YMCA holding grand reopening

Event planned for Feb. 4 at Hillsboro facility

By Jeff Gilliland - [email protected]

The Highland County YMCA will host a grand reopening and ribbon-cutting event from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 at the facility located a 201 Diamond Drive, Hillsboro.

The event will be held in conjunction with a Highland County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event the YMCA is hosting.

“We just want people to come and check us out, meet our staff and see what we’re doing,” said Sheila Hinton, the YMCA executive director.

Hinton said the YMCA has been spruced up since it merged with the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati around a year ago.

More than $70,000 in new exercise equipment, including 18 cardio machines and two pieces of strength equipment, have been added. Hinton said those who haven’t been to the Y in a while will notice new brand signage. She said there has been some painting, there’s new tile in the lobby and the gym floor and been redone.

The local YMCA kicked off its annual membership drive this month, Hinton said, and anyone who becomes a member in January will have the normal $50 membership activation fee waived. She also said that anyone who joins the YMCA from Feb. 4-14 will receive their first month of membership free.

In addition to a pool, gymnasium, running track, weight and fitness room, and sauna, Hinton said the Y offers water classes and land classes that include yoga, Zumba and Pilates. All are included in a membership. It also offers Pickleball, swimming lessons and youth programs.

A family membership, which includes two adults and any dependent children in the household, is $52.50 a month. But there are other memberships including couples, single parent family, young adult (ages 18-35), teen (ages 13-17) and senior family. There are also corporate memberships and special rates for students and veterans.

The Highland County YMCA is open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

“The YMCA has always been an agency that’s here to serve the community,” Hinton said. “We want to make sure the community knows that and that they’re welcome to come and check us out.”

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Event planned for Feb. 4 at Hillsboro facility

By Jeff Gilliland

[email protected]