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Any word on when the Y at Promedica is opening?

Anyone know what that is going to open? I haven't heard anything in a while. Last I heard they were to open when the steam plant headquarters opened and that's been a couple weeks.

It would be great to have a gym to go to downtown

created by classylady on Sep 12, 2017 at 08:40:58 pm     Comments: 23

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It is scheduled to open in late October I believe

posted by Hoops on Sep 13, 2017 at 07:44:36 am     #  

I was down there last week and the space was still a staging zone for the ongoing construction in the Junction building. But a late October start seems reasonable.

posted by idinspired on Sep 13, 2017 at 08:12:13 am     #  

Thanks! It would be nice if they gave a discount to downtown employees and residents but not holding my breath. When the steam plant was to be residential and the Y originally announced they were opening up a gym in the steam plant I thought they stated they were giving downtown residents a discounted membership.

I'm surprised the Y is going to occupy that space since Wildwood is owned by Promedica, would make more sense for Wildwood to have a second gym there.

posted by classylady on Sep 13, 2017 at 10:09:19 am     #  

Good lord, I just looked at membership rates for the Y. I'm not going to be joining unless they discount memberships for downtown employees/residents.

Why on earth should your income matter???? If an individual is making over $65,000 a year they are paying more for an individual membership than a family making under $35K a year and the family will be benefiting from services like baby sitting and getting a lot more use than an individual.

I didn't know it was legal to discriminate on income for a gym membership.

I'm sure the hours will be limited downtown as well and probably doesn't include use of the Y outside of Toledo. For $20 a month at Planet Fitness I can use any of their gyms in the country and take my boyfriend or any other guest with me every time I work out. It's definitely cheaper for me to keep my Planet Fitness membership and pay for the gas and wear and tear on my car and go there as opposed to working out at the Y

posted by classylady on Sep 13, 2017 at 01:07:07 pm     #  

I looked at their rates when they made the 1st announcement and was surprised to learn that YMCA is a socialist org as well. For what they are offering there the rates are a jk.

posted by In_vin_veritas on Sep 13, 2017 at 01:46:43 pm     #  

You really can't compare the Y with Planet Fitness. They are two completely different concepts. The Y is way more than just a gym, but I do agree it's expensive!

posted by upso on Sep 13, 2017 at 02:25:03 pm     #  

The Y rates seem like a ripoff for a single person but a good deal for a family.

I'd love to join the Y when they open up downtown but they are going to have to cut their fees by a lot. It would be convenient but the UT rec center isn't that bad of a drive from downtown if you take door street and is only $300 a year.

I wish Planet Fitness would open up downtown. Can't beat their prices and they are open 24/7

posted by jamesteroh on Sep 13, 2017 at 09:46:52 pm     #  

An amenity that I really like is a steam room or a sauna. Does UT or any other places around town offer any ?

posted by BulldogBuckeye on Sep 14, 2017 at 08:20:03 am     #  

JCC (now part of the Y) has both steam room and sauna.

posted by idinspired on Sep 14, 2017 at 08:41:13 am     #  

UT has a nice sauna off the pool area as well as a large hottub. One thing I really like about UT is they have a large Olympic size lap pool. The draw back is parking can be a pain if an event is going on and they are closed for a few weeks in the summer for break but you also have use of the Morris center at UTMC

posted by jamesteroh on Sep 14, 2017 at 11:14:06 pm     #  

Why is it that no gym or fitness center has opened in the downtown area yet? It seems like that would be an easy business to start up in any small space downtown, and would have lots of interest from the growing number of downtown residents and workers...

posted by jws47 on Sep 18, 2017 at 10:30:55 pm     #  

classylady posted at 02:07:07 PM on Sep 13, 2017:

Good lord, I just looked at membership rates for the Y. I'm not going to be joining unless they discount memberships for downtown employees/residents.

Why on earth should your income matter???? If an individual is making over $65,000 a year they are paying more for an individual membership than a family making under $35K a year and the family will be benefiting from services like baby sitting and getting a lot more use than an individual.

I didn't know it was legal to discriminate on income for a gym membership.

