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How would you rate PLSW Youth Iniative- YMCA?
I enjoy coming to this gym because they seem to have more equipment then their other location. But.... lately I have encountered rude customer service from Gina which so happens to be management. She never smiles or welcomes you. Instead she is looking for any wrong doing she may think you are doing. So she can approach you in a rude manner. I hope YMCA takes a look into it.
Great daycare staff and very affordable. My daughter is learning multiple ways of communication and has developed great friendships. They also encourage parent involvement which is always a plus.
Poor management. The pool was permanently closed, and the management seems to be incapable of planning for its refurbishment. The weight room is crowded. I thought that the $56 monthly membership was overpriced for the limited services provided. If they got the pool back, I would rejoin. Parking lot is often close to full and they can't get the pool running = bad management.
I love the YMCA I took a trip of all the YMCA in the south west region and this one is the best one of all.
I love YMCA and the staff has been excellent and very kind. However, Gina at the front desk is extremely rude. She has terrible customer service. She was trying to explain to me a policy, but her tone of voice was extremely un-friendly and instead of kindly explaining it came off very rude.
Great family friendly place, very reasonably priced, with a lot of fun classes and a wide range of equipment
I think it's a great facility. Whoever said the gym is packed must have never been to Defined or Sports and Wellness. There is always cardio machines available and rarely have to wait for a machine. It's actually very nice.
Work out here often. Good place. Not crowded, good equipment.
Very friendly staff and a lot of classes to choose from if you don't want to train independently. It is a little on the pricy side though.
I made multiple attempts to get my son registered for one of their sporting activities. I spoke to the receptionist at the front, but she had absolutely no clue on what activities were available. I also asked to speak to someone who would have knowledge of the activities offered but again she didn't know who I could talk to and recommended just looking at the website. I will say that they have a decent website and even offer the ability to register online. However, when I went to register for the activity I was interested in it there wasn't an option to register for it. After multiple attempts, I called the facility a couple of times and left voicemails. No response. I ended up getting my son registered in i9 sports, which so far has been a much better experience. I ended up speaking to a couple of other parents, and each of them had bad experiences with this YMCA and one of them was successful in getting their son registered in soccer but said it was poorly ran. I guess I should be happy that I was able to avoid this poorly run facility.
Great gym and fun activities for the kids.
Friendly service, good machines, shower ice cold
Nice staff and great machines with plenty of non-overcrowded space for cardio, weights etc. A small gym for basketball and volleyball too! Even have a family shower/changing room.
The pitiful part about this Y is it could have been amazing if they had not filled the swimming pool with concrete after about 18 months of brain-storming what to do. I cancelled our membership and my family joined a competitor gym. Build a new pool and people will come!
Great daycare staff for the preschool, and toddler room, and very friendly childwatch staff. Very family oriented 😊
I give it a 2 because their gym is amazing but their volleyball program needs a new director. The girl tells me and my team that we horrible and that they wish we weren't in the program. Their refs don't pay attention during games and they don't know how to keep track of points. This season my team was not scheduled to be in the turnoments, which everyone gets into the turnaments, and so my coach had to cancel practice because we no loner have a space to practice in.
I just like the atmosphere and the cleanliness of the place and the machines are great and the staff is nice!
Love this place just joined and dont regret it the childcare is a+ have a 2 month old and childcare is the best machines always available just need to make apt for personal trainer to show me what exercise to do to get toned and fit thanks ymca.
Snowbird going South was refused a shower even though I had been there year before & had a YMCA MEMBERSHIP DENVER 580685. Offered my Silver Sneakers # to them & it was also refused, even tho Salina, KS YMCA had no problem taking it. Management doesn't know what they are doing!
Seems like those that just have gym memeberships are satisfied. However, the real identity are staff that they treat kids with threats and adult sarcasm. Their processes are streamlined to capture your money and Hide. Poor communication. Frontline staff like gatekeepers for the wizards that appear and vanish in sporadic email responses.
