Group Exercise Returns Monday February 8

Posted Posted in Miller Center

Dear Members of the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA,

We are excited to resume our Group Exercise and Aquatics classes on Monday, February 8. This includes Group Exercise, Cycling, SilverSneakers and Aquatic classes. Virtual Group Exercise classes will continue for members that are not ready to return and as an added member benefit.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

All branches of the GSV YMCA will adhere to the measures put in place by the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health in November 2020. It is required that you wear a face covering the entire time you are in the building. This includes all times while exercising and participating in Group Exercise classes.

Reservations are required for group exercise and aquatic classes at our four GSV YMCA locations. Each member must register prior to class to make sure your spot is reserved. A Y account must be set up to register for classes online. Click here to set up an online GSV Y account. Other options to register for classes are in person at the front desk or call the front desk of your home branch.

The Group Exercise schedule will be published weekly and classes will open for registration as follows:

Monday and Tuesday classes will open Friday
Wednesday classes will open Monday
Thursday classes will open Tuesday
Friday classes will open Wednesday
Saturday classes will open Thursday

At the GSV Y, our greatest priority has always been protecting the health and safety of all who enter our doors. Our team is committed to ensuring a socially responsible environment that align with our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

  • Health Screenings including temperature checks and hand sanitizing upon entering
  • Enhanced cleaning & disinfecting
  • Single Entry/Exit Points
  • Contactless Membership Card Scanning
  • Social Distancing
  • Hand Sanitizing Stations

Our members, staff, and our community are our number one priority. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times and the difficult decisions we must make to keep everyone safe!

We look forward to seeing you back at the Y!

Bonnie McDowell, CEO
Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA

COVID-19 Updates (archive)

Posted Posted in Miller Center

Sunday, January 17, 2021 

Dear Members of the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center,

The Miller Center, a Joint Venture of Evangelical Community Hospital and Geisinger, will continue to remain temporarily closed through the week of January 18. This decision to extend the closure is due to the continued elevated positivity rate of COVID-19 in the region as well as hospitalization rates. The Joint Venture remains committed to evaluating weekly.

We are excited to share an update on the equipment layout in the Fitness Center. The cardio area is now located at the entrance of the Fitness Center. This change has created a clear, direct pathway through the entrance and to the rest of the equipment. A “cardio corner” has been added to the performance training area. These changes have opened more floor space for better spacing of our Technogym and Hammer Strength equipment. Additionally, there is more open space in the free weight area that is now located in the former cardio area. Mirrors are coming soon to the free weight area.

The Fitness Center Reconfiguration Project was completed during our closure with member safety and satisfaction in mind. The changes make it easier to navigate throughout the Fitness Center and allow easier access to the cycling room and group exercise room.

As a reminder, members of the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA are able to visit our other branch locations in Sunbury, Milton and Mifflinburg. Please visit www.gsvymca.org for their hours of operation.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center when we are able to re-open our doors. As a partner in community health, we will continue to work hard to ensure an environment that is clean and safe for everyone while following all federal, state, and local mandates. In the meantime, we will continue weekly communication to you, our valued members.

Please stay safe and be well.

Bonnie McDowell, CEO
Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA


Monday, January 11, 2021

Dear Members of the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center,

Due to the increased surge in COVID-19 cases in the community, The Miller Center, a Joint Venture of Evangelical Community Hospital and Geisinger, will continue to remain temporarily closed, with the exception of childcare.

The Lewisburg YMCA is an entity that is located and operates within the Miller Center. Due to the temporary closure of the Miller Center, the Lewisburg YMCA must remain closed.

As a member of the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA, you are able to visit the Sunbury, Milton and Mifflinburg YMCA. Please visit www.gsvymca.org for their hours of operation.

Thank you for being a part of the Y community during these challenging times. The Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA continues to provide essential services for our community. These services include daily childcare, virtual learning and free meal programs to help provide food to children facing food insecurity in our community.

Forever with our Community. For a Better Us.

Bonnie McDowell, CEO
Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA


Thursday, December 31, 2020 

Dear Members of the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA,

Please take a moment to read this update as it concerns the status of all GSV YMCA branches, including Sunbury, Milton, Mifflinburg and the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center.

On December 30, 2020, Governor Wolf announced that the time-limited orders as written will indeed expire at 8 AM January 4, 2021 as planned. With that, gyms and fitness centers will be permitted to reopen, but must adhere to the mitigation orders set by the Commonwealth on December 11, 2020.

Beginning January 4, 2021, the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA will reopen the Sunbury, Milton and Mifflinburg branches at 8 AM . The Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center will remain closed.

Due to the extraordinary surge in COVID-19 cases in the community, The Miller Center, a Joint Venture of Evangelical Community Hospital and Geisinger, has decided to stay closed at this time, with the exception of childcare. This decision will be re-evaluated on a weekly basis.

We are truly grateful for your understanding at this time and hope you can understand why this decision was made. Thank you for your continued support.

Forever with our Community. For a Better Us.
Bonnie McDowell, CEO
Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA

GSV Y VIRTUAL GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

Group Exercise classes will remain virtual at this time.

• GSV Y Virtual Group Exercise classes are FREE to members.
• All classes are taught by our GSV Y instructors.
• The classes are live streamed for members on the GSV Y Virtual Group Exercise Facebook page.
• A weekly virtual group exercise schedule will be published.
• A replay of the classes will remain on the Facebook group page so that you are able to view classes that you may not have been able to attend.
• There are currently 100’s of classes on replay to choose from!

If you do not already have access to our GSV Y Virtual Group Exercise Facebook group, please click here to request access. After verification that your membership is active, you will be admitted to the group.

LES MILLS On Demand

Another option available to GSV YMCA members is LES MILLS On Demand.

Thanks to our partnership with LES MILLS, we are able to offer a subscription to their On Demand service for $9.99/month, which is $5 less than the regular retail rate of $14.99/month. There is no commitment period and you may cancel at any time.

To get your subscription started, simply click here.


Thursday, December 10, 2020 

A Message to our Members, Staff, and Volunteers 

Today, Governor Wolf and Secretary Levine each issued separate, limited time mitigation orders in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Gyms and fitness facilities have been ordered to temporarily close effective this Saturday, December 12th at 12:01am until 8:00am Monday, January 4th.

As a result of these new orders and to keep our members, staff and community safe, the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA Branches in Sunbury, Milton, Mifflinburg, the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center and the YMCA Arts Center will temporarily close at the end of business on Friday, December 11th .

We will re-open our doors on Monday, January 4th at 8:00am.

The licensed Day Care and School Age Child Care programs at the Sunbury, Milton and Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center branches will remain open. We will continue to operate safely, responsibly and in-line with all Department of Health, CDC and Department of Human Services guidelines.

The following are links to a detailed explanation of the new executive order on the mitigation orders as well as a link to the FAQs:

Governor’s Order Explanation

FAQs on New Orders

Your Y is strongly rooted in charitable non-profit work and we have adapted and managed to serve the most pressing needs of our communities and the people who call those communities home. In this time of crisis, we hold fast to this commitment and continue to do so.

Bonnie McDowell, CEO

Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA


Friday, November 27, 2020 

Instructions on how to reserve a time slot for your workout are here.

Virtual Group Exercise Class info can be found here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Dear Lewisburg YMCA Members,

As you may have seen in the email sent to you Monday night, the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center will begin scaling back operations beginning this Friday, November, 27, 2020. Please carefully read our new guidelines as they will affect Lewisburg YMCA members that use the fitness center and/or participate in Group Fitness classes.

  • In-person Group Fitness classes are currently suspended and will only be offered virtually. A new schedule with instructions will be sent when ready.
  • The Lewisburg YMCA remains open, but is limited to 20 people inside the facility at a time.
  • Registration is now required to visit us. Time slots are 45 minutes in length and registration may be done in person, online, or by calling (570)556-4191.
  • A new, more comprehensive screening process will begin Friday including temperature checks and required hand sanitization when entering the facility.
  • Members are required to wear a mask at all times, including during their workout.
  • Members will also continue to pick up a bottle of disinfectant and cloth to spray & wipe down equipment before and after each use.

Please review our FAQ to help with any questions you may have regarding our new operational procedure.

Q: How do I log into my YMCA account?

A: Go to gsvymca.org and click “My Account” in the upper, right hand corner. Enter your email address or phone number to locate your account and click “Submit”. Enter your password and click “Login” to log in to your YMCA account.

Q: What if I don’t know my password?

A: Go to gsvymca.org and click “My Account” in the upper, right hand corner. Enter your email address or phone number to locate your account and click “Submit”. On the next screen, click “Forgot your password” and follow the instructions.

Q: Why is there 15 minutes designated for cleaning every hour? 

A: To ensure the highest level of safety of all members using the facility, the Environmental Services Team will be fully disinfecting all touchpoints in the fitness center each hour. The only way to truly perform a disinfection of the equipment is to have a totally empty space for a short period of time to allow for the EPA registered disinfectant to work effectively.

Q: Are walk-ins allowed?

A: Members may be permitted access to the facility as a walk-in during one of our designated appointment slots if there are openings. If all 20 member appointment slots are filled when the member wishes to walk-in, they will be denied access to the facility.

Q: What temperature is too high?

A: In addition to the two facility access screening questions that have become a standard for access to the facility, temperature checks will now be conducted on all who enter. Anyone who answers “no” to one of the facility access screening questions or has a temperature of 100.4⁰F or higher will be declined access.

Q: Will showers be available?

A: While we realize that the ability to use the showers in the locker rooms is a valuable feature of membership, showers will be closed during this time.

Q: Can I put my membership on hold?

A: Any member who wishes to place their membership on hold during this time may do so by emailing Wanda Miller, Membership Director, at wmiller@gsvymca.org.

Q: Can I sign up for more than one time slot per day? 

A: The maximum allowed number of 45-minute time slots per day is two (2). If they are back-to-back, you will still need to vacate the fitness center to allow our crew to disinfect.

Q: How far in advance may I sign up for a time slot?

A: Registration opens at 8 AM, two days prior to the day you wish to use. For example, if you want to use the gym on Wednesday at 2 PM, you will be able to sign up beginning at 8 AM two days before that, or 8 AM Monday morning.

Q: How early may I arrive for my time slot?

A: Members may arrive 15 minutes early to allow for time to be screened. Once you are successfully screened, please wait in our lobby area on one of the designated markers to ensure proper 6-foot social distancing.

Q: How long will this last?

A: While we do not have a definitive time frame on the implementation of these new procedures, we will reevaluate week to week to determine the best steps going forward.

We realize these new protocols may be inconvenient for some, and truly appreciate your understanding during this time. We are grateful for the opportunity to remain open to serve you, and sincerely thank you for your willingness to cooperate. Questions may be directed to Kyle Snyder or by calling (570)556-4191.

Please enjoy a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Sincerely,

The Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center


Wednesday, November 18, 2020

A Message to our Members, Staff, and Volunteers,

The Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone who enters our doors. With the updated measures put in place by the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health, we will be adhering to the mandated guidelines for our facilities. It is required that you wear a face covering the entire time you are in the building. This includes all times while exercising whether using equipment or in a class.

