CHESTER COUNTY, PA — Seven branches of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, a nonprofit association of eight YMCAs serving Chester County, are hosting Open Houses this Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 10 AM – 3 PM. All are welcome.
While each YMCA branch’s open house features its own unique offerings, some of the happenings include tours of fitness centers, pools, childcare and early learning centers and summer camp sites, personal training demos, pickleball games and demos, crafts for kids, wellness tips, swimming assessments, snacks, open swim in the YMCA’s indoor pools and the chance to meet the YMCA staff team and learn about YMCA career opportunities. All who attend can enter for the chance to win a free one-year YGBW membership. More details are available at www.ymcagbw.org/openhouse.
Additionally, at the Jennersville YMCA, the Chester County Health Department is hosting a walk-up vaccination clinic and will be administering 250 shots of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 9 am. Bring your ID and health insurance card if you have one.
At the YMCA, all COVID safety protocols, including masks, are being followed to create the safest environment possible.
“It’s really important that everyone in our community know they have a place at the YMCA,” says Denise Day, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine. “The pandemic created incredible isolation and unhealthy habits for many of us. Studies are showing that many people have gained weight—often more than 20 pounds. The YMCA is here to help everyone get back to being healthy. We are a place of connection. You won’t just find cardio and strength equipment at the YMCA. You’ll find people of all ages and backgrounds, a friendly, welcoming community, members rooting one another on and helping their neighbors through food drives, blood drives, diaper drives and more. In short, you’ll find a place to get healthy—in spirit, mind and body.”
Specific open house events include:
Brandywine YMCA | 295 Hurley Road, Coatesville
Tour our expansive facility, including The CAN, our unique outdoor exercise space, as well as our outdoor pool which opens May 29, fitness center, childcare and early learning center and camp site. Enjoy pickleball demonstrations and group exercise classes, including pop up BODYCOMBAT, as well as snacks.
Jennersville YMCA | 880 W Baltimore Pike, West Grove
Tour our facility, camp site, fitness center and childcare and early learning center. Take a dip in our pool and/or let our trained staff help you determine your swimming abilities. Learn how to stay safe in the water this summer with free Safety Around Water lessons. Take a tour of our outdoor pool, which opens for the season on May 29. Enjoy pickleball demonstrations and group exercise classes. COVID vaccination clinic offered by the Chester County Health Department beginning at 9 am. Bring your ID and insurance card if you have one.
Kennett Area YMCA | 101 Race Street, Kennett Square
Enjoy lunch at our wood-fired pizza food truck! Then take in personal training, pickleball, pottery and wellness circuit demos. Kids can do make and take crafts, while adults get their groove on in our bilingual group exercise classes in both Spanish and English. Take a swim in our pools and/or let our trained staff help you determine your swimming abilities.
Lionville Community YMCA | 100 Devon Drive, Exton
Tour our facility, fitness center and childcare and early learning center. Learn more about our summer camp program, as well as our youth sports. Take a dip in our indoor pool. Enjoy pickleball demonstrations, personal training demos, group exercise classes and snacks!
Oscar Lasko YMCA & Childcare Center | 1 E. Chestnut Street, West Chester
Enjoy kids’ crafts, pickleball games and gymnastics demonstrations, as well as touring our facility, fitness center and childcare and early learning center. Join us for demos of East Chestnut Fitness, our boutique offering that combines CrossFit like elements with small group training. Learn more about our sports program and have the kids join in the ever-popular game of Gaga, set up in our gym.
Upper Main Line YMCA | 1416 Berwyn-Paoli, Berwyn
Come visit 54 acres of fun! With tennis programs and tournaments in action, tours of and demonstrations in our barnyard (think goats, sheep, chickens and more), raptor center and nature center, and open swim where you can jump in our family and therapy pool, there is so much to do! Enjoy tours of our facilities including our fitness center, summer camp and childcare and early learning center. Take in a group exercise class, join in a pickleball game, enjoy free snacks and much more.
West Chester Area YMCA | 605 Airport Road, West Chester
Enjoy tours of our facility, including our outdoor Water Park (which opens on May 29) and join in introductory group exercise classes including BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT, Zumba, yoga and cycling. Kids can enjoy crafts, games and jump in our moon bounce! Teens can find out more about our teen fitness classes and do a youth fitness orientation. Pickleball and personal training demos will be offered, and our TRX equipment will be set up. Visit our Childcare and Early Learning Center, including our Montessori program which has a special open house from 10:30-12:00. Take a dip in our pool. Take a swim in our pools and/or let our trained staff help you determine your swimming abilities.
Visit www.ymcagbw.org/openhouse for more information.
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