Y welcomes LEAP Fitness members after Tioga Way club closes 

Our entire team at the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA is excited to welcome our friends and neighbors from LEAP Fitness to become part of our YMCA community. Although we are always saddened when a thriving business in our community must close its doors, we are thrilled to be able to support LEAP Fitness and its members as they determine what works best for them going forward.

As an organization dedicated to health and wellness, the Y appreciates LEAP Fitness’s contribution to the community and is honored to have been chosen as the main option for its members to join for a seamless transition to our YMCA family.

The YMCA has state-of-the art equipment, functional training spaces, hundreds of today’s most popular group exercise activities, indoor and outdoor pools, personal training and so much more. In addition, membership at the YMCA gives you access to each of our six other YMCA locations across the North Shore, including Beverly, Salem, Gloucester, Ipswich, Haverhill and Plaistow, NH.

The Y has announced a special membership offer for members of the former LEAP Fitness.

Laurie-Sue Rodrigues, YMCA director of Association Health & Wellness Operations said, “We join the leadership team at LEAP Fitness in wanting to provide the smoothest transition for all LEAP Fitness members so they can stay on their health and wellness track. We understand that a change like this can impact vital health and wellness routines. As a way to try to minimize any disruptions to these routines, our YMCA invites any member of LEAP Fitness to join our Y with one month at no charge; we will also waive the joiner fee. We are here to support all LEAP Fitness members in any way we can.”

We know there are so many choices for health and wellness places in the Marblehead area, however the YMCA offers some things that typical gyms do not. The YMCA is different —  it provides a variety of offerings beyond general fitness. In addition to healthy living, it is focused on youth development and social responsibility. Youth programming including child care, swim lessons, gymnastics and sports support the Y’s commitment to helping young people learn, grow and thrive. The Corner Stone program, which provides free membership for people coping with a cancer diagnosis, as well as affordable housing across the North Shore are just two examples of the YMCA’s dedication to meeting the community’s need and furthering its focus on social responsibility.

General Steve Males said, “We care deeply about our LEAP community and have subsequently joined forces with an organization that shares our values. The Y is meeting all of our amazing team members to ideally place them and invites all LEAP members to join. The Y’s mission is to strengthen communities by connecting people to their potential, purpose and each other. Their mission is to make a positive impact on individuals and communities.”

The Y is really so much more than a place to work out, it is a place and a purpose where membership is meaningful. For decades, the Y has been a fixture in Marblehead offering a community space for all to feel welcome and connected.

Through membership, generous donors, corporate sponsorships, community partnerships and now this LEAP Fitness collaboration, the YMCA will continue to be a resource to our community for years to come. To learn more about our YMCA and all that it offers, visit northshoreymca.org/join-ymca reach out to Membership Dir. Jane Rizza at rizzaj@northshoreymca.org.

The Y is better together, refer a friend

Refer a friend to the Y and we’ll thank you with a free month of membership while your friend receives a $0 enrollment fee. Visit the welcome center or reach out to Membership Director Jane Rizza at rizzaj@northshoreymca.org.

About the YMCA of the North Shore

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits, strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. For more than 160 years, the YMCA of the North Shore has been the foundation of the community. It serves more than 45,000 members and program participants in 25 cities and towns across the North Shore and in southern New Hampshire.

Brian Flynn, LVO YMCA Exec. Dir.

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