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SOMERSET HILLS YMCA - MT. AIRY EXPANSION PROJECT

June 23, 2019 - Getting you there!

To assist our members during the renovation phases of construction, temporary scheduling changes are listed below.

The following class location changes are effective June 24 until on or about July 15th.

 

Map: Upper Level

Upper level map

Map: Main Level

Main level map



MONDAY
  • All Spin® classes - STUDIO 2
  • 6:00am-6:45am Intense Intervals - STUDIO 1
  • 8:00am-9:00am Barre - STUDIO 1
  • 9:15am-10:15am Fluid Body Sculpt - STUDIO 1
  • 9:15am-10:15am Vinyasa Flow Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 10:20am-11:00am Intro to Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 10:30am-11:15am Butts & Gutts - STUDIO 1
  • 11:30am-12:15pm Delay the Disease - STUDIO 1
  • 12:15pm-1:15pm Zumba® - STUDIO 1
  • 12:30pm-1:15pm Delay the Disease - STUDIO 1
  • 5:00pm-5:25pm Delay the Disease - STUDIO 1
  • 5:30pm-6:20pm Zumba® - STUDIO 1
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Gentle Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Power Pump - STUDIO 1
  • 7:45pm-8:30pm Reiki - STUDIO 4

 

TUESDAY
  • All Spin® classes - STUDIO 2
  • 6:00am-6:45am Interval Ropes - STUDIO 1
  • 8:00am-9:00am TRX/Kettlebells - STUDIO 1
  • 9:15am-10:15am Power Pump - STUDIO 1
  • 9:30am-10:30am Vinyasa Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 10:30am-11:30am Barre - STUDIO 3
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm Zumba® Gold - STUDIO 1
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm Adapted Fitness - STUDIO 1
  • 5:00pm-6:15pm Dance Team - STUDIO 1
  • 5:15pm-6:15pm Pilates - STUDIO 4
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Total Body Conditioning - STUDIO 1
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Vinyasa Flow - STUDIO 4
  • 7:35pm-8:35pm LaBlast - STUDIO 1

 

WEDNESDAY
  • All Spin® classes - STUDIO 2
  • 6:00am-6:45am Boot Camp - STUDIO 1
  • 8:00am-9:00am Tai Chi - STUDIO 1
  • 9:15am-10:00am Cardio Interval - STUDIO 1
  • 9:15am-10:15am Vinyasa Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 10:05am-10:20am Stretch & Restore - STUDIO 1
  • 10:30am-11:00am Battling Ropes - STUDIO 3
  • 10:30am-11:15am Total Strength - STUDIO 1
  • 11:30am-12:15pm Delay the Disease - STUDIO 1
  • 11:30am-12:30pm Pilates - STUDIO 4
  • 12:30pm-1:15pm Delay the Disease - STUDIO 1
  • 4:30pm-5:30pm On the Ball - STUDIO 1
  • 5:40pm-6:40pm Barre - STUDIO 1
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm Vinyasa Flow - STUDIO 4
  • 6:45pm-7:30pm Butts & Gutts - STUDIO 1
  • 7:30pm-8:30pm Adult Tap - STUDIO 3
  • 7:35pm-8:35pm Zumba® - STUDIO 1

 

THURSDAY
  • All Spin® classes - STUDIO 2
  • 8:00am-9:00am 20/20/20 - STUDIO 1
  • 8:00am-9:00am Vinyasa Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 9:30am-10:30am Mixed level Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 9:15am-10:15am Barre - STUDIO 1
  • 10:30am-11:15am AOA Strength and Balance - STUDIO 1
  • 11:30am-12:30pm Chair Yoga - STUDIO 1
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Our House - STUDIO 1
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm Adapted Fitness - STUDIO 1
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm Adapted Fitness - WELLNESS CTR.
  • 5:30pm-6:15pm Body Resistance - STUDIO 1
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm Gentle Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 6:00pm-7:15pm Dance Team - STUDIO 3
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Power Pump - STUDIO 1
  • 7:35pm-8:35pm Zumba® - STUDIO 1

 

FRIDAY
  • All Spin® classes - STUDIO 2
  • 6:00am-6:45am Total Strength - STUDIO 1
  • 7:50am-8:50am Senior Yoga  - STUDIO 4
  • 8:00am-8:45am TRX - STUDIO 1
  • 9:00am-10:15am Core & Conditioning - STUDIO 1
  • 10:30am-11:30am Barbell Strength - STUDIO 1
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm Zumba® - STUDIO 1
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm Bollywood - STUDIO 1
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm Chill Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 6:45pm-7:30pm Barre Basics - STUDIO 1

 

SATURDAY
  • All Spin® classes - STUDIO 2
  • 7:45am-8:45am 20/20/20 - STUDIO 1
  • 8:00am-9:00am Vinyasa Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 9:00am-10:00am Total Strength - STUDIO 1
  • 9:30am-10:30am Pilates - STUDIO 4
  • 10:15am-11:00am Interval Ropes - STUDIO 3
  • 10:15am-11:15am Zumba® - STUDIO 1
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 12:45pm-1:30pm Kids Yoga - STUDIO 4

 

SUNDAY
  • All Spin® classes - STUDIO 2
  • 8:00am-9:00am Boot Camp - STUDIO 1
  • 8:00am-9:15am Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 9:15am-10:15am Total Strength - STUDIO 1
  • 10:30am-11:30am Cardio Dance - STUDIO 1
  • 10:30am-11:30am Vinyasa Yoga - STUDIO 4

June 21, 2019 - Card-free Yoga is Here!

Come one, come all! We’re excited to announce that cards are no longer needed to ensure you (and your mat) have a spot in our yoga classes! Yoga is now being held in the new Studio 4 Yoga Room, with enough space for everyone to participate. The room features large windows that offer beautiful, relaxing views of the outdoors, lights that dim, a Buddha statue and equipment such as mats, blocks, blankets and a shoe rack.

The new studio is one of several features of our exciting two-story, 14,000-square-foot expansion of Somerset Hills YMCA.  

We hope to see in class soon.

Namaste!


June 16, 2019 - Getting you there!

To assist our members during the renovation phases of construction, temporary scheduling changes are listed below.