We understand this may be an inconvenience but we are very thrilled that today’s announcement did not order our YMCA to be closed. Please help us keep each other safe and help us to remain open so we can continue to serve our community.

We are also encouraging everyone to do their part in helping prevent the spread of germs and viruses.

– Maintain 6ft of distant between you and others at all times
– Wipe down your piece of equipment before and after use
– Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
– Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
– Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
– Stay home when you are sick until you’ve been free of fever for 24 hours

Additionally, we encourage you to regularly check the CDC’s Website and the PA Department of Health for important updates and safety information.

Sincerely,

Bonnie McDowell, Chief Executive Officer
Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA


Wednesday, September 23, 2020 

Pickleball Safety Guidelines

Pickleball has returned to the YMCA at the Miller Center. In order to maintain the safety of our guests, we ask that you please follow these guidelines to ensure that we continue to adhere to the requirements of national, state and local officials. Thank you for your continued support! We’re excited to have you back.

All participants will need to follow these protocols in order to participate in pickleball.

Check In

  • You must be masked when you enter and exit the facility.
  • You will get a temperature check and asked two screening questions upon entry each time you visit. Anyone with a temperature over 100.4 will not be permitted to enter.
  • We ask that you each wash your hands before and after playing.
  • We will have mobile hand sanitizer stations available near the courts.

During Play

  • Masks will not be required during pickleball play and doubles are allowed.
  • Social distancing will be required whenever possible. Masks will be required when a participant is not participating in a game. This will be important so we can continue to keep pickleball in our facility.
  • We won’t have chairs set up in between the courts and only 12 people are allowed on the court at a time.

To make sure nets are up we are allowing all pickleball players to set up the nets when they arrive in the morning. We will make sure the hoops are out of the way.

Our pricing will remain the same as it was prior to the shutdown.

$25/month for members – includes mornings, evenings and weekends

$35/month for non-members – includes mornings, evenings and weekends

$15 for evening only

$5 for drop ins

We will be providing orange onix pickleballs.

Morning Hours will be 8 AM to 12 PM, Monday through Friday. Please Note: We may have some weeks where we will shorten these hours, but they will be designated on the schedule.

Evening Hours and Weekends are being determined.

Monday, August 31, 2020 

The September Silver Sneakers schedule is available online. Please look under “Schedules and Events”, “Silver Sneakers Classes” and “Schedule.”

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

We are excited to announce that SilverSneakers® & Aquatic classes will resume Labor Day week! Following guidance from the CDC and local health officials, we have modified our guidelines and schedules to ensure everyone’s health and safety.

Members will be required to register to attend SilverSneakers® & Aquatic classes. Members must register prior to each class to make sure your spot is reserved. Registration is ongoing and drop-ins are discouraged.

Options to register for classes are in-person at the front desk, call the front desk or register online. A GSV Y account must be set up for online registration. Click here to create a GSV Y account.
• If you do not know your password, click on forgot password
• A sign-on link will be emailed or texted to your phone if your number is on file (your choice)

SilverSneakers® & Aquatic class registration is ongoing and will follow a weekly schedule.

• Monday and Tuesday classes – registration will open every Friday
• Wednesday classes – registration will open every Monday
• Thursday classes – registration will open every Tuesday
• Friday classes – registration will open every Wednesday
• Saturday classes – registration will open every Thursday

Registration for the first week of classes will begin on Friday, September 4th. All branches of the GSV Y will be closed in observance of the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 7th. Due to the holiday, members will be able to register for Tuesday, September 8th and Wednesday, September 9th classes on Friday, September 4th.

SilverSneakers® & Aquatic class schedules will be available online and at the Front Desk on Friday, August 28th.

Friday, July 24, 2020

GSV YMCA Child Care Facility Safety Plan for COVID-19

Friday, July 23, 2020

New hours for the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center effective August 1, 2020 are:

Monday – Wednesday – Friday
5:30am-7:00pm
Group Exercise Classes begin at 5:45am

Tuesday & Thursday
6:30am-7:00pm

Saturday & Sunday
8:00am-3:00pm

Monday thru Friday
2:00pm-3:00pm
Reserved for Seniors ages 62+ and other individuals at high risk.

Monday, July 6, 2020

New masking guidelines are available here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020   

WELCOME BACK TO GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

We are excited to resume our Group Exercise classes on Monday, June 29th. Following guidance from the CDC and local health officials, we have modified our guidelines and schedules to ensure everyone’s health and safety.

Reservations are required for group exercise classes at our four GSV YMCA locations. Each member must preregister before class to make sure your spot is reserved.

A Y account must be set up to register for classes online. Click here to set up an online GSV Y account. Other options to register for classes are in person at the front desk or call the front desk of your home branch.

The Group Exercise schedule will be published weekly and classes will open for registration as follows:

  • Monday and Tuesday classes will open Friday
  • Wednesday classes will open Monday
  • Thursday classes will open Tuesday
  • Friday classes will open Wednesday
  • Saturday classes will open Thursday

WHAT CHANGES CAN I EXPECT BEFORE AND AFTER CLASS? 

  • Class capacity will be limited due to physical distance requirements.
  • A minimum of six feet physical distance will be required during class.
  • Members must preregister for classes.
  • The floor and cycling bikes will be marked.
  • Members should bring their own mats, towels and water bottles.
  • Masks are recommended before and after class.
  • Classes that require equipment use will be set up prior to class. After class members will leave and equipment will be cleaned and put away.
  • Group Exercise and Cycling rooms and equipment will be cleaned after each class.
  • Classes must have a minimum of 3 members preregistered or the class will be canceled. If class minimum is not met, the class will be canceled 30 minutes prior to the start of the class. Members and registered will be notified.
  • Classes are only open to active Y members. No visitors or guests.

PREREGISTRATION FOR CLASS IS REQUIRED. HOW DO I PREREGISTER?

 

  • Preregistering for class is required due to limited class size.
  • Each member must preregister before class to make sure your spot is reserved.
  • We are discouraging drop-ins. If class is at capacity you will not be able to participate.
  • A Y account must be set up to register for classes online. Click here to set up an online GSV Y account.
  • Other options to register for classes are in person at the front desk or call the front desk of your home branch.
  • Classes will open for registration as follows:
  • Monday and Tuesday classes will open Friday
  • Wednesday class will open Monday
  • Thursday class will open Tuesday
  • Friday class will open Wednesday
  • Saturday class will open Thursday
  • If you registered and are not able to attend class, please contact your home branch ASAP to have your name removed from the class.

CAN I HANGOUT AND SOCIALIZE BEFORE AND AFTER MY WORKOUT? 

  • While we understand that connecting with others is an integral part of the Y experience, we also have to balance that with our need to be safe.
  • We have removed community seating areas.
  • We ask that you arrive for class no more than 10 minutes prior to the start of the class.
  • Members are more than welcome to visit outside the Y, at a safe distance, before and after class.

#ForABetterUs

GROUP EXERCISE SCHEDULES
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Friday, June 12, 2020

REOPENING WITH CARE 

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to the Y. We recognize how important it will be to follow current health guidelines and implement new practices to ensure a healthy and safe environment. You will see new cleaning routines, signage to assist with social distancing, and limited activities where social distancing or guidance tells us it is not yet safe. Please keep in mind, these guidelines are subject to change based on new information or additional guidance from health officials.

WHAT IS THE Y DOING TO KEEP ME SAFE?

 

CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT THAT ALLOWS FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING

  • Touch-free check in using membership card
  • Protective barriers (sneeze guards) at check in
  • To ensure proper social distancing, our wellness areas will have a limited capacity. At times of full capacity, you will be asked to wait in a designated area until space is available.
  • Guests and Nationwide members will not be allowed access in an effort to practice safe physical distancing. Facility use will be for members only.

ENHANCING FACILITY CLEANLINESS

  • Cleaning and sanitizing equipment, locker rooms, and shared spaces will occur frequently throughout the facility.
  • Various spaces within the facility may be closed briefly for cleaning and sanitizing.
  • Slight adjustments to facility hours to allow for daily, after-hours facility-wide cleaning

INCREASING NUMBER OF HEALTH AND SAFETY STATIONS

  • Additional safety stations with wipes, paper towels, hand sanitizer and other cleaning supplies will be available.

SUPPORTING AND MONITORING OUR STAFF & MEMBER WELLNESS

  • Staff members will receive a temperature check and health screening prior to starting their shift each day.
  • Staff will be asked to wear appropriate masks while on duty.
  • Members will be strongly encouraged to wear a cloth face covering or mask while entering and exiting and in common areas like lobbies, hallways and locker rooms.
  • Time has been reserved at each GSV Y branch from 2:00pm-3:00pm for members Age 62+ and members at high risk.

HOW CAN I HELP KEEP MYSELF AND MY COMMUNITY HEALTHY?

  • Arrive at the Y dressed to workout. By doing so you reduce touch points and help increase social distancing.
  • Wash/sanitize hands frequently, especially upon entering the Y.
  • Wipe down equipment before and after use.
  • Maintain social distance. Please exercise only on designated equipment and respect all signage regarding social distancing. Strive to maintain at least six feet between you and others whenever possible.
  • Cloth face coverings or masks are recommended for members while in our YMCA facilities, especially while entering and exiting and in common areas like lobbies, hallways and locker rooms.
  • Please do not come to the YMCA if you have a fever, are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or have been in close contact with someone who is ill.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

  • Please bring your own workout towel, yoga/stretching mat, lock for a locker and water, during this reopening period.
  • Cloth face coverings or masks are strongly recommended for members while walking in our YMCA common areas.

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GREATER SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY YMCA

GUIDELINES ON REOPENING – PHASE ONE

For the safety of all members and staff the following restrictions will be implemented upon reopening. Each branch will reopen on Monday, June 15th with Group Exercise classes resuming on Monday, June 29th. Please stay alert for email, social media and website updates related to opening dates, adjusted hours or changes to our restrictions.

  • Members must maintain a minimum of 6 feet distance.

  • All staff will have their temperature checked upon entering the facility.

  • Staff will be wearing masks. Gloves may be required for certain job duties or tasks.

  • Masks are strongly encouraged for all members while moving through the facility. Masks are not required while working out.
  • Please help ensure the safety of our staff and other members.

  • We will have controlled access to the facilities through one entrance, which means that we will be managing who comes in the Y. Entrances and Exits for your use will be clearly marked.

  • The maximum number of people in any area will be limited to 50% of room capacity.

  • Time may be limited on all cardio equipment.

  • Some cardio equipment may not be available to ensure social distancing.

  • Members must disinfect equipment before and after use.

  • Members must wash hands before and after working out with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.

  • Group exercise classes resume on June 29th and will have limited attendance. Participants must register. Members must create an online account to register for classes. Click Here to Create an Online Y Account. Details and instructions for registering will be sent in a separate email.

  • No Aquatic Classes.

  • No Active Older Adult specific classes and social gatherings.

