YMCA Express Officially Opens For Fitness!

Community leaders, Chamber officials, Y Board members and staff gather together Monday to cut the ribbon on the new YMCA Express at 140 Central Park Square. Photo by Karen Kendall/ladailypost.com

YMCA Board President John Wolfe cuts the ribbon on the new YMCA Express Monday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Nearly overcome with delight about her first workout at the brand new YMCA Express Monday, Lyla Lo, 17 months, shares a laugh with her father Chienchi Lo. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Prime examples of how fit people become who workout at the YMCA, from left, United Way Executive Director Kristy Ortega, Los Alamos County Clerk/Y Board Member Sharon Stover, Y Executive Director Linda Daly and Y Board Member Veronoca Rodriguez of Los Alamos National Bank. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff report

Community members, Chamber officials, YMCA Board members and staff gathered together Monday celebrate the grand opening of the new Y Express at 140 Central Park Square.

The Y Express is a scaled-down version of the Family YMCA on Iris Street, and offers space primarily for functional training and group exercise.

Wellness staff researched the equipment for the Y Express that is “next-generation” and “revolutionary.”

In the functional training area, one can complete a total body workout in 40 minutes or less.

The group exercise area is larger than the current aerobic room at the main Y and offers a TRX Suspension Training System, an exercise experience that compliments existing programs.

Group Fitness Classes include:

  • Crash Cardio
  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • PowerFlow Yoga
  • Women’s Toning
  • PiYo Strength
  • PowerUp
  • Pilates
  • Stretch
  • Kettlebells
  • TRX Suspension Training

The main entrance to the Y Express faces Nectar Street. For more information, click here.

Family YMCA Board Member Joanna Jiron with her husband CEO Feliciano Jiron of Los Alamos Medical Center and YMCA Board President John Wolfe celebrated Monday’s grand opening of the Y Express in Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

YMCA Board Member Sharon Stover and longtime Y supporter Roger Waterman of TRK Management turned out for the Y Express grand opening Monday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Healthy snacks and refreshments were served to the crowd that gathered for the Y Express ribbon cutting event Monday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Community members workout in the new Y Express facility Monday. Photo by Karen Kendall/ladailypost.com

YMCA Board Member Sharon Stover and Y supporter Peggy Pendergast in the break room at the new Y Express. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Community members tried out the new Y Express fitness facility at 140 Central Park Square Monday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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