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Friday, March 11, 2016

New Downtown Cleveland YMCA Location Opening This Month

Posted By on Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 1:01 PM

  • Photo courtesy of Cleveland YMCA
The downtown Cleveland location of the YMCA is moving, and it's getting a new name too. 

The Cleveland Downtown YMCA will now be called the Parker Hannifin Downtown YMCA, and its new home will be in the Galleria at 1301 East 9th Street. The grand opening for the facility will be held Tuesday, March 29 at 10 a.m. You might have noticed signage in the Galleria touting the coming YMCA location for quite awhile now. Well, it's really almost here.

The facility's tentative group exercise schedule has been posted to its website, as well as photo renderings of what it will look like inside.

As for membership fees, there's a special pricing model catering to young professionals living downtown. The fee for members 18 - 29 is $50 a month, members 30+ are $65 a month and households with two adults and two dependents younger than 24 have a $105 monthly fee.

Along with free wifi (yes!) 

Here's their list of other membership benefits:
  • Wellness Center: 70 pieces of premium, networked fitness equipment (watch your favorite channels while you work out, challenge friends to burn more calories or run more miles) including treadmills, ellipticals, recumbent bikes, stair climbers, and more.
  • Aquatics Center: a three-lane, 24-yard lap pool (5 ft. depth), hot tub, sauna, steam room, and frequent swim lessons and water classes.
  • A free first workout with a certified personal trainer and enrollment in Smart Start to establish goals and keep you motivated.
  • Certified group exercise instructors.
  • Friendly, educated Wellness Consultants available during all hours of the day to give you a free tour, answer questions, show you how to use equipment, and schedule wellness services appointments (personal training, wellness screenings, etc.)
  • Free weights and strength equipment (first floor) and stretching area (second floor)
  • Locker rooms, express changing rooms, and accessible family locker rooms.
  • An indoor cycling studio.
  • Spirit, Mind, and Body studio with varying levels of yoga (including hot yoga) and pilates;
  • Group Exercise classes such as boot camp, POUND, African and Indian dance classes, Zumba, etc.
  • A functional training room/ private Personal Training Studio
  • A private Wellness Assessment space.
  • Health Partner space for well checks, health screenings, on-site physician and more.
  • Evidence-Based Programming such as the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, THE REAL YOU Weight Loss Program, and SmartStart. 
  • Massage therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic services.
  • Social gathering space in the lobby, cafe-style seating in the gallery, and a space to host lunchtime learning classes through workplace wellness.
  • Access to all other YMCAs in Ohio through statewide reciprocity and nationwide through the A.W.A.Y. (Always Welcome at YMCAs) program
  • Volunteer opportunities.
Cleveland State University bought the old Cleveland Downtown YMCA in 2010 and plans to turn the property into student housing. The new location will finish moving its corporate office this summer.

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