The Katy area’s second YMCA—the YMCA at Katy Main Street—opened Feb. 4 south of I-10 near Katy Mills.
The two-story, 41,000-square-foot facility cost $12 million and features strength training and cardio equipment, a basketball gym, group exercise rooms, an outdoor heated swimming pool, child care rooms and a cycle studio.
The location already has about 500 memberships, translating to nearly 2,000 individual members, according to Member Services Director Abby Smith. The facility hosts many of the same programs and classes offered at the Monty Ballard YMCA at Cinco Ranch but also has some unique elements, she said. Unique offerings include DrumFIT and STRONG by Zumba.
“A lot of our directors are over both centers,” Smith said. “So we really are working together as the Katy team.”
With rapid growth occurring in the Katy area, Pam Filip, executive director of the YMCA at Katy Main Street, said she is looking forward to serving a larger portion of the community.
Many of the new location’s programs focus on families and children, Filip said. Youth programs include taekwondo, sports, dance, after school care and camps. Additionally, family-oriented programs and special events include game night, bingo and family fitness classes.
“We believe strong families build strong communities,” she said. “We will be able to extend our service area to west Katy, Fulshear and Brookshire.”
Citywide membership holders have access to all 36 YMCA of Greater Houston locations, and the YMCA at Katy Main Street will waive its $125 initiation fee to anyone who signs up before the end of February, Filip said.