills from Precor and each has a personal TV viewing screen,” Health and Wellness Director Heather Sever said Friday.
There are 17 new pieces of Precor selectorized strength equipment, replacing the Piqua Branch’s Magnum brand selectorized-stacked weight circuit in the fitness center.
There is also new flooring in the cardio area. The Piqua Branch replaced the carpet that was previously there with a new rubber material. The new flooring was funded by a grant.
“At the Y, we take really good care of equipment,” Sever said, explaining that the issue with the equipment was that the manufacturer would no longer be making replacement parts for that equipment.
“We’ve had it for a long time,” Sever said. “The new stuff is awesome.”
The old equipment has already been removed.
“We were able to trade it in,” Sever said. “The transition actually went fairly quickly.”
Even though the switch has been recent, the Piqua Branch is already receiving positive feedback on the new equipment.
“People are really excited,” Sever said. “We’ve had a great response … They really like the new equipment.” Some are even finding the updated equipment easier to use.
The Piqua Branch is showing off the new equipment and new flooring with a grand re-opening on Monday. The first members through the door on Monday will get a free T-shirt or water bottle as long as supplies last and there will be snacks and refreshments provided.
The Miami County YMCA Robinson Branch will receive new equipment, along with new fitness center flooring, in late April.
In spring of 2017, the Piqua Branch will be replacing the elliptical machines and the exercise bikes.
“We are more than happy to give tours of the facility any time we’re open,” Sever said.
For those interested in information on YMCA memberships or on the new equipment, Sever can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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