Uniontown Area YMCA

1 YMCA Drive Uniontown, PA 15401
724.438.2584

About US

Our mission:

 

To put Christian Principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

We are a cause driven, non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening our community in spirit, mind, and body. Much more than just a fitness center, we focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility as well. At the Y we know we aren’t simply in the community, but a part of it, and when we strengthen others we strengthen ourselves. Welcome to the Y. You belong here.

Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions you may have about the Uniontown Area YMCA.

Our Directors

Our dedicated team is here and excited to help you with your heath and wellness goals!

(Back, L-R) Matt Butina, Facilities Director; Mara Lucente, Welcome Center Coordinator; Steve Redrup, CEO; Tyler Kurosky, Program Director; Pam George, Wellness Director.
(Front L-R) Robin Shimko, Finance Director; Beth Fugozzotto, Childcare Director; Casey Dascenzo, Aquatic Director.

Steve Redrup

CEO

stever@uniontownymca.org
724.438.2584 x-100

Get to know Steve:

How long have you worked at the Uniontown Area YMCA? Since February, 2021
What is the most inspiring part of your job? Working in a Christian organization and being able to share our mission with the community while making a difference in peoples’ lives.
When I was a little kid, I wanted to be: A veterinarian
Please don’t ever try to feed me: Green food (except broccoli)
When I’m not at work, I like to spend my time: Hiking the Appalachian Trail and spending time with family – especially the grandchildren.

Pam George

Wellness Director

pamg@uniontownymca.org
724.438.2584 x-112

Get to know Pam:

How long have you worked at the Uniontown Area YMCA? 27 years
What is the most inspiring part of your job? Seeing a non exercising, former medical client become a confident, strong, regular exerciser with renewed health
When I was a little kid, I wanted to be: A doctor, and scuba diver.
Please don’t ever try to feed me: Mussels
When I’m not at work, I like to spend my time: Read and study anything fitness related…shop especially for shoes…and spending time with family.

Tyler Kurosky

Program Director

tylerk@uniontownymca.org
724.438.2584 x-103

Get to know Tyler:

How long have you worked at the Uniontown Area YMCA? 5.5 Total Years. 3.5 as the full time Program Director and 2 years as an intern/personal trainer/class instructor.
What is the most inspiring part of your job? Getting the see the kids in all of the programs come in and have fun in whatever class they are in while learning about the sports or games they are playing. It could be a kid just learning the game of basketball or someone that has played soccer for years, being able to help them learn the fundamentals or new skills is very rewarding.
When I was a little kid, I wanted to be: A professional basketball player.
Please don’t ever try to feed me: Any type of seafood.
When I’m not at work, I like to spend my time: With friends and family. I also enjoy golfing and playing basketball.

Casey Dascenzo

Aquatic Director

caseyd@uniontownymca.org
724.438.2584 x-106

Get to know Casey:

How long have you worked at the Uniontown Area YMCA? I started working at the YMCA in the fall of 2007 as a lifeguard and swim instructor. I was hired as the Aquatic Director in March of 2019.
What is the most inspiring part of your job? Seeing the progression of children of all ages that come through our swim lesson program. I love to see them conquer their fears and develop a love for swimming
When I was a little kid, I wanted to be: A vet. I have always loved animals which still holds true – you can ask my two goldendoodles Nova and Luna!.
Please don’t ever try to feed me: Tomatoes – I can’t get past the texture..
When I’m not at work, I like to spend my time: With my family, being outside with my boyfriend Nick and our doodles, and practicing calligraphy.

Robin Shimko

Finance and Membership Director

robins@uniontownymca.org
724.438.2584 x-101

Get to know Robin:

How long have you worked at the Uniontown Area YMCA? 31 years: I worked part time at the Welcome Center for 10 years, then I was promoted to be the Administrative Assistant to the Finance Director for 4 years. After that, I became Finance Director 5 years and I have now been the Finance AND Membership Director since 2018.
What is the most inspiring part of your job? I enjoy watching our members prosper in making long lasting friendships/relationships that they may not have had the chance to do until they joined the Y.
When I was a little kid, I wanted to be: A veterinarian
Please don’t ever try to feed me: I would never and will never eat escargot!
When I’m not at work, I like to spend my time: With my 3 fur babies, watch other peoples’ fur babies or go to Fayette Friends of Animals and spend time with the unwanted fur babies of Fayette County.