The following class location changes are effective June 17th - June 23rd

 

Map: Upper Level

Upper level map

Map: Main Level

Main level map



MONDAY
  • All Spin® classes - STUDIO 2
  • 6:00am-6:45am Intense Intervals - STUDIO 1
  • 8:00am-9:00am Barre - STUDIO 1
  • 9:00am-9:45am U Fit - STUDIO 3
  • 9:15am-10:15am Fluid Body Sculpt - STUDIO 1
  • 9:15am-10:15am Vinyasa Flow Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 10:20am-11:00am Intro to Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 10:30am-11:15am Butts & Gutts - STUDIO 1
  • 11:30a,-12:15pm Delay the Disease - STUDIO 1
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm Zumba® - STUDIO 3
  • 12:30pm-1:15pm Delay the Disease - STUDIO 1
  • 5:00pm-5:25pm Delay the Disease - STUDIO 1
  • 5:30pm-6:20pm Zumba® - STUDIO 1
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Gentle Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Power Pump - STUDIO 1
  • 7:45pm-8:30pm Reiki - STUDIO 4

 

TUESDAY
  • All Spin® classes - STUDIO 2
  • 6:00am-6:45am Interval Ropes - STUDIO 1
  • 8:00am-9:00am TRX/Kettlebells - STUDIO 1
  • 9:15am-10:15am Barre - STUDIO 3
  • 9:15am-10:15am Power Pump - STUDIO 1
  • 9:30am-10:30am Vinyasa Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 10:30am-11:15am Kettlebell - STUDIO 1
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm Zumba® Gold - STUDIO 1
  • 5:15pm-6:15pm Pilates - STUDIO 4
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Total Body Conditioning - STUDIO 1
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Vinyasa Flow - STUDIO 4
  • 7:35pm-8:35pm LaBlast - STUDIO 1

 

WEDNESDAY
  • All Spin® classes - STUDIO 2
  • 6:00am-6:45am Boot Camp - STUDIO 1
  • 8:00am-9:00am Tai Chi - STUDIO 1
  • 9:15am-10:00am Cardio Interval - STUDIO 1
  • 9:15am-10:15am Vinyasa Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 10:05am-10:20am Stretch & Restore - STUDIO 1
  • 10:30am-11:00am Battling Ropes - STUDIO 3
  • 10:30am-11:15am Total Strength - STUDIO 1
  • 11:30am-12:30pm Pilates - STUDIO 4
  • 11:30am-12:15pm Delay the Disease - STUDIO 1
  • 12:30pm-1:15pm Delay the Disease - STUDIO 1
  • 4:30pm-5:30pm On the Ball - STUDIO 1
  • 5:40pm-6:40pm Barre - STUDIO 1
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm Vinyasa Flow - STUDIO 4
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Adult Tap - STUDIO 3
  • 6:45pm-7:30pm Butts & Gutts - STUDIO 1
  • 7:35pm-8:35pm Zumba® - STUDIO 1

 

THURSDAY
  • All Spin® classes - STUDIO 2
  • 8:00am-9:00am 20/20/20 - STUDIO 1
  • 8:00am-9:00am Vinyasa Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 9:30am-10:30am Mixed level Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 9:15am-10:15am Barre - STUDIO 1
  • 9:15am-10:15am Zumba® - STUDIO 3
  • 10:30am-11:15am AOA Strength and Balance - STUDIO 1
  • 11:30am-12:30pm Chair Yoga - STUDIO 1
  • 5:30pm-6:15pm Body Resistance - STUDIO 1
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm Gentle Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Power Pump - STUDIO 1
  • 7:35pm-8:35pm Zumba® - STUDIO 1

 

FRIDAY
  • All Spin® classes - STUDIO 2
  • 6:00am-6:45am Total Strength - STUDIO 1
  • 7:50am-8:50am Senior Yoga  - STUDIO 4
  • 8:00am-8:45am TRX - STUDIO 1
  • 9:00am-10:15am Core & Conditioning - STUDIO 1
  • 10:30am-11:30am Barbell Strength - STUDIO 1
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm Zumba® - STUDIO 1
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm Bollywood - STUDIO 1
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm Chill Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 6:45pm-7:30pm Barre Basics - STUDIO 1

 

SATURDAY
  • All Spin® classes - STUDIO 2
  • 7:45am-8:45am 20/20/20 - STUDIO 1
  • 8:00am-9:00am Vinyasa Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 9:00am-10:00am Total Strength - STUDIO 1
  • 9:30am-10:30am Pilates - STUDIO 4
  • 10:15am-11:00am Interval Ropes - STUDIO 3
  • 10:15am-11:15am Zumba® - STUDIO 1
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 12:45pm-1:30pm Kids Yoga - STUDIO 4

 

SUNDAY
  • All Spin® classes - STUDIO 2
  • 8:00am-9:00am Boot Camp - STUDIO 1
  • 8:00am-9:15am Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 9:15am-10:15am Total Strength - STUDIO 1
  • 10:30am-11:30am Cardio Dance - STUDIO 1
  • 10:30am-11:30am Vinyasa Yoga - STUDIO 4

June 13, 2019 - Thank you for your patience!

We want to take a minute to acknowledge and thank our members for their patience as renovation has begun on some of the existing spaces in the facility. Last week brought big changes as the 7,000-foot Wellness Center expansion opened and this week as we began utilizing three brand new studios on the upper level. Concurrently, work began on renovating approximately half of the existing Wellness Center on the main level and the Spin Studio and Group Exercise 2 on the upper level. Temporarily relocating equipment, classes and staff has come with a few hiccups along the way. However, in just one short week, we are happy to share that:

  • TV and internet access is now connected and functioning on all temporarily-relocated equipment
  • Mirrors will be installed by the squat racks in the Wellness Center beginning this coming Tuesday
  • New water fountain installation in the Wellness Center is in progress and anticipated at the end of next week or shortly thereafter--members are encouraged to utilize the fountains in the main hallway in meantime.

Please know that our teams are working continually to do all we can to provide the best possible experience during this exciting time of transformation. In just a few short months, we promise it will all have been worth it!

June 7, 2019 - Getting you there!

To assist our members during the renovation phases of construction, temporary scheduling changes are listed below.