  • Locker rooms will be open, maintain social distancing.
  • Showers will not be available at the Lewisburg Y at the Miller Center.

  • Coffee will not be available.

  • No guests will be permitted. Facility use will only be for members.

  • No use of saunas or steam rooms as a minimum safe distance of 6 feet cannot be maintained.

  • Increased signage throughout the building to encourage social distance, hand washing and remind members to disinfect equipment.

  • No basketball, pickleball, youth sports and no racquetball court use.

  • No Babysitting/Kidspace/Child Watch/Drop In Care.

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GSV YMCA OPERATING HOURS – PHASE ONE

During Phase One the operating hours at the GSV YMCA branches will be reduced. In addition, special times have been dedicated for Seniors that are age 62+ and other individuals at high risk.

Sunbury and Milton YMCA

Monday through Friday

6:30am-7:00pm

2:00pm-3:00pm

Reserved for Seniors ages 62+ and other individuals at high risk.

Saturday

8:00am-3:00pm

Sunday

1:00pm-5:00pm

Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center

Monday through Friday

6:30am-7:00pm

2:00pm-3:00pm

Reserved for Seniors ages 62+ and other individuals at high risk.

Saturday & Sunday

8:00am-3:00pm

Mifflinburg YMCA Center

Monday through Friday

6:30am-12:00pm & 2:00pm-7:00pm

(closed 12:00pm-2:00pm)

2:00pm-3:00pm

Reserved for Seniors ages 62+ and other individuals at high risk.

Saturday

8:00am-2:00pm

Sunday

1:00pm-4:00pm

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REOPENING – FAQs

  • Why are we signing another waiver? Our insurance company has asked us to have all members sign a new waiver before entering our facilities. If you have not signed our new waiver – Click Here to Sign. You will need the number on your membership card to sign the waiver.

  • Why no Aqua Classes if we are having Group Exercise classes? We are not able to control social distancing guidelines in aquatic classes. Water jog will be an option until we can resume Aqua Classes.

  • How do we register for Group Exercise classes? Members must create an online account to register for classes. Click Here to Create an Online GSV Y Account. Details and instructions for registering will be sent in a separate email.

  • Time limit on cardio machines? There is no limit if no one is waiting. If we have multiple members waiting, we will need to enforce a time limit.

  • Time limit in facility? No, unless we reach 50% occupancy.

  • Can I use other GSV YMCA locations? Yes. If you have a GSV YMCA membership you have access to all four GSV YMCA branches.

  • Can I still walk in the gym if nothing else is going on in the gymnasium? Each Branch location will manage the use of these areas. Some may have other programs or services in these spaces. Please stay patient with us as we manage these new guidelines.

  • Can Active Older Adults sign-up for Group Exercise classes? Yes. We are not telling Active Older Adults that they cannot come to other classes. This age group is at a higher risk, and we are not offering Active Older Adult specific classes in phase one.

  • Can we sign up for membership? Yes, nonmembers can join at any time. Guest passes will not be sold and the free week membership is not available during phase one of reopening.

  • What if I show up and you are at maximum capacity? If the facility or any room in the facility is at our adjusted max occupancy we will limit additional members from joining.

  • Can we have the sauna, steam room open if we do one at a time? At this time we are not opening those areas of our facility. We need to ensure that our staff can manage all of our new restrictions, procedures and facility occupancy before we increase the number of members using our facilities.

  • Is there going to be a delay getting into the facility? We do not anticipate that there will be delay getting into the facility.

  • When will programs start? The dates are TBD.

  • Why no basketball, pickleball, youth sports and no racquetball court? We are encouraging social distancing.

We will continue providing our GSV YMCA members with Virtual Group Exercise classes LIVE on Facebook with our very own instructors and YMCA 360 classes and videos.

Please be sure to sign our new waiver prior to coming to the facility to help limit delays upon entering. Click Here to Sign.

We ask for your patience and understanding as we slowly reopen and implement these new procedures and guidelines. The safety of our members and staff is our number one priority.

If you have any questions regarding your membership. Please contact your home branch:

Katrina Mouery – Sunbury YMCA – kmouery@gsvymca.org

Andrea McGill – Milton YMCA – amcgill@gsvymca.org

Angela Haines – Mifflinburg YMCA – ahaines@gsvymca.org

Wanda Miller – Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center – wmiller@gsvymca.org

#ForABetterUs

Monday, June 8, 2020

Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center Members:
Below is the communication from Bonnie McDowell of the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA. Please know that some of the information does not pertain to the Lewisburg Y, but was left in this update to ensure consistency in all messaging. Below begins the latest email.

We are excited to be welcoming you back! When you return, your Y will be a little different. For the safety of all members and staff, new guidelines and several changes have been implemented for our Phase One reopening.
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GREATER SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY YMCA
GUIDELINES ON REOPENING – PHASE ONE
For the safety of all members and staff the following restrictions will be implemented upon reopening. Each branch will reopen on Monday, June 15th with Group Exercise classes resuming on Monday, June 29th. Please stay alert for email, social media and website updates related to opening dates, adjusted hours or changes to our restrictions.
  • Members must maintain a minimum of 6 feet distance.
  • All staff will have their temperature checked upon entering the facility.
  • Staff will be wearing masks. Gloves may be required for certain job duties or tasks.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged for all members while moving through the facility. Masks are not required while working out. Please help ensure the safety of our staff and other members.
  • We will have controlled access to the facilities through one entrance, which means that we will be managing who comes in the Y. Entrances and Exits for your use will be clearly marked.
  • The maximum number of people in any area will be limited to 50% of room capacity.
  • Time may be limited on all cardio equipment.
  • Some cardio equipment may not be available to ensure social distancing.
  • Members must disinfect equipment before and after use.
  • Members must wash hands before and after working out with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  • Group exercise classes resume on June 29th and will have limited attendance. Participants must register. Members must create an online account to register for classes. Click Here to Create an Online Y Account. Details and instructions for registering will be sent in a separate email.
  • No Aquatic Classes.
  • No Active Older Adult specific classes and social gatherings.
  • Locker rooms will be open, maintain social distancing. Showers will not be available at the Lewisburg Y at the Miller Center.
  • Coffee will not be available.
  • No guests will be permitted. Facility use will only be for members.
  • No use of saunas or steam rooms as a minimum safe distance of 6 feet cannot be maintained.
  • Increased signage throughout the building to encourage social distance, hand washing and remind members to disinfect equipment.
  • No basketball, pickleball, youth sports and no racquetball court use.
  • No Babysitting/Kidspace/Child Watch/Drop In Care.
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GSV YMCA OPERATING HOURS – PHASE ONE
During Phase One the operating hours at the GSV YMCA branches will be reduced. In addition, special times have been dedicated for Seniors that are age 62+ and other individuals at high risk.
Sunbury and Milton YMCA
Monday through Friday
6:30am-7:00pm
2:00pm-3:00pm
Reserved for Seniors ages 62+ and other individuals at high risk.
Saturday
8:00am-3:00pm
Sunday
1:00pm-5:00pm
Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center
Monday through Friday
6:30am-7:00pm
2:00pm-3:00pm
Reserved for Seniors ages 62+ and other individuals at high risk.
Saturday & Sunday
8:00am-3:00pm
Mifflinburg YMCA Center
Monday through Friday
6:30am-12:00pm & 2:00pm-7:00pm
(closed 12:00pm-2:00pm)
2:00pm-3:00pm
Reserved for Seniors ages 62+ and other individuals at high risk.
Saturday
8:00am-2:00pm
Sunday
1:00pm-4:00pm
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REOPENING – FAQs
  • Why are we signing another waiver? Our insurance company has asked us to have all members sign a new waiver before entering our facilities. If you have not signed our new waiver – Click Here to Sign. You will need the number on your membership card to sign the waiver.
  • Why no Aqua Classes if we are having Group Exercise classes? We are not able to control social distancing guidelines in aquatic classes. Water jog will be an option until we can resume Aqua Classes.
  • How do we register for Group Exercise classes? Members must create an online account to register for classes. Click Here to Create an Online GSV Y Account. Details and instructions for registering will be sent in a separate email.
  • Time limit on cardio machines? There is no limit if no one is waiting. If we have multiple members waiting, we will need to enforce a time limit.
  • Time limit in facility? No, unless we reach 50% occupancy.
  • Can I use other GSV YMCA locations? Yes. If you have a GSV YMCA membership you have access to all four GSV YMCA branches.
  • Can I still walk in the gym if nothing else is going on in the gymnasium? Each Branch location will manage the use of these areas. Some may have other programs or services in these spaces. Please stay patient with us as we manage these new guidelines.
  • Can Active Older Adults sign-up for Group Exercise classes? Yes. We are not telling Active Older Adults that they cannot come to other classes. This age group is at a higher risk, and we are not offering Active Older Adult specific classes in phase one.
  • Can we sign up for membership? Yes, nonmembers can join at any time. Guest passes will not be sold and the free week membership is not available during phase one of reopening.
  • What if I show up and you are at maximum capacity? If the facility or any room in the facility is at our adjusted max occupancy we will limit additional members from joining.
  • Can we have the sauna, steam room open if we do one at a time? At this time we are not opening those areas of our facility. We need to ensure that our staff can manage all of our new restrictions, procedures and facility occupancy before we increase the number of members using our facilities.
  • Is there going to be a delay getting into the facility? We do not anticipate that there will be delay getting into the facility.
  • When will programs start? The dates are TBD.
  • Why no basketball, pickleball, youth sports and no racquetball court? We are encouraging social distancing.
We will continue providing our GSV YMCA members with Virtual Group Exercise classes LIVE on Facebook with our very own instructors and YMCA 360 classes and videos.
Please be sure to sign our new waiver prior to coming to the facility to help limit delays upon entering. Click Here to Sign.
We ask for your patience and understanding as we slowly reopen and implement these new procedures and guidelines. The safety of our members and staff is our number one priority.
If you have any questions regarding your membership. Please contact your home branch:
Katrina Mouery – Sunbury YMCA – kmouery@gsvymca.org
Andrea McGill – Milton YMCA – amcgill@gsvymca.org
Angela Haines – Mifflinburg YMCA – ahaines@gsvymca.org
Wanda Miller – Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center – wmiller@gsvymca.org
Together, we’re a better us.

Friday, June 5, 2020

To our Valued Members of the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA:

Today Governor Wolf announced that Northumberland and Union Counties will be moving to the Green Phase. I am excited to announce that the Sunbury, Milton, Mifflinburg and Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center will reopen Monday, June 15th and Group Exercise classes will resume Monday, June 29th.

We’re so excited to be reopening our facility and we can’t wait to welcome you back! As we welcome you back, we want to assure you that safety remains our top priority. We are taking all of the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our valued members, volunteers and staff.

We have implemented some changes and when you return, your Y will be a little different. Please continue to check your email and our website regularly. We will be communicating updates regarding our reopening and answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

We’re so happy to welcome you back!

Together, we’re a better us.

