The renovations, which were launched in May and were completed in June, also include a redesigned entrance and lobby, new pickleball complex with six courts and a new personal training room that officials said will serve as a testing ground to develop high-intensity training opportunities, according to a July 2 press release.
“For nearly two decades the Langham Creek Family YMCA has been a staple in one of Houston’s fastest growing communities,” said Stephen Ives, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Houston. “As home to the Miracle League baseball field and other adaptive sports leagues, we’re elated to provide new resources, activities and opportunities for the community to continue to connect."
Renovations to the indoor and outdoor fitness areas were made with social distancing in mind, according to the release. Technology updates—including new large-screen TVs—were put in place to provide on-demand access to virtual classes. The site's outdoor pavilion was converted into an open-air studio for group exercise classes, featuring 8,000 square feet of covered turf space outfitted with fitness equipment.
The pickleball complex was reinvented from a former skate park on site, according to the release.
Meanwhile, the child watch area was redesigned to feature spaces for different age groups. Older children have access to sound and video studios where they can engage in mixing and other forms of production. A former office on site has also been transformed into a "Makerspace," where children ages 7-12 can participate in staff supervised activities that involve designing and inventing.
As of July 1, members have been given access to outdoor group exercise, lap swimming, family recreational swimming time, pickleball, child watch, the wellness center, virtual classes and summer day and teen camps.