More than 300 guests, community partners and members of the Dr. Phillips community gathered on the front lawn of the Dr. Phillips YMCA to celebrate the $9.5 million expansion and renovation of the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA. The celebration, which took place on Wednesday, November 5, was filled with warm reflections from community members, who shared how the Y has positively impacted their lives over the past 30 years.
David Knight, board chairmen at the Dr. Phillips YMCA, opened the ceremony with highlights from previous expansions and renovations since its inception in 1983 and introduced Paul McGarigal “Real Estate Coach“ as one of the community members who shared how the Y positively impacted his life and the lives of his two sons Dan & Scott who were also in attendance.
McGarigal talked about the way he learned to be a giver when at a very young age. It was a time when his family couldn’t afford to let him play little league baseball. A generous individual learned of McGarigal’s situation and offered to pay for him to participate. From that day on, Paul McGarigal knew he would help as many people as he could. And since that time, Mr. McGarigal has developed a reputation of a generous giver to the Dr. Phillips YMCA and numerous local schools within the Southwest Orlando area that McGarigal calls home.
Karen Frenier, President of Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, explained that a partnership with the YMCA and Weight Watchers helped their employees lose over five tons. Currently the Dr. P. Phillips Y serves as an outpatient rehabilitation center, making therapy more accessible to local patients. The expansion will add private consultation rooms for therapy sessions with health care providers from Orlando Health.
Several Dr. Phillips YMCA board members including Paul McGarigal were recognized for their financial contribution to the expansion. Collectively members from the local board donated $264,500 capital improvement funding and $1.8 million in an endowment.
Jim Ferber, President & CEO of the YMCA of Central Florida, thanked Dr. Phillips Charities for their ongoing partnership over the past two decades. The expansion would not be possible without the Dr. Phillips Charities $9 million gift.
A new child development center with additional programming ÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢â¬Å providing a convenient, safe environment for kids, while parents work on staying healthy will be named the McGarigal Child Development Center after Paul McGarigal and his family.
The new expansion will also include the following:
Two new group exercise studios, providing more than 125 fitness class options, including Strength Training, Kickboxing, Zumba, Yoga, Latin Cardio, Body Ballet and more!
Enlarged spin room with new bikes and the latest technology, increasing capacity and providing more opportunities for strength training and conditioning.
Expanded lobby and new meeting areas for community members to come together, socialize and unite for a common cause.
New updated equipment outfitted with the mobile electronic features to help healthy seekers track and personalize their wellness journey.
The expansion will also include an all new teen zone providing enrichment and career development support for maturing young adults.
Two new racquetball courts providing an alternate option for cardio training, competition and camaraderie.
Private health consultation rooms for patients to meet with Orlando Health physicians and providers.
About Paul McGarigal
Paul McGarigal “The Real Estate Coach” has been a licensed real estate agent since the early 1980s. He is well-known in the southwest Orlando area for his community involvement, as well as his real estate transactions. Paul takes time to be active in his neighborhood, local schools, PTA, and the Dr Phillips Real Estate community. He is also involved with several homeowners associations and organized sports, and still finds the time to devote to his two sons, Daniel and Scott, while managing his own business.
Paul is driven by commitment to doing the job right.Â Often, he has advised clients of the many pitfalls of buying on emotions or for the wrong reasons. He believes in a process that helps educate the buyers on the right wayÂ to buy a house, which includes: looking at the school districts, resale possibilities, value for your dollars, as well as identifying and following the growth and development patterns and plans in the county.
For More Information about Paul McGarigal “The Real Estate Coach” Paul McGarigal or information on the real estate opportunities in the Dr. Phillips Orlando Florida area you can visit the RE/MAX Properties Southwest -Paul McGarigal website at RealEstateCoachOrlando.com
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