The YMCA announced today that the Edge fitness will combine with the YMCA.
Rocky Mount, Va. (October 23, 2014) – The Franklin County Family YMCA and The Edge fitness will be combining their group exercise programs to offer a large expansion to the YMCA’s wellness programming. On November 1st The Edge will move to the Rocky Mount Y facility and introduce the “YEdge” fitness program. These classes will join the “YFit” group exercise schedule already in place with no extra charge for YMCA members.
Christy Hodges-Ploch owner of The Edge fitness and realtor with Re/Max says "My team of 6 experienced instructors will offer a variety of exciting new classes to Y members. I think it will be great for the community to have so many wonderful fitness resources in one location. It’s a win-win for the community."
The Edge fitness is known for its high energy and multi-level classes that will compliment some of the Y’s tougher classes as well as its more low impact offerings. Christy Hodges-Ploch is certified group exercise instructor and personal trainer. The Y has locations in Rocky Mount, Smith Mountain Lake and Ferrum. Amenities in these facilities include swimming pools, tennis courts, group exercise classrooms, weight training machines, cardio equipment and child watch areas for children.
“I am extremely excited to have The Edge join the Y family. We have some great classes and this allows us the opportunity to give even more to our members,” says Pam Turman Fitness Director at the YMCA.
To kick off the merger, an Edge Fitness showcase will be held on Saturday November 1st from 9:00am to 10:15am and feature a sampling of many of the new classes being offered at the YMCA. The showcase will be free to the community and everyone is invited to attend. Immediately following the showcase the Y will be hosting a “Party in Pink” fundraiser event for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The event organized by Alla Scott and featuring Zumba instructors from the Edge and the YMCA will begin at 10:30am.
Tickets at the door will be a donation of $7 and advance tickets available at the YMCA will be $5. Jim Currie CEO of the YMCA says “This is another step in the Y’s growth and an example of the Y’s commitment to offering “cutting edge” programs to the community.”
For more information on the new classes call the YMCA at 540-489-9622.