Those who live and work in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio just got a brand new neighbor - a YMCA!
The bright, new 40,000 square foot Parker Hannifin YMCA in the Galleria is open. This is one gorgeous facility.
I remember when the Galleria opened. I dated a guy who worked in the restaurant where the Winking Lizard now stands. My husband worked at the Ritz Camera when we had first met in the 90's. And, I shopped, mesmerized by the beautiful skylight that spanned the entire mall.
Presently, from my office window, I've watched the shops close one by one. With the opening of the YMCA, there is an excitement I've not felt in some time. There is more than just great lunch in the mall, again.There's a place downtown to #EatPlayLive.
The YMCA covers two floors in the Galleria with dedicated yoga and fitness studios, networked fitness equipment, and an indoor cycling studio.
There is also a three-lane, 24-yard lap pool (5 ft. depth) plus a hot tub, sauna, and steam room.
Lockers, express changing rooms, and showers are available to get lunch hour athletes in and out.
The Parker Hannifin YMCA also has a clinic. Y members will be able to stop in for well checks, health screenings, an on-site physician, and even a flu shot.
And, just when I thought a downtown Y could not get any better - massage therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic services will also be on site.
If you aren't a member, corporate and young professional rates are offered in addition to individual and family rates.