Healthy 2018: Comparing fitness centers throughout the Valley | Health

Healthy 2018: Comparing fitness centers throughout the Valley | Health

The following overview includes fitness programs available throughout the Valley along with their most recent pricing, programs and equipment available. If you know of other programs in the Valley, please send information to to be included in the online report.



1150 N. Fourth St., Sunbury; 12 Bound Ave., Milton; 333 E. Chestnut St., Mifflinburg




At Sunbury and Milton locations:

(month/year prices) (includes Mifflinburg center)

Youth: $9/$108

Young adult: $12/$144

Adult: $43.50/$522

Couple: $59/$708

Family: $63.75/$765

Senior (age 62 and older): $37/$444

Senior couple: $50.25/$603

Senior family: $54.75/$657

College: $22/$264


At Mifflinburg only:

Youth: $8.25/$99

Young Adult: $10.25/$123

Adult: $32.75/$393

Couple: $48/$576

Family: $53/$636

College: $16.50/$198

Joiners fee: $50 family, $35 couple, $25 adult and senior, $5 college

If pay annually: 2 percent discount



The Sunbury and Milton locations are full facilities with fitness center, wellness center, group exercise rooms, studio cycling, pool, gym, and racquetball court.

The smaller Mifflinburg location includes a wellness center and group exercise classes.

The wellness centers include a full line of selecterized pin machines with weight stacks, free-weight equipment, cardiovascular equipment (treadmills, elipitcals, rowers, bikes, etc.). A recent addition at the Sunbury YMCA is brand new cardiovascular equipment.



Youth: Wellness programs, gymnastics, martial arts, youth sports (soccer, basketball, baseball, swimming lessons, open swim.

Adults: Wellness center, group exercise clases, Bodypump program, variety of classes including Pilates, P90X, Yoga, and Zumba

Seniors:  Silver Sneakers program, aqua Zumba and Aquacize classes

A boxing class was recently started for those with Parkinson’s disease, and another newer program is a diabetes prevention program.

Volleyball and basketball leagues, adult pickup on weekdays, pickle ball, and more.


What’s unique

“The YMCA has something for everybody, for all ages, from all walks of life,” said Bonnie McDowell, chief executive officer of the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA, adding that there are three key areas of focus: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

“It’s not just a gym or pool,” she said. For example, they gave away more than 1,000 coats this past Thanksgiving, and they also provide daycare (currently there are 50 children on the waiting list).

McDowell also said there is financial assistance available for those who may not be able to afford membership. “The YMCA is here to provide opportunities for everybody. That’s part of our mission.”


What is planned with the Lewisburg YMCA?

The new Lewisburg YMCA will be a full facility with two pools — a large, competitive eight-lane pool, and a warm pool for families, senior programming, and for therapy. The location will also include a full-sized gymnasium, group exercise room, large wellness center, a multipurpose space for youth and senior programs, and a space for childcare programs.

The YMCA is currently in the capital campaign stage for this project. Once the money is secured, construction is expected to take approximately a year.


30 Baldwin Blvd., Shamokin Dam



Classic membership: $10 per month, no commitment, includes all fitness equipment, free and unlimited fitness instructions and locker rooms

Black Card Membership: $21.99 per month, no commitment, includes fitness equipment, locker rooms, free and unlimited fitness instruction, tanning, hydromassage bed, massage chairs, Beauty Angle Total Body Toner, guest privileges, half-price cooler drinks, reciprocal use to more than 1,400 Planet Fitness clubs nationwide, 20 percent discount on Reebok online and outlet stores

Silver Sneakers and Silver and Fit participants get a discount.



More than 80 pieces of cardiovascular equipment (no time limits or signups), treadmills, ellipticals, arc trainers, matrix climbers, upright and recumbent bikes. Coming in 2018 – rowing machines, Sci-fit and upper-body ergometer, as well as PF 360 multi-functional unit (TRX bands, kettlebells, bells, battle ropes, etc.)

Two full lines of Life Fitness Strength training equipment

Cable towers, Smith machines, four lay down and two stand up tanning beds, hydromassage bed, massage chairs, total body toner



PE@PF: Free and unlimited fitness training (1,0000 monthly instructional sessions with certified trainers

30-minute express circuit workout

12-minute ab workout


What’s unique

“Planet Fitness created the Judgement Free Zone where anyone can work out in a clean, comfortable, non-intimidating environment,” said Jon Casale, regional manager, National Fitness Partners, adding that they are open and staffed 24/7, “with a focus on general fitness.”