The following class location changes are effective June 10th - June 16th

 

Map: Upper Level

Upper level map

Map: Main Level

Main level map



MONDAY
  • All Spin® classes - STUDIO 2
  • 6:00am-6:45am Intense Intervals - STUDIO 1
  • 8:00am-9:00am Barre - STUDIO 1
  • 9:00am-9:45am U Fit - STUDIO 3
  • 9:15am-10:15am Fluid Body Sculpt - STUDIO 1
  • 9:15am-10:15am Vinyasa Flow Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 10:20am-11:00am Intro to Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 10:30am-11:15am Butts & Gutts - STUDIO 1
  • 11:30a,-12:15pm Delay the Disease - STUDIO 1
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm Zumba® - STUDIO 3
  • 12:30pm-1:15pm Delay the Disease - STUDIO 1
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm Our House - STUDIO 3
  • 5:00pm-5:25pm Delay the Disease - STUDIO 1
  • 5:30pm-6:20pm Zumba® - STUDIO 1
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Gentle Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Power Pump - STUDIO 1
  • 7:45pm-8:30pm Reiki - STUDIO 4

 

TUESDAY
  • All Spin® classes - STUDIO 2
  • 6:00am-6:45am Interval Ropes - STUDIO 1
  • 8:00am-9:00am TRX/Kettlebells - STUDIO 1
  • 9:15am-10:15am Barre - STUDIO 3
  • 9:15am-10:15am Power Pump - STUDIO 1
  • 9:30am-10:30am Vinyasa Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 10:30am-11:15am Kettlebell - STUDIO 1
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm Zumba® Gold - STUDIO 1
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm Adapted Fitness - STUDIO 1
  • 4:00pm-6:15pm ATKDA - STUDIO 3
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm Adapted Fitness - WELLNESS CENTER
  • 5:15pm-6:15pm Pilates - STUDIO 4
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Total Body Conditioning - STUDIO 1
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Vinyasa Flow - STUDIO 4
  • 7:35pm-8:35pm LaBlast - STUDIO 1

 

WEDNESDAY
  • All Spin® classes - STUDIO 2
  • 6:00am-6:45am Boot Camp - STUDIO 1
  • 8:00am-9:00am Tai Chi - STUDIO 1
  • 9:15am-10:00am Cardio Interval - STUDIO 1
  • 9:15am-10:15am Vinyasa Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 10:05am-10:20am Stretch & Restore - STUDIO 1
  • 10:30am-11:00am Battling Ropes - STUDIO 3
  • 10:30am-11:15am Total Strength - STUDIO 1
  • 11:30am-12:30pm Pilates - STUDIO 4
  • 11:30am-12:15pm Delay the Disease - STUDIO 1
  • 12:30pm-1:15pm Delay the Disease - STUDIO 1
  • 4:30pm-5:30pm On the Ball - STUDIO 1
  • 5:40pm-6:40pm Barre - STUDIO 1
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm Vinyasa Flow - STUDIO 4
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Adult Tap - STUDIO 3
  • 6:45pm-7:30pm Butts & Gutts - STUDIO 1
  • 7:35pm-8:35pm Zumba® - STUDIO 1

 

THURSDAY
  • All Spin® classes - STUDIO 2
  • 8:00am-9:00am 20/20/20 - STUDIO 1
  • 8:00am-9:00am Vinyasa Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 9:30am-10:30am Mixed level Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 9:15am-10:15am Barre - STUDIO 1
  • 9:15am-10:15am Zumba® - STUDIO 3
  • 10:30am-11:15am AOA Strength and Balance - STUDIO 1
  • 11:30am-12:30pm Chair Yoga - STUDIO 1
  • 12:00pm-12:30pm Dance - STUDIO 3
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm Our House - STUDIO 1
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm Adapted Fitness - STUDIO 1
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm Adapted Fitness - WELLNESS CENTER
  • 5:30pm-6:15pm Body Resistance - STUDIO 1
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm Gentle Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Power Pump - STUDIO 1
  • 7:35pm-8:35pm Zumba® - STUDIO 1

 

FRIDAY
  • All Spin® classes - STUDIO 2
  • 6:00am-6:45am Total Strength - STUDIO 1
  • 7:50am-8:50am Senior Yoga  - STUDIO 4
  • 8:00am-8:45am TRX - STUDIO 1
  • 9:00am-10:15am Core & Conditioning - STUDIO 1
  • 10:15am-10:45am Dance - STUDIO 3
  • 10:30am-11:30am Barbell Strength - STUDIO 1
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm Zumba® - STUDIO 1
  • 12:15pm-12:45pm Dance - STUDIO 3
  • 4:45pm-5:30pm Dance - STUDIO 3
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm Bollywood - STUDIO 1
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm Chill Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm ATKDA - STUDIO 3
  • 6:45pm-7:30pm Barre Basics - STUDIO 1

 

SATURDAY
  • All Spin® classes - STUDIO 2
  • 7:45am-8:45am 20/20/20 - STUDIO 1
  • 8:00am-9:00am Vinyasa Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 9:00am-10:00am Total Strength - STUDIO 1
  • 9:30am-10:30am Pilates - STUDIO 4
  • 10:15am-11:00am Interval Ropes - STUDIO 3
  • 10:15am-11:15am Zumba® - STUDIO 1
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 12:45pm-1:30pm Kids Yoga - STUDIO 4

 

SUNDAY
  • All Spin® classes - STUDIO 2
  • 8:00am-9:00am Boot Camp - STUDIO 1
  • 8:00am-9:15am Yoga - STUDIO 4
  • 9:15am-10:15am Total Strength - STUDIO 1
  • 10:30am-11:15am ATKDA - STUDIO 3
  • 10:30am-11:30am Cardio Dance - STUDIO 1
  • 10:30am-11:30am Vinyasa Yoga - STUDIO 4

May 23, 2019 - We have several exciting Somerset Hills YMCA Expansion and Renovation Project updates to share!

What's been completed so far?

The two-story 14,000-square-foot expansion of Somerset Hills YMCA is nearing completion, featuring an additional 7,000 square feet of Wellness space for members, including three brand new group exercise studios on the upper level.

MAIN LEVEL: 7,000 SQ FT WELLNESS CENTER EXPANSION

UPPER LEVEL: 3 NEW STUDIOS

What's next?

  • The B. Fit room (not the program) will close on Saturday, May 25.
  • The Kinesis room will close on Sunday, June 2.
    • The Kinesis wall and associated equipment will be temporarily stored during this renovation phase.
  • Beginning on or about Monday, June 3:
    • A comprehensive renovation of the existing Wellness space will begin.
      • We will remove existing offices to expand available space.
      • Flooring in the existing Wellness Center will be leveled to help make the space more accessible for all.
      • Refreshed lighting, finishes and aesthetics will be added to provide an enhanced member experience.
      • Renovation of existing space will happen in stages to minimize impact on members and ensure all existing equipment remains accessible to members throughout this entire process.
    • There will be the start of a complete renovation of existing spaces on the upper level inclusive of the SPIN® Studio, Personal Training Studio and Group Exercise 2.
  • Beginning on or about Thursday, June 6:
    • HVAC improvements in the Dance Studio and Kidz Korner on the main level will begin.
      • HVAC enhancements will include better climate and humidity control resulting in improved air quality for members.

What can members expect to see?

Wellness Center:
  • The front portion of the existing Wellness Center will be enclosed for the start of renovation work in that space.
  • Members will only access the Wellness Center through the entrance by the Cafe and locker rooms during this time.