Bonnie McDowell, CEO
Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA

Lewisburg YMCA Reopening 2/1

Posted Posted in Miller Center

Dear Members of the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center,

We are pleased to announce that The Miller Center, a Joint Venture of Evangelical Community Hospital and Geisinger, will open Monday, February 1. The Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center will open Monday, February 1 at 5:30am and in-person Group Exercise classes will resume on Monday, February 8. Virtual Group Exercise classes will continue for members that are not ready to return and as an added member benefit.

When you return to the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center, you will be greeted with a new look and layout in the Fitness Center. The Fitness Center Reconfiguration Project was completed during our closure with member safety and satisfaction in mind. The changes make it easier to navigate throughout the Fitness Center and allow easier access to the cycling room and group exercise room. A clear, direct pathway has been created through the entrance and to the rest of the Fitness Center equipment. We also added a “cardio corner” to the performance training area. These changes have opened more floor space for better spacing of our Technogym and Hammer Strength equipment. Additionally, there is more open space in the free weight area that is now located in the former cardio area. Mirrors are coming soon to the free weight area.

At the GSV Y, our greatest priority has always been protecting the health and safety of all who enter our doors. Our team is committed to ensuring a socially responsible environment that align with our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

All branches of the GSV YMCA will adhere to the measures put in place by the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health in November 2020. It is required that you wear a face covering the entire time you are in the building. This includes all times while exercising. Registering for workout times in the Fitness Center is no longer required and showers will be open. In addition, the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center will be opening at 5:30am Monday through Friday.

  • Health Screenings including temperature checks and hand sanitizing upon entering
  • Enhanced cleaning & disinfecting
  • Single Entry/Exit Points
  • Contactless Membership Card Scanning
  • Social Distancing
  • Sanitizer spray bottles for each member

Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support during the recent closure. The Joint Venture will continue to closely monitor the community positivity rate, hospitalization rate and bed capacities. If a spike in any of these data points occurs, the facility may revert back to temporary closure.

This has been a difficult time for many, and we have missed you. We know you are eager to return and we are excited to have you back at this time.

Forever with our Community. For a Better Us.

Bonnie McDowell, CEO
Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA

Register for Singercise

Posted Posted in Miller Center, News

The next session of Singercise will begin on April 7, 2021. Singercise is a free, virtual class offered online for people battling Parkinson’s disease. This program is offered through the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA thanks to a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Singercise aims to improve vocal intensity, speech intelligibility, respiration and swallowing. It can also provide stress reduction as well as reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Class meets Wednesdays virtually via Zoom from 1-2 pm and in-person from 2:15-3:30 pm.

Class is led by board-certified music therapist Alysha Suley, MM, MT-BC, a member of the American Music Therapy Association and the International Association for Music & Medicine.

Registration is required and class slots are available on a first come, first served basis. Interested participants may register online. Singercise is open to participants of any physical ability or fitness level. Musical experience and singing ability are not required. For more information, please email Alysha Suley.

Register for Online Class – Offered Via Zoom – Wednesdays 1-2 pm

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Register for In-Person Class – Offered at the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center – Wednesdays 2:15-3:30 pm

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All Sports & Recreation Programs Suspended

Posted Posted in Miller Center

November 30, 2020

Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in our area, all Sports & Recreation programs at the Lewisburg YMCA are suspended until further notice.

We will use the guidance provided to us by the CDC and state and local health officials to assist us in determining when Sports & Recreation programming may safely return to the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center. This will be done on a week-by-week basis.

Updates will be posted on our website and social media pages.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. We are grateful for your support.

 

Masking Requirements

Posted Posted in Miller Center

 

Please review the following information regarding mask usage at the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center. This document was last updated July 6, 2020.

 

With the newly issued order from the Pennsylvania Department of Health on July 1, 2020 requiring face coverings, we are amending our safety protocols regarding masks. The guidelines below are subject to change.

Mask Protocol While Inside the Facility:

  • All members must wear a mask upon entering the facility.
  • Masks are to remain on throughout facility usage and especially within common areas such as the fitness center, group exercise and cycling rooms, locker rooms, pool decks, hallways, etc.
  • Masks may be removed when exercising on a piece of equipment, but only if the member can do so while socially distant.
  • For example: If one member is “spotting” another member while weightlifting, both members must be wearing masks.
  • Masks may be removed while participating in group exercise and cycling classes.
  • Masks must be worn when entering and exiting the room and while setting up equipment.

Your workout routine may now look like this:

  • Enter the Y, wearing a mask
  • Clean piece of equipment before use, use spray bottles provided
  • Remove mask (if socially distant)
  • Complete exercise
  • Place mask back on
  • Clean piece of equipment after use
  • Move to next piece of equipment, while wearing mask

Mask Protocol While Outside the Facility:

  • Masks are not required to be worn when outside the facility and socially distant.

There are no changes to childcare mask wearing protocols at this time.

All staff will continue to wear masks.

We need to continually adapt to this constantly changing environment, and will reevaluate procedures and safety protocols to follow state mandates, state and local health departments, the CDC, and other best-practices. Member, staff and volunteer safety continue to remain a top priority.

Thank you for your adherence to our protocols as well as your care and consideration for those in our facility.

 

Singercise

Posted Posted in Miller Center

Singercise is a free, virtual class offered online for people battling Parkinson’s disease.

This brand new program will be offered through the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA thanks to a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Singercise aims to improve vocal intensity, speech intelligibility, respiration and swallowing. It can also provide stress reduction as well as reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Virtual class times are Wednesdays from noon to 1:30 pm. The program will be offered virtually via Zoom.

Class will be led by board-certified music therapist Alysha Suley, MM, MT-BC, a member of the American Music Therapy Association and the International Association for Music & Medicine.

Registration is required and class slots are available on a first come, first serve basis. Interested participants may register in person at the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center, by calling (570)556-4191, or online. Singercise is open to participants of any physical ability or fitness level. Musical experience and singing ability are not required. For more information, please email Alysha Suley.

Event Postponements

Posted Posted in Latest News

In an effort to strike a balance between preserving the community’s ability to access recreation and protecting the community from the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Miller Center is postponing some activities and events based on timing, geographic impact, and number of participants. (more…)

A Shuffle in the Lineup

Posted Posted in Miller Center

It’s the first day of baseball Spring Training at the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center. While that could certainly sound exciting for fans of Major League Baseball, you won’t see any pro ball players here. There are no pitchers and catchers reporting to a sunny Florida town, no new prospects coming in from the minors, and no anticipation of the first game in the Grapefruit League. This Spring Training will feature local residents with Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. While the trademark shuffle and hand tremors are how the disease often presents, the indicators vary, especially in the early stages. Speech can soften, arms might not swing when walking and symptoms worsen over time.

As the traditional organ version of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” echoes throughout the Performance Training room, you can hear a chorus of “You’re out!” and “Safe!” as class participants, instructors and volunteers chew bubble gum while wearing baseball caps from their favorite team. It is not unusual for the look and feel of the class to reflect current events. Nobody here is preparing to win a World Series; they are here to strengthen their muscles to aid in completing the most basic of daily activities including walking, standing up and getting dressed.

PWR! Moves class participants following instructor Cindy Murphy’s lead during class on February 12, 2020.

Personal trainer Cindy Murphy, ACE certified group fitness instructor, oversees three different Parkinson’s disease fitness programs. Rock Steady Boxing uses a non-contact boxing curriculum that trains participants in agility, speed, endurance, strength, accuracy, balance, hand-eye coordination, and footwork. PWR! Moves incorporates exercises that target cardio, strength and flexibility and Pedaling for Parkinson’s is a low-impact monitored cycling class used to increase brain connectivity and a more efficient use of oxygen.

Martha (Marti) Gill of Mifflinburg has been a PWR! Moves participant for over two years. She said the exercises in PWR! Moves really help with her everyday mobility. “The thing I’ve noticed most is that my overall body strength has been improved. The exercises really help slow the progression of Parkinson’s. Even week to week I notice a change. I can really tell when I miss a class. If I miss a Friday, and come on a Monday, I can tell that I didn’t exercise.”

Since Jeffrey has started this program I’ve seen him become able to touch his toes, run, walk on a balance beam and dance.

Isabelle Sechrist

Isabelle Sechrist of Muncy has been bringing her friend of 46 years, Jeffrey Markle of West Milton, to PWR! Moves since July of 2019. “Since Jeffrey has started this program I’ve seen him become able to touch his toes, run, walk on a balance beam and dance. Jeffrey is here for both classes today. We started with Pedaling for Parkinson’s (cycling) this morning and he did 5.6 miles. We went home for lunch, and now we’re back for the strength class (PWR! Moves). These programs are a lifesaver.”

Ruth Greenly of Milton brings her husband of nearly 65 years, Gerald, to class three times a week. While Ruth has noticed that PWR! Moves has helped Gerald with his symptoms, she appreciates an unexpected benefit. “The socialization, and having someone to talk to, has really helped Gerald. Before this, his days consisted of watching TV, reading the paper and sleeping. Now, he really looks forward to coming to class.”

The Parkinson’s programs at the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center are the only ones of their kind in the area. Fees are structured to emphasize affordability, and financial assistance is available. For more information, call Cindy Murphy at (570) 556-4191 or visit millercenterlewisburg.com/parkinsons/.

Ruth Greenly of Milton brings her husband of nearly 65 years, Gerald, to class three times a week. While Ruth has noticed that PWR! Moves has helped Gerald with his symptoms, she appreciates an unexpected benefit. “The socialization, and having someone to talk to, has really helped Gerald. Before this, his days consisted of watching TV, reading the paper and sleeping. Now, he really looks forward to coming to class.”   

The Parkinson’s programs at the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center are the only ones of their kind in the area. Fees are structured to emphasize affordability, and financial assistance is available. For more information, call Cindy Murphy at (570) 556-4191 or visit millercenterlewisburg.com/parkinsons/.

Transition FAQs

Posted Posted in Miller Center

By now, you have probably heard that beginning December 16, 2019, we will become The Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center. This exciting change will bring additional programs, classes and resources to our members.

To remain a member of this facility, we ask that you complete an Authorization to Transfer Membership which you should have already received in the mail. If you did not receive one or misplaced your copy, you can download one, print and complete it, and bring it to us prior to December 16, 2019. We also have copies at the Front Desk at the Miller Center. Completing your authorization in a timely manner will help ensure that your membership will continue uninterrupted. Thank you for your help with this important step! We are so glad that you will continue to be a part of our facility.

In addition, we know that you probably have a lot of questions about the transition that is about to take place. Hopefully, this list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) will help give you the answers you are looking for.

Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout this process!

MCRW and YMCA Member FAQ
1. Q: What do I need to do with regard to my membership?
A: It’s easy! If you are a Miller Center member, simply stop in to our Front or Fitness Desk to complete the necessary form to switch your membership over to a YMCA membership. You should have received an “Authorize to Transfer Membership” in the mail. If you are a current YMCA member, no action is needed. Your YMCA membership will be transferred to the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center.

2. Q: Will you still take Silver Sneakers?
A: Yes! Starting December 16, 2019, stop in to the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center to fill out a new membership information form. If you are a current YMCA member, no action is needed. Your YMCA membership will be transferred to the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center.