I'm sure the hours will be limited downtown as well and probably doesn't include use of the Y outside of Toledo. For $20 a month at Planet Fitness I can use any of their gyms in the country and take my boyfriend or any other guest with me every time I work out. It's definitely cheaper for me to keep my Planet Fitness membership and pay for the gas and wear and tear on my car and go there as opposed to working out at the Y

There is always the Toledo Club.

posted by justread on Sep 19, 2017 at 05:16:05 am     #  

People are complaining that the Y is offering lower rates for people with less income... yeah, I could see how someone would really take advantage of that, like working less hours so they can excercise on the cheap. THEY always job the system, right?

posted by ahmahler on Sep 19, 2017 at 06:35:44 am     #   2 people liked this

You guys really want out of shape young parents, baristas, artists, peace corps volunteers and first grade teachers?

That's not cool. :(

posted by justread on Sep 19, 2017 at 07:56:41 am     #  

My issue with income based membership is the people are using the facilities as much as I am, why are they paying less? A gym membership isn't a necessity item like medical care.

What really irritates me is how cheap family memberships are compared to singles. A family is going to be taking advantage of things like babysitting services that a single member isn't.

If they are going to give income based membership discounts it would be nice if they gave downtown residents a discount as well.

I'm surprised a gym (even cardio and weight lifting only) hasn't opened up downtown seeing all the yoga studios that are opening up here.

posted by classylady on Sep 19, 2017 at 08:16:51 am     #  

gym membership isn't a necessity item like medical care.

I mean, they're sort of in the same department.

posted by ahmahler on Sep 19, 2017 at 08:32:04 am     #   5 people liked this

classylady posted at 09:16:51 AM on Sep 19, 2017:

My issue with income based membership is the people are using the facilities as much as I am, why are they paying less? A gym membership isn't a necessity item like medical care.

What really irritates me is how cheap family memberships are compared to singles. A family is going to be taking advantage of things like babysitting services that a single member isn't.

If they are going to give income based membership discounts it would be nice if they gave downtown residents a discount as well.

I'm surprised a gym (even cardio and weight lifting only) hasn't opened up downtown seeing all the yoga studios that are opening up here.

They should charge people living downtown more. That's a luxury now. Used to be a hardship. Thanks ProMedica!

posted by justread on Sep 19, 2017 at 01:13:32 pm     #   3 people liked this

For Promedica, aren't healthy people bad for business?

posted by JoeyGee on Sep 19, 2017 at 01:59:37 pm     #   1 person liked this

They are open. They will do a tour if you walk in and ask. I did it tonight

Not many people there but it was a Friday night and I can imagine the place being packed during peak times with the Promedica people.

New equipment. Steam room but no pool or track. I was told the dues include a parking pass. Not sure if there is a limit on how long you can park.

Something I found odd was there is no bike parking. Seeing it's a health club and connected to the headquarters of the city's largest medical provider I would think they' have a bike rack.

Big turn off for me is the price. Not too bad for a couple or a family but they really screw singles. For a single membership the dues are $34 to $50 a month PLUS tax. There is also a fee to join but they are waiving it through next week for people n ho live or work downtown. I wish they had an option where you could use the downtown club only for a discount. I don't know why the rates are so reasonable for a family but such a ripoff for singles. The membership fee at UT is only $300 a year and no tax so I can belong to the rec center for half of what the Y charges and have three pools, a track and a lot better hours. I know the location of the Y is convenient but for that kind of savings I don't mind driving 10 minutes or so to UT.

I wish Planet Fitness or another national chain would open up a gym downtown.

posted by jamesteroh on Nov 03, 2017 at 08:40:17 pm     #  

Does Planet Fitness have a steam room?

posted by Mariner on Nov 04, 2017 at 06:44:17 am     #  

Not sure which thread this belongs in, but looks like Chophouse was doing staff training today. That or Toledon's can only afford empty plates.

posted by In_vin_veritas on Nov 04, 2017 at 12:10:03 pm     #  

There is a bike cage in the parking garage !!

posted by Hoops on Nov 04, 2017 at 12:13:21 pm     #  

I don't remember a steam room at the planet fitness on Glendale but I loved the massage beds and massage chairs and they are 24/7 and only $20 a month for a full membership or $10 a month for a club only membership that doesn't include use of the massage chairs.

The downtown Y has a steam room in the mens locker room but no hottub and UT also has a nice steam room and a nice hottub (both unisex in the pool area)

posted by jamesteroh on Nov 04, 2017 at 12:16:19 pm     #