Just a couple of months ago we learned via a Spokane Journal of Business article that the YMCA of the Inland Northwest intended to open a third Y location somewhere on South Hill. At the time of that article however it indicated no sure location and the assumption was, while it was planned, it would take some time. But, all that has gone out the window with yesterday's surprise announcement from the YMCA.
The YMCA of the Inland Northwest has acquired the South Hill Gold's Gym location at 2921 E. 57th ( near 57th & Regal ) . The YMCA will convert the Gold's Gym into a new full Y , the conversion will be relatively quick with the changes and new name to take effect sometime around the middle of December. Member's of the Gold's Gym will also be welcomed into the YMCA with new memberships.
The new location will actually remain open during the switch with YMCA management adding $250,000 worth of new fitness equipment. The new South Hill YMCA will also offer several new programs like the LiveStrong program for cancer survivors, a diabetes prevention program and a summer day camp . Plans also call for a new family activity area.
The YMCA of the Inland Northwest has been a part of the Spokane community for over 130 years. The organization also operates two other locations, one just north of Downtown Spokane and another in North Spokane. For more info on the local YMCA visit their website at-