3. Q: What are your hours of operation?
A: Beginning Monday, December 16, hours of operation will be as follows: Monday through Friday: 5am to 9pm; Saturday 7am to 5pm; Sunday 8am to 5pm.

4. Q: I am a current Sports & Rec member. What options will be available to me?
A: The new youth membership rates will be as follows:
Youth (13 & younger) – $10/month
Young Adult (14 to 18) – $13/month
College – $25/month.

5. Q: When will current GSV YMCA members be able to use The Miller Center?
A: Current members of any branch of the GSV YMCA will be allowed to use the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center beginning December 16, 2019.

6. Q: When will current Miller Center members get to use GSV YMCA locations? Can they access all of them?
A: After submitting your Authorization to Transfer Membership, current Miller Center members will become YMCA members on December 16, 2019. At that time, you will be permitted to use GSV YMCA locations in Sunbury, Milton, Mifflinburg and of course here in Lewisburg.

7. Q: Will Drop-In childcare hours, rates and services change?
A: Drop In childcare hours and services as you know them will not change, and beginning December 16, service will be free for members.

8. Q: Is Kathy Fedorjaka’s Next Level Strong basketball still going to be offered?
A: Yes. Programs like basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, futsal and others will continue to be offered at the Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center. The same applies to youth and kids’ programs like Little Stars, Big Stars and Kids in Action.

9. Q: Will my favorite group fitness class be offered after the transition? When can I see a Group Fitness schedule?
A: We are working to keep all the Group Fitness classes that you are used to attending and adding new ones as well. The Group Fitness schedule for December 1-15 will be available this Monday, November 25, and the schedule for the remainder of the month will be released the following Monday, December 2.

10. Q: I heard you are changing computer systems at the Miller Center. Will I have to pay the admin fee again?
A: No. Current members or those that have participated in programs in the past will not have to pay another admin or joiner’s fee if your membership is transferred by December 31, 2019.

11. Q: Will my Cornerstone Kitchen gift cards still be honored after December 15, 2019?
A: Yes.

12. Q: What are the future development plans for the facility?
A: Fundraising is underway for two pools, a childcare center and additional parking. As progress develops, updates will be shared.

13. Will S&R programming rates stay the same?
A: Sports and Rec programs and rates will be comparable to what you have become accustomed to. Our primary objective is to provide fun and healthy activities that are affordable to everyone that wishes to participate.

14. Will scholarships be available through the YMCA?
A: Yes. A financial assistance application may be obtained here
or by stopping by the front desk.

Community entities coming together

Posted Posted in Miller Center

We are excited to announce meaningful changes to the Miller Center operation and ownership that will expand the programming, member resources, and long-term sustainability of the center. From the beginning, our vision was to create a comprehensive wellness resource for the community that was a ‘one stop shop’ for all generations to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle. We always intended to partner with the best agencies in the area that could bring their expertise to the center and share it with the community.

To that end, Evangelical, Geisinger, The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness, and the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA have come together to accomplish something more than each entity could achieve on its own. Together, we are changing the face of health and wellness in this region.

Evangelical and Geisinger will form their first joint venture at The Miller Center. The facility will be gifted to the joint venture by a donation of the center from the Miller family and the joint venture will be acquiring an additional six acres on the northwest corner of the property to expand parking. Evangelical and Geisinger will maintain current fitness and recreational programming, as well as expanding clinical offerings, sports performance training, and more for preventative healthcare and wellbeing.

The YMCA will be contracted to handle the overall management of the facility, with the existing Miller Center employees maintaining their current roles as Y employees for the existing fitness and recreational programs. We will merge the membership and programming from the YMCA Express in Lewisburg with existing programming at the Miller Center, nearly doubling the current Miller Center membership at the outset of the new partnership.

In addition, the joint venture will be working with the YMCA, who will raise funds to construct two pools and expand childcare on the property, which will be accessible to all members.

The new entity will be known as the YMCA at the Miller Center, powered by Evangelical and Geisinger. The targeted date for the new joint venture to assume management of the Miller Center is before the end of the 2019 calendar year.

We will continue to keep you informed as the joint venture launches and plans for the facility and programming are finalized.

Each organization involved in this effort is committed to the betterment of this community and they have proved that by stepping up and doing what’s best for the Central Susquehanna Valley.

We are proud of what we’re doing together—keeping people healthy and encouraging them to live their best lives—and we hope you’ll join us in our excitement for the opportunities this move will afford us.

Kyle Snyder promoted

Posted Posted in Miller Center, News

The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness recently announced the promotion of Kyle Snyder to the role of Director of Sports, Recreation & Fitness Programming. Snyder has been with The Miller Center since day one, beginning as a consultant to build sports programs including leagues, clinics and tournaments. In addition, he oversaw the development of kids’ and family programming and managed the use of all indoor space at the Center.
Snyder’s promotion comes shortly after the Center’s first anniversary where he created tremendous growth in Sports & Recreation. The new role will include overseeing the day-to-day operations of The Miller Center where he will help coach key managers and full-time employees to fulfill the mission and vision of the Center being a place where entire families can come and enjoy a holistic approach of health, wellness and recreation.
Snyder’s first act as Director of Sports, Recreation & Fitness Programming was to bring in Brian Thomas as Sports and Recreation Coordinator to oversee the registration, set up and organization of the more than 100 community offerings at The Miller Center. Thomas comes to us from Bucknell University where he worked with Bison Vision, delivering Bucknell Bison athletic events to on-air and online platforms.

Giant's Chris Brand and The Miller Center's Jim Mathias

GIANT announces $100,000 gift to The Miller Center

Posted Posted in Miller Center

CARLISLE, Pa., (Feb. 8, 2019) – GIANT Food Stores announced today a $100,000 donation to The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness in Lewisburg, Pa., in support of its children’s programming. The Miller Center, a 96,000 square foot center located in East Buffalo Township, is a non-profit, community-based resource that fosters a multidisciplinary approach to health and fitness and enhancing community health and wellness through programs, activities, events, and partnerships.

“GIANT has a long history of both helping kids and building healthier communities so we are excited to partner with The Miller Center in supporting the youngest residents of the Lewisburg community,” said Kathy Sweigert, GIANT District Director. “The Miller Center has promoted health and fitness for local families and we look forward to partnering with the Center to grow its youth programming in 2019 and beyond.”

Located at 120 Hardwood Drive, The Miller Center fully opened in October 2017 and is adjacent to the GIANT store in Lewisburg, which the company has operated since August 2015.

Amy Solomon, manager of the Lewisburg GIANT noted, “We’re incredibly fortunate to have The Miller Center in our backyard, which many of our customers and associates have enjoyed firsthand. We’re proud to have worked closely with The Miller Center to improve the health and wellbeing of the Lewisburg community and we’re excited to do more together as we take our partnership to the next level.”

The Miller Center will use the $100,000 GIANT donation, paid out over three years, to support its children’s programming including after-school care, introductory sports classes and equipment for youth activities. Funding will also be used to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships to local families, ensuring that even more children in the area are able to enjoy and benefit from the resources of The Miller Center.

“GIANT was an early believer in our vision to build a non-profit center that brings people together to build healthier communities,” said Jim Mathias, President of the Board of Directors at the Miller Center.
“To be able to formalize GIANT’s commitment to the health and wellbeing of the children in our region is truly a dream come true. We’re very grateful to GIANT for their support and look forward to our partnership to enhance the lives of those we serve.”

For more information on The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness including facilities, membership, youth programming, upcoming events and class schedules, visit https://millercenterlewisburg.com.

The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness is a 501(c)(3) a community-based resource that fuels a lifelong passion for health and fitness, enhancing community health and wellness through education, empowerment and partnerships. Facilities include: a 6,000 sq/ft synthetic turf field with drop-down cages for baseball, softball, and golf practice; four hard courts surfaced with Taraflex laminate flooring; an 18,000 sq/ft fitness center equipped with Technogym and Precor exercise equipment; a specialized performance fitness room, and separate group fitness & multi-use rooms; a 13,000 sq/ft outdoor courtyard; and a café featuring whole, fresh and mindfully-sourced foods and drop-in childcare. The Center features hundreds of programs spanning multiple sports and ranging from kids activities to Silver Sneakers. Group fitness classes include LES MILLS™, BEACHBODY®, TRX® Training, Cardio, Mind, Body, Core, and Functional. Established community partnerships are in place with Evangelical Community Hospital, Geisinger, Next Level Strong, NUU Soccer, Victory Sports & Fitness and Bison Club Field Hockey.

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About GIANT Food Stores, LLC
GIANT Food Stores, LLC has more than 170 neighborhood stores and offers home delivery, online/mobile ordering, fuel centers, pharmacies, plus in-store nutritionists. Serving families in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, GIANT Food Stores is proud to employ nearly 30,000 associates who believe in giving back to their community. The GIANT Family of Brands includes GIANT, MARTIN’S Food Markets, and GIANT Heirloom Market. Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT Food Stores is a company of Ahold Delhaize. For more information visit the GIANT or MARTIN’S websites.

 

How will GIANT’s donation be used?

GIANT chose to earmark this gift to fund children’s programming here at The Miller Center, specifically:

  • Little Stars – kids 2-4 learn basic fundamentals of sports, rule following and fun
  • Big Stars – kids 4-6 learn basics of sports, proper technique and fun
  • Kids Night Out – parents drop kids here so they can have an evening out of their own
  • Kids in Action – a day-long event for kids when school is not in session

 We’re also investing to improve these programs.  

Our children’s programs are some of the most popular offerings we have here at The Miller Center. We get A LOT of kids to come and play, and they play HARD. With that said, we will continue to invest to keep our equipment up-to-date and expand our collection of playthings to include more items that promote safe, creative and active play. Look for GIANT BLOCKS coming soon!

This will also enable us to help those in need.  

GIANT’s donation will help us establish a scholarship program that will allow kids to participate in activities even if their family is unable to afford them. We are currently finalizing the program, and will make an announcement soon regarding how families will be able to take advantage of it.

February Member of the Month

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The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness would like to honor Dennis Landis as our Member of the Month for January 2019. Dennis first joined the Fitness Center in December 2017 and has participated in all of our programs for people with Parkinson’s Disease (Rock Steady Boxing, PW!R Moves and Cycling) since we first started offering them in January 2018.

Dennis shared his story of transformation with us, “When I was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, I had been going to physical therapy at both Geisinger and Evangelical Community Hospital. I then worked with a doctor in Hershey, who spent a good amount of time with me to understand my symptoms and help me manage my condition. I heard about the Parkinson’s classes at the Miller Center through a friend and have seen the biggest changes and great results from my participation in those classes. Being a part of the classes is like being a part of a team. You’re missed if you don’t go, and we all work together to support each other in getting stronger and staying active.”

Dennis is also grateful for how the classes are run. “I believe the leadership of these programs has a lot to do with the successful results people are experiencing. Cindy Murphy and Kim Murphy make you feel comfortable. Their sense of caring and concern are second to none. We’re challenged each week to do things we didn’t think we could do, and we see real progress.”

