Press Release: The Brandywine YMCA Opens New Fitness Center

Phase Two of the Building Expansion Is Now Complete

Today, the YMCA of Delaware hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the newly constructed second floor fitness center at the Brandywine YMCA located at 3 Mount Lebanon Road in Wilmington, DE.

With phase two of three finished, members will now be able to enjoy 19,000 square feet of brand new space which includes a new fitness center, movement studio, new cardio, strength and adaptive fitness equipment, an outdoor second floor terrace and additional pre-school rooms.

“Today marks a major milestone in the completion of our building expansion project,” said Linda Risk, Executive Director of the Brandywine YMCA. “We will now have a better opportunity to serve all ages and families as well as meet the changing needs of our community. And this is just the beginning as we are still on track to complete the final phase of this project later this year,” Risk added.

Phase three of the project begins now and will include another fitness studio, a dedicated cycling room, youth fitness center, babysitting room, and teen lounge. This project also will allow more space for the Y’s evidence-based programs including Diabetes Prevention, Healthy Weight and Your Child, as well as, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.

This project is possible thanks to generous donors. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Matt Clements, Vice President of Philanthropy at (302) 571-6962 or Mclements@ymcade.org.

About the YMCA of Delaware

The YMCA of Delaware is Delaware’s largest non-profit organization committed to strengthening local citizens through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. With eight branches statewide and an overnight camp and conference center in Worton, Maryland, the Y has developed long-standing relationships and a physical presence in Delaware so it can deliver lasting personal and social change. We are committed to serving everyone – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of every child and teen, improve Delaware’s health and wellbeing and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. www.ymcade.org.


Our Mission


The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.