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Somerville Wellness Center

SOMERVILLE YMCA RENOVATION: COMPLETE

OVERVIEW 

Purpose: Update the building's amenities to provide the best member experience and meet the diverse needs of our growing community

Key highlights:

  • Renovation of the Wellness Center to be larger, modern and more open 
  • Remodeling of the locker rooms for improved accessibility and modern amenities
  • Improvement of climate control and ventilation for both the Wellness Center and the locker rooms
  • Renovation of the 6-lane pool with upgraded filtration for improved efficiency

Reinvestment: Over $3.0 million

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Improvements realized during the Somerville YMCA renovation included:

  • renovating the wellness center to be larger and more modern
  • replaced cardio equipment with 34 state-of-the-art machines
  • added weight machines and replaced 14 new Spin® bikes
  • remodeling the locker rooms for improved experience and accessibility
  • installed modern locker room amenities including new sauna and steam room
  • added climate control and improved ventilation
  • enhancing safety with a new sprinkler system
  • renovating the pool with an improved filtration system, re-plastering, and fresh tiling
  • upgraded flooring in multipurpose room for increased program offerings
  • painting the building exterior for fresh, clean new look
  • complete repaving the member parking lot

PHOTOS


Before


Somerville Fitness Before RenovationSomerville Equipment Before Renovation

Somerville Equipment Before Renovation





After



Somerville Cardio Equipment After
Cardio Equipment – As part of the renovation, 34 new pieces of cardio equipment and 14 new indoor cycling bikes were installed at Somerville YMCA.

Somerville YMCA Sauna
Sauna – Somerville YMCA’s locker rooms feature modern amenities like steam rooms and saunas.

Somerville Lockers After Renovation
Locker Rooms – Somerville YMCA’s beautifully remodeled locker rooms feature new shower(s), a handicap accessible shower, new tiling and finishes.
 

LOCAL MEDIA COVERAGE

Progress of the project was covered by various local media sources and included, among others, the following:

Somerset County YMCA revitalizing its Somerville location

Mike Deak, MyCentralJersey.com, part of the USA Today Network

https://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/life/family/2017/10/11/somerset-county-ymca-revitalizing-its-somerville-location/753879001/

NY Today: Central Jersey daily rundown, Wednesday, May 23: Renovation breathes new life into YMCA

Brad Wadlow, MyCentralJersey.com, part of the USA Today Network

https://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/2018/05/23/piscataway-merv-alexander-somerville-ymca/561014002/

 

FINAL PRESS RELEASE: RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY & COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE

$1.8 Million Renovation Breathes New Life into Somerville YMCA

Y celebrates revitalized Wellness Center with ribbon cutting and community open house

Somerville YMCA, May 21, 2018 – Somerville YMCA, a branch of Somerset County YMCA, celebrated the completion of a $1.8 million renovation of its Wellness Center, locker rooms and pool. The Y marked the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 and a community open house on Saturday, May 5, 2018. 

As a charitable organization, the Y’s cause is to strengthen community. Somerset County YMCA is delivering on that cause by investing in Somerville YMCA, a nearly 60-year-old facility, in order to better serve the health and wellness needs of Somerville and Bridgewater residents. The project included renovating the Wellness Center to be larger and more modern, remodeling the locker rooms for improved accessibility, improved climate control and ventilation, a sprinkler system for improved safety, upgrading the floors of the multipurpose room, painting the exterior of the Y and a renovated pool with improved efficiency. The renovation was part of a “Strong Past, Bright Futures” campaign. 

“We’re particularly excited to celebrate the revitalization of Somerville YMCA because it brings to fruition the goals of the 2015 merger between Somerset Hills YMCA and Somerset Valley YMCA, which are to increase the Y’s capacity and better serve residents of Somerset County,” said David M. Carcieri, president and CEO of Somerset County YMCA. “This vital facility update would not be possible without the vision and leadership of our Board of Directors and Branch Board, the support of our donors, the collaboration of our professional teams, and the hard work of our staff. Today the Y is stronger than ever and poised to continue to serve this vibrant community for years to come.”

The newly updated Wellness Center opened March 28 and the renovated pool opened April 24. Somerville YMCA held a free community Open House on Saturday, May 5 to encourage the community to tour the Y and experience a full variety of its health and wellness offerings for all ages, from jumping jack challenges in the halls to chronic disease prevention highlights and group exercise classes.

Community leaders and local officials were on-hand at the ribbon cutting ceremony to demonstrate their commitment to the Y’s cause. Event attendees included Senator Kip Bateman; Somerset County Freeholder Deputy Director, Brian Levine; Somerville Councilman, Tom Mitchell; Somerset County Business Partnership President, Mike Kerwin and VP of Member Services, Diana Sieberg; Somerville Superintendent of Schools, Tim Teehan; Somerset County YMCA Board of Directors Members and Somerville YMCA Branch Board Members.

Senator Bateman, a Somerville YMCA member since the 1970s, cut the ribbon and remarked, “This is a great day, not only for the Y, but for Somerville and Somerset County. The Y is an integral part of our community—a safe haven with programs for everyone from toddlers to seniors. Every week, I see first-hand what a jewel we have in our community.”

Thanks to the generosity of its donors, Somerville YMCA offers financial assistance to qualified individuals for vital programs such child care, camp and chronic disease prevention. To learn more or to take a tour, visit the Y at 2 Green Street or online at www.somersetcountyymca.org.

Somerville Renovation Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – (left to right) Dennis Sullivan, Somerville Borough Councilman; David M. Carcieri, President and CEO of Somerset County YMCA,; Morgan McLachlan, member of Somerset County YMCA Board of Directors; Senator Kip Bateman; Mark Irwin, Chair of Somerset County YMCA Board of Directors; Mike Kerwin, President and CEO of Somerset County Business Partnership; Jay Perantoni, member of Somerset County YMCA Board of Directors ; and Brian Levine, Somerset County Freeholder Deputy Director  all gathered to cut the ribbon to commemorate the opening of Somerville YMCA’s newly revitalized Wellness Center



OUR GENEROUS DONORS

STRONG PAST, BRIGHT FUTURE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
Somerville YMCA

$50,000+

  • Jerald A. and Sue Ellen Holleman Foundation

$25,000-$49,999

  • Heidi Kelleher
  • Rainbow G & J Painting, LLC

$10,000-$29,999

  • Anonymous (1)
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Pete Johnson

$5,000-$9,999

  • Bob Fiocco
  • Elaine and John Gillen
  • Amy and Bart Johnson

$1,000-$4,999

  • Anonymous (1)
  • Kip Bateman
  • Bridgewater Nissan
  • Sandra Cannon
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Madelyn and Ward Randall
  • Peter Stires

Up to $1,000

  • Bruno Painting
  • Mary and Robert Bzik
  • Maryellen DeCoster
  • Margaret and Bernard Demsky
  • Ana Diaz
  • Matt Ellis
  • Ed Fagan
  • Ann Fives
  • Valerie Gibson
  • Pam Granick
  • Carol and Doug Hartlove
  • Charlene Griffin-Jordan
  • Rebecca and Jerry Kill
  • Karen Z. Kowalski
  • Larry Lee
  • Local 195, IFPTE
  • Susan and Kevin Moss
  • Lore Prag
  • Sabrina and David Smith
  • John Thomas
  • Lynda VanGorder
  • Charles Windus
  • Ann Marie Winters