Our trainer, Cindy Murphy, who leads these classes, has also seen improvements in Dennis since he started. “Dennis shows up to every class with a smile on his face and ready to work. He is positive and upbeat and always sheds a little humor with every situation, which is why all his peers and our team of volunteers love him. Dennis is a hard hitter and lays it all out there for every workout. Dennis has been in our classes since almost the beginning, and if he feels like an exercise isn’t challenging him enough, he’ll add a tougher progression and take it to the next level. He is an inspiration to all of us!”

Not only has Dennis been an active “Parkie” member, but with his background in large construction (he started Landis Builders in 1980) not to mention his generous spirit, he thoughtfully built these amazing wooden totes for his fellow Parkies to carry their boxing gear and water bottles to class. And when he saw the need to have something to store the PVC pipes used for the warmups during class, and dollies to stack and transport the chairs, he built and donated that equipment to the center as well.

Dennis and his wife Joan are both members of the Fitness Center and reside in New Columbia. They have four daughters: Chelsea, Courtney, Caitlin and Alexa, three of whom are also members of the Fitness Center. After hosting their daughter Courtney’s wedding at their home in 2012, they ventured to open a new business called The Cypress House (www.thecypresshouse.org) where they host weddings on their picturesque 24-acre property and where Joan’s amazing talents in floral arrangements are put to good use. Dennis shared that Caitlin and Alexa will be getting married this summer, and they have already booked several weddings for 2019, which certainly keeps his family in active event-planning mode! With 15 years of coaching experience in basketball and soccer in the Milton area, Dennis is currently coaching the Lewisburg 8th grade boys’ basketball team. And whenever he can find the time, Dennis enjoys hunting and fishing.

As our honoree, Dennis will receive a $25 gift certificate to our Cornerstone Kitchen, a Miller Center water bottle, and a reserved parking spot. Congratulations, Dennis, on being our January 2019 Member of the Month! We are grateful for your generous donations, and most of all, we’ve enjoyed getting to know you and having you as part of the Parkie and Miller Center family! You are an inspiration to many, and we’re fortunate to support you and work alongside you through your lifelong fitness journey!

Member Perks

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Get discounts at local businesses just for being a Miller Center fitness member!

Annual Fitness Center members are eligible for discounts at local businesses and all you have to do is show your Member Perks card! To pick up your card, stop by the Fitness Desk during regular business hours and show them your Miller Center ID. Once you get your card, you can begin using it immediately! It’s just another perk to being an annual member. Thanks for your membership and happy shopping!

Member Parks Card (front)
Member Parks Card (front)

Member Parks Card (back)
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BusinessDiscount
All Star Bagels10% off
Betty's15% off any one item
Bella Salon10% off retail products
Bull Run Taphouse10% off food (excludes alcohol)
Champion Shoe10% off footwear
Cornerstone Kitchen at The Miller Center10% off
Elizabeth's an American Bistro15% off lowest price entree
Lanie's Bare Bowls10% off
Open Door Gallery10% off framing purchase
Pizza Phi15% off L or XL pizza
Wilson Ross Antiques15% off any one item
Wolf's Jewelry10% off jewelry and watches

Win a Fitbit with #30ForMe

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It’s no secret that THIS is the time of year when more and more people are looking to become the best version of themselves. So, to help you along, we’ve got some really cool prizes for you to win – just for coming to The Miller Center!

Studies show that if you exercise for only 30 minutes a day for 3 days a week, you will:

  • Sleep better
  • Lower your risk of experiencing depression, heart disease, excessive weight gain, some cancers, type 2 diabetes and premature death
  • Be more productive at home and work
  • Help your weight loss (if that’s a goal of yours)
  • Have increased energy levels
  • Improve your brain health and memory

It’s true! 30 minutes of exercise 3 times a week is LESS THAN 1% OF YOUR WEEK. Why not take 1% for yourself and start today? That’s why we say, it’s “30 For Me”!

To enter to win a Fitbit Charge 2, here’s what you do:

  • Members should visit the Miller Center and check in using their ID card.
  • When you’re here, take a selfie or have a friend take a picture of you and tag it with #30ForMe
  • Share your visits from now until February 28, 2019. All visits count! Group Fitness classes, workouts in the gym, even checking in to walk or shoot hoops on the courts. Just be active for 30 minutes!
  • Not required but certainly helpful, “check in” to The Miller Center on Facebook or “add location” using The Miller Center on Instagram.
  • That’s it! You’ll be in the running for the Fitbit Charge 2.
  • Other cool DAILY PRIZES will be awarded, too, like Miller Center gear, water bottles, free passes for your buddies, and gift cards to the Cornerstone Kitchen cafe.

Good luck! Enter today. Remember, all you have to do is post your pictures on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #30ForMe. That’s it!

 

Winner announced Monday, March 4, 2019. No purchase necessary. For one free entry, send a SASE to The Miller Center, Attn: #30ForMe, 120 Hardwood Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

New items in our Gear store

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Cold weather is here and our Gear store has great new items to help keep you stylish and warm. Check out some of our jackets, 1/4-zip pullovers and other apparel for men and women.

 

December 2018 Employee of the Month

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The Miller Center is excited to announce our December 2018 Employee of the Month, Cornerstone Kitchen chef, baker, recipe maker, Marti Miller!

Marti is an extremely forward facing member of the Cornerstone Kitchen team here at The Miller Center. She’s often seen behind the counter taking care of hungry customers, but her real contributions come from behind the scenes. Countless diners have enjoyed Marti’s creations, and her weekly specials have received rave reviews on social media and at the café. She love so bake, cook and create delicious dishes and her passion is our benefit – amazing tasting food made fresh from whole ingredients found locally. She is truly a culinary artiste!

Marti was born in Lewisburg and currently resides in Mifflinburg. Her extended family includes a handsome baby nephew that frequents the Cornerstone Kitchen and we have it on good authority Aunt Marti attempts to spoil him generously.

Marti’s background includes baking and cooking at Green Ridge Country Market and she served as Supplies Coordinator & Event Server at Bucknell Dining & Catering. The fast paced, high volume environment at Bucknell prepared her well for big tournament and event weekends here at The Miller Center.

marti miller cookies, salads, soups and grain bowls
Some of Marti’s delicious creations

Cornerstone Kitchen General Manager Chris Wheeler spoke of Marti’s contributions. “Marti is great! She has helped with creating and tweaking recipes for the menu, prepares weekly soups and specials and is consistently looking for new ideas. Saying Marti is a hard worker is an understatement; she puts in a lot of time & energy and goes above and beyond what is asked or expected to make the kitchen function. She was an integral part in planning, preparing and managing the café’s involvement with the UnPAved event this past October. Marti has a mountain of patience and a great sense of humor (which she needs to work with me!). Most of all, Marti is humble. She truly is a pleasure to work with, and I cannot be more pleased to have her as part of my team and assisting me with managing the Cornerstone Kitchen.”

When Marti is not creating delicious creations in the Cornerstone Kitchen or at home, she loves to spend time with her family, especially her 13 nieces and nephews. She calls them, “The coolest people in her family!” She’s a Penn State and Philadelphia Eagles fan and her creativity never stops when it comes to healthy recipes.

Congratulations, Marti! Thank you for your delicious contributions to the Cornerstone Kitchen at The Miller Center. We’re delighted to have you here and even more happy that we get to taste your enchanting creations. As the December 2018 Employee of the Month, Marti will receive a gift certificate and her very own parking spot.

December 2018 Member of the Month

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The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness would like to honor Micah Reigel as our Member of the Month for December 2018.

Full disclosure, Micah is not just a member. Micah was here long before The Miller Center was The Miller Center. During construction in 2017, Micah worked for a local IT provider and was the driving force behind our computers, networking, IT, phones and wireless connectivity. So, Micah has been with us from the start!

Micah has undergone a tremendous transformation in the past few months and wanted to share his success story with all of our members. We asked Micah about life before he started working out at The Miller Center. “Before I joined the Miller Center, I was overweight and generally unhappy with my physical appearance. I never let my weight stand in the way of what I wanted to do, but I knew it was a problem that needed to be fixed. I was also more prone to other normal sicknesses like common colds, etc. I knew a lot of what I was consuming was not organic or even remotely healthy in some cases.”

But, something happened. Micah decided to make a change. “Ultimately, life is about making the “right” decisions, right? Diet and exercise are always the right decision. I was not who I wanted to be. I realized that my habits were wrong, and everyone knows you can’t keep the same habits and expect better results.”

micah before after
Micah’s Amazing Transformation

Micah began his journey with some morning visits to The Miller Center, which then turned to sometimes morning and sometimes evening, and some days, Micah would even do “two-a-days” where’d visit morning and evening. He could not stay away! “I know the staff pretty well, and I can say with confidence they’re all great people with great personalities! The atmosphere is every bit as good as the facility!”

While weight loss was a big part of Micah’s transformation, it was not just about that. He advises, “Don’t get on that scale! Try eating healthy and making good decisions in your diet for at least three months to really start feeling the difference. It’s simple decisions that I make every day in my eating habits and exercise routines that helped me ultimately lose weight and get into a better shape. Sometimes hopping on the scale can be demoralizing depending on what you see. You may even get discouraged when you don’t see the numbers you were expecting. But, I can tell you with confidence, that if you eat healthy, avoid junk food, and get a workout routine that challenges you, you’ll see and feel results! Feeling better is far more important than moving the needle on the scale. As you start to feel the changes, you’ll start making better decisions easily. It’s never too late to start, but it’s certainly too long to wait!”

Micah resides in Mifflinburg, PA, with his daughter, son and two cats. His favorite fitness activities are running and using resistance bands and weights. He enjoys rebuilding cars and loves all things technical. In fact, he loves tech so much that he trudged here through a foot of snow to get our computers back up and running after a prolonged power outage. Thanks, Micah!

As our honoree, Micah will receive a $25 gift certificate to our Cornerstone Kitchen, a Miller Center water bottle, and a reserved parking spot. Congratulations, Micah, on being our December 2018 Member of the Month! We are so happy that you are feeling healthier, and can’t wait to see how you will challenge yourself next.

Support Parkinson’s programs on #GivingTuesday

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Giving Tuesday, often stylized #GivingTuesday, has quickly become an international day of activism and charitable giving. Rather than putting the focus on shopping and bargain hunting to start the Holiday season, #GivingTuesday is a movement to shift this time of year more toward helping others.

Our Parkinson’s programs exist specifically to help those affected by Parkinson’s disease. Programs including Rock Steady Boxing, PWR! Moves and Cycling for Parkinson’s have helped those diagnosed with Parkinson’s by giving them better mobility, increased strength, fewer tremors and an overall reduction of symptoms. Private contributions from individuals and businesses, including Senior Helpers, has allowed us to provide these programs at or below cost.

But we still need your help.

The demand for Parkinson’s programs continues to grow here at The Miller Center. More and more people are diagnosed in our region and to provide additional services, we need more equipment and manpower. This is where you can make a difference.

