What’s Happening at the West Seattle YMCA

You may have received our recent email about our delayed reopening. We are very sorry for the delay – and are working diligently to open the newly expanded West Seattle Y facility on Friday, January 6 at 5:30am. Further news will be updated here and on social media.

We’ve got some exciting OPENING WEEKEND events planned for you and your family. Learn more.

We hope you’ll enjoy some RECENT PHOTOS of the progress on the project!

file-dec-29-4-15-28-pm New Fitness Studio 2 for Yoga, Pilates, Abs & Back and other group exercise classes

file-dec-29-3-33-43-pm 5,700 square foot Fitness Center with new strength, free weight and cardio equipment

file-dec-29-3-42-01-pm Women’s Locker Room with fresh paint on walls and lockers


Construction Update – December 29, 2016

Dear West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA Members,

Thanks for being patient as we complete the last major phase of remodel and expansion of your West Seattle YMCA facility. Our contractor crews have been working long shifts throughout the recent closure, including holidays and weekends, to move the project forward.

Unfortunately, the West Seattle Y building will be delayed in reopening for a critical install that is taking longer and postponing final inspections. We are now targeting to reopen on Friday, January 6 at 5:30am.

I am very sorry for our inability to meet the original January 2 target. As you may know, construction projects can be difficult to perfectly time.

Our members have been troopers through the dust, noise, winding corridors and construction inconveniences of the past seven months and now we’re excited for you to see the finished results! Beyond all the benefits the facility will provide, we will be introducing some great new programs, classes and equipment.

To thank you for your patience and to help you fully experience your newly-remodeled and expanded Y, we will be providing each current member household with a $75 CONSTRUCTION CREDIT for YMCA programs in 2017. You can use it for a 1:1 personal fitness training or to participate in a small group class, one of our new cooking programs or swim lessons. Or maybe you just want to reduce your child care or summer day camp fees.

Over the next week we will continue to post additional updates here and on our social media accounts.  Group exercise classes will be added to the Fauntleroy schedule and drop-in child care will continue to have extended hours as it has the past two weeks. Full details on redeeming your $75 CONSTRUCTION CREDIT can also be found below this blog post.

Thank you for your membership. We can’t wait to welcome you back to your new Y!


Josh Sutton
Executive Director
West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA


$75 Construction Credit for YMCA Programs in 2017

West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA Facility Members with an active and current membership on December 29, 2016 are eligible for a $75 Construction Credit.

How to claim your Construction Credit:

  • Stop by the West Seattle or Fauntleroy Y facilities to register for a program
  • Let the Y staff know you’d like to use the $75 Construction Credit
  • Staff will confirm you are eligible (current member household on 12/29/16 and have not used the $75 credit already)
  • Staff will apply the credit to your program fees
  • If you have remaining credit, staff will let you know the amount for the next program you purchase

Credit Details:

  • One $75 credit per household, regardless of membership type
  • Credit can be used for any 2017 YMCA Program
  • Credit expires 12/31/17
  • Members must have had active facility membership at the West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA on December 29, 2016
  • Credit cannot be used for membership payments
  • Credit is not transferable and is not redeemable for cash

Construction Update – West Seattle YMCA Closure

From Monday, December 19 through Sunday, January 1, the West Seattle YMCA facility will be completely closed, including our business offices. Our contractor and staff will be using this closure to put the finishing touches on the expansion project in advance of our grand opening on January 2! (Stay tuned for details.)

We encourage you to visit the Fauntleroy YMCA with these hours:
Monday to Friday, 5:30am to 8:00pm
Saturday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00pm

Child care hours are extended at Fauntleroy from December 19 to January 1:
Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm
Monday to Wednesday, 5:30 to 7:30pm
(The Fauntleroy YMCA is closed on December 25 and January 1, and closes early at 2:00pm on December 24.)

Download the Fauntleroy Group Exercise Schedule.


West Seattle YMCA to open Queenax Fitness Studio, an innovative new training system


Seattle, Washington – The West Seattle YMCA today announced that as part of its expansion and renovation project, it is opening a new fitness studio housing Queenax, an innovative new training system.

Queenax is multi-purpose training equipment that centers on functional fitness, using exercises that mimic daily life activities to improve cardiovascular endurance and gain strength, flexibility and conditioning.

With a range of equipment all on one frame, workouts can include anything from TRX suspension training to a punching bag, battle rope drills and dip bars. Queenax can also be used for stretching and flexibility by attaching bars and straps at different heights. The options are endless and easily scaled to support every fitness level.

“I am excited about the uniqueness of the Queenax equipment,” says Lindsay Exley, Health & Wellness Director at the Y. “I like to think of Queenax as an adult jungle gym – a way to make fitness fun and exciting! Whether new to exercise, or wanting to add variety to a routine, our Queenax will offer something for just about anyone.”

The Queenax Fitness Studio will open on Monday, November 14 with a three-week series of demo classes. The demo classes are free to both Members and Community Participants, with advance registration required. Users can choose to participate in a TRX demo, Pilates demo or Circuit Training demo or all three. A full schedule of group exercise classes and drop-in times starts in early December.


The pour has begun!

The pour has begun in the new Fitness Center! It won’t be long until we’ll be enjoying this new space and working towards our healthy living goals.




New Fitness Center progress

Lindsay, our Health & Well-Being Director, is super excited for the new Fitness Center space! Filled with natural light with soaring gorgeous ceilings, the 5,700 square foot space is open and spacious.