Inside the New YMCA in Traverse City

The new YMCA in Traverse City had its grand opening on September 22, 2014, and since then the Y’s popularity has only been rising. They currently have more than 1800 new members with additional members joining daily. The new YMCA is bright, clean, expansive and offers a lot of different activities and options for families, couples, singles and kids.

MyNorth’s Eliza Foster checked in at the Y and got a tour of the new place. Scroll through the pictures to get a look at some shots of inside the Y, but then visit it in person! Pictures don’t do it justice.

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A few programs to check out …

Child Watch: For parents that want some time to take a class or work out, there’s an option to drop kids off from birth—age 7 at the Y’s “Child Watch” program. The limit for this program is two hours.

Youth WOW: This program ran this summer and will have new dates soon for the upcoming winter season. The Youth WOW (Working on Wellness) program is a 16-week weight management and healthy lifestyle program for youth in grades 9–12.

Splash Program: Beginning in February 2015 this program will provide third grade students in the Traverse City area with swimming lessons with no cost to families and free transportation to and from the Y. Group swimming lessons continue to fill up, with 24 classes running in the fall alone! Learn more about the Aquatics program here.

Tennis: There are a ton of different opportunities to play tennis for kids and adults, from leagues to private lessons. Open courts are free for YMCA members.

Adult Sports: Adults can enjoy a wide variety of team sports from pickleball to basketball!

Family Fun Nights: The first Friday of every month bring the whole family to enjoy family-friendly games of racquetball, basketball, tennis, ping pong, or pickleball.  All-you-can-eat food, beverages and snacks are also provided.

Some amenities include …

  • Saunas
  • Men’s, women’s and family locker rooms
  • Synrgy360 Workout area by LifeFitness
  • 20 spinning bikes
  • 28 state-of-the-art cardio equipment pieces
  • Lap pool (opening soon!)
  • Heated pool
  • 2 tennis courts
  • and more!

The YMCA offers family rates as well as financial assistance. If you are interested in learning more about classes, membership and more, visit YMCA on the web.


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