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Celebrate the expansion and 15th anniversary of the Huber Heights YMCA at the grand reopening

The expanded area in the Huber Heights YMCA wellness center. CONTRIBUTED
The expanded area in the Huber Heights YMCA wellness center. CONTRIBUTED

On Monday, Jan. 6, the YMCA in Huber Heights is inviting the public to come and help celebrate the new expansion, the 15th anniversary of the location and the first day of being open for 24 hours.

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The celebration will take place at the YMCA at the Heights, located at 7251 Shull Road in Huber Heights.

From 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., visitors can expect refreshments, tours for the public, giveaways, gifts for members and more. For newcomers who would like to become a member, the joiner’s fee will be waived on Jan. 6.

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A nearly $1 million expansion of the YMCA at the Heights wrapped up on Dec. 11.

The expansion added 5,000 square feet to the wellness center, making it now nearly 10,000 square feet.

Executive Director Chris Lindeman said the construction cost around $700,000 and the YMCA added about $250,000 worth of equipment into the new area.

Construction on the YMCA, located at 7251 Shull Road, began in July.

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The expanded area houses free weights and functional fitness equipment. The added space will also allow for more cardio equipment like bikes and treadmills, Lindeman said. Functional fitness is a type of training that combines movements and trains muscles for real-life movements.

The YMCA at the Heights also has an indoor walking track, an indoor swimming pool and a family gymnasium.

WANT TO GO?

What: Grand REopening and 24-Hour Celebration

Where: YMCA at The Heights

When: Monday, Jan. 6 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: Free

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