My kids had been driving me crazy 2 weeks ago when I decided I needed to do something to beat the cabin fever that had taken over our household.
I have driven past the huge YMCA complex on Rt.126 (Lockport St.) and Rt. 30 (Wallin Rd.) just south of downtown Plainfield IL hundreds of times since it was built 2 years ago, but I had never been inside.Â I was pretty sure that they had a lap pool for swimming lessons and swim teams, but I had no idea that they had just added a huge family aquatic center.
It was about 10 degrees below zero that day, and the thought of being couped up in the house for one more night was maddening.Â I spontaneously pulled into the parking lot of the C.W. Avery Family YMCA on my way home from dropping off some flyers at a listing I had on Golden Meadow Dr.
I stopped at the front desk and asked about the YMCA family memberships and was quickly led on a tour of the building and the facility.Â They have an indoor track, basketball courts, a full gym, sauna, fitness classes, a lap pool, a family aquatic center with water slides, an activity center for kids 8 and older, and a childcare facility for children 6 months to 8 years old. Â I was 100% certain I wanted to become a member, but after seeing the facility and everything they offered, I had no idea how I was going to be able to afford it.Â That however proved not to be a problem!
The original fee for a family was $120 to join and then it’s just $63 a month for the entire family, with no contracts to sign.Â For our growing family of 6… soon to be 7, it will be money well spent.Â For $63 a month we can swim, exercise, and take advantage of up to 2 hours a day of complimentary childcare in the Kidz Corner and Activity Center.Â The childcare benefit is reason enough for us to use the gym more often (even 5 months pregnant!)Â We can also use all of the facilities part of the Greater Joliet Area YMCA!
The best part about the pool in the family center is that the temperature is comfortable enough to get everyone in the water.Â I’ve been to pools before that were so cold, that only my toes made it into the pool!
We have been members for just over 2 weeks now and we’ve made more than good use of our monthy membership fee.Â The kids are addicted to the pool, and they are all sleeping like babies when we put them to bed at night!
This is one part of Plainfield IL that both new and established residents need to check out.Â You won’t be disappointed!
Julie Ferenzi | RealtorÂ®
Plainfield IL Real Estate