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T. Boone Pickens YMCA

601 North Akard
Dallas, TX 75201
Area: Downtown

This community center provides the a high quality lap pool in downtown Dallas and a more elaborate workout option for nearby hotel guests. If you're going to be in Dallas for a week or less, sign up for the free 7-day guest pass on their website. Once you've done that, all you need to do is present the confirmation e-mail that comes after you sign up and a government ID. Boom! Seven days on the house.

This Y delivers a powerful punch of superior equipment in its 21st century facility. It was fully renovated, with updates to the locker rooms, yoga and Pilates rooms, new equipment, and a layout redesign. 

The third floor welcomes with the reception area, cardio rooms, and a lounge/seating area. The fourth floor houses the racquet courts, and 70+ pieces of cardio equipment along the floor's perimeter. Sweat fiends can gaze out the windows and be distracted by the outdoors. All equipment is in tip-top shape and we like that there is a collection of 12 Hammer Strength free-weight machines along with over 30 stack-loaded weight stations for strength buffs. TRX, punching bag, sport courts, indoor and outdoor track...it's all here.

Swim fans can use the main locker-rooms or the changing rooms near the pool deck. There are no lockers there, just cubbyholes. Our aquatic friends will be rewarded with a more than adequate water box. Although 8 lanes are divided by floating lines and bottom stripes, a portable staircase intrudes on lane 1. All the bells and whistles we expect from a competition pool are here, including a pace clock, toys, and backstroke flags.

This center or the Verandah Club are swimmers two best bets for lapping in/around downtown Dallas.

Work Out Onsite

Hours - gymM-F 5:30a-9p; Sat 7:30a-5:30p; Sun 1p-5:30p
Upright BikeYes
Recumbent BikeYes
RowingConcept 2
Dumbbells3-110 lbs
Free WeightsYes
Hammer StrengthYes
MachinesCybex, Free Motion, HighTech
OtherGravitron, TRX, Punching Bag
In / OutIndoor
Lap-Swim GradeB
Length25 meters
Temperature 82 degrees
ToysKickboards, Pull-buoys, Fins, Pace clock
CostFree 7-day passes on website
ExtrasBasketball, Racquetball, WiFi

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