O. Gene Bicknell Co-Ed Fitness Center
This area comprises 5000 sq. ft. and is one of the best fitness centers in the four-state area. There is some $500,000 worth of cardio and strength equipment in the O. Gene Bicknell Fitness Center. You must be a member of the YMCA to use this area and you must also be at least in the ninth grade or older.
The fitness center is complete with 36 pieces of Cybex weight resistance machines designed to exercise all the muscle groups. There are 34 pieces of cardio equipment including treadmills, recumbent and stationary bikes, elliptical machines, step mill, and a rower. There is a large free-weight area and also an area that has plate-loaded machines. The free-weight area has two cable cross-over, a Smith machine, squat rack, all types of benches, and a hip sled. There are also a large number of dumb bells going up to 145 pounds!
We recommend anyone using this area receive an orientation. No children are allowed.
Women's Fitness Center
Our women's only fitness center is a great place to work out if you don't want to use the co-ed fitness center. It has Cybex weight machines, treadmills, and recumbent bikes.
This is a very quiet area and is a non-intimidating exercise atmosphere. The weight machines are arranged in a circuit approach and can be completed in less than 30 minutes. There is a TV for your viewing, and an attendant is on staff from 4:00p.m. to 8:00p.m., Monday through Thursday. Orientations may be set up at the YMCA Service Desk.
The YMCA has an indoor swimming pool and the water stays a comfortable 87 degrees year around. The pool is 25 yards in length and has 6 lanes.
There are two full size gymnasiums in the Pittsburg YMCA. They are used for basketball, volleyball, and can also be used for walking or jogging in the mornings. Normally, the evenings may be too busy for this type of activity. Those involved in walking may keep track of their miles and when they get 100 miles they will receive a free t-shirt.
The YMCA has a state-licensed child care area. The daycare is set for 24 children 3 to 6 years old, but they must be toilet trained. We also have a Pre-School center for those 3-5 years of age.
The YMCA conducts the after school programs at St. Mary's and Frontenac, as well as the site at the YMCA where children are picked up at their school and brought to the Y for classes, etc.
We have a large summer camp and holiday camp for ages 6 to 12, and free babysitting in the mornings and evenings for members working out in the facility. Children must be toilet trained.
We have two racquetball courts and reservations are recommended. Racquetball is free for members.
Our 5000 sq.ft. gymnastics center is a great place for kids to take gymnastics. We have a spring floor for participants and a tumbling pit.
We have also added a pre-school gymnastic studio for our Parent-Toddler and 3-4 yr. old classes, with specialized equipment for small children.
Our dance room is a busy place for our Academy of Dance. There is a TV outside the room for parents to watch their children. We have also added an additional dance room, Studio Two, to allow for more classes and students.
Our 3000 sq.ft. aerobics center is a great place to offer our many fitness classes. Mirrors are all along one side and there is a great sound system. The floor is a special "soft" floor that absorbs impact. This area is also used for some of our dance classes.
There is a whirlpool for both men and women at the YMCA. The men also have a steam room and the women have a dry sauna.