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Y Curious

League City, TX

#1 Nov 9, 2010
Any thoughts on the programs at the YMCA? Is it worth the membership without a pool?
huh

United States

#2 Nov 9, 2010
no
voter

United States

#3 Nov 9, 2010
huh wrote:
no
Agreed!
Paris Res

Warren, PA

#4 Nov 9, 2010
Nope...they cut off their own legs when they shut down the pool. I can't see it remaining open much longer...especially when a lot of folk's memberships start running out.
interested

Huntingdon, PA

#5 Nov 10, 2010
Poor management but yet they keep the director employed. He isn't very personable either. What I hear in the community is that he isn't well liked or should I say, appreciated.
DUCT MAN

League City, TX

#6 Nov 10, 2010
Y Curious wrote:
Any thoughts on the programs at the YMCA? Is it worth the membership without a pool?
HEY, There is a pool being discussed on the ambulance topix. Maybe they would rent it out....
Paris Resident

Chicago, IL

#7 Nov 10, 2010
The place is hot in the summer, cold in the winter, dirty and outdated all year long, and closed when the schools would let out for holidays which makes no sense....The last time I was there, there were a lot of employees that I had no clue what their actual job was other than to sit around attempting to look awesome and gossip. I would go back if the equipment was updated, if they offered more programs and they were more structured. Also I believe to save the YMCA they need to spend a little money on updates not necessarily the building but with the equipment. It seems like to save money they made cutbacks which drives members away, may be a no win situation.
first thing

Fresno, CA

#8 Nov 10, 2010
Will Welsh needs to go!
Dumb Bass

Punxsutawney, PA

#9 Nov 10, 2010
.... and that money would come from...?
Paris Resident wrote:
The place is hot in the summer, cold in the winter, dirty and outdated all year long, and closed when the schools would let out for holidays which makes no sense....The last time I was there, there were a lot of employees that I had no clue what their actual job was other than to sit around attempting to look awesome and gossip. I would go back if the equipment was updated, if they offered more programs and they were more structured. Also I believe to save the YMCA they need to spend a little money on updates not necessarily the building but with the equipment. It seems like to save money they made cutbacks which drives members away, may be a no win situation.
Please keep the YMCA goin

United States

#10 Nov 10, 2010
first thing wrote:
Will Welsh needs to go!
Well... positions Will has created need to be cut and his salary is outragous! He needs to go is right!!!! They hire friends and cut the people that had been working there for years and worked for the YMCA because they loved the job! He has ran that place into the ground!!
DUCT MAN

League City, TX

#11 Nov 10, 2010
Please keep the YMCA goin wrote:
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Well... positions Will has created need to be cut and his salary is outragous! He needs to go is right!!!! They hire friends and cut the people that had been working there for years and worked for the YMCA because they loved the job! He has ran that place into the ground!!
NO POPCORN FOR WILL!!!!
just saying

Buena Park, CA

#12 Nov 10, 2010
do not tie up the front gym all the time. Use the back gym for evening exercise class. That way when parents come to use nautilus their kids can go shoot hoops instead of standing there because they are not allowed to use the back gym. small kids sports groups have come along way but they still need to work on the tween/teen ages. The director does need escorted to the nearest bus station. maybe the wealthiest man in Paris would donate money to re-open/maintain the pool; he could always use it as a tax right off!
hate stupid people

Mountain Lakes, NJ

#13 Nov 10, 2010
i think that it depends on if you have kids or not. If you don't than no but if you do than yes. My kids are in alot of the activities which teach them discipline and socializing and also keeps them out of trouble so i think that it is worth it
oldparasite

Terre Haute, IN

#14 Nov 10, 2010
The place has been poorly managed for years.
interested

Paris, IL

#15 Nov 10, 2010
just saying wrote:
do not tie up the front gym all the time. Use the back gym for evening exercise class. That way when parents come to use nautilus their kids can go shoot hoops instead of standing there because they are not allowed to use the back gym. small kids sports groups have come along way but they still need to work on the tween/teen ages. The director does need escorted to the nearest bus station. maybe the wealthiest man in Paris would donate money to re-open/maintain the pool; he could always use it as a tax right off!
I am certain I will be corrected if I am wrong but they made a gigantic mistake when they closed the pool. I thought they made an attempt to reopen it but was failed because they had been grandfathered in under old regulations and when they wanted to start back up again they lost that "protection" and too many updates would have had to have been made. Financially closing that pool was a BIG mistake!

If I had a lot of money I am not certain I would share it with them. There needs to be a change at the top if that organization is to thrive! Why dump it into something just to line a couple of pockets?
just saying

Buena Park, CA

#16 Nov 10, 2010
interested wrote:
<quoted text>I am certain I will be corrected if I am wrong but they made a gigantic mistake when they closed the pool. I thought they made an attempt to reopen it but was failed because they had been grandfathered in under old regulations and when they wanted to start back up again they lost that "protection" and too many updates would have had to have been made. Financially closing that pool was a BIG mistake!
If I had a lot of money I am not certain I would share it with them. There needs to be a change at the top if that organization is to thrive! Why dump it into something just to line a couple of pockets?
I agree with you about the pool...If you had alot of money you could share with stipulations;)
Paris Resident

Chicago, IL

#17 Nov 10, 2010
Dumb Bass wrote:
.... and that money would come from...?
<quoted text>
Thats what I meant by a no win situation with the memberships dropping that means no revenue, and with no revenue you cant fix it up to entice new/old members to join up. I believe poor management from way back is the reason the Y is up shat creek with a turd for a paddle. Could someone with a really big brain throw out some ideas here on how it could be remedied?
Y Curious

Paris, IL

#18 Nov 10, 2010
Are there plenty of good quality teachers and programs available for my children? I don't mind the fee if it is worth the money.
interested

Paris, IL

#19 Nov 10, 2010
My children are grown up but as I remember they were always enrolled in a swim class and those classes were usually full. We did gymnastics up there and the fees were very reasonable if you were a member but they lost an instructor. At one time they had a great aerobics and exercise programs that were taught in the evenings. Those classes were generally full and well instructed. And of course there was the youth basketball program that always attracted a lot of kids. My children are grown up and I have no idea what is there anymore. There is not much up there draw my husband or I into a membership. Some of their adult decrease in memberships could also be attributed to Dolan's and Curves. Both are nice facilities and fees are reasonable.
Exx

Paris, IL

#20 Nov 12, 2010
Been there done that programs are a joke don't waste time and money.

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