Celebrations include weekend-long demos of program activities and group exercise classes, a carnival
and an opportunity to try the Y for free
KATY – Its doors are open, and YMCA officials are ready to make their newest and state-of-the-art center, the YMCA at Katy Main Street, 1350 Main St., official. On March 3, the YMCA of Greater Houston will host a grand-opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the second YMCA in Katy and one of the most unique centers in the Greater Houston area.
A brief ceremony, which will begin at 10 a.m., will include remarks from Paul McEntire, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Houston; Ann Hodge of the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, David Ruzicka, chairman of the board for the Katy Area YMCAs; Carlos Valdez, chairman of the Board for the YMCA of Greater Houston; and Pam Filip, executive director of the YMCA at Katy Main Street.
From March 3-5, all are invited to try the new center free of charge. Those who choose to join before March 6 will pay no join fee, a savings of $125.
On March 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the YMCA at Katy Main Street will host a round of demos for much of what the new center has to offer, including TRX, Body Flow and Zumba classes and a Motion Magix kids’ zone. (See schedule below for all demos.) During the same time, there will be carnival-type activities for families and kids, including face painting, a “selfie station”, balloon making, games, a bingo map for visiting different areas of the new Y, and a drawing for Fitbits and other prizes. If the weather permits, the pool will be open for limited hours. Popcorn and juice will be on hand for refreshments.
On March 5 from 1 to 4 p.m., similar demos and festivities will continue.
YMCA at Katy Main Street
The YMCA at Katy Main Street took the best designs from YMCA centers around the nation and incorporated them into one 41,000 square-foot facility with extra modern amenities and a sleek, airy design.
The $12 million center offers the latest exercise crazes including TRX and aerial yoga. Its outdoor pool is heated and connected to private changing rooms.
The YMCA at Katy Main Street features strength training and cardio equipment, group exercise rooms, a basketball gym, Child Watch rooms to accommodate children from six weeks to 11 years old, an outdoor playground and sports fields, a cycle studio and coffee bar. It also includes health and wellness activities, aquatics, youth sports, after-school care, summer day camp, summer sports clinics, teen programs, senior activities and more.
The new center is expected to receive more than 400,000 visits a year. It will provide approximately $250,000 in community assistance and program/membership scholarships as well as create more than 200 area jobs.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
10:15 – Family Pickleball (Outside)
10:45 – Body Flow (Outside)
11:00 – Dance (Mind/Body Studio)
11:30 – TKD (Outside)
11:30 – Aerial Yoga (Personal Training Studio)
11:45 – Cheer (Outside)
12:00 – Zumba (Outside)
12:00 – TRX – (Personal Training Studio)
12:15 – Zumba Strong (Outside)
12:30 – Body Jam (Outside)
12:45 – DrumFit (Outside)
1:00 – Barre Workout (Outside)
1:00 – Exergames (Kids Zone)
1:30 – Motion Magix (Kids Zone)
Sunday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
1:00 – Enhance Fitness (Outside)
1:15 – Silver Sneakers (Outside)
1:30 – CXWorx (Outside)
1:45 – Zumba (Outside)
2:00 – Zumba Toning (Outside)
2:00 – Exergames (Kids Zone)
2:15 – Body Pump (Outside)
2:30 – Body Combat (Outside)
2:30 – Motion Magix (Kids Zone)
2:45 – Mat Pilates (Outside)
3:00 – TKD (Outside)
3:15 – Soccer (Outside)