Mahaska County YMCA to Hold Ribbon Cutting


Various officials in the Oskaloosa community will be holding a ribbon-cutting this weekend to celebrate the opening of a new facility at the Mahaska County YMCA.

The ribbon-cutting is set for Sunday at 1:00 PM to commemorate the completion of an 80,000-square-foot Health and Wellness Center and Early Childhood Center.

Leaders from the Mahaska County YMCA, the City of Oskaloosa, and the Oskaloosa Community School District will be present for the event. Guests will be treated to an open house, guided tours, food trucks, and inflatable games inside the air-conditioned gymnasium.

“This moment is a testament to the hard work and dedication of countless people who have worked tirelessly to bring this project to fruition. The Y is deeply grateful to all its partners, volunteers, and community members for their support and help in making this a reality for the community.” Mike Foster, Board President of the YMCA

Key features of the Mahaska County YMCA Health and Wellness Center include:

Two RacquetballRacquetball Courts: Offering opportunities for friendly competition and fitness.

Oversized Gym: A versatile and flexible space for sports and activities with state-of-the-art lighting and sound.

Community Meeting Spaces: Ideal for gatherings, meetings, and educational programs.

Group Exercise Spaces: Two class spaces and a dedicated spin/cycling room.

Cardiovascular Area: Equipped with treadmills, stair-steppers, and rowing machines. 

Weight Training Area: Catering to beginner and advanced fitness enthusiasts with both free weights and fixed weights. 

Functional Fitness Center: Promoting functional and holistic fitness.

The Mahaska County YMCA is waiving its joiner fee for the entire month of August, making it even easier for residents to experience the benefits of the new facility in what the organization hopes is to further encourage community participation and wellness during the month.

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