WARREN — Faced with uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic, Trumbull Family Fitness will partner with a Ravenna-based nonprofit management group to ensure sustainability.
Family & Community Services Inc., headed by Executive Director Mark Frisone, is one of the largest nonprofit agencies in Northeast Ohio, providing more than 71 programs in 21 counties throughout Ohio and Michigan.
“Their expertise will be pivotal in assuring the sustainability of TFF during this difficult time, when many non-profits are facing financial difficulties and possible closure,” said Trumbull Family Fitness Board Chairman Richard Thompson in a news release.
In compliance with Gov. Mike DeWine’s mandate, all necessary precautions have been implemented since July for employees and members, unless medical conditions prohibit.
However, there has still been a hesitancy for member re-engagement. Many of the local fitness organization’s members have not felt comfortable returning, resulting in a significant reduction in revenue.
“As the YMCA, and now as Trumbull Family Fitness, our organization has served the community for over 90 years, providing programs and activities to benefit the health and well-being of Trumbull County’s citizens,” Thompson said. “We have played an important role in the social, physical and moral development of our community, and we intend to continue to do so.
"We believe this partnership is an avenue to prevent our program from suffering permanent financial damage and potential closure," Thompson said. "We anticipate it will also strengthen our organization’s ability to achieve our mission."
The new partnership with Family & Community Services Inc. will focus on membership retention and recruitment, as well as program development.
"TFF can best be described as a multigenerational facility, as we offer something for every age group from Youth to Silver Sneakers fitness programs," Thompson said.
Various membership packages are available which include access to a comprehensive wellness center, swimming and therapy pools, an indoor track, spinning, and a wide variety of fitness programming and classes.
To learn more, call 330-394-1565.