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Business Description
The Ketchum-Downtown YMCA enriches the quality of spiritual, mental, physical and social life in individuals and families. The organization s facilities include a swimming pool, gymnasium, indoor track, aerobics studio, sauna, steam rooms and squash courts. Its community facilities include schools, churches and housing projects that provide space for after-school care programs and family activities. The Ketchum-Downtown YMCA is a member of the Central City Association of Los Angeles. The organization offers aquatic programs and group exercise classes. In addition, it provides sports programs to develop physical and mental skills of children. The Ketchum-Downtown YMCA is a part of the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles.
Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (213) 627-8151

Payment method
amex, master card, visa
Neighborhoods
Downtown Los Angeles, Central LA, Financial District
AKA

Stuart M. Ketchum-Downtown YMCA

Ketchum Downtown YMCA

YMCA Of Metropolitan Los Angeles

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Categories
Community Organizations, Social Service Organizations
Other Information

Parking: Lot

Price Range : Below Average

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josecitos_girl

04/16/2007

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Overall
Not a gym!! Pretense for their charitable

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

cherithspicer

09/14/2006

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Overall
Bad policy

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??

john_m_dykstra

08/23/2006

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Overall
Convenient Location, but unhelpful employees

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.

designpair

10/06/2004

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Not much fitness here

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.

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