Carlson Metro Center

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444 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604 [Directions]
Hours (as of April 2009)
Monday-Friday: 5:00AM to 9:30PM
Saturday: 6:30AM to 7:30PM
Sunday: 9:30AM to 5:30PM
585 325 2880

The Carlson Metro Center YMCA is the downtown branch of the YMCA of Greater Rochester.

The branch is one of the best gyms in Rochester, is relatively inexpensive, there's no contract, and the equipment is both extensive and well maintained.

They have three weight training areas: Free weights, a large Cybex circuit, and the Lifefit digital circuit.

There's a pool with a hot tub and sauna, as well as steam rooms in both the male and female locker rooms.

The cardio room features half a dozen televisions and a digital radio system that you can access via jacks on the treadmills. The cardio machines include newer model treadmills, elliptical machines, step machines, stationary bikes, and rowing machines; there are so many machines that there's rarely a wait. The treadmills have fans built into them and they actually work.

Other features of the gym include a large gym for basketball, a small driving range, an indoor track for running, and raquetball courts.

A variety of classes are available, including yoga, kick boxing, tai chi, meditation, step, dance, spin, and swimming classes. All classes are included in membership, unlike at some other gyms. Child care is available and there's also a snack area.

The staff is helpful and they keep the place clean. This is an excellent gym and convenient for anyone who lives near the downtown area (East, Park, Monroe, etc).


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2009-01-09 12:22:14   I support anything that gets people Downtown and the Carlson Metro Center certainly fits the bill. It's a great gym (it has nearly everything you could ever want in a gym) and a great excuse to go Downtown. —BatGuano