The South Tampa Family YMCA focuses on teaching healthy activity, teamwork, and family involvement. They offer several different types of group exercise classes ranging from low-impact to full body conditioning. At the South Tampa Family Y, family is one of their highest priorities and they are committed to providing members a variety of fun family activities.
As one of the original Spinning® facilities in the Tampa Bay area, the South Tampa Family Y was looking to replace their bikes. Nancy Belli (Senior Wellness Director) and Angie Loflin (Membership Executive), had both worked with Precor equipment in the past. Impressed with Precor quality and expert customer service, they worked with Florida Key Account Manager Lawrence Whitnall to explore updating their old bikes with Precor brand indoor cycles.
The biggest challenge Belli and Loflin faced was the poor condition of their existing indoor bikes. With two to seven spin classes per day, the old bikes no longer rode smoothly, were difficult to adjust, and some were even rusted from years of use.
Lawrence Whitnall reached out to Belli before the World Spinning and Sports Conditioning (WSSC) conference in Miami, FL, about refreshing their indoor bikes. He provided demo bikes with both belt and chain drive options. When the conference was over, 36 Spinner® Shift Poly-V Belt bikes were installed at their location.
The South Tampa Family Y also features Precor Experience™ Series 800 Cardio equipment. As a networked facility with P80 consoles and Preva® Networked Fitness, they are able to retain and attract more members due to the personalized workout options, an intuitive display, and on-demand videos including news, sports, fitness and health, technology, and business topics.
Since installing the Spinner® Shift bikes, the South Tampa Family Y has seen an increase in Spin class membership. They currently offer a wide variety of Spin classes, including, Les Mills HIIT, Sprint classes, and RPM classes, plus Spinning-focused classes. They also provide member rides on weekends. This wide array of offerings gives new and existing members the opportunity to find classes that fit their goals and schedule.
Since installing the new Spinner® bikes, the South Tampa Family Y has seen an increased interest in their classes and have started a “Tour de Florida” challenge which motivates members throughout the month by accumulated mileage.