The Downtown YMCA's Welcome Center is your one-stop shop for scanning into the Y, checking in guests, signing up for programs and services, and getting answers to any questions you may have during your visit.
In addition to our front scan desk, the Welcome Center includes a Member Transaction Station for program and registering first-time guests. We also have three member service desks where members can receive special one-on-one assistance from a Y staff member.
There are two entrances to our facility: the main entry at the corner of YMCA Way and Church Street and a lower entrance off the 10th Ave. back parking lot.
Our two-tiered, 30,000-square-foot Wellness Center is a comprehensive workout facility for all fitness levels, ages and areas of interest. Bathed in natural light, the location offers a welcoming atmosphere for exercisers of all fitness, age and ability levels.
Wellness staff members are always on hand to help answer any questions you may have during your time on the wellness floor. They can also connect you with both free and fee-based programs and services to help you set and achieve your health and fitness goals.
Wellness Center at a Glance
Square feet: 30,000
Equipment lines carried: Cybex, Technogym, Star Trac/Human Sport, FreeMotion
Sweat towel availability: Yes
STAR PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINIC
Located within our facility, this clinic features a diverse offering of quality services and you do not have to be a YMCA Member to have physical therapy here. YMCA Members are able to receive free injury assessments. Signup at the Welcome Center!
Group Exercise Facilities
We offer more than 100 group exercise classes each week. Studio A is the place for low-impact classes, while Studio B holds high-impact sessions. Both studios provide the basic equipment you'll need during your classes. In Studio A, you'll find mats, bolsters, straps, stability balls, etc. Studio B features dumbbells, bars, kickboxing bags, mats, jump ropes, stability balls, chairs and Bosu balls.
Check our group fitness calendar for the most up-to-date information on class times and locations.
Classes offered (per week): More than 100
Most popular classes: Step, Kickboxing, Zumba, Ultimate Cardio, Yoga, Pilates
Usage policy: All member codes of conduct and wellness rules apply for group exercises.
Indoor Cycling Studio
The Cycling Studio features 40 bikes (including LiveStrong by Matrix) for an array of popular classes each week. All classes are offered on a first come, first serve basis—no reservations are required.
We have four locker rooms: one women's, one men's and two family locker areas. Women's and men's locker rooms have steam rooms, saunas (open to members aged 14 years and up) and inviting lounge areas with televisions. Women's facilities have 17 showers; men's have 20.
Both family locker rooms are private, and children up to age 13 may utilize these facilities with parents of the opposite gender.
Those using the locker room facilities are expected to follow the stated code of conduct as outlined in the locker room rules.
Sauna & Steam Rooms
Each men's and women's locker room has a sauna and steam room for members 14 years of age and up.
Our 25 meter indoor pool features six lanes for lap swimming and is kept at 82 degrees. Here we offer swim lessons, Master's Swim Team, group exercise classes and Learn to Swim. The pool is open daily, year-round.
The outdoor pool is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day each year. Located on the rooftop, this pool is 50 feet x 20 feet and 4 feet deep at all points.
Our open court gym provides a competitive environment for basketball games and other sports. We host occasional tournaments in this facility. All who use the gym are expected to follow the member code of conduct and posted gym rules.
The indoor track, located above the gym, is accessible off the Wellness Center mezzanine and offers views of the main Wellness Center floor. Twelve laps equal a mile. Children ages 10-13 may use the track with a parent or guardian; anyone ages 14 and up may enjoy full access. Look for posted track rules and guidelines along the track wall to the left of the stairwell.
Located on our rooftop, the outdoor track provides space for walking or running with views of West End Avenue. Children ages 10 - 13 may use the track with a parent or guardian; anyone ages 14 and up may enjoy full access. All pertinent track use details are posted on site.
With eight racquetball courts at our facility, we offer the most courts of any Y facility in Middle Tennessee or southern Kentucky. Members must reserve courts 24 hours in advance of play time. Mornings and lunch hours are quite busy for these courts, and we do host occasional tournaments here, as well. The YMCA code of conduct applies for these courts, and other pertinent information is posted on-site.
Located on the second level of our facility, the chapel is open for use to all members and staff on a walk-in basis for prayer, reflection and study. The space is occasionally used by special groups, as well.
Because of our location, there is a charge for parking at three of the Downtown Y's lots. Free parking is available on 10th Avenue.
Supervised Children's Activity Areas
More than just a safe place to look after your children while you work out, our Y-Play service offers children ages 6 weeks to 6 years the chance to get the most out of their own visit to the Y through playing, learning and staying physically active.
For babies, the area is equipped with consumer safety compliant cribs, baby swings and jumpers, etc. For toddlers and young children, there are discovery, art and Lego tables, proper height furniture, a dress-up station, storage cubbies and a private potty area.
Children may stay at Y-Play for up to two hours per day and a maximum of nine hours per week.
Parents/guardians are the only adults authorized to leave a child with Y-Play, and are required to remain on-site at the Y during their child's visit. Only the parent or guardian who signs a child into Y-Play may sign them out or pick them up.
Youth Activity Center
Our Youth Activity Center allows children ages 7-12 can enjoy the chance to exercise, play, perform arts and crafts, complete homework and even make use of the computer lab under the supervision of a qualified, trained staff member.
All children must be listed on the parent's memberships. Parents/guardians who sign children in must be the ones to sign them out, as well.
NOTE: If no children are signed in by 6 p.m., the Youth Activity Center may close early that evening).