York Jewish Community Center in Pennsylvania Opens $8 Million Expansion

The York Jewish Community Center added three large fitness spaces as part of an 8 million expansion Photo courtesy York Jewish Community Center
<p>The York Jewish Community Center added three large fitness spaces as part of an $8 million expansion. (Photo courtesy York Jewish Community Center.)</p>

The York, Pennsylvania, Jewish Community Center opened an $8 million expansion to its facility last month.

The 5,900-square-foot fitness and wellness addition and nearly 10,300-square-foot Early Education Wing addition, funded through a capital campaign, nearly doubled the footprint of the York JCC, according to the York Dispatch. A grand-reopening and open house is scheduled for Jan. 10.

The expansion is an answer to the growing number of memberships and the child care waiting list, Melissa Plotkin, York JCC director of diversity and organizational development, told Club Industry. The York JCC, founded in 1910, has approximately 7,000 members and has been in operation at its current location since 1989.

The fitness and wellness addition added three new large fitness spaces, including a weightlifting room and two fitness studios. The York JCC fitness center office was moved closer to the fitness center entrance, and new parking space was added as part of the expansion.

The JCC added Octane Fitness and Life Fitness equipment to the strength and cardio spaces. One of the fitness studios doubles as a group cycling room and was outfitted with Matrix bikes. New Les Mills RPM, Rhythm Ride 45 and Cycle 45 classes were added to the JCC's programming. The expansion allowed the JCC to offer close to 80 fitness classes for its members, which freed auditorium, stage and meeting spaces for diversity, cultural education and community programming. The York JCC offers PiYo, yoga, Turbo Kick and small group training classes.

Part of the York JCC's objectives between 2014 and 2016 is to increase personal training revenues by 20 percent and to increase fitness center and group fitness revenue by 20 percent from one year after the opening. 

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