Come early next year, Campbelltown will be home to one of the best PCYC facilities in the state.
The Minto-based centre is about to see a $750,000 extension kick off this month, allowing the PCYC to provide the community with even more services and activities.
Campbelltown PCYC club manager Kurt Gagan said it would be exciting to see the new building come to life.
“PCYCs in general have been known as not having the nicest facilities around the state, like your YMCAs or your council leisure centres,” he said.
“Once the extension here is finished and the work is completed, Campbelltown will be one of the lucky areas in NSW to be well-equipped and have a great-looking facility inside and out.”
The centre offers residents access to a gym, boxing programs, gymnastics gear and more.
Mr Gagan said the extension would bring all these services together and allow the PCYC to offer even more.
“It will allow us to move our boxing program from a detached building outside to our current building, which will be great for safety and security purposes and will keep it much cleaner and tidier,” he said.
“Our gym equipment is also pretty outdated at the moment, and the room is small for a gym – so we’ll have that moved and bring in a new range of equipment to cater for all ages and abilities.”
Mr Gagan said moving the gym would allow the old space to be used for group fitness activities like boot camp and spin.
The PCYC is also exploring the option of setting up a creche, so parents who are looking after their kids will still be able to work on their fitness at times convenient to them.
“This will help the mums especially who are home with their children,” he said.
“They can break down that barrier of trying to get themselves healthy or fit.
“Our opening hours will change as well, opening longer to offer more classes before work.”
Mr Gagan said the PCYC would continue to be one of the most affordable fitness facilities around and provide members with plenty of flexible payment options.
The first works at the site should begin by the end of September and it is anticipated the extended building will be completely up and running by the start of February.
Mr Gagan said there would be a number of special offers and deals on offer in the lead-up to opening.
“I’m hoping the community of Campbelltown and the wider Macarthur area will see what we’ve done and come have a look.”