603 E. Market St., Danville



Prices not available. Dollar Down special, with a savings of about $50, runs from Jan. 1 to Jan. 12.



Cardio equipment, machines and free weights (up to 130 pounds), squat rack (Olympic weights)



Personal trainers (free first consultation and workout, no obligation), Les Mills (virtual, 20-minute classes online with an instructor)


What’s unique

“We try to be more personable,” said manager Amber Rarig. “It’s not just a gym. It’s more of a club, more homey than just coming to a gym. We do member parties, and a drawing every month. It’s a way for us to give back to our members.”

Anytime Fitness also has a referral program, through which members can earn a free month.



120 Hardwood Drive, Lewisburg



$49/month for ages 25 and older (includes unlimited access to facility and 40-plus group exercise classes a week); $39/month for active duty military, seniors 65 and older, and youth ages 13-24); family rates – addition of a spouse, $25/month, addition of youth age 13-24, $20. Drop-in childcare is $2 per child for 90 minutes for member, and $5 per child for non-member. Personal training is $45 per hour, or $30 per half hour. Use of indoor facilities/track is $10/month with one-year commitment. Guest fee is $15 per day.



30,000 square feet of hard courts; 6,000 square-foot synthetic turf field with drop-down cages to accommodate baseball, softball and golf; track; five multipurpose rooms; a fitness center that includes cardiovascular, strength and condition equipment (all screens have flat-screens for television, Internet, music and more); locker storage and private changing areas for members; rooms for group fitness and cycling; additional rooms for smaller groups and wellness disciplines; training area.



Group fitness classes such as Beachbody, cardio classes, mind/body/core/functional classes; and functional training/mix of strength, cardio, and core classes.



100 N. Fifth St., Lewisburg



There is no overall membership fee. Classes and programs have individual costs — check or call 570-524-5000 for information. A newsletter is distributed every three months and includes any new classes being offered. A scholarship program is available for those who cannot afford fees.



5,200 square-foot facility with library, air hockey, foosball and pool tables, gymnasium with basketball hoops, jump ropes, and hula hoops

Programs offered: Tai Chi, West Branch Fencing Club, Silver Sneakers, Badminton league, and a variety of dance classes (the walls are lined with mirrors) including tap, Irish clogging, ballet, contra, and ballroom. Before and after-school program, no school activity days, and summer day camp.


What’s unique

“We’re not in the business of competing with other organizations,” said Andrea Tufo, executive director. “We tend to offer things nobody else does, and specific to having a wooden gym floor.

The community center does not limit itself to geographical areas, and there is no overall membership fee. Hours are flexible, and there are endless possibilities for activities offered.

“We’re always open to people who have new ideas, who want to try something,” Tufo said.


Middlecreek Area Community Center: Phone: 570-658-2276


67 Elm St., Beaver Springs



Monthly: $45 family, $39 senior couple, $30 adult, $26 senior, $21 teen, $17 youth

Quarterly: $121 family, $100 senior couple, $65 adult, $59 senior, $33 teen, $26 youth

Semiannually: $231 family, $189 senior couple, $123 adult, $111 senior, $58 teen, $42 youth

Annually: $441 family, $366 senior couple, $221 adult, $194 senior, $88 teen, $63 youth



Weight room: five treadmills, Jacobs ladder, three elliptical machines, three bikes, leg press, chest press, lat pull, shoulder press, biceps curl, vertical chest press, leg curl, vertical row, ab curl/back extension machines. Free weights and a heavy lifting room.


Fitness: Boot Camp, cycling, R.I.P.P.E.D., body sculpting and toning, Silver Sneakers, Strut ‘n’ Stroll, Zumba, Zumba Gold

Children: Youth Fun Nights, Learn & Play, “Meet Me at the MACC”, preschool, after-school homework

Ramos Academy of Tae Kwon Do

Free child care is offered to members for evening workouts 6 to 8 p.m.


What’s unique

According to MACC official Shana McClellan, “The mission of the Middlecreek Area Community Center (MACC) is to make the community stronger by providing recreational, social and educational programs for people of all ages.”