Click HERE to make your gift to our Parkinson’s programs. Your donation will help those affected by Parkinson’s disease, and their families, be able to take part in classes, workshops and free support groups. Your donation is tax deductible as we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Below is a guide to help you make the gift that you feel is most appropriate. While we are deeply grateful for any and all support, we hope you’ll find these guidelines helpful.

After you make your gift, don’t forget to share your experience on social media using the hashtags #Punchback and #GivingTuesday.

Thank you for your support and a very Happy Holiday season to you and yours from The Miller Center.

Our winter 3-month membership is back!

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Our unlimited 3-month membership includes everything The Miller Center has to offer including over 60 group fitness classes/week to pick from, a state-of-the-art fitness center, Netflix and Hulu on every cardio machine, use of the courts during open gym hours and so, so much more.

Try us now for only $169 for 3 months and see the difference The Miller Center can make in your life. We want you to become the BEST version of yourself! If other plans, diets, facilities or programs have failed you, visit The Miller Center and begin your fitness journey with us. If you have a busy schedule with your career, family, kids and activities, THIS is the plan for you. Why? We’ll even watch your kids! Drop them in our child care space and let them have a BLAST while you’re getting in shape. Ready to take the next step? Stop in and visit us today. But hurry! This offer is valid for a short time only.

Terms and Conditions of this offer:
This offer is good for one (1) 3-month membership including orientation meeting to The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness (MCRW), 120 Hardwood Drive, Lewisburg, PA. Offer is valid through January 31, 2019. New member must enroll by January 31, 2019. MCRW makes no warranty regarding any good or service you may receive in connection with the use of this offer. MCRW assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable for any injury, loss, or damage of any type or nature which arises out of your use of this offer. One 3-month membership permitted per person. The total value of this offer must be remitted at once. No partial balances can be used or redeemed. $2 fee applies to drop in childcare for 90 minutes. No holds or refunds permitted. These terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.

Ard’s Farm gift baskets

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The Miller Center has teamed up with Ard’s Farm Market in Lewisburg to offer a truly unique gift idea – – – the gift of wellness! We’ve joined forces with Ard’s Farm, known for their fresh-off-the-farm items, to bring you a gift basket loaded with healthy and delicious items, including a 1-month membership to The Miller Center! Your gift basket, beautifully wrapped and stuffed with goodies, contains:

One month membership to The Miller Center $75
Miller Center  Aluminum Water Bottle $6.95
Miller Fit towel $8
Miller Center lanyard and cell phone credit card holder $3
Ard’s Farm Just Fruit $2.49
Ard’s Farm Natural Organic Peanut Butter $4.99
Ard’s Farm Almonds $4
Cliff bars $4.50
Ard’s Farm Banana Split Mix $3.29
Total $112.22

Get your Ard’s Farm / Miller Center gift basket for only $79!

Futsal offerings expanding at The Miller Center

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Futsal is one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Top level players from all over the world turn to futsal to maximize touches and improve control, skills and touch. Games take place on a basketball court and is played with four field players and one goalie. Futsal is played with a special low bounce ball, making it necessary for players to use their striking skills, rather than the ball’s bounce, to propel it. The surface, ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces.

Clinics

Join a futsal clinic before the winter season and learn from current Assistant Susquehanna Soccer Coach Augusto Lima. Clinics are designed to teach young players the benefits and opportunity that futsal presents. Players will develop quicker foot skills, decision making and explosive movements. Sign up today by clicking the links below!

Coming Soon!

 

Tournaments

Futsal tournaments provide a day full of exciting fast paced action where players will maximize touches and be forced to make quick and decisive moves on the hard court. See below for details about upcoming tournaments, rally the squad and come dominate the court. 

February 23, 2019 – Click Here.

Leagues

If you are looking for more than just one day of futsal, consider joining one of The Miller Center’s many futsal leagues. We offer team sign ups as well as individual sign ups for players who want to play but can’t find a team! Each league will have 8 regular season games with the top 4 teams making a single elimination playoff.

*NEW- AYSO Discount ($15 OFF)- This is for all players who are currently participating in a AYSO program!

BOYS DIVISIONS

2018 Futsal League (U8 Boys)- : Click Here.

2018 Futsal League (U10 Boys)- : Click Here.

2018 Futsal League (U12 Boys)- : Click Here.

2018 Futsal League (U14 Boys)-: Click Here.

2018 Futsal League (U16 Boys)-  : Click Here.

2018 Futsal League (U19 Boys)- : Click Here.

2018 Futsal League (Men’s)- : Click Here.

GIRLS DIVISIONS

2018 Futsal League (U8 Girls)-  : Click Here.

2018 Futsal League (U10 Girls)- : Click Here.

2018 Futsal League (U12 Girls)- : Click Here.

2018 Futsal League (U14 Girls)- : Click Here.

2018 Futsal League (U16 Girls)- : Click Here.

2018 Futsal League (U19 Girls)- : Click Here.

2018 Futsal League (Women’s)- : Click Here.

November 2018 Employee of the Month

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The Miller Center is pleased to announce our November 2018 Employee of the Month, Youth Programs Coordinator Keith Jacobsen.

Keith is an extremely busy guy here at The Miller Center where not only is he the brains behind all of our fun and exciting programs for kids & families, but is often the guy who runs them! The kids know him as “Coach Keith” and literally follow his every move. Keith is originally from Oakland, New Jersey where he went to Indian Hills High School. After graduating from Stockton University, he worked as a 5th grade teacher for 2 years in Baltimore. He was a phys-ed teacher at the Montessori School, also in Baltimore, and has held various other positions in the field of education all over the United States. Keith has experience in various fields including special education, substitute teaching, tutoring, refereeing and even camp counseling. Keith began here at The Miller Center in the summer of 2017 as an Americorps member. After his tenure was up, he landed the full-time position of Youth Programs Coordinator.

Director of Sports and Recreation Kyle Snyder said that Keith makes his job easier. “Keith is a trustworthy coworker who has a passion for kids. He has developed quality youth programs that our community has embraced wholeheartedly. His expertise in finding creative ways to get kids active and his knack to involve all kids, regardless of age or ability level, is like nothing I’ve ever seen.”

Employees here at The Miller Center are all well aware of Keith’s celebrity status. Kyle elaborates, “Keith is truly a super-star in the eyes of our toddlers. Every time we run Little and Big Stars, kids arrive with a huge smile and a loud “Coach Keith!” as they run in to give him a high five or hug. Seeing kids light up when he says their name means is something I’ll never grow tired seeing.”

Keith lives with his wife, Michelle, and dog, Perkie here in Lewisburg. When he’s not coming up with the next great kids or family programming idea here at The Miller Center, Keith likes to play sports, hike, bike, swim, read and write. He loves to travel and spend time with family and friends. And, not only does Keith like to play the games he teaches young kids, but he also likes to create his own! Pretty cool.

Congratulations, Keith, and thank you for all you’re doing to ensure that no kid leaves here unhappy! You embody the true meaning of The Miller Center’s mission and we’re so glad you landed here in Central Pennsylvania. For being named our November 2018 Member of the Month, Keith will receive a gift certificate to our Cornerstone Kitchen café, as well as his very own parking spot.

Refer-a-Friend in October

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Refer a friend in October and both you and your friend get a free month!

October is a very friendly month here at The Miller Center. Throughout the month, members can refer a friend and get a free month of their own! The “friend”, or new member, gets a great deal, too. They’ll get one free month and also get half off the initiation fee. So, both you – – and your friend – – get a sweet deal!

Terms and Conditions:

Applies to two annual memberships in good standing from different households. Free months will be awarded after 2 months of successful membership. Offer is non-transferrable and has no cash value. Must be redeemed at time of annual enrollment of new member. Not valid for previous members. Valid 10/1/18-11/30/18.

 

September 2018 Employee of the Month

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The Miller Center is pleased to announce our September 2018 Employee of the Month Terri Hixson.

Born just barely over the PA border in Callicoon, NY, Terri eventually made her way to Central Pennsylvania and attended Warrior Run High School. Earlier in her career, Terri worked at Bethesda Day Treatment Center in Lewisburg and founded her own jewelry business, Premier Designs. She used her optimistic and bubbly personality to sell jewelry to clients and made friends all over the region. Terri’s next stop was Playworld Systems in Lewisburg to work alongside Miller Center founders Matt and Dale Miller. When the opportunity presented itself to be a part of their vision for the community, Terri jumped at the chance. Here at The Miller Center, Terri serves in many capacities as an assistant manager, human resources coordinator, office manager and other roles.

At home, Terri loves to spend time with family when she can. She has been married to Monte for 28 years and has two children, Seth (25) and Hannah (20), and two dogs Cozmo and Mya. When she’s not busy at the Center, she loves yoga, walking on the Rail Trail, reading, writing and of course, jewelry. We also have it on good authority that Terri loves a good nap. Here’s to that, Terri!

As our September 2018 Employee of the Month, Terri will receive a gift certificate to our Cornerstone Kitchen café, as well as her very own parking spot. Congratulations, Terri! We’re so glad you’re here. Your energy, kindness and positive attitude make everyone around you enjoy their job more, and your hard work and attention to detail make you the unsung hero to our members.

Upcoming basketball events

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Elementary Training Series for Boys & Girls grades 1-5

Sessions will focus on teaching fundamentals in all areas of the game including shooting, ball handling, passing, defense, rebounding, cuts and screens, and footwork. Players will be divided by grade and skill level so beginners are definitely encouraged to participate, as well as players with experience.
WEDNESDAYS
SEPTEMBER 5, 12, 19, 26, OCTOBER 3, 10 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM 
Register

Middle School Training Series for Boys & Girls grades 6-8

Great way to prepare for your upcoming season. Each session will include advanced instruction on various aspects of the game including shooting, ball handling, offensive moves, screening, cuts off a screen as well as perimeter and post play. Players will also receive instruction on defending the screen, help side defense and rebounding.

Each session will include a scrimmage segment.

Players will be divided at baskets based on grade and skill level to maximize each athletes development.

TUESDAYS
SEPTEMBER 4, 11, 18, 25, OCTOBER 2, 9 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM 
Register

Next Level Strong Fall Girls Basketball League grades 5-8

Teams looking to get ready for the season will want to participate in this middle school girls league. Sign up now to gain a competitive advantage on the rest of your opponents.

– We will have a 5th-6th grade division as well as a 7th-8th grade division.

Each week, teams will get a 1 hour practice session with their team coaches as well as a 1 hour game time slot.

**We are accepting teams and individuals. Individual players will be assigned a team and coach.

– Individual Fee includes an assigned coach, t-shirt and 6 games.
**6 games guaranteed.
$30 discount for players who sign up for both the fall league and training series! 
SUNDAYS
SEPTEMBER 9, 16, 23, 30, OCTOBER 7, 14 from 3 PM to 6 PM
Register

Next Level Strong Fall Fest Basketball Tournament

Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 8 AM


Also, make plans to join us for our Fall Fest Basketball Tournament!

