Thursday, August 5, 2010

YMCA Montebello: Family Fitness for All

We are members of the Montebello/Commerce YMCA. I've often wondered if the monthly cost is worth the membership. We signed on to pay $59 a month for a family membership which includes full use of the facilities and a discount on classes with fees. For a while I thought a membership wasn't worth the monthly payment, now that I've been going regularly I think it's a bargain!

The YMCA is very family friendly. Here are a few things that are offered for families:
  • There is babysitting for kids 12 and under in the KidZone for up to 2 hours a day!
  • Kids 12 and older can use any of the YMCA's facilities including the exercise rooms!
  • There are lots of classes for kids that include exercise, dance, swimming, and karate. More classes are offered during the summer when school is out.
  • During school breaks a full time camp environment is available for older kids.
  • The kids can also join baseball and basketball teams and compete against other YMCA kids.
  • There is a good sized pool with aerobics classes throughout the week and times set aside for adult swim and recreational family swim.
  • In the mornings it's a great place for older adults to socialize! There are lots of senior citizens that attend the late morning classes.
  • Besides the full gym, there is a smaller workout room for newer or shy members who don't like everyone staring at their butt.
  • Easy access to personal trainers are included with membership.
  • There is a nice big parking lot
  • YMCA is a non-profit organization, hosts events for the community and offers payment assistance for anyone in need.
The babysitting alone is one of the main reasons we are members YMCA, the caretakers at KidZone make my kids feel comfortable and loved and I get to exercise and watch my favorite tv shows at the same time!


  1. Is the babysitting extra? I have a 1yr old and was considering joining the ymca in montebello.

  2. Childcare is included with a family membership! As long as the parent is exercising within the facility the child can be in the supervised KidZone area.