PRYMCA launches new programs to welcome in the new year 

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — It’s always exciting to change the calendar from December to January. A new year is filled with potential and the chance to start fresh. And after the busy holidays filled with celebrations and tables of delicious treats, it’s not surprising that, according to a 2019 survey, 65 percent of people resolved to exercise more with the New Year. While there is no “right way” to keep a resolution, the Piscataquis Regional YMCA, is excited to offer new programs and popular returning programs to help our community members reach their health and fitness goals in the New Year.


“Changing behaviors is a tough task even for the most dedicated and motivated people,” said Allison Phillips, fitness manager. “The new year is a great time to make changes, but it’s important to remember that any change takes time, and the type of resolution you make plays is a huge factor in your success. At the Y, our goal is to provide the resources and opportunities that people need to reach their full potential.” 


With dozens of group exercise classes per week, swimming, indoor racquetball courts and a fully equipped fitness center, there is something for everyone at the PRYMCA. Members can also take advantage of our popular KickStart Program, a comprehensive 8-week program that goes beyond personal training. This unique program offers an individualized approach to building healthy habits or reaching new fitness goals, and includes eight personal training sessions, comprehensive meal plans, personalized workouts, coaching and much more.


Beginning in January we are also excited to announce the return of Women on Weights, a 6-week strength training program for beginners to intermediates designed to build strength and confidence in the weight room; and Power Waves, a moderate intensity shallow and deep water aerobics class. 


We are also excited to announce the return of our child watch program which provides on-site child care while parents enjoy the various programs in our facility. Child watch is designed for ages 1-10 years and offers interesting and inviting age-appropriate activities implemented by our caring and fun staff.



“As our friends and neighbors look to make themselves healthier in the New Year, we want them to remember that when they join the Piscataquis Regional YMCA, they’re not simply joining a gym—they’re joining a community,” said Janna Wasel, development director. “The Y brings together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations and ensures that we all have access to the opportunities, relationships and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive.”


To learn more about joining the PRYMCA or our programs, contact 207-564-7111 or visit


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