The Miller Center and Next Level Strong are hosting a 1 day Fall Fest Basketball Tournament. All 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys teams are invited to participate. Each team will be guaranteed 3 games with the chance to advance to playoffs.

Championship teams will receive prizes.


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The Miller Center

Superheroes in Training

Superheroes in Training is a class geared toward teaching 10 – 16 year olds the proper way to work out with the hopes of starting a lifelong passion in being fit and avoiding injuries. There will be no weights involved, mostly body weight exercises and resistance bands. Whether you’re a young athlete or just an adult wanting to get your kids moving right; this is the perfect approach.
Dates: Mondays & Wednesday (4 weeks) September 10th-October 3rd 3:15-4:15pm
Prices: $99 for Members & $125 for Non-Members
Ages: 10-16 
Register here.

Commit to Be Fit

Are you looking for a higher level of training than you find in most exercise classes?  Do you want more individualized attention without sacrificing the camaraderie you find in group workout?  Commit to Be Fit is a small group training program designed with differing levels in mind. In this class you’ll learn how to improve movement mechanics as well as challenge each other to push yourselves through various up-tempo full-body workouts in a friendly and encouraging environment. You will receive accountability, motivation, support experience and expert guidance to reach your fitness goals!
Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays September 11th-November 1st (8 weeks) 7am-8am
Prices: $180 members, $230 non-members
Registration here

 

The Miller Center and Senior Helpers

bring you Rock Steady Boxing

Miller Center performance training room


Description: Come and condition yourself to defend against and overcome your No.1 adversary: Parkinson’s Disease. Train for optimal agility, speed, muscular endurance, accuracy, balance, hand-eye coordination, and footwork . This program has shown that forced, intense exercise can reduce, reverse and delay Parkinson’s Symptoms. 
Dates: Tueesdays & Thursdays 10-11:30am September 11th-November 1st
Prices: In an effort to allow everyone to participate, we offer this program at a reduced cost as a community benefit.
$60 member, $75 non-member (extra $50 for gloves, gels, & participant tee-shirt: not necessary purchase can bring own equipment)
Register here


Other Parkinson’s programming

PWR! Moves for Parksinson’s disease
Description: PWR!Moves is a PD-specific skill training program to maintain or restore skills that deteriorate and interfere with everyday movements. Dr. Farley created PWR!Moves® as the EVOLUTION of her original LSVT BIG® exercise program.  The BASIC4 | PWR!Moves® offer a flexible and functional amplitude-focused exercise approach that targets multiple symptoms, and that allows for adaptation for disease severity. 
Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12-1 PM from September 10 – October 5
Prices: In an effort to allow everyone to participate, we offer this program at a reduced cost as a community benefit. $55 members, $75 non-members. 
Register here
Pedaling for Parkinson’s
Description: Indoor group cycle class focused on delaying the effects of Parkinson’s using heart rate monitors. Cycling in high heart rates has proven to make regions of the brain that deal with movement connect to each other more effectively.
Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays 9 – 10 AM from September 10 – October 31 
Prices: In an effort to allow everyone to participate, we offer this program at a reduced cost as a community benefit. Member: $75, Non-member: $90.
Register here.

Les Mills Bodyflow Training

Details: Ideal for anyone and everyone, BODYFLOW® is the yoga-based class that will improve your mind, your body and your life. During BODYFLOW an inspired soundtrack plays as you bend and stretch through a series of simple yoga moves and embrace elements of Tai Chi and Pilates. Breathing control is a part of all the exercises, and instructors will always provide options for those just getting started. You’ll strengthen your entire body and leave the class feeling calm and centered. Happy. BODYFLOW is available as either a 55, 45 or 30-minute workout.

Dates: September 29 & 30, 2018 

Want to become an instructor? See our Director of Fitness, Robin Barth, or email her here. 

Members please note that there will be NO Group Exercise Classes in the Group Fitness room the weekend of September 29 and 30. 

Basketball Training Series


M.S. Basketball Training Series
Tuesday Nights- Sept 4th to Oct 9th
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
6th to 8th grade
$135 for all 6 sessions or $25 drop in fee
Register here

Elementary Training Series

Wednesday Nights- Sept 5th to Oct 10th
5:30 to 7 p.m.
1st to 5th grade
$105 for 6 sessions or $20 drop in fee
Register here


Doubles/Singles

Pickleball Tournament

Doubles/Singles Pickleball Tournament

September 8th
Mens & Womens Doubles Tournament – Start at 9 AM
Mixed Doubles/Singles Tournament – Start at 12 NOON 
Age Divisions (12-29; 30-49; 50+)
Mixed Doubles, Men’s and Women’s Doubles and Singles (Men’s and Women’s)
CASH PRIZES!

Register here



Tennis, anyone?

Brand new at The Miller Center!


Cardio Tennis
September 10th, 17th, 24th and October 1st
7 to 8:30 p.m.
$40 for 4 sessions or $15 drop in fee
18 and older
Register here.Kids Tennis Club
September 10th, 17th, 24th and October 1st
5 to 8 year olds (5 to 6 p.m.)
Register here
9 to 12 year olds (6 to 7 p.m.)
Register here

$40 for 4 sessions or $15 drop in fee


After School at

Need after-school care for your kids?
We can help!

We offer a fun, active and educational program that your kids will LOVE.


Featuring: 
  • Flexible pricing – pay by the year, month or day.
  • TONS of activity for your kids rain or shine.
  • Homework help, snacks and LASD bus stops right here at the Center.



Need more information? Ready to sign up? Visit our After School page here, or call Keith Jacobsen at 570-556-4191. Email Keith here


 

Sports Activities for preschool aged kids!

Little Stars (2-4) and Big Stars (5-7) Basketball and Sluggers Training
Little Stars Basketball Training (September 6 to October 11) 
5:15 to 6 p.m.
$55 per person
Register here
Big Stars Basketball Training (September 6 to October 11) 
6 to 7 p.m.
$55 per person
Register here
Little Sluggers Baseball Training (September 11 to October 16)
5:15 to 6 p.m.
$55 per person
Register here
Big Sluggers Baseball Training (September 11 to October 16)
6 to 7 PM 
$55 per person
Register here

4 v 4 Mens & Womens Volleyball

Men’s
Wednedays – September 12th to November 7th
7 to 9 p.m.
$30 per player
Register here.
Women’s
Wednesdays – September 12th to November 7th
6 to 9 p.m.
$30 per player
Register here



Special Events

We’re excited to bring you FREE community programs on our Courtyard at The Miller Center! Please join us for one of our upcoming events. All of our Courtyard events feature FREE giveaways and FREE refreshments. See you soon!
Date Time Event
Wed 9/5 7 PM Ard’s Farm: Kale & Beet Greens
Wed 9/12 6:30 PM Service 1st: Get Financially Fit
Wed 9/19 7 PM Ard’s Farm: Squash
Wed 9/26 6:30 PM Victory Sports: Safer, Stronger, Faster
Wed 10/3 7 PM Ard’s Farm: Cauliflower
Wed 10/10 6:30 PM Service 1st: Understanding Your Credit Score
Wed 10/17 7 PM Ard’s Farm: Pumpkins

Children’s Health Fair

More info here!


Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 9 AM to noon. 
Evangelical Community Hospital, The Miller Center and dozens of local agencies are putting on a FREE health fair for kids! Drop in anytime between 9 AM – noon for demonstrations, giveaways and lots of activities & fun.

FitnessOnDemand™ is here!

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The Miller Center is proud to announce the addition of FitnessOnDemand™ to our already extensive list of offerings in our Fitness Center. Robin Barth, Director of Fitness Operations for The Miller Center, explained, “We’re known for having the most group fitness classes of any facility in the region. While we take a lot of pride in having so many to choose from, we can’t have live instructors on-site every hour of everyday. FitnessOnDemand™ will allow us to supplement our live classes with the market leader in virtual fitness technology.”

The FitnessOnDemand™ system at The Miller Center is included with Fitness Center membership fees at no additional charge. Classes in both the Group Cycle and Group Exercise rooms. Videos include yoga, martial arts, mind & body, Tabata, HIIT and many others. Group Cycle videos have workouts that are either instructor-led or scenic routes with just landscapes and music.

The system will be available during regular business hours, and open for use when a live class is not already scheduled. Members who wish to try FitnessOnDemand™ can see any Miller Center team member for help with the system.

July 2018 Member of the Month

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The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness would like to honor Marcy Shaeffer as our Member of the Month for July, 2018.

Marcy is not just a member; Marcy is an advocate. Sure, Marcy can be seen checking into the fitness center to stay well, but her real reasons for being here are much more personal. Her countless volunteer hours in our Parkinson’s programs are what really caught the eye of Cindy Murphy, and that’s why she nominated her for Member of the Month.

We asked Marcy why volunteering at The Miller Center is so important to her. “Several years ago, a relative was diagnosed with Parkinson ’s disease. Over the years, I observed his ups and downs with medications, and many changes in physical abilities. His children are extremely concerned about his health, as are many other family members. It’s heartbreaking watching him deal with such a lousy disease.” Marcy adds, “Several months ago, Terry (Stahley) told me how rewarding it was assisting with the Parkinson’s disease class. (I had no idea that the Miller Center offered such a class.) I couldn’t help but wonder if my relative could benefit from such a class. However, I couldn’t really discuss it with him without more information. A few days later, I asked Cindy about the class and immediately volunteered to assist with the next session.”

As for what it’s like to volunteer in a Parkinson’s class at The Miller Center, Marcy remarked, “Volunteering to assist with the PWR!Moves for Parkinson’s Disease classes is a great experience – definitely not a task! I’ve observed improvement in physical abilities, and people willing to try new activities and exercises. Recently, one of the participants commented, “I couldn’t do this exercise a year ago.” Wow, what a powerful statement! Terry was right, volunteering to assist with the Parkinson’s Disease class is very, very rewarding!”

As our honoree, Marcy will receive a $25 gift certificate to our Cornerstone Kitchen, a Miller Center water bottle, and a reserved parking spot. Congratulations, Marcy, on being our July 2018 Member of the Month! We are SO thankful for your membership, volunteer hours and most of all, for your kindness to others.

New employee spotlight

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Rawle Clarke is the newest member of The Miller Center family. Rawle joins us as a Personal Trainer and is anxious to get involved in other aspects of our fitness operations.

Rawle comes to us with an impressive list of experience and credentials, most notably, a program he calls “Superman Training.” Rawle created the class which uses a mixture of sparring techniques, core training and full body weight training to transform clients into their best self. He’s also experienced in the use of resistance bands, kettlebells, dumbbells, Olympic bars, and more. Rawle has also developed individualized training plans utilizing HIIT and weight training and is always happy to explain programs in detail to his clients so they can achieve the best results. Rawle aims to maintain his own peak physical condition so he can better serve his clients, no matter their age or fitness level.

Rawle, a New York native, currently lives in Danville with his wife Simone and kids Jackson and Sydney. In addition to his work here at the Center, he also is employed in the finance department at Geisinger as an accountant. Welcome to the party, Rawle! It’s great to have you aboard.