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  • 99 Dartmouth St

    Malden, MA 02148

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  • 781-324-7680

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I have been a member for almost 5 years. At the beginning it was true that they didn't have too many machines at the gym, but now they have lots of modern, with tv and different cardiovascular machines. The programs they offer are

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I have been a member for almost 5 years. At the beginning it was true that they didn't have too many machines at the gym, but now they have lots of modern, with tv and different cardiovascular machines. The programs they offer are

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The Malden YMCA is a money driven enterprise where families do not matter. The nearly $1000 family membership gets parents into many parts of the Y but the kids only get access to the pool...which is over subscribed. The limit is 50 people in the pool and if you are not there at the instant family swim begins, you do not get in. Pool people also compete wit $5/night people where the Y will let people in for $5 whitout giving preference to members regarding precious pool space. They do have kids programs but most cost BIG $$ on top of the membership. When you talk to the Y about the lack of pool time, Julie Fox will ignore you and then punish your kids when they are in the pool or if they join the swim team (extra$450/year). Whispers will occur and Kathleen Benoit will hate you too! They do CARE for your money but not you, there is NO HONESTY especially if you are vocal about problems at the Y, there is a LACK OF RESPECT for the family, and the Y is NOT RESPONSIBLE if you have problems with their personnel or programs. Want to waste $1000/year, join this Y.

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The Malden YMCA is a money driven enterprise where families do not matter. The nearly $1000 family membership gets parents into many parts of the Y but the kids only get access to the pool...which is over subscribed. The limit is 50 people in the pool and if you are not there at the instant family swim begins, you do not get in. Pool people also compete wit $5/night people where the Y will let people in for $5 whitout giving preference to members regarding precious pool space. They do have kids programs but most cost BIG $$ on top of the membership. When you talk to the Y about the lack of pool time, Julie Fox will ignore you and then punish your kids when they are in the pool or if they join the swim team (extra$450/year). Whispers will occur and Kathleen Benoit will hate you too! They do CARE for your money but not you, there is NO HONESTY especially if you are vocal about problems at the Y, there is a LACK OF RESPECT for the family, and the Y is NOT RESPONSIBLE if you have problems with their personnel or programs. Want to waste $1000/year, join this Y.

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Decided to sign my 3 yo daughter up for swimming classes for the summer. I signed up and paid for classes over the phone and received pretty good service so I thought okay, maybe they aren't as bad as I was told from a former Malden YMCA member had said.

I get to the Y and take her to her class. First off, these are teenagers teaching the class. Not what I wanted, but maybe they have experience with toddlers. Long story short, the receptionist signed me up for the wrong class and I wasn't allowed to switch to the right one. The teeny bopper instructors completely ignored my daughter when she was screaming crying because she was afraid to be left alone in the water. The instructors never introduced themselves to my daughter or myself to reassure us class would be a fun experience.

Only attended 2 classes and quit. Lost $110 but my daughter is more afraid of swimming pools now than before she started the class. Thanks a lot Malden Y for such great service.

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Decided to sign my 3 yo daughter up for swimming classes for the summer. I signed up and paid for classes over the phone and received pretty good service so I thought okay, maybe they aren't as bad as I was told from a former Malden YMCA member had said.

I get to the Y and take her to her class. First off, these are teenagers teaching the class. Not what I wanted, but maybe they have experience with toddlers. Long story short, the receptionist signed me up for the wrong class and I wasn't allowed to switch to the right one. The teeny bopper instructors completely ignored my daughter when she was screaming crying because she was afraid to be left alone in the water. The instructors never introduced themselves to my daughter or myself to reassure us class would be a fun experience.

Only attended 2 classes and quit. Lost $110 but my daughter is more afraid of swimming pools now than before she started the class. Thanks a lot Malden Y for such great service.

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The Malden YMCA is new, with new exercise equipment, pools, a basketball court, etc. There is limited parking across the street. There are not TV's for each machine, only a few scattered that the teenagers inevitably change when you are watching something. There is also a rule against children in the cardio/fitness area, but you'll see them there causing trouble and getting on machines. There are not enough machines for everyone during peak hours. Be prepared to wait for an elliptical, bike, or treadmill from 4:30 - 8pm on weeknights. The classes that they claim are great are offered at ridiculous times - what working person can make a 9am or 5pm class?! I would pass - for the cost ($52 for an adult per month plus joining fee) you can do better elsewhere.

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The Malden YMCA is new, with new exercise equipment, pools, a basketball court, etc. There is limited parking across the street. There are not TV's for each machine, only a few scattered that the teenagers inevitably change when you are watching something. There is also a rule against children in the cardio/fitness area, but you'll see them there causing trouble and getting on machines. There are not enough machines for everyone during peak hours. Be prepared to wait for an elliptical, bike, or treadmill from 4:30 - 8pm on weeknights. The classes that they claim are great are offered at ridiculous times - what working person can make a 9am or 5pm class?! I would pass - for the cost ($52 for an adult per month plus joining fee) you can do better elsewhere.

Pros: Swimming pool, basketball court

Cons: Children getting in the way, not enough machines, not enough supervision, classes don't fit working people's hours

 

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