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Downtown Durham YMCA

218 W. Morgan St.
Durham, NC 27701
919-667-9622website
Area: Raleigh-Durham
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This community center is an older facility that does a fairly good job updating equipment and keeping members happy. Newer Precor ellipticals and Life Fitness bikes are sprinkled among older cardio pieces. The strength options are satisfying, especially the approximate 21 Cybex "stacked" machines.

The lap pool area is more like a high-ceiling warehouse or garage than a traditional swim area. A concrete deck surrounds 6 lanes of 25-yard swimming. All the toys you'll need are available and your lapping will be guided by both bottom stripes and floating lane lines. The pool is somewhat shallow, the concrete bottom and side-walls could use some freshening up, and the water looked to be somewhat over-chlorinated. We wouldn't want this to be our home pool, but it will suffice for a swim or two.

Guests of The Durham work out for free. It's $10/day to work out at the YMCA.

Work Out Onsite

Cardio
TreadmillsPrecor
Upright BikeLife Fitness
Recumbent BikeLife Fitness
EllipticalPrecor
StepperStairmaster
RowingConcept 2
Strength
DumbbellsYes
Free WeightsYes
MachinesCybex
Swim
In / OutIndoor
Lap-Swim GradeC-
Lap?Lap
Lanes6
Length25 yards
Temperature 81 degrees
ToysKickboards, Pull-buoys, Pace Clock
Other
ClassesYes
HoursM-Th 530a to 10p, F 530a to 9p, Sat 8a to 5p, Sun 1p to 6p
CostFree for guests at The Durham; all others $10/day
TVYes
Extras1/14-mile indoor track, Basketball

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