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.
KIDS ZONE CELEBRATION RESCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER 16
Due to a delay in a key building permit inspection, the opening and celebration of our Kids Zone will be moved back one week to Friday, September 16. Join us from 4:00 to 8:00pm! Tour the new spaces, climb and slide on the Adventure Zone playgrounds, bounce and jump through the inflatable obstacle course, run on the track and learn about Y programs – all for free.
POOL TO REOPEN ON SEPTEMBER 12
The West Seattle YMCA pool is set to reopen with a normal schedule on Monday, September 12. Water exercise classes will resume as well.
DROP-IN CHILD CARE CLOSURE & SCHEDULE
Drop-in child care will be open with a normal schedule on Thursday, September 8 and Friday, September 9. However, drop-in child care will be closed Wednesday, September 14 through Friday, September 16 as our staff make final preparations for the opening of the new Kids Zone! The current schedule will remain in place until Saturday, September 17. Our new check-in and snack policies will also start on Saturday, September 17.
GROUP EXERCISE CHANGES
The new group exercise schedule starts on Monday, September 12. However, classes that are held in Studio 5 will not begin until the week of September 19.
On Friday, September 16, the west gymnasium will be closed from 2:30pm to 8:30pm for our Kids Zone Celebration.
HOT AREAS CLOSED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 19
The building permit inspection delay has also moved back the reopening of our Hot Areas. The Hot Areas will reopen on Monday, September 19
The showers will remain open throughout this time.
MODIFIED HOURS TO END SEPTEMBER 12
Regular Monday to Friday hours from 5:30am to 10:00pm will resume on Monday, September 12.
FACILITY CLOSURE CHANGE
The West Seattle YMCA will no longer be closed on Saturday, July 30. Instead, the facility will close on Saturday, August 6 at 11:30am. Seattle City Light will be doing electrical work and needs to shut off electricity to our building. Drop-in child care will be open from 8:45am to 11:45am. Swim lessons will be cancelled for the day and you will receive a credit on your account.
AUGUST 13 TO SEPTEMBER 11 – POOL, HOT AREAS AND SHOWERS CLOSURE
The West Seattle YMCA pool, hot areas and showers will be closed from Saturday, August 13 through Sunday, September 11. During this time period, we will be installing a sprinkler system in these areas to bring our facility up to fire code. We will also be performing maintenance, including painting and deep cleaning.
During the pool and shower closure, the rest of our West Seattle facility will remain open with regular hours and programs, including the locker rooms. Members and Participants are encouraged to use nearby Y pools including Matt Griffin, Meredith Mathews and the Downtown YMCA.
Open hours remain modified as follows:
• Monday to Friday, 5:45am to 9:45pm
• Saturday, 7:00am to 6:00pm
• Sunday, 10:00am to 8:00pm
HOT TUB CLOSED
Thanks for your patience as we maneuver major changes over the past few weeks!
We are still working to resolve the hot tub issue and apologize for the delay. We identified a problem during our installation of new gas service and are working with our engineers to determine the right long term solution. We expect to have a plan and timeline by the end of this week that we can communicate to you. The Steam Room and Dry Sauna remain open.
We apologize for this inconvenience and look forward to getting it fixed.
Click the button to download the West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA summer group exercise schedule for July 6 through August 12. A few classes have been cancelled for the summer at the West Seattle YMCA:
- Tuesday and Thursday 9:15am Group Cycle class
- Tuesday and Thursday 10:15am Core Conditioning
- Tuesday 12:00pm Mat Pilates
- Wednesday 5:45pm Yoga Level 2
- Thursday 7:45pm Meditation
KIDS GYM MOVES
On Monday, June 6, Kids Gym will move to the American Legion Building located one block south of the Y. The address is 3618 SW Alaska St. You may drop your children off before checking in at the main facility. While in this temporary space, Kids Gym will feel a bit different and so, we’ve renamed it Camp Legion!
Hours remain the same, though may change at a future date.
- Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 1:00pm
- Monday to Thursday, 4:00 to 8:00pm
- Friday, 4:00 to 6:00pm
- Saturday, 8:45am to 12:30pm
Beginning Monday, June 6, all preschoolers under the age of four should use our Studio 5 drop-in child care rather than Kids Gym/Camp Legion.
PARENT CHILD PLAYTIME CANCELLED
Due to Kids Gym moving, we will not host Parent Child Playtime in our gymnasium until further notice.
Please review our revised gymnasium schedule. With Kids Gym moving, we’ll have much more open gym time until late June or early July.
WEEKDAY HOURS CHANGE
For about eight weeks through Mid-July, our open hours at the West Seattle YMCA will be 5:45am to 9:45pm, Monday to Friday. This will allow for a night shift for construction. Weekend hours will remain the same.