Danville Area Community Center


1 Liberty St, Danville



Youth (under 18): $10 for annual membership, $120 for one year, $60 for six months, and $30 for three months

College (full-time): $300 for one year, $172 for six months, and $86 for three months

Adult (18 and older): $37 for annual membership, $410 for one year, $225 for six months, and $117 for three months

Couple: $55 for annual membership, $605 for one year, $332 for six months, and $174 for three months

Senior adult (65 and older): $22 for annual membership, $240 for one year, $132 for six months, $69 for three months

Senior couple: $32 for annual membership, $345 for one year, $190 for six months, $99 for three months

Single parent family: $57 for annual membership, $625 for one year, $345 for six months, $180 for three months

Family: $63 for annual membership, $685 for one year, $377 for six months, $197 for three months

First visit is always free. Program fees discounted for members. Variety of payment options, Sponsorship Program provided for those who require assistance with membership fees.

Membership includes the use of the pool and gym during open hours, use of racquetball court, and equipment rooms, as well as more than 45 fitness classes.



Six-lane, heated indoor swimming pool; full-sized basketball gymnasium; two fitness equipment rooms; fitness studio; racquetball court; program spaces; playground equipment; outdoor fitness equipment; babysitting room; gathering room



Aquatics/swimming, children’s programs, Crossfit Iron & Steel, ENERGI System, men’s pick-up basketball league, pickleball, racquetball, senior programs, cycling, School of Walk, Pilates, Boot Camp, Zumba, Stretch & Tone, P90X Live, Fusion, cardio-sculpting



532 N. Derr Drive, Lewisburg



First class is free – held every Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Fundamentals course: $160

Monthly rates: $110 standard, $100 military/first responder, $85 college/teen, $65 CrossFit Kids, $165 for married couples, $200 for unlimited immediate family members

Personal training: $50/session for three months/2 per week, 24 total sessions; $45/session for three per week, 36 total sessions; and $40 per session for four per week, 48 total sessions

Hybrid training packages: $100 for 5-pack punch card, $195 for 10-pack punch card



Variety of equipment including dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells, pull-up bars, gymnastic rings, plyometrics boxes, medicine balls, rowers, salt bikes, jump ropes, hamstring developers, yoga mats, weight racks



CrossFit, CrossFit Kids


What’s unique

CrossFit provides the broadest cross-training available to participants.

According to co-owner John Rowe, “The CrossFit business model is very different than a lot of other places. Classes are coached by a staff member; it’s not an open gym model.”

It’s also different from boot camp group fitness environments, he said, in that coaches observe and focus on training and correcting.


Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority Gymnastics Center


GreenSpace Center (old Lewisburg High School), corner of Routes 15 and 45, Lewisburg



Eight-week sessions range from $80 to $160. For ages 18 months through adults.



Gymnastics and martial arts equipment, fitness center equipment, open gym



Gymnastics, martial arts, general conditioning

Why it’s unique: This new location for the BVRA gymnastics center nearly doubled its previous space, so they have been able to expand programs. It boasts between 350 and 500 members at any given time and its mission statement remains, according to head coach John Rowe, to be “family-focused fitness and fun for the whole community.”



Ministry of Grace Covenant Community Church, 99 Café Lane, Middleburg



Reset: contact for pricing (sessions are 45-60 minutes each)

Fitness: $18.75/45-minute session

Nutrition: $18.75/session

Group pricing for fitness and nutrition coaching will be determined during your free consultation.


What’s unique

 According to the organization’s website, “Battlefield Fitness is a health and fitness ministry focused on helping the local community discover their fullest physical potential.”

“Ideally, we want clients to feel equipped and confident enough to lead themselves and their families in healthy habits after only a few months.”



Kenneth G. Langone Athletics and Recreation Center (KLARC)



Yearly from July 1-June 30: $500 Individual, $800 Family, 25% discount for alumni

Reduced rates (December 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018): Community Family $600; Community Individual $375; Alumni Family $450; Alumni Individual $280



Cardio Equipment (brand new Summer of 2017), free weights



Group Fitness Classes (Spinning, Yoga, TRX, Boot Camp, Tabata, Zumba)

Davis Gym for Basketball

Indoor Track

Pool, Sauna

Fitness Center



Tennis Indoor and Outdoor


What’s unique

“Our multi-use facility allows members to participate in a healthy lifestyle in a variety of ways,” said Karen Landis, associate director of athletics for recreation services at Bucknell. “Whether exercising alone, using cardiovascular equipment, resistance training, swimming, or in an informal recreation group atmosphere, we have what it takes to meet your recreational needs.”




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