Matt Butina

Maintenance Director

mattb@uniontownymca.org
724.438.2584

Get to know Matt:

How long have you worked at the Uniontown Area YMCA? Since Spring of 2020

What is the most inspiring part of your job? Helping those who don’t expect it

When I was a little kid, I wanted to be: A furniture maker

Please don’t ever try to feed me: Gas station hot dogs

When I’m not at work, I like to spend my time: hunting and fishing.

Beth Fugozzotto

Childcare Director

bethf@uniontownymca.org
724.438.2584 x-108

Get to know Beth:
How long have you worked at the Uniontown Area YMCA? 1.5 years

What is the most inspiring part of your job? watch these children grow and prosper.

When I was a little kid, I wanted to be: A child psychologist.

Please don’t ever try to feed me: I despise liver and onions. My husband loves it but my opinion will never change about it.

When I’m not at work, I like to spend my time: with my family and I love to read.

Mara Lucente

Welcome Center Coordinator

wcs@uniontownymca.org
724.438.2584

Get to know Mara:
How long have you worked at the Uniontown Area YMCA? Two Years, I started in June of 2019

What is the most inspiring part of your job? The most inspiring part of my job is the YMCA members. There are so many amazing people walking through the Welcome Center everyday. It is refreshing to see how the YMCA impacts the lives of people, of every age and ability, in wonderful and positive ways step by step, one day at a time, and year after year.

When I was a little kid, I wanted to be: There were three different jobs I distinctly remember wanting as a child; Zoologist, Pop Singer and Adventure Travel Guide.

Please don’t ever try to feed me: Animal products, especially meat. I have embraced the style of vegan eating and living.

When I’m not at work, I like to spend my time:My life in and out of work is exciting and adventurous. Daily life has me and my husband driving our two teenage kids to all their activities and helping them to develop into happy, caring, well-rounded, active adults; taking care of my household, including 3 cats, a dog and a aquaponic system with tropical fish; and experimenting with different food to create clean, healthy and delicious meals. Otherwise, being in nature, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and new experiences are essential parts of my life. The world has so many amazing people, places and things to do; and I want to explore all this beautiful planet has to offer. When life includes hiking, swimming, biking, kayaking, various sports, celebrating, being artistic, learning and anything interesting; I am up for the adventure.

Our Officers

Mike Quinn          Chief Volunteer Officer/Board Chair
Reid Smith           1st Vice Chair
Jennifer Kostik Johnson        Secretary
Bryan Ponzurick    Treasurer

Our Officers

Mike Quinn
Chief Volunteer Officer/Board Chair

Reid Smith
1st Vice Chair

Jennifer Kostik Johnson
Secretary

Bryan Ponzurick
Treasurer

Our Board of Directors

Mike Maendel
Jason Cox
Ed Balling
Tim Flecker
Josh Gerson

Jeff McCabe
Yvonica Melvin
Gary Monaghan

Dr. Ashley Parker
Lori Scott

Honorary Board Members

Ralph K. Barlay, Jr.
Dr. Joe T. Ruby
Curtis McDowell

Dr. Michael George

Sankey McDonald
Terry McMillen
John McCune

OUr Advisory Board:

Dave Fullmer
Jonathan Garlow

Chuck Michael
Greg Parsons

Our Board of Directors

Jason Cox
Ed Balling
Tim Flecker
Josh Gerson
Mike Maendel
Jeff McCabe
Yvonica Melvin
Gary Monaghan
Dr. Ashley Parker
Lori Scott

Honorary Board Members

Ralph K. Barlay, Jr.
Dr. Joe T. Ruby
Curtis McDowell

Dr. Michael George
Sankey McDonald
Terry McMillen
John McCune

Our Advisory Board:

