Tuesday, February 2, 2010


A big "thank you" to Mark Ketley, Chief Executive Officer of the Stamford YMCA who very graciously answered each of my questions about his organization. Below you will see our exchange:

Q: What will membership cost?
A: The rate sheet has not been finalized as of yet, but for a single adult membership, it will be in the range of 40 per month.

Q: What facilities will you offer (machines, pool, exercise rooms, sauna, etc)?
A: We will have our 6 lane pool, full size gymnasium, indoor running track, free weight room, life fitness strength equipment, cardio center, and aerobics studio.

Q: How big will the workout space be?
A: Our entire facility is 50,000 square feet.

Q: Some local gyms save money by not offering towels - will you all do the same?
A: Most likely, we will not offer towels.

Q: What classes will you offer?
A: We are planning on April classes in both the aerobic studio, gym, and pool. We have not set that schedule as of yet.

Q: Will there be a daycare service?
A: We plan on having child watch in the future, when space permits, but it is not planned with the initial opening.

Q: What will your hours be?
A: Hours are being determined, with typical YMCA opening at 530, and closing around 9- 930 pm. Plus hours on Saturday and Sunday as well. We will post the hours shortly on our web site.


Anonymous said...

Thanks Stamford Notes on the superb job of investigative blogging! I'm glad to get this info and can't wait to check out the Y!

Silli said...

Thanks for the info.

Anonymous said...

$40 a month...yikes. Would love to give the Y a shot, but have been spoiled by the less than $10 a month I pay at Planet Fitness...

Unknown said...

The Y always did well with the pool and i enjoyed the gym. I hope they keep that up or they will be seeing me and not in a way they want to.

Streets of Stamford said...

I heard on the radio that it's fun to stay at the YMCA. You can get yourself clean, you can have a good meal, you can do whatever you feel.