The Upper Providence Township Recreation Center is now under new management.
At its May 20 regular meeting, the Board of Supervisors unanimously accepted the Township administration’s recommendation to contract out the management of the Center’s fitness operations to Integrated Fitness Partners (IFP). Based out of its corporate offices in Ambler, IFP manages several area fitness centers throughout the Philadelphia region, including the municipal centers at Montgomery and Upper Merion Townships.
“After many false starts, we realized we did not have the required expertise to run the fitness center successfully and efficiently,” stated Township Manager Timothy J. Tieperman.
“With the proliferation of niche fitness establishments popping up all over the area, including discount places like Planet Fitness and numerous 24/7 establishments, we decided to enlist the assistance of skilled fitness professionals to help manage the facility more efficiently and market it more effectively,” said Tieperman.
Mr. David Rambo, one of IFP’s managing partners, is overseeing the transition of operations which should be fully complete by June 30, 2019.
Stated Rambo, “IFP is thrilled and grateful to partner with the Township to build upon its rich history of community-centered service. We’re excited to bring out specific industry expertise in the health and wellness field and of equal importance, experience working successfully with other municipal recreation centers to deliver an engaging, family friendly experience to the entire Upper Providence region.”
With these planned management changes, there will be no interruption in service, nor will there be any reduction in service hours. IFP’s new Center team will comprise one full-time program manager and two full-time program assistants.
With this new professional team, members should expect new fitness offerings in the near future as well as more health and wellness clinics for community residents.
Timothy J. Tieperman, Township Manager (610-933-9179)