Downtown Cleveland residents and those who commute to the central city for work have access to a facility where they use the latest fitness equipment, take a yoga or spin class, swim some laps or join in a group fitness program. And, GCP/COSE members can save up to $100!
The Parker Hannifin Downtown YMCA in the Galleria at East 9th Street and St. Clair Avenue has been serving Greater Cleveland since 2016. Constantly refreshed, the two-story, 40,000-square-foot facility is full of brand-new, state-of-the-art equipment. And, the Y recently lowered its membership fees for this location. The Parker Hannifin Downtown YMCA is one of the 11 branches across the region operated by the nonprofit YMCA of Greater Cleveland.
There are 70 pieces of premium fitness equipment, plus an aquatic center with a three-lane, 24-yard lap pool. A hot tub, sauna, steam room, and swim lessons and water classes are available. Programs include The Real You Weight Loss Program, diabetes prevention and a program for cancer survivors.
The downtown location offers the Y an opportunity to expose members, many of whom recently moved downtown, to its social and community service activities, including youth achievement programs in the areas of fitness and academics. Indeed, the Y is much more than a “swim and gym” because it:
- Nurtures the potential of youth through building confidence at camp, academic enrichment in safe afterschool programs, discipline and togetherness in team sports, and foundational skills and values in its child care programs.
- Improves people’s health and well-being by combating obesity and chronic disease by providing the support and resources people need to make positive changes.
- Empowers individuals with the resources to improve their lives and contribute to the community, such as with job training, housing, newcomer services and opportunities to advocate for social change.
And it helps those in need, including the homeless and addicted, get a fresh start through programs like Y-Haven, also located in the downtown area.
Parker Hannifin, a Beachwood-based publicly traded global manufacturing company, secured naming rights with a $1 million donation to the YMCA. Since then, the company has donated additional funding for the facility.
With locations throughout greater Cleveland, there’s a Y near you. Choose the location that’s most convenient for you and join online today for access to all our amenities and programming. For more information go to www.ClevelandYMCA.org.
About the YMCA of Greater Cleveland
The YMCA of Greater Cleveland is a nonprofit organization that provides services and programs through traditional branches in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lorain and Portage counties, numerous non-facility locations, and program branches throughout Northeast Ohio. Its areas of focus are youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Greater Cleveland also operates Y-Haven, a facility providing addiction recovery services and transitional housing in Cuyahoga County. More at www.clevelandymca.org.