If I could give them a lower rating I would. Mostly because the child care staff is the worst. No one watching the kids, on their phones, and they talk to them so rude. Don't take your child there.
I grew up at this YMCA, and thus, am sad to see how poorly managed it is now. For example, the start and end dates for children's programs are incorrectly listed online. Online registration can be confusing and difficult to navigate. Programs are offered on a haphazard schedule and front desk staff are ill-informed about the details. You can try to call or email for help, but your emails and messages will not be returned (particularly if you are trying to contact Sports Director Arturo Padilla), so you may miss out on a class you or your child would like to take. For kid activities, you are probably better off at i9 sports, which has a similar philosophy but which is much better organized (and which costs about the same). Unfortunately, this YMCA branch is now waiting for a well-organized and energetic manager to "clean house" and return it to the family-friendly place that I remember it being.
no pool with the remodel, i remembe the 80s daycare model of making all children sit by the wall. old pool closed. group finess room is hard on thr body dueto,concrete floor.
I've been a member here for about 1.5 years.
-free childcare w/ competent workers who genuinely seem interested in your child.
-almost never crowded and the members here are unpretentious folk who just enjoy fitness
-friendly staff who want to get to know you
-reasonable membership fees
-It is a very clean facility
-Childcare has very limited hours. There are classes that I would sometimes like to attend but there is no childcare during those hours.
-The equipment selection is small and a bit outdated, but seems to be improving over time.
-The sports director seems very disorganized. We asked for a basketball to shoot hoops on the court and he did not know where either the basketball or a pump (the ball was very flat once it was found) could be located.
Overall this is a good medium sized gym. Compared to other YMCA's around the country however it is behind the times. I feel it is in need of some rejuvenating and modernizing. Hopefully with the addition of the new functional fitness/large weight room this can happen.
My husband and I visited ABQ for the National Senior Games this past week. ABQ opened their arms to all the athletes from across the nation. I would like to thank the staff at this YMCA for their kindness and support. I was able to work out prior to my matches. The Governor was generous to allow the athletes to use the wonderful facilities. My women's 60 year old team did get in the silver bracket but was not fortunate enough to come out with a medal. It was great to have come from Maryland to play at such a high level. My whole experience in Albuquerque, New Mexico was a fantastic one. Thank you.
They charged me a late fee on a day that was already paid. The explanation is they want the following week paid before (understandable) but I had no clue. Cut a mother a break. I pay for two weeks ahead every time. Late fee is a joke.
Please do not sign your child up for summer camp here AT ALL unless you want to see your child more SUNBURNT than you have ever experienced (because they will not allow sunscreen if the children forgot their sunscreen and other children are not allowed to share either!)) and no matter what age- your child better know proper ways to put on sunscreen because they will NOT help them put it on. That being said, if you child is able to reach their back effectively- GREAT ! I personally do not know a young child that can. They they will take field trips to the zoo which is great, but for a solid 4 HOURS in the JULY NM sun without proper sunscreen application is not. I have never seen my granddaughter SO SUNBURNT as when she was enrolled here. And I mean DAILY. EVEN though she had her own sunscreen. The management offers one thing and does another; and I cannot stress enough to any parent with ears.... PLEASE enroll for summer camp SOMEWHERE ELSE. YMCA is supposed to be a great place for children and families. Perhaps that is true for a mom or dad who wants to lift weights and casually work out - maybe even for a brief visit to swim- but not for your precious child's summer vacation. The instructors CAN be kind sometimes and sometimes you may not get a kind one - but either way they all simply babysit, and watch over them. The instructors do not play with them at ALL. Picture some one twirling a whistle while watching your kids and you got the picture. If you have an issue with management, one thing is offered, another thing is done - and they make YOU feel like YOU did something wrong. Nothing is handled professionally or maturely by the NM YMCA management. Please spare yourself the experience !
Enjoy the work out and my son has enjoyed the summer camp.