Dave Fullmer
Jonathan Garlow
Chuck Michael

Greg Parsons

Membership Rates

Youth to Age 13
Monthly Rate: $15.o0
Annual Rate: $180.00

Young Adult Age 14 – 23
Monthly Rate: $25.00
Annual Rate: $300.00

Adult (24 & Older)
Monthly Rate: $41.50
Annual Rate: $498.00

Household
Monthly Rate: $60.00
Annual Rate: $720.00

One Time New Member Processing Fee $10.00
*Rates Subject to Change*

Summer Membership Rates:
Youth to Age 13
June-August $45
July-August $30

Young Adult Age 14 – 23
June-August $100
July-August $75

Adult (24 & Older)
June-August $150
July-August $100

Household
June-August $200
July-August $150

What is a Household Membership?:
A couple and their dependents under the age of 18 living together in one household qualify for a household membership. Dependents 18 and older require an independent membership unless they are under the age of 24, residing at home, and currently enrolled in a minimum of six college, university, or vocational credits.

Payment Options:
Monthly: Electronic Bank Draft from your checking or savings or charge to your credit card either on the 5th or the 20th. To end membership a cancellation form MUST be completed, and allow 30 days before the bank draft is terminated.

Yearly: Pay in full one year at a time with credit, cash, or check.

Scholarships:
Scholarships for memberships and programs are made possible by the generous gifts to our Annual Campaign. Scholarship applications are available at the Welcome Desk.

Our History

1844: First YMCA was started in London, England.

1851: First YMCA in the United States was started in Boston, Massachusetts.

1888 June 12: Uniontown Area YMCA was Chartered.

1921: The Gallatin Avenue facility was opened, during its 63 years of service it served the community with multitude of programs services and activities.

1984: Because of an aging facility and the need to expand programs to the community we moved to our current site at 1 YMCA Drive. This 9.8 acre site was donated by USX. in 2000 2.1 additional acres were purchased to complete the current property footprint.

1986: Facility wellness addition made to the YMCA.

1988: 100 year anniversary of the Uniontown Area YMCA.

1991: A significant highlight for the Uniontown Area YMCA was when we completed the indoor Pool Project with special contributions by the Eberly Family Trust and Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Eberly.

1991: We welcomed new Chief Executive Officer Steve Cooper.

1998: Wellness facility addition made to the YMCA.

2000: Wellness free-weight area facility addition made to the YMCA.

2010: Welcomed Roderick Berger as CEO

2010 September: Locker room updates and Wellness Cardio floor addition was completed to the YMCA.

2011 May: Childcare wing addition was completed.

2013: 125 year anniversary of the Uniontown Area YMCA.

2015: Welcomed Steve Snider as CEO

2016: Welcomed Jacquelyn Core as CEO

2016 September: We added our first evidence based program, Blood Pressure Self Monitoring.

2017: We added LiveSTRONG at the YMCA to our no-cost, community offerings.

2018 August: We launched Enhance Fitness and Moving for Better Balance at no cost to the community for arthritis management and falls prevention.

2019 January: We launched an evidence based, CDC-approved, Diabetes Prevention Program and Chronic Pain Self-Management Programming.

2019 March: We launched Healthy Weight and Your Child, an evidence based, childhood obesity/weight maintenance program.

2021 February: Steve Redrup joined the Uniontown Area YMCA as CEO

OUR Policies and Procedures

Inclement Weather Policy:
The YMCA will base its decisions on closings and cancellations on the recommendation of the CEO and Board CVO.
Closings will be broadcasted on WMBS Radio and on Channel 2, 4, and 11 News, www.uniontownymca.org, and Facebook. Severe Thunderstorm decisions are at Manager’s on Duty discretion.

Unsupervised Youth Policy:
Children Eleven (11) and under must be supervised by an adult or enrolled in a structured program at all times while within the YMCA. Parents or guardians supervising youth swimmers may remain in the pool seating area during swimming supervision. If children are in child watch parent/guardian must remain in the building.

Youth ages 12 and 13 may use only the pool and basketball court areas unsupervised by an adult unless enrolled in a structured program.

