Community leaders gathered last week in Burlington to break ground on an expansion project at R.C. Durr YMCA that will feature a St. Elizabeth Healthy Living Center.
“The idea is that we’ll renovate our existing fitness center and add about 3,000 square feet,” said YMCA executive director Jacob Brooks. “What’s really exciting about the Healthy Living Center and that concept is all of the health and wellness programs that St. Elizabeth and the YMCA will collaborate on. We plan to maximize each other’s expertise to provide some really unique and innovative programs for our members and our community.”
St. Elizabeth Health Care contributed a $1M gift to make the expansion possible; total cost is projected at $2.7M.
In addition to expanding the fitness center, the expansion project’s first phase will include a 1,500-square-foot expansion of the center’s group exercise room, additional 800 square feet of space to accommodate new specialty exercise programs and an additional 3,250 square feet for licensed childcare and early-teen programs.
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