The Glen Cove, NY YMCA has been serving their community for over 50 years. Their 2,500 members enjoy indoor and outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art children’s wing, and a recently upgraded strength center.
In conjunction with the Glen Cove Fitness staff team, Anthony Montalbano, Senior Executive Director of Strategic Advancement at the YMCA of Long Island, was assigned with the project of modernizing the strength center. He worked with his Precor Account Manager, Gary Weingarten, to upgrade the strength center and focus on functional training and strength.
In order to expose more individuals to a healthy lifestyle, the Glen Cove YMCA was interested in increasing membership and personal training, as well as, reinvigorating an existing membership base. With no plans to expand, Anthony, sought the assistance of Precor to maximize the current space.
Precor worked with the Glen Cove YMCA to reprioritize their strength equipment and added a Queenax Functional Fitness Corner unit. To create excitement in the room, they added turf to create a functional space and made Queenax the centerpiece.
Precor flew in Master Coach, Luis Cornier, to provide a half-day training session with the staff and personal training team. Trainers learned how to maximize the applications and options for the Queenax Corner unit. He also provided tips on how to engage with members and introduce them to the benefits of functional training and working with a personal trainer.
Within this same space, key pieces of Discovery Series Selectorized equipment were selected and installed to increase versatility and member appeal. According to Catlin Brown, YMCA member, “The previous strength products were outdated and in need of an upgrade. The new strength machines have a lot more versatility, allowing me to do more than one thing and keep changing up my workout.”
Since installing Queenax, the YMCA at Glen Cove has increased their personal training revenue and exceeded their numbers. Anthony attributes this revenue increase to the new Precor equipment, training provided by the Precor Master Coach, and the updated designated training space.