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New equipment coming to YMCA locations

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The YMCA is getting ready for 2019 with some new equipment for members.

These are interesting pieces to help you get fit, like something called “Jacob’s Ladder.” 

As the new year approaches, YMCA locations across Central Indiana have added early 250 new pieces of equipment.

New strength and cardio equipment that arrived before the holidays is now ready to be used for the rest of the year. The Y got new elliptical machines, self-powered treadmills, stair steppers, rowers, recumbent and upright bikes and dozens of new spin bikes.

If you’re into strength training, new dumbbells, kettlebells and leg presses. 

In addition to the new equipment, the YMCA  just added another location, The OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA on the northwest side of Indianapolis.

Not only does that place have all the amenities of other YMCA locations, but it also is the first in the nation to have an onsite medical clinic for veterans. For more info, click here.


BP scholarship announced for PNW engineering students

WHITING, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — BP America Inc. (NYSE: BP), which employs approximately 1,800 workers at its oil refinery in Whiting, is underwriting a scholarship for engineering students who attend Purdue University Northwest.

PNW announced the establishment of the BP scholarship fund for incoming students who intend to major in civil, computer, electrical, or mechanical engineering.

“BP has a long history of supporting STEM education throughout the Northwest Indiana region. We are proud to partner with PNW to offer these opportunities to local students and to play a small part in supporting their continued success,” said Amber Russell, Whiting refinery manager.

The program will award fifteen, $1,000 scholarships starting in the 2020-21 academic year.

Only future engineering students who live in Whiting, Hammond and East Chicago are eligible. The 1,400-acre refinery is primarily based in Whiting, but it also stretches into the other two communities.

“We are excited to offer students from high schools in our immediate neighborhood access to an engineering education enabling them to improve people’s lives,” said PNW School of Engineering Director Dietmar Rempfer.