Downtown Miami YMCA Reopens on Thursday

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The YMCA in downtown Miami will be reopening to members on Thursday, October 1. Located on Biscayne Boulevard on the 15th floor of the Southeast Financial Building, this YMCA branch has been open since July 2018 but was closed the past few months due to the pandemic.

The Y is a nonprofit focused on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. While the programs and facilities of each location may vary, the volunteers, staff, members, and donors of the Y are all united by a deep commitment to move the community forward and bring about lasting personal and social change. 

The downtown Miami YMCA is an all-inclusive fitness center with everything to help you live healthier and be part of a community. This location has an indoor basketball court, an indoor track circuit, a spin studio, a yoga and barre studio, and a turf area spread among two floors. There are two cardio zones and a large variety of machines and weights. The locker rooms have digital lockers and several amenities, including a steam room. Everything is clean and spacious.

Members can take advantage of personal training sessions or check out the group exercise classes. Jaguar Therapeutics is also on-site for physical and chiropractic therapy.

In light of COVID-19, the Y has a new list of protocols they will be following including single entry and exit points, regular temperature checks, and a mask requirement for all members. Staff will be managing traffic flow, limiting participation in classes, and monitoring the gym for social distancing.

"Safety is our top priority. We have patiently waited to reopen and we've been mindful of the pandemic and Miami being an epicenter," said COO Jake Steger. "We waited intentionally and we felt like the numbers decreased enough to open and do it in a safe and responsible way."

Memberships are available at a new reduced rate and start at $59 per month. Group classes are included in the membership and parking is free for up to two hours with validation.

The YMCA is open Monday -Friday, 6:00 AM– 8:00 PM, and Saturday from 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Stop in to check it out yourself or head to ymcasouthflorida.org/downtownmiamiy for more information.

Kaitlyn Vadenais is a certified personal trainer and health enthusiast who likes to stay active with a calendar filled with workouts. She is always down to try the new boutique fitness studio or trendy workout, and loves connecting with similar people within the community. You can follow her fitness adventures around South Florida on Instagram @activekait.

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