‘Y’ to get makeover

January will mark not only a new year, but a new Y, and a maybe even a new you!

New Year’s is just around the corner, and at the Cross Timbers Family YMCA in Flower Mound, a renovation project is well underway to provide an improved facility.

The Y also has a new logo, and a new sign should be going up at the facility, located at 2021 Cross Timbers Road, toward the end of December.  All of this will make it much easier for residents of Southern Denton County to set and keep their wellness goals for 2012.

The improvements, the first major renovation at the facility since the early 90’s, will enlarge the wellness center and enable the Y to offer even more classes and activities for the community. Cross Timbers YMCA board president David Johnson said the improvements will be significant.

“We continue to update our programs and services to keep up with the needs of Southern Denton County.  We are expanding our fitness center by opening up the wall between the current fitness center and the karate room to create a new larger free weight area. Also, our racquetball court and existing free weight area will be converted into a spacious new multipurpose aerobics room. The gym has just received a fresh coat of paint, too,” said Johnson.

“This additional space will allow us more capacity to help recovering cancer patients regain their strength through our Live Strong at the YMCA Program. It will also benefit our new diabetes prevention program. Our partnership with United Healthcare will teach individuals at risk of developing diabetes how to manage the risk factors to prevent this chronic disease,” Johnson said, adding that there will be a grand opening of the updated facility in early January.

Cross Timbers YMCA Executive Director Jason Walter noted that the renovations will help the Y keep up with the times, particularly since they have been at the same location since the early 1980’s. 

“It’s the opportunity to impact more people in the community. Our mission is to put Christian values into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.  This project will allow us to serve more people and strengthen our community’s foundation through healthy living, youth development and social responsibility,” said Walter. 

“We are excited about our future and we look forward to continuing our active role in the community.  In addition to the project we will be offering reduced joiner fees in January so as you are thinking about your New Year’s resolution come by and see what the YMCA can do for you.”

Walter and Johnson invite local residents to stop by the Y and see what’s going on or call 972-539-9622 for more information. Members and potential members can also check out the renovation progress at lewisvilleymca.org and on Facebook at crosstimbersymca.

“The Board and I are very excited about this renovation. We look forward to inviting the community in to see all the great things the Cross Timbers Family YMCA is doing. It will truly be a “New Year, New Y, New You!” said Johnson.

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