The YMCA of South Hampton Roads plans to open the “YMCA at Town Center” location on January 1, 2018.

South Hampton Roads, December 11, 2017– The 5,800 sq. ft. former “Town Center Fitness” will now be home to the YMCA of South Hampton Road’s 20thYMCA location, The Y at Town Center. In an effort to increase the community’s access to healthy lifestyle programming at the beach, the Y hopes to leverage the concentrated pocket of businesses and residents that call Town Center home. In the programming mix will be something the Y has never done before— trainer-led high intensity workouts, with heart rate monitoring, real-time calorie tracking and performance screens.Located directly above Zushi and Paper Source, The Y at Town Center will feature cardio equipment, free weights, personal training, group exercise classes inside the Y and around Town Center, and the previously mentioned high intensity training opportunities in a fully equipped and dedicated “elite” training area. The Y hopes to use their positioning within Town Center to reach those that may not view the Y as their first choice for these higher intensity workouts by providing the trainer-led, heart rate monitoring “HIIT” classes to those looking to challenge themselves and get optimal results. In keeping with their focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility for all ages and stages of life, the Y also hopes to use their new location to connect with the whole community by participating in existing events hosted throughout the year in Town Center, as well as a plan to bring their Traveling Y series to the center’s square in 2018.

“Our health and wellness programming is continuously evolving, and as the Y has always done, it is our goal to remain relevant and accessible to those in our community, which is why we are so excited to be a part of the community in Town Center,” says Bill Zazynski, Chief Operating Officer for the YMCA of South Hampton Roads. Zazynski says that their new location will operate with a focus on healthy living, but will also give members the opportunity to use all locations of the YMCA of South Hampton Roads in order to continue to give access to all for programs that focus not just on healthy living, but also on youth development and social responsibility.

Membership will include all of the same amenities that Y members already enjoy, including access to all YMCA of South Hampton Roads locations, their youth programming and healthy living programming opportunities, as well as Nationwide Membership access. Opening is planned for January 1, 2018, with pre-registration for membership beginning mid-December. To find out more about The Y at Town Center, visit

Live or work in Town Center of Virginia Beach? We invite you to meet with a YMCA staff member in person at the following pop up registration locations this week to register and learn more about their exciting new location.

Tuesday, December 12 from 3:30-6pm
4525 Main Street – Clark Nexsen Tower Lobby

Wednesday, December 13 from 3:30-6pm
222 Central Park Avenue – Armada Hoffler Tower Lobby

Thursday, December 14 from 11:30am-2pm
283 Constitution Drive – One Columbus Center Lobby

Friday, December 15  from 11:30am-2pm
4500 Main Street – Two Columbus Center Lobby

About the YMCA of South Hampton Roads
The YMCA of South Hampton Roads is a nonprofit, community-based health and human services organization that serves over 250,000 children and families throughout Coastal Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina. More than 30% of those families receive financial assistance through the Open Doors program, whose funding is made available by the generosity of donors, helping them achieve their full potential in spirit, mind and body. The Y’s doors are open to people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and incomes.
The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.


Media Contact:

Terri Reedy, YMCA of South Hampton Roads

757-275-9432 I