Exciting changes coming to the Newman YMCA!

December 18, 2022by Becky Merritt


We are excited to announce some enhancements coming soon to the Newman branch facility. Later this month, we will be reconfiguring the spaces within the branch to better meet the needs of our members and service our community. We will be relocating the fitness area with dedicated cardio and strength fitness rooms to the opposite side of the facility. 

Members will still have access to the fitness equipment in a natural light area and maintain their same level of experience. With this new configuration we will be able to add group exercise programming throughout the year to enhance our member experience at this location. The gym use and swim programs will all remain unaffected by these updates and our goal is to grow our programing in these areas of our facility also. 

In order to make these changes, our facility will be closed for one day, December 22, 2022. We anticipate this as only a one-day closure. We anticipate your member experience resuming with normal business operations on December 23, 2022.  

We are excited to provide the same member experience in a different space arrangement. With this new setup we are delighted to be able to better serve our dance participants by bringing all of this programming into our facility. This dance enhancement will include: 

  • 5 classrooms (under one roof, no more driving between locations) – including 1 multi-purpose dance/tumble room with tumble flooring 
  • State-of-the-art, professional dance floors in all classrooms. 
  • Private waiting area for dance families 
  • Studio only reception area 

The Greater Providence YMCA remains committed to serving the Newman branch and surrounding community. We appreciate your patience as change takes time, money and resources. 


Becky Merritt