Kidz Korner:
  • Kidz Korner will be temporarily relocated to the B. Fit room across from the Wellness Center. This work is anticipated to take approximately six weeks to be complete on or about the middle of July.

Gymnasium Hallway:
  • The doors to the Gymnasium will be temporarily closed off to staff and members after contractors create a separate and secure path to remove debris and equipment
  • The Gymnasium hallway will be blocked off after the 2nd entrance to the Early Education Center just past the water fountain.
  • Access to the Gymnasium will be temporarily limited to what was previously an emergency exterior exit from the Gym that opens into the Wellness expansion.
  • Look for Y staff and ample signage to help guide members to the Gymnasium during this phase of construction.

Group Exercise Classes:
  • All SPIN® classes will be temporarily relocated to the new Studio 2 on the upper level.
  • All other classes usually scheduled in the Personal Training Studio, Group Exercise 2 and Dance Studio will be temporarily relocated to Studio 1 (formerly Group Exercise 1), Studio 3 and Studio 4—all on the upper level.
  • Please see in-branch signage, handouts at the Welcome Center, and our online schedules for current, class-specific information during this renovation phase of construction or speak to any Member Service Representative.
  • Finishes and mirrors may not be installed/reinstalled in some spaces until all major renovation construction is complete.
  • Members can expect to hear intermittent construction noise as our renovation and expansion project continues.

Early Education Center (EEC):
  • The Gymnasium hallway will be blocked off after the 2nd entrance to the Early Education Center just past the water fountain.
  • The double doors at the end of the hallway will not be accessible at this time.
  • The single door emergency exit leading into daycare hallway will be temporarily outfitted with secure key fob access to ensure EEC families continue to have a dedicated entry point to the EEC.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to provide the best member experience for you!


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I get into the Gymnasium?
A: Access to the Gymnasium will be temporarily limited to what was previously an emergency exterior exit from the Gym that opens into the Wellness expansion. Look for Y staff and ample signage to help guide members to the Gymnasium during this phase of construction.

Q: How will I know where my class is temporarily located?
A:
Please see in-branch signage, handouts at the Welcome Center, and our online schedules for current, class-specific information during this renovation phase of construction or speak to any Member Service Representative.

Q: Will the B. Fit program continue?
A:
Yes, B. Fit for existing participants will continue in a specialized format to ensure the best Wellness introductory experience. While the existing Wellness Center is undergoing renovation from approximately June 1 to July 15, however, we will not be taking new people into the program at this time.

We will continue to support current B. Fit participants with a Wellness Coach 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Coaches will be easily identified by wearing a red staff shirt. Evening participants can be supported by our Floor Supervisors.

Relocating B. Fit to the Wellness Center will provide participants with a superior introduction to fitness in a comfortable, non-intimidating environment, provide more stretching and workout space, and better help them achieve their fitness goals once they graduate from the 12-week program.

The entire Wellness staff and wellness coaches will support participants with the transition into the Wellness Center where they will continue to benefit from the same exercise equipment they have become familiar and comfortable with.

Participants will continue to receive individual instruction, monitoring and feedback after they leave the program.

Q: What if I have additional questions about how I utilize the facility during construction?
A:
Please speak to any Member Service Representative. They will be glad to assist you.

Q: Will elevator service be disrupted?
A:
No. Elevator service will be fully accessible at all times on all levels of the facility.

Q: Why is Somerset County and Plainfield YMCA expanding the Somerset Hills YMCA - Mt Airy location?
A:
Expanding Somerset Hills YMCA will ensure that we can best serve our robust membership and also address evolving community needs. The expansion will enhance the membership experience and provide additional opportunities for programs and services that allow everyone to improve wellness and live healthy, connected lives.

Q: What does the total expansion and renovation project include?
A:
The expansion project will include:

  • 2-story, 14,000-square-foot addition to the back of the building
  • Expanded, modern Wellness Center on the 1st floor
  • 3 new multipurpose studios on the upper level
  • 1 new SPIN® studio with tiered levels on the upper level
  • 1 renovated multipurpose studio on the upper level
  • New, larger restrooms on the upper level
  • Upgraded mechanical system for improved climate control and comfort

Q: What will the Y be able to provide as a result of the expansion and renovation?
A: Renovations and additions will better enable Somerset Hills YMCA to continue to strengthen our community by:
  • Creating a more inclusive space to ensure individuals of all ages and abilities have access to programs and services
  • Providing new and more program options such as:
    • Innovative fitness classes and wellness options
    • Preventative health programs including chronic disease prevention and management
    • Additional programs for individuals with special needs
    • Programs that meet community needs and address social issues
  • Allowing for additional space to provide a safe and positive environment for social connections for all ages

Q: Will the expanded Wellness Center include new fitness equipment?
A:
Yes. Within the expanded space we have plans to include new equipment in addition to the current equipment such as more cardio equipment, free weights and functional fitness area with turf.

Q: What is the timeline for construction and completion?
A:
Work began on August 18, 2018, and is expected to conclude in December 2019.

Q: What is the cost of the Somerset Hills YMCA expansion and renovation project?
A:
The total cost of the project is approximately $7.0 million.

Q: Will this project affect Somerset Hills YMCA membership or program fees?
A:
No. The cost of expanding and renovating Somerset Hills YMCA will be funded through donations and community support. However, the fees for membership and programs are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Q: Where can I receive updates?
A:
We will keep members informed about progress and any temporary changes that may occur through this page on our website as well as through email. To sign up to receive email communications from us, please subscribe here.

Q: Will members be able to utilize other Somerset County and Plainfield YMCA locations?
A:
Yes. Members are always welcome to utilize the nearby Riverwalk location as well as Somerville YMCA, Bridgewater YMCA and Hillsborough YMCA. Learn about our other locations here (link to Locations page). Additionally, your membership allows you to visit any YMCA in the United States and Puerto Rico at no additional cost, provided they participate in the Y's nationwide membership program.

Q: How can I help?
A
: All members are welcome to contribute to Somerset Hills YMCA’s capital reinvestment campaign. If you wish to learn more about opportunities to contribute to this exciting project and the future of Somerset Hills YMCA, please contact Kelly Castro today.

 

April 30, 2019 - Our expansion project is moving along, with new features being added to its interior and exterior every day. Some new elements recently include the addition of aluminum panels on the outside of the building, installation of window frames on the first and second floors and lots of duct work within the interior.


