A hungry girl's adventures in Cleveland and beyond.

The New Downtown YMCA - and a Giveaway!

New things are popping up all over Cleveland. I can hardly keep up with all the restaurants, hotels, shopping and apartments around town. And the best part is that a lot of the "new" is actually old spaces transformed - some of my favorite kind of recycling.

A wonderful example is the Galleria. The unique former mall is now a mixed use space filled with shops, eateries, businesses, banks and more. The latest addition is the Parker Hannifen Downtown YMCAThe facility opened to members today and the grand opening celebration is tomorrow, March 29th.
The two story space once occupied by Victoria's Secret and the Limited is now a 40,000 square foot state of the art health and fitness facility. I was offered the opportunity to take a look before they opened and to say I was impressed would be an understatement!

They started off the evening with tasty snacks and a juice mocktail.
We were then given a tour. Absolutely everything is new, clean and top-notch. I didn't even know that half of the equipment even existed. Some of my favorites were the kick ass boxing machine:
The self-powered Woodway Curve treadmill:
The pool:

The spin studio:
The funky lockers:
This pacer bike stationary bike/video game mashup:
And the fancy water fountain/dispenser combo:
And you have a chance to see how awesome it is for yourself because I am giving away an amazing package to help you #EatPlayLive!

Use the Rafflecopter below to win a one-month free trial membership, 2 personal training sessions and one 30-minute massage session! The contest ends Sunday. Winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize: if unable to claim in that time, another winner will be selected. Good luck!!

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**Disclosure: I was invited to take a tour and was provided snacks, a swag bag and a one week pass for helping promote the YMCA. We also participated in a yoga class. As always, opinions expressed are my own.**


  1. Ummm most looking forward to the massage, obviously ;) ;)

  2. Looking forward to trying out that pool - & to seeing the whole place, in general. It looks awesome!

  3. I am excited about the boxing machine!


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