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Newtown branch renovations, brief closure announced


YMCA of Bucks County is pleased to announce that the Newtown branch will undergo a complete renovation in March, a significant investment towards the fitness center, studios and fitness equipment. The renovation will require a brief closure of the branch from March 18 to March 27.

Pools and cafe will remain open and available to members during renovations. Youth Education Center in Newtown not affected by this the fitness center closure.

New equipment and features

Included in the renovation is the replacement of twenty-six pieces of cardio and strength equipment including the addition of six, new state-of-the-art treadmills with personal viewing screens.

A full list of new equipment includes:
 Strength  Cardio
Leg press                 
Seated leg curl         
Leg extension          
Hip abductor/abductor     
Arm extension          
Chest press              
Shoulder press         
Seated pulldown       
Seated row              
Seated bicep curl     
Torso rotation           
Dual Ab/Back           
Chin Dip/Leg Raise

Treadmill (6)
Total Body ARC (2)
Recumbent Bike (2)
Expresso Upright
Expresso Recumbent
Upper Body Exerciser
Seated Elliptical (2)
Inclining Elliptical (2)
Adjustable Stride Elliptical


The entire space will be reconfigured for ease of use. Existing wall mounted televisions will be replaced with larger, 55” screens. The fitness center, studios and weight room areas will be revitalized to include paint, new lighting and updated flooring. Locker rooms and studios will also receive a deep cleaning. Upgrades to climate control and ventilation were completed last summer.

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Grand reopening and facility usage

A grand reopening celebration breakfast is tentatively scheduled for members, volunteers and staff on March 29, 9:30AM. At this event, the new branch director for the Newtown Branch will also be introduced.

During the closure, Newtown members are encouraged to use the other YMCA of Bucks County branches, including nearby Fairless Hills and Warminster, in addition to Doylestown and Quakertown. Naturally, the reciprocity rule requiring 51% monthly usage at your home branch will be lifted for the month of March for Newtown members.  Schedules for pool, group exercise and gymnasium usage at all branches can be found here.

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The Café extends hours

A great benefit to Y members is The Café, located on-site in Chandler Hall's Wrights Meeting Hall. Each weekday, The Café offers new luncheon specials, along with a wide range of reasonably priced favorites including salads, deli sandwiches, veggie wraps, burgers and pizza. “Wellness Wednesday” menus feature special entrees for the healthy minded. The Café recently increased their hours to better serve Y members, Chandler Hall residents, visitors and staff.
Café hours:
Monday 7AM - 2:30PM
Tuesdays-Friday 11AM - 6:30PM
Saturday-Sunday CLOSED

Parking clarified

Just a reminder to obey the parking and entrance restrictions as defined by Chandler Hall. We kindly ask Y members to avoid parking in spots labeled as “residents only” as these are dedicated and assigned to residents. We also ask Y members to access the fitness center and café through the main entrance and not through the Cain or Llenroc entrances, as these are dedicated to residents.

For your convenience, below is a visual diagram of where you can park when at the fitness center.

Thank you for your continuous support. We cannot wait to serve you more in our newly refurbished Newtown branch.

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