Aluminum panels on the exterior


Window framing installation

April 17, 2019 - A special guest stopped by the site today to learn more about the Y and our expansion: U.S. Congressman Tom Malinowski! Somerset County and Plainfield YMCA President and CEO David M. Carcieri gave Rep. Malinowski, who represents New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, a tour of our branch and construction site. David discussed the features of our expansion, which include an expanded Wellness Center with more cardio equipment and free weights, new studio space and a Spin® studio with tiered levels.

Thank you Rep. Malinowski for stopping by!

Rep 1  Rep 2  Rep 4

March 28, 2019 - Things are beginning to take shape at Somerset Hills YMCA's construction site! The exterior framework of the building is on a steady pace to completion. It started as a series of steel beams, followed by a wood covering and waterproof sealant. Inside, the floor slabs have been poured, another milestone in our exciting expansion project.

Exterior Framing 10  Exterior framework with sealant

Interior floor slabs  Interior floor slabs

March 10, 2019 - A lot of behind-the-scenes work has been taking place throughout the project. Utility work such as electrical conduit to keep the project moving has been installed and fire hydrant water line work has begun.

In addition to all the new wellness space that will be available once the expansion is complete, upgraded mechanical systems including humidity control will run throughout the building, adding more comfort and quality to your Y experience!

Fire hydrant line installed
Fire hydrant line installed
February 25, 2019 - Our Wellness Center expansion continues! A temporary wall has been installed while we continue to expand and renovate your workout area to include 7,000 additional square feet, more free weights and stretching space on the lower level and more studio space upstairs!  

February 10, 2019 - Our expansion project is moving along! Recently we installed steel beams, giving shape and structure to the future wellness area. Take a look at our progress!


Steel Install 06  Steel Install 20
January 18, 2019 - Construction is moving along in our Wellness Center and Group Exercise 2 room! Plastic sheeting is still up in certain areas but will be removed in just a few days. We thank you for your patience and understanding while we expand our facility and hope you continue to enjoy your workouts.

January 7, 2019 - Construction at Somerset Hills YMCA is in High Gear

While the weather has turned colder and most recreational activities have moved indoors, contractors have been diligently working outside to build a better Y for you. The steel frame of the 14,000-square-foot expansion is fully in place and crews are ready to begin the process of attaching the expansion to the existing building. Although the Y is working to minimize impact on members by making accommodations when possible and keeping you informed along the way, there will be some disruption beginning on Friday, Jan. 11. Some equipment in the Wellness Center is relocated and select ductwork in the Wellness Center on the 1st floor and Group Exercise 1 on the 2nd floor is removed and relocated to allow for the construction of a weather-tight temporary interior wall along the exterior wall adjacent to the expansion.

Below is detailed information regarding this stage of the project in the form of an FAQ. We thank you, our members, for your continued support and understanding as we work to expand and renovate Somerset Hills YMCA to better serve you for years to come.


Q: What work is happening now?

A: The steel frame of the Somerset Hills YMCA expansion is complete. The next steps are to install the decking, connect the building together and pour the concrete for the floor.  However, in order to ensure the concrete slabs align between the existing building and the expansion, the exterior wall between the expansion and the Wellness Center on the 1st floor and Group Exercise 1 on the 2nd floor needs to be removed. The preparation for this work will involve the brief use of protective plastic sheeting in the Wellness Center on the 1st floor and in Group Exercise 1 on the 2nd floor to provide contractors with access to ceiling ductwork for its removal and relocation as well as the construction of a weather-tight temporary interior wall adjacent to the expansion.


Q: When will this happen? How long will this take?

A: On Friday, Jan. 11 from about 7:00am through 3:30pm, fitness equipment movers will relocate select equipment in the Wellness Center.

Beginning on Monday, Jan. 14 through Friday, Jan. 18, the relocation of HVAC ductwork along the current exterior wall adjacent to the expansion and the construction of a weather-tight temporary interior wall will take place. During this week members can expect to see a plastic barrier enclosing areas where construction workers are performing these tasks.

After that and beginning on Saturday, Jan. 19, the plastic sheeting will come down as work resumes outside of the facility again. Members can expect to see a temporary wall in the Wellness Center and in Group Exercise 1 from now through the summer while the expansion is completed.

Q: Where will the temporary interior wall be located?

A: There will be temporary interior walls constructed approximately 3 feet from the existing exterior walls adjacent to the expansion on the 1st floor in the Wellness Center and on the 2nd floor in Group Exercise 1 and at the very end of the 2nd floor hallway. These temporary walls will remain in place through the summer while construction on the expansion continues.


Q: What can members expect to see in the Wellness Center during this time?

A: On Friday, Jan. 11 from about 7:00am through 3:30pm, fitness equipment movers will be relocating equipment in order to make room for the necessary next steps in the construction process. This will include:

  • Compacting the space between treadmills along the windows

  • Relocation of the Selectorized equipment currently located along the expansion wall

  • Condensing and rearrangement of the free weight area to move away from the wall

  • Relocation of rowers in order to accommodate equipment currently located along the expansion wall that must move

  • Reducing stretch area to accommodate some relocated equipment

Beginning on Monday, Jan. 14 through Friday, Jan. 18, plastic sheeting will be in place to allow workers access to ductwork in the ceiling and the exterior wall adjacent to the expansion. Once the ductwork is relocated and the temporary wall is in place, the plastic sheeting will be removed. The temporary wall will remain in place from Saturday, Jan. 19 through the summer.

Please know that every effort is being made to continue to make all existing equipment available to members while maintaining a safe fitness environment that endeavors to accommodate all members' needs as best we can during this time of transition.


Q: Will the Y make additional spaces available to members for personal fitness?

A: Yes. The B. Fit room will be open and accessible to all members during this time of transition in order to allow for additional fitness space for members displaced by construction impacts in the Wellness Center. Members are also encouraged to utilize the Wellness Center at our Riverwalk location at 665 Martinsville Road in Basking Ridge.


Q:  Will the Y make additional spaces available for members to stretch before, during and after a workout?

A:  Yes. The Kinesis Room and Dance Studio will be made available to members looking for additional room to stretch before, during and after their workout if a regularly-scheduled class is not in progress. Members are also encouraged to utilize the Wellness Center at our Riverwalk location at 665 Martinsville Road in Basking Ridge.


Q:  Who can I contact with questions about the Wellness Center?

A:  Contact Lynne Applebaum.


Q: What can members expect to see in Group Exercise 1 during this time?

A: Beginning on Monday, Jan. 14 through Friday, Jan. 18, plastic sheeting will be in place to allow workers to access the exterior wall adjacent to the expansion and the former emergency exit door in the 2nd floor hallway. The far entrance to Group Exercise 1 at the end of the hallway will be inaccessible through the end of the summer. Members are asked to enter Group Exercise 1 through the hallway entrance next to the newly expanded and renovated 2nd floor bathrooms.

