The Northside YMCA Women's Wellness Center, located at 900 N. McBride Street in the city of Syracuse, is now open to the public.
The YMCA of Central New York is the operator of this facility, located in a renovated ground floor space at the corner of Butternut Street and North McBride Street, which was created through a grass-roots community collaboration.
CenterState CEO, through its Northside UP program, was instrumental in bringing together a diverse group of community residents, neighborhood organizations, and other health and well-being stakeholders to create a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive space for women from the Northside and throughout the broader community.
“Engaging and empowering women in designing and planning the Northside YMCA Women's Wellness Center was critical to ensuring the project would be adopted and used by the community, said Jonathan Link Logan, Director of Northside UP with CenterState CEO. “Working together, the YMCA, community residents and other stakeholder partners will help ensure the Center continues to be welcoming to women of all cultures, abilities, and socio-economic backgrounds."
The Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8am to 4pm and Fridays from 8am to 1pm and currently offers a variety of fitness equipment and wellness programming. You must be a member of the YMCA of Central New York to participate in programming. Those looking to join can sign up for tours at ycny.org/northsidebookings. Child care will be offered in the future in the facility and a small parking lot is available on Butternut Street. More information about the facility is available by calling 315-991-4300 during business hours, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting ycny.org/northsidewwc.
In celebration of the opening of this new facility, Black History Month, and American Heart Month, we are also pleased to announce the inaugural YMCA Virtual Women’s Wellness Speaker Series. The events take place every Tuesday in February of 2021 from 6-8pm ET on Zoom.
The February 2021 Series will focus on topics at the intersection of women’s wellness, health and wellness topics affecting the Black community, and caring for the heart. Speakers include women medical providers, health professionals, and community wellness experts who have first-hand experience of the transformative potential of building a life of wellness.
Each session will feature a presentation from experts, followed by a moderated question and answer session. To register for the events, please visit ycny.org/wellness-series and complete the registration form. Register once for access to the full series. For more information or assistance, please contact the YMCA’s Director of Virtual Programs, Jess Posner at email@example.com.