published: Friday, July 27, 2012
YMCA Maloyed Spin Center opens
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - The Highlands County Family YMCA is pleased to announce the opening of the much-anticipated Maloyed Spin Center. Made possible by the generous donation from long-time members Kathie and Troy Maloyed, the spin center features 15 brand new Star Trac spin cycles, a Bose sound system, and a large screen TV. Certified spin instructors teach every class.
"Spinning is something we have wanted to make available to our members since I started with the YMCA," said Greg Harris, CEO of the Highlands County YMCA. "It was always high on our 'to do list' and, thanks to the Maloyed's, it's now a reality."
"We're thrilled to do something like this for our Y," Troy Maloyed said. "We've been big proponents of the YMCA for years," said his wife, Kathie. "We thought a spin center would be a great addition to the facility and encourage more people in the community to become members."
Classes started on June 25, and the program is still gaining momentum. "I love everything about these spin classes," said Sherry Walter, a YMCA member and Biggest Loser Winner. "The instructors are awesome and this is a workout that's actually a lot of fun."
Harris attributes much of the center's success to his staff's planning and participation in the process. Once the location for the Maloyed Spin Center had been chosen, the staff painted fluorescent colors and vibrant designs on the walls that glow when the black light is turned on. Installation of the television, sound system, and black-out windows completed the project. This room really represents what the YMCA stands for: bringing the community together to promote healthy lifestyles, Harris said.
Spin classes are currently offered several times per day. Program schedules change every month and the new dates and times for all the YMCA classes can be found online at www.highlandsymca.com or by calling 382-9622.
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