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Health & Wellness Reimagined

Posted: Jan. 01, 2024

A whole new fitness experience for our members

The South Shore YMCA is redefining our Health and Wellness experience to exceed our members’ needs and remain a first-in-class fitness facility for the health of our community.

Over the past two years, the Y has emerged from the pandemic and has worked our way back to a full membership base with a strong health and wellness team in place.  For over a year, we have surveyed and met with our members to understand your wants, needs, and frustrations. We took that information to industry experts and consultants, collectively researched regional and national trends, and have launched a new and improved experience for our members, with a new fleet of the best equipment in the industry, newly redesigned spaces, and a renewed commitment to excellence in service, cleanliness, maintenance, and access for all.

What We Learned

Our Members Want…

  • More dumbbells and space to use them
  • More functional equipment and space to use it
  • More squat racks and Olympic movement equipment
  • More bumper plates and deadlift platforms
  • More plate-loaded equipment
  • Dedicated stretching areas
  • Additional offerings of selectorized equipment
  • Adding EGYM to Hale Family Y
  • Our Y needs to do a better job cleaning and maintaining equipment and spaces

And we are making it all happen!

Best-in-Class Equipment

We took our member feedback to our consultants and industry experts to bring you an expanded selection of best-in-class equipment.

  • Replaced more than 50% of our existing strength and resistance training equipment at the Hale Family Y and Emilson Y branches
  • Added new EGYM “smart strength” training studio at Hale Family Y and additional EGYM equipment at Emilson Y
  • Increased our selection of functional and free-weight equipment by more than 60% and building new functional turf space in Quincy
  • Added NEW Full Precor Resolute selectorized strength line and streamlined existing equipment lines
  • Added MORE new dumbbells, squat racks, Olympic equipment, bumper plates and deadlift platforms

Redesigned and Expanded Training Spaces

As we increase the amount of equipment in our facilities to better serve you, we are redesigning and expanding some of our training spaces accordingly, for better functionality and less crowding.

  • Expanded free-weight areas and functional training turf spaces with an expanded selection of new equipment
  • More mirrored spaces to spread out and track proper form
  • New interior designs and color palettes create a cohesive atmosphere that helps members embrace health & wellness.
  • Dedication of the Stacey Hugues Yoga & Wellness Studio at Emilson.

Upcoming Emilson Y Projects

In addition, we are working to bring you these newly reimagined spaces at the Emilson Y to impact more members in 2024:

  • NEW Yoga Studio 
  • NEW Large-Scale Group Exercise Studio
  • Playroom Renovation & Expansion

Come See it for Yourself!

Our new, best-in-class strength and functional training equipment has been installed and is waiting for you to give it a try. Not sure how it all works? Just ask our Health & Wellness staff to give you a demonstration, or schedule a FitCommit session to set up a workout.

Join the South Shore YMCA

We have a whole new fitness experience for South Shore YMCA members, so join today and experience it for yourself. And, when you join with a friend or another family, you'll both save 20% off your monthly membership fees. Come in for a tour today!

Join the South Shore Y!