Fitness Center Transformation Project- updated 11/14

Sep 28, 2022

The Madison Area YMCA is excited to announce that a reimagining of our Family Center's fitness space will soon become a reality. This transformation will touch upon everything from our circuit automation system and equipment, push pin strength equipment, stretching area, and cardio equipment (including an upgrade of every indoor cycling bike on the main fitness floor and in the Indoor Cycling room!).

The Fitness Center space will experience a metamorphosis over the next few months in three phases detailed below in our renewal plan. Our focus remains on safety and in service to you, our members. Work related to this transformation project will occur during low peak times or after hours whenever possible, so that there is minimal disruption to your workout.

Keep reading for more information about the projected timeline and how these facility improvements will help support your health and our community. 

PHASE 1: Week of July 25, 2022 ✔️

Kroll Training Annex; Fitness Center Space Preparation

In preparation for the arrival of new equipment, Technogym equipment was removed from the Kroll Training Annex the week of July 25. The Bravo and the Rebounder Station (rope pull/trampoline/pulley cable weight combo) remain. 

Preparation of the existing walls, electrical and other building adjustments in the Fitness Center began. This activity included the removal of several mirrors and a painting refresh.

PHASE 2: Week of August 15, 2022 ✔️

Dedicated Smart Strength Circuit - EGYM

Installation of the EGYM smart strength circuit was completed on Tuesday, August 16. EGYM provides a customized, full-body strength training workout in just 20 minutes. After an onboarding session, members will receive a smart wristband that automatically syncs with a mobile app and the machine itself. Members enter the circuit at the starting machine and follow a pre-defined order through 11 machines. EGYM is a powerful and intuitive integrated automation that will move to the forefront as we phase out FitLinx. EGYM is a CIRCUIT ONLY option. Schedule your onboarding session today by contacting the Fitness Center Desk.

Cardio Refresh, Including Matrix Sprint 8

Approximately half of the cardio equipment was replaced on Friday, August 19 with new models. Additional elliptical machines joined a complement of treadmills, stair machines and cycles. There was a slight change to the layout of cardio equipment to accommodate a better workout flow.

A dedicated intense interval training program zone, Sprint 8, joined the cardio space. The Sprint 8 program has been shown to improve cardiovascular endurance and enhance overall fitness in everyone from young adults to active older adults using traditional cardio equipment. We can't wait for you to try it!

PHASE 3: Week of November 7, 2022 ✔️

Life Fitness Modern Selectorized Equipment

The Cybex equipment was removed and Life Fitness modern Selectorized equipment is now available for resistance training. Selectorized strength training equipment provides the most approachable and non-intimidating resistance training option for all members, expert or novice, to optimize biomechanics. Members can employ whatever style of workout they wish in this fitness area; unlike EGYM, this is not a circuit training area.

Several pieces of existing Life Fitness push-pin equipment will be relocated to the Kroll Training Annex. ✔️

We continually strive to offer the best resources and facilities for healthy living. This is an investment in you, our members, who choose the Madison Area YMCA to achieve your health and wellness goals.

Our fitness and wellness offerings at the Madison Area YMCA are for everybody. From teens who are just beginning their fitness journeys to seniors who are looking to rediscover their passion for wellness, the YMCA’s transformed state-of-the-art facility is the perfect place to start. With a reimagined Fitness Center and the strength, performance and functional training focused Glasser Center, programs for all ages including adults and seniors, a state-of-the-art Walker D. Kirby Aquatics Center, Health and Wellness Programs and virtual fitness platform Y Wellness 24/7, everyone can Find Your Fit at the Madison Area YMCA.