TAMAQUA -- The YMCA in Tamaqua just reopened after getting extensive renovations.
Marie O'Donnell's afternoon workout just got a whole lot better.
"The gym itself, it's brighter," O'Donnell said. "It's more pleasant."
She's been a member of the YMCA in Tamaqua for more than a decade and loves the building's new look.
Workers at the YMCA said they've been in their current building for 10 years and it was time to renovate, so they put in $20,000 worth of work into it.
It took about a week and a half to do the renovations. The building now has new floors and paint, as well as some new equipment and vending machines.
"We're still doing like a work in progress," YMCA Program Director Jessica Marcolla said. "So there's still little things that need to be finished, but the floor is the biggest thing because the carpet was really messy."
One of biggest renovations was the addition of children's activities in the lobby like a jungle gym. The goal was to make the place more enjoyable for the kids.
"We're going to bring in some new programs," Marcolla said. "More than just having the fitness area, and hopefully help out the children so the children have somewhere safe to come after school."
The YMCA held a grand reopening celebration last weekend.