Additionally, instructors will now lead classes in front of the mirrors at the end of the room closer to the bathrooms while the mirrors along the current exterior wall are covered by the temporary wall through the end of the summer.


Q:
Will members still be able to access Group Exercise 2, the Personal Training Studio and the Spin Room?

A: Yes. These spaces will remain fully accessible during this phase of construction.


Q: Will group exercise schedules be impacted?

A: Yes, some classes will be briefly relocated in order to minimize noise disruption for members. During the week of Monday, Jan. 14 through Friday, Jan. 18, the following classes regularly scheduled in Group Exercise 1 will temporarily take place in Group Exercise 2 (GX 2) or the Personal Training Studio (PT Studio):

  • Monday 1/14 8:30am Core Training will take place in GX 2

  • Tuesday 1/15 10:30am Kettle Bell Training will take place in PT Studio

  • Tuesday 1/15 12:00pm Zumba Gold will take place in GX 2

  • Wednesday 1/16 8:00am Pilates will take place in GX 2

  • Thursday 1/17 8:00am 20/20/20 will take place in GX 2

  • Friday 1/18 8:00am Ropes will take place in GX 2

  • Friday 1/18 12:00pm Zumba will take place in GX 2

All other regularly scheduled classes in Group Exercise 1 will continue as usual. Again, we apologize for any noise disruption members may experience during this week.


Q:  Who can I contact with questions about the group exercise schedule?

A:  Contact Lisa Pensabene.


Q: Why can't I stretch against the temporary wall in the Wellness Center or in Group Exercise 1?

A: The temporary interior walls constructed adjacent to the expansion in the Wellness Center and Group Exercise 1 are not weight-bearing walls. Please do not lean against them. In Group Exercise 1, specifically, the walls have not been secured to the wood floors in order to avoid damaging them. For your safety and the safety of others, please do not lean against the temporary walls. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Q: Will there be noise?

A: During the week of Monday, Jan. 14 through Friday, Jan. 18, members can expect to hear intermittent noise as ductwork is relocated and the weather-tight temporary interior wall is constructed. To expedite this part of the process, work will be done during normal operating hours. Members may experience additional noise in the 2-3 weeks that follow as the exterior brick and underlying sheet rock on the exterior of the building adjacent to the expansion is removed. We apologize in advance for any noise disruption you may experience during this time.


Q: Will workers have contact with members?

A: No. The plastic sheeting that will be in place during the week of Monday, Jan. 14 through Friday, Jan. 18, will provide a defined and safe working environment for contractors that allows access to accomplish necessary work while prohibiting members from coming into contact with hazardous materials and equipment.


Q: Will elevator service be disrupted?

A: No. Elevator service will be fully accessible at all times.


Q: Why is Somerset County YMCA expanding the Somerset Hills YMCA - Mt Airy location?

A: Expanding Somerset Hills YMCA will ensure that we can best serve our robust membership and also address evolving community needs. The expansion will enhance the membership experience and provide additional opportunities for programs and services that allow everyone to improve wellness and live healthy, connected lives.


Q: What does the total expansion and renovation project include?

A:  The expansion project will include:

  • 2-story, 14,000-square-foot addition to the back of the building

  • Expanded, modern Wellness Center on the 1st floor

  • 3 new multipurpose studios on the 2nd floor

  • 1 new Spin® studio with tiered levels on the 2nd floor

  • 1 renovated multipurpose studio on the 2nd floor

  • New, larger restrooms on the 2nd floor

  • Upgraded mechanical system for improved climate control and comfort


Q: What will the Y be able to provide as a result of the expansion and renovation?

A: Renovations and additions will better enable Somerset Hills YMCA to continue to strengthen our community by:

  • Creating a more inclusive space to ensure individuals of all ages and abilities have access to programs and services

  • Providing new and more program options such as:

    • Innovative fitness classes and wellness options

    • Preventative health programs including chronic disease prevention and management

    • Additional programs for individuals with special needs

    • Programs that meet community needs and address social issues

  • Allowing for additional space to provide a safe and positive environment for social connections for all ages


Q: Will the expanded Wellness Center include new fitness equipment?

A: Yes. Within the expanded space we have plans to include new equipment in addition to the current equipment such as more cardio equipment, free weights and functional fitness area with turf.


Q: Where can I receive construction updates?

A: We will keep members informed about progress and any temporary changes that may occur through this page on our website as well as through email. To sign up to receive email communications from us, please subscribe here.


Q: How can I help?

A: All members are welcome to contribute to Somerset Hills YMCA’s capital reinvestment campaign. If you wish to learn more about opportunities to contribute to this exciting project and the future of Somerset Hills YMCA, please contact Kelly Castro today.

Jan. 3, 2019 – We have new restrooms upstairs in the Wellness Center! Both the men's and women's rooms feature handicap-accessible toilets and hands-free automated faucets. Located next to our Group Exercise room, taking a bathroom break has never been this convenient!

The new restrooms help support our ongoing expansion project that will include an updated Wellness Center on the first floor, three new multipurpose studios, one new Spinning® studio with tiered levels and a renovated multipurpose room.


New Bathrooms

Dec. 27, 2018 – Things have been busy at the construction site. The topsoil has been stripped, and the foundation is in. The crew is now putting up vertical beams that will create the framework of the building for your new wellness space!

Framework


Dec. 3, 2018 – Now that the topsoil has been stripped, we’ve begun pouring cement to lay the foundation for our expansion! Once the cement is poured complete, we’ll begin installing vertical beams on top of the concrete that will ultimately create the framework of the building your new space.

Footings and Foundation 22

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October 11, 2018
 – Plumbing supplies coming in through the front door

While we have and will continue to do our best to minimize disruption to our members, the recent rain in our area has presented a very muddy challenge as we prepare to receive key plumbing supplies for the 2nd floor bathroom renovations currently underway. 

We apologize in advance for any disruption to members entering/exiting the facility tomorrow, Friday October 12th as we will need to receive needed supplies through our main entrance and not through the rear of the building due to the muddy conditions and risk of tracking all of that in through the building.

Thank you to our members for your patience and support as we work to make our Y better for all.

October 2, 2018 – Stripping topsoil to make room for the expansion!

Today offers a more quintessential visual representation of our construction project: A bulldozer pushing around dirt in the process of stripping the topsoil that lies where our 14,000 sq ft expansion will rise.