Youth ages 14 to 17 may use all appropriate areas of the facility unsupervised by an adult provided all YMCA rules and regulations are followed at all times. Failure to follow YMCA rules and regulations will result in immediate revocation of membership and/or a requirement for continuous adult supervision during facility use. Youth ages 14 to 17 must be supervised while spectators at YMCA sporting events.

Racquetball Court: A racquetball court is available for use by individuals age 14 and older at no additional fee. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 724.438.2584 for reservations.

Fitness Center/Weight Room Policy: Fitness facilities are available to individuals ages 14 years and older. (Fitness facilities include cardiovascular center, free weight room, and selectorized resistance training circuit). An orientation with the Fitness Center/Weight room is recommended for all new members ages 14 and up- please ask at the Welcome Center to schedule this orientation. Appropriate workout clothing and shoes must be worn at all times. (Appropriate clothing includes shirt and shorts or appropriate for exercise pants and shoes). Absolutely no horseplay will be tolerated. Courtesy to other members and guests is expected. You must wipe down the pieces of equipment you used as you move from one machine to another.

Family Cardio Hours: Family Cardio hours are ONLY for the times listed and are for youth ONLY ages 12 and 13. Parent or guardian must be on machine next to youth. Youth ages 12 and 13 CANNOT use selectorized weight equipment or free weights.
Please note that children under the age of 12 are NOT permitted in the Wellness Area at any time.
Membership will be at risk for continued infractions of policies.

Locker Room Policies:
To ensure the safety of both youth and adults, no adults other than supervisory staff will be permitted in the youth locker rooms under any circumstances unless there is a health or safety emergency. Youth locker rooms may only be used by youth under age eighteen (18) who do not require the assistance of a parent or guardian. Youth requiring assistance should be taken by parents or guardians to the ADA shower and changing facilities near the fitness room and child watch areas.

Adult female parents or guardians may take female youth into the women’s locker room so long as the youth remain with the accompanying adult and are supervised at all times.

Adult male parents or guardians may take male youth into the men’s locker room so long as the youth remain with the accompanying adult and are supervised at all times. NO exceptions to these policies will be made for any guest or member unless there is a health or safety emergency.

Full lockers may be used for day use ONLY. The YMCA reserves the right to remove unauthorized locks from lockers left overnight.

Members need to bring their own locks to secure personal items. The Uniontown Area YMCA is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Lockers: May be rented on a yearly basis. Locker rentals purchased mid-year will not be pro-rated.
Cost: $60 per year for small lockers

Guest Policies

Guest Policy:
The Y is a member organization and seeks to encourage membership through guest privileges. Three day guest memberships are available for $25. Complimentary guest passes must be approved through the CEO. In order to avoid overcrowding during peak hours or for our most popular classes, the Y reserves the right to limit access to the facility and/or a class by guests.

Guest Memberships:
Guests with a 3 day membership must be at least 12 years of age to be onsite without their parent or legal guardian. Guests under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is a member or who also has a paid 3 day pass. All guests are subject to age guidelines as outlined in the member handbook and program guide.

If a membership is purchased within 30 days of purchasing a 3-day guest membership a credit of $25 will be given toward the first month of membership.

Away Member: Members of other Y’s involved in the AWAY program and temporarily visiting from out of town may use the Y for unlimited visits. Members must show photo ID, proof of Y membership, and sign a Y release form.

Short Term Membership: As an opportunity to provide service to out of town guests and college students who are in town for Christmas and Summer Break and who would like to enjoy the Y for their limited stay in our community, we have short term memberships available. Participants must show a photo ID and sign a release form.

Corporate Discount Programs are available. Let us help your employees stay healthy and strong with one of our Corporate memberships.
We also offer Wellness programming at your workplace and disease prevention programming for employees.

Summer Membership Pricing

July-August Youth (to Age 13)
Processing Fee: $10.00
Membership Fee: $30.00

July-August Young Adult (14 – 23)
Processing Fee: $10.00
Membership Fee: $75.00

July-August Adult (24 – 59)
Processing Fee: $10.00
Membership Fee: $100.00

July-August Household
Processing Fee: $10.00
Membership Fee: $150.00