401 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: (213) 627-8151
Stuart M. Ketchum-Downtown YMCA
Ketchum Downtown YMCA
YMCA Of Metropolitan Los Angeles
Price Range : Below Average
04/16/2007Provided by Citysearch -
After 19 years, I left. The mgmt changed 10 years ago and it's a ruin. I'm an aerobics fanatic and there are almost no classes now, the teachers are unqualified, the subs are worse. No hotline, no reliable schedule. They hire anyone willing to accept the below-market abysmally low fee the Y pays them! No manager supervises if the instructors perform to standard, or show up on time ? if at all! Plus, the A/C is NEVER on, so be prepared for over 100 degrees in the ""aerobics"" room. (In quotes because there is virtually no aerobics in the so-called ""aerobics"" room.)
Every week, there are big signs posted advertising (yet again) positions open! From membership director to counter clerks (we see new faces every month -- what does that tell you?) And weekly, members receive a ""shakedown"" brochure hitting the member up for donations to their latest charitable campaign. One senses that one is paying an obscenely overpriced membership fee simply to be a mark on their database.
Join Golds on Figueroa. I did. A serious gym, 5-star instructors, free parking, friendly staff, friendly members, half the price of the Y, no negativity, no donation shakedowns
09/14/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I called to put my account on 'suspension' due a terrible accident I have been in and won't be able to go to the gym for a couple of months. I was told they will still charge me $10 a month to hold my account. For what? As a member for two years I would think that is service they would offer to members to accommidate life circumstances beyond my control. What happened to customer service??
08/23/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I joined the YMCA because it was across the street from my work in Downtown. The fitness room is pretty big. Not cheap at $58 per month plus $150 initiation fee. I agree with the other reviewer and say that the employees at the Y really don't care too much about the members.
Also, be careful. I hear there are people stealing things in the locker room. I heard that a someone clipped off a member's lock with a lock clipper! Not good. I'm probably going to quit and join another gym soon.
10/06/2004Provided by Citysearch -
We joined this club for about 2 weeks are were very dissatisfied. The employees are always understaffed so we were always waiting to get some attention or check-in. The club felt like a nice community, but it didn't seem like anyone knew about fitness - nutrition, stretching, supplements or posture. Even their computerized workout system was not built for tracking, but to earn T-shirts. Come here to exercise on your own but don't expect educated guidance.