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YMCA makes $175,000 investment

by jmaloni

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Mon, Jun 16th 2014 08:00 pm

An investment of more than $175,000 will enhance the wellness centers at the Ken-Ton, Southtowns, William-Emslie and Delaware YMCA branches. Included in the upgrade are six new adaptive motion trainers, 13 upright bikes, 12 recumbent bikes and 31 cycling bikes.

The Southtowns Y also will receive the PREVA Networked Fitness system by PRECOR, which offers members an interactive personalized workout experience while using the upright, recumbent and adaptive motion trainers. The system operates similarly to a tablet and combines fitness with TV, media and the Internet so exercisers can stay connected while tracking their progress. The system also has a mobile component to allow users to set and track their weekly goals.

The installation of the equipment is slated for all branches for early July. To learn more about the YMCA in your area, visit www.ymcabn.org.

Locally founded in 1852, YMCA Buffalo Niagara is a charitable, community-based organization committed to providing programs designed to build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA's focus on health and wellness is reflected in the variety of programs offered for all ages and abilities. Additionally, collaborations with insurance carriers such as Univera, Independent Health and BlueCross BlueShield provide the opportunity for those wanting to take the first step toward a healthier lifestyle to do so at the YMCA.

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