Site work 4

September 28, 2018 – 2nd floor bathroom rough plumbing work complete

Rough electric and plumbing work in the 2nd floor bathrooms is complete and ready for some pipes!


Phase 2 Rough Plumbing 3  Phase 2 rough plumbing 1

September 24, 2018 – Job trainer on site & privacy fencing in place

The privacy fencing has been expanded to accommodate construction activities now in full swing and the job trailer is on site, serving as home base for our general contractor and skilled subcontractors working side by side to move the project along.

Silt Fencing 2  Phase 1 Privacy Fencing 5  Job Trailer  

September 13, 2018 – 2nd floor bathroom construction is underway!

A temporary wall has been constructed around what will become the newly expanded bathrooms on the 2nd floor. On the inside, contractors have completed the rough framing of the space (see below) in preparation for plumbing work.

New Rest Room 1   New Rest Room 2  Phase 2 Rest room Framing

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Groundbreaking Ceremony – Distinguished guests gathered for the ceremonial groundbreaking that marked the beginning of Somerset Hills YMCA’s expansion project, including (left to right) President of Frankoski Construction, Joseph Frankoski; Somerset County YMCA Senior VP & CFO, Karyn Lightcap; President of Somerset County Business Partnership, Mike Kerwin; Mayor of Bernards Township, John Carpenter; Chair of Somerset County YMCA Board of Directors, Mark Irwin; Somerset County YMCA President & CEO, David Carcieri; Somerset Hills YMCA employee and Special Olympian, Kristen Clark; Somerset County Freeholder, Mark Caliguire; Vice Chair of Somerset County YMCA Board of Directors, John McManus; Property Development Committee and Somerset Hills YMCA Branch Board Member, Michael Osterman; Somerset Hills YMCA Executive Director, Cheryl Tuturice; Somerset County YMCA Vice President of Property Development, John Gorman; Principal of Kramer & Marks Architects, George Marks; and Somerset Hills YMCA Branch Board Member and Founder of the Saturdays in Motion Program, Art Raynes.


September 5, 2018 - Somerset Hills YMCA, a branch of Somerset County YMCA, officially broke ground during a ceremony to celebrate the beginning of a $7.0 million expansion project that will enhance the Y’s ability to serve the community. 

As a charitable organization, the Y’s cause is to strengthen community. Somerset County YMCA is delivering on that cause by investing in Somerset Hills YMCA in order to best serve the health and wellness needs of Somerset Hills residents, as well as to meet emerging community needs. The Somerset Hills YMCA expansion is part of the Y’s “Strong Past, Bright Future” campaign–a campaign to support reinvestment projects for all four branches of Somerset County YMCA.

“With over 145 years of serving Somerset County, the Y has established a strong past as the foundation upon which to build a bright future. We are setting our sights higher because we believe our Y holds great promise,” said David M. Carcieri, president and CEO of Somerset County YMCA. “This project is about more than bricks and mortar. It’s about the impact it will have in the community by removing barriers for everyone to be physically active; by creating a safe, positive environment for social connections; by expanding programs for children, adults, seniors, and individuals with special needs and all abilities; and by offering even more preventative health programs and addressing social issues.”

Community leaders and local officials were on hand for the ceremonial groundbreaking to demonstrate their commitment to the Y’s cause. Event attendees included Somerset County Freeholder, Mark Caliguire; Assemblyman Erik Peterson’s Chief of Staff, Kevin Oswald; Bernards Townsip Mayor, John Carpenter; Somerset County Business Partnership President and CEO, Mike Kerwin; members of Somerset County YMCA’s Board of Directors and Somerset Hills YMCA’s Branch Board.

“In my family, our lives revolve around the Y. I understand the value the Y brings to the community,” commented Somerset County Freeholder, Mark Caliguire. “The fact that Somerset Hills YMCA needs to expand is great – it means that the Y is helping more people to improve wellness and get healthier. In fact, Somerset County is the 2nd healthiest county in the state. I applaud the board, donors and staff for making this expansion a reality.”

At the groundbreaking event, Art Raynes, a longtime Y member, branch board member and founder of the Y’s Saturdays in Motion program, shared his thoughts on the importance of the expansion. ”For 27 years my family has had so much fun running Saturdays in Motion, the volunteer-led recreational program for children with autism at the Y,” remarked Mr. Raynes. “They Y has always been exceptionally welcoming and accepting, especially to individuals with varying abilities. At the Y, we look beyond the disability and just see the person – that is what makes this an incredible place. This expansion will lead to even greater inclusion and participation.”

The Somerset Hills YMCA project, a two-story, 14,000 square foot addition to the back of the building, will include an expanded, modern Wellness Center on the first floor, and three new multipurpose studios, one new Spinning® studio with tiered levels, one renovated multipurpose room and new, larger restrooms on the second floor. Additionally, an upgraded mechanical system will improve climate control and comfort throughout the building. 

Somerset Hills YMCA’s ambitious project is the result of hard work and collaboration on behalf of Somerset County YMCA’s dedicated board volunteers and staff leadership over the past three and a half years, as well as the generous support of donors. Through philanthropy, donors to the Y’s campaign have an opportunity to make a meaningful and lasting impression on the community. For more information on how to support the project, please contact Kelly Castro, vice president of philanthropy, at 908 630 3535 x100.

September, 1 2018 - 2nd floor hallway progress update

Contractors were busy on Saturday pouring concrete and leveling the floor in the 2nd floor hallway. The images below capture some of the action behind the scenes this weekend:

Photo Sep 01, 9 18 59 AM   Photo Sep 01, 10 50 08 AM   Photo Sep 01, 10 20 57 AM   Photo Sep 01, 10 46 35 AM    Photo Sep 01, 12 05 50 PM

August 30, 2018 - Minor detour ahead

Demolition on the second floor is progressing! We are sharing this update to inform members who utilize the 2nd floor that there has been a minor change to the construction schedule:

  • Group Exercise 1 Studio to reopen on 9/4 as planned

  • Minor delay: 2nd floor hallway to remain partially closed for an additional week: 9/4 - 9/10

What does that mean for accessing 2nd floor studios?

  • Group Exercise 1 Studio will be accessible via the door closest to the stairwell and elevator; the 2nd floor hallway past that point will remain closed off through 9/10
  • Group Exercise 2 Studio, Personal Training and Spin Room remain accessible only through the Wellness Center stairwell through 9/10

We do not anticipate further delays with respect to the reopening of the 2nd floor and appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to make our Y better for all.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Will group exercise classes be impacted 9/4-9/10?
A:  No. Remaining work being done on the 2nd floor will work around our group exercise class schedules to minimize the impact on our members.

