McGrath Family YMCA

  • San Diego, California, USA
  • Members: 5,000

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I feel strongly that we are helping people reach their full potential. We are already seeing exercisers move to new Spaces and try new things. 


The Life Fitness Journey is not just for beginners. It can help even experienced exercisers get out of a rut.

Lisa Norombaba,

Fitness Dept. Head,

East County Family Y

Debuting in April 2010, the Life Fitness Journey concept at the McGrath Family YMCA has exceeded expectations. The McGrath Family Y has the highest member retention rate among all East County locations and is a key deciding factor to potential members. The facility has also gone above and beyond their Personal Training revenue goals due to the fact that the Journey spaces allow members to easily see the benefits of others using Personal Trainers.

In addition to the Journey workout spaces, the McGrath Family YMCA offers a variety of ways to help their members stay fit. Group exercise classes are offered daily along with babysitting services so busy parents can still get their workout in; and a state-of-the-art aquatic center opened in Fall 2011 to complete a well-rounded offering of fitness programing.


Journey Spaces Featured:

  • Express Circuit Space
  • Select Strength Space
  • Mixed Cardio Space
  • Core Space
  • Work. Sport. Life. Space
  • Walk/Run Space
  • Cross-Train Space
  • Free Weight Training Space
  • Plate-Loaded Training Space

Life Fitness Journey Case Study: McGrath Family YMCA

Read the case study to learn more on how the Journey concept has helped McGrath become one of the premier facilities in its area.