When renovations are complete, the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA will have the largest exercise studio in Central Florida, among other new amenities.
| 4:20 p.m. July 5, 2016
DR. PHILLIPS The Dr. P Phillips YMCA is set for some major renovations.
Approximately 26,000 square feet will be added to the building, as well as 30,000 existing square feet will be renovated.
Four exercise rooms will be added or renovated to the YMCA. One of these rooms, a 4,315-square-foot exercise studio, will be the largest exercise studio in the Orlando area. The studio will be able to hold 125 people at a time and will be able to support programs like Enhanced Fitness, a program for seniors.
Other parts of the renovation include a 3,100-square-foot child development center, a new playground, renovated adult locker rooms, two family changing rooms, meeting rooms, outdoor patio, racquetball courts and a 1,400-square-foot addition to the wellness floor.
The renovations will also include the addition of Axum Market Cafe, a partnership with the Winter Garden-based Axum Coffee. The cafe will serve as a place for the YMCA to help educate people about healthy food choices. There, the menu will change seasonally based on locally-available ingredients and freshness.
The renovations also contain a new Orlando Health rehab center on site. Orlando Health will move its concierge services to the welcome desk to better assist YMCA members, creating better access to services and physician referrals.
“Through the continued generosity of the Dr. Phillips Charities and partners like Orlando Health, the expansion of the Y will allow us to service and impact over 30,000 lives --- allowing us to get closer to our strategic plan to impact over 100,000 youth, 600,000 central Floridians and 40,000 volunteers,” said Dan Ickes, COO of the YMCA of Central Florida.