SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA Unveils Major Expansion of Fitness Center

by Daisy

Rockford, Ill. — The SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA has officially opened its newly expanded fitness center, offering members an enhanced space for exercise and wellness. The grand unveiling took place at 200 Y Boulevard, Rockford, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of the $3 million project.

The expansion introduces a substantial 9,000 square feet of new fitness space, featuring an array of 50 new cardio machines, versatile turf areas for training, and a range of plate-loaded equipment including squat racks with bumper plates and platforms. The facility also boasts the region’s first EGYM machine, which provides personalized workout plans tailored to individual goals and abilities.


Rachel Robinson, the executive director of the SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA, highlighted the project’s impact, stating, “Our goal with this expansion was to create a welcoming environment that supports both new and existing members on their wellness journeys.”


The expansion addresses growing membership numbers and aims to alleviate overcrowding within the facility. The YMCA continues to seek additional funds for further improvements, including projects at other locations.


Michelle Gorham, chief advancement officer for the YMCA of Rock River Valley, noted, “This exciting fitness expansion is one of several significant projects we are undertaking. As funds become available, we will continue to enhance our facilities, including planned renovations at the Good Shepherd YMCA and a new location set to open this fall on North Rockton Avenue.”

The SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA is now open for extended hours, operating from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. For more details, visit the YMCA of Rock River Valley’s website.


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