Q:  Who do members contact with questions about the group exercise schedule?
A:  Contact Lisa Pensabene

August 27, 2018 - Week one is done and demolition on the second floor is underway! 

Catch a sneak peek of what's going on behind the scenes:

Second floor hallway demolition Second floor hallway demolition   Second floor hallway demolition

August 15, 2018 - Construction is starting next week! 

Members may notice construction materials and vehicles on site as well as some parking lot restrictions. Please excuse any inconvenience as we prepare to make our Y better for all.


What will happen next?



 OPEN (Accessible through Wellness
Center stairs)

 CLOSED 8/18 - 9/3
 Group exercise studio 2
 

Group exercise studio 1

 Personal training studio
 

2nd floor hallway

 Spin studio
 2nd floor bathroom (closed through
December 2018)



Frequently Asked Questions 



Q:  Where will my group exercise classes be held in the meantime?
A:  We have done our best to accommodate classes. Please download the schedule below before your visit to the Y. 

Download our Construction Group Exercise Schedule for August 18 through September 3

Q:  Who do I contact with questions about the group exercise schedule?
A:  Contact Lisa Pensabene
 


August 6, 2018 – Since 1948, Somerset Hills YMCA has been serving the needs of the community through programs and services that transform lives. Looking toward the future, we want to ensure that the Y can best serve our current members and also address emerging community needs in the years to come. This includes programs for children, adults, seniors, individuals with special needs, as well as programs that address social issues such as mental health, substance abuse prevention and chronic disease. With that in mind, in August of 2018, the Y will embark upon an exciting expansion and renovation project. The expansion will open additional space for enhanced wellness and program opportunities.

Expansion Overview

The expansion project will include a two-story, 14,000 square foot addition to the back of the building as well as mechanical system enhancements for better efficiency, climate control and comfort throughout the facility. The expansion will also include the following: 

2nd Floor Plans 

  • Three new multipurpose studios
  • One new Spin® studio with tiered levels
  • One renovated multipurpose studio
  • Larger, more modern restrooms

1st Floor Plans 

  • Expanded, modern Wellness Center to run the full length of the Gymnasium, which will allow for increased: 

    • Functional fitness training
    • Free weights
    • Cardio equipment
  • Relocating Wellness Center offices to create a more open space
  • Level and replace Wellness Center flooring for improved accessibility

Expanding to Serve

The expansion project will continue to strengthen our community by:

  • Expanding and improving wellness space that removes barriers for everyone, all ages and abilities, to be physically active
  • More program space throughout the building and opportunities to expand programs
  • Additional space to provide a safe and positive environment for social connections 

To minimize the impact on members, the expansion will be completed in phases. It will begin August 18, 2018 and is expected to conclude in 18 months.

This expansion will allow us to provide you with the best possible experience at the Y, and we are excited about the opportunities it will bring.

What can you expect?

Regular updates on project progress will be posted here and sent to subscribed members via email. Sign up below to receive our emails.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Why is Somerset County YMCA expanding the Somerset Hills YMCA - Mt. Airy location?

A: Expanding Somerset Hills YMCA will ensure that we can best serve our robust membership and also address evolving community needs. The expansion will enhance the membership experience and provide additional opportunities for programs and services that allow everyone to improve wellness and live healthy, connected lives.


Q: What does the expansion and renovation project include?

A:  The expansion project will include:
  • Two-story, 14,000 square foot addition to the back of the building
  • Expanded, modern Wellness Center on the 1st floor 
  • Three new multipurpose studios on the 2nd floor
  • One new Spin® studio with tiered levels on the 2nd floor
  • One renovated multipurpose studio on the 2nd floor
  • New, larger restrooms on the 2nd floor
  • Upgraded mechanical system for improved climate control and comfort

 

Q: What will the Y be able to provide as a result of the expansion and renovation?

A: Renovations and additions will better enable Somerset Hills YMCA to continue to strengthen our community by:
  • Creating a more inclusive space to ensure individuals of all ages and abilities have access to programs and services
  • Providing new and more program options such as:
    • Innovative fitness classes and wellness options
    • Preventative health programs including chronic disease prevention and management
    • Additional programs for individuals with special needs
    • Programs that meet community needs and address social issues
  • Allowing for additional space to provide a safe and positive environment for social connections for all ages

 

Q: What is the timeline for construction and completion?

A: Work will commence on August 18, 2018 and is expected to conclude in 18 months


Q: What is the cost of the Somerset Hills YMCA expansion and renovation project?

A: The total cost of the project is approximately $7.0 million


Q: Will this project affect Somerset Hills YMCA membership or program fees?

A: No. The cost of expanding and renovating Somerset Hills YMCA will be funded through donations and community support. However, the fees for membership and programs are reviewed annually and are subject to change.


Q: Will construction impact how I utilize the facility?

A: To minimize the impact on members, the expansion will be completed in phases and we will work with our contractors to mitigate disruptions for our members. As various areas of the Y are impacted, we will make accommodations when possible and members will be informed through this page on our website, email and signage in and around affected areas. To sign up to receive email communications from us, please subscribe here.


Q: Will parking be affected by the construction activity?

A: A portion of the far end of the parking lot by the end of the gymnasium will be reserved for construction vehicles as needed according to each phase of the construction.


Q: Will the renovation have an impact on child care programs?

A: Through our planning for the construction, we have worked to minimize any impact on our child care programs, including our Early Education Center and School Age Child Care. If and when there will be any impacts to how these programs utilize our facility, participating families will be informed in advance. Kidz Korner babysitting for members while they work out will be unaffected by construction.


Q: Will the expanded Wellness Center include new fitness equipment?

A: Yes. Within the expanded space we have plans to include new equipment in addition to the current equipment such as more cardio equipment, free weights and functional fitness area.


Q: Where can I receive updates?

A: We will keep members informed about progress and any temporary changes that may occur through this page on our website as well as through email. To sign up to receive email communications from us, please subscribe here.


Q: Will members be able to utilize other Somerset County YMCA locations?

A: Yes. Members are always welcome to utilize the nearby Riverwalk location as well as Somerville YMCA, Bridgewater YMCA, and Hillsborough YMCA. Learn about our other locations here. Additionally, your membership allows you visit any YMCA in the United States and Puerto Rico at no additional cost, provided they participate in the Y's Nationwide Membership. Click here to learn more.


Q: How can I help?

A: All members are welcome to contribute to Somerset Hills YMCA’s capital reinvestment campaign. If you wish to learn more about opportunities to contribute to this exciting project and the future of Somerset Hills YMCA, please contact Kelly Castro today.