GIVEAWAY: Parker Hannifin Downtown YMCA at The Galleria

Considering I consider myself one for 1) more health and fitness options for Clevelanders and 2) re-purposing existing spaces (probably why flipping a house doesn’t seem like such a big deal to me!), I thought the addition of the Parker Hannifin Downtown YMCA to The Galleria was a HUGE win-win for Northeast Ohioans. And with its grand opening ribbon cutting yesterday, it’s now officially open to the public for us all to enjoy.

Parker Hannifin Downtown YMCA

The new Parker Hannifin Downtown YMCA features amenities such as:

  • A Wellness Center with 70 pieces of premium, networked fitness equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, recumbent bikes and stair climbers
  • An Aquatics Center with a three-lane, 24-yard lap pool (5 ft. depth), hot tub, sauna, steam room, and frequent swim lessons and water classes
  • Free weights and strength equipment (first floor) and stretching area (second floor)
  • Group Exercise classes such as boot camp, POUND, African and Indian dance classes, Zumba, yoga, Pilates and indoor cycling taughted by certified instructors
  • A free first workout with a certified personal trainer and enrollment in Smart Start to establish goals and keep you motivated
  • Massage therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic services
  • Locker rooms, express changing rooms, and accessible family locker rooms
  • Access to all other YMCAs in Ohio through statewide reciprocity and nationwide through the A.W.A.Y. (Always Welcome at YMCAs) program
  • …and much more — see the full listing at the YMCA’s website

YMCA collage

Ready to check out the new spot for yourself? You can learn more about membership rates at their website or by calling 216.372.3032… or you can enter to win an incredible package from the YMCA featuring a one-month free trial membership to the YMCA, 2 personal training sessions and 1 – 30-minute massage session this week on the blog via this Rafflecopter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

You have until THIS SUNDAY, April 3rd at 11:59PM to enter. A winner will be announced the next morning on the blog’s Facebook page. As this is a venue specific to downtown Cleveland, I highly encourage entries by those that can use the prize or could share it with someone who could.

Keep an eye on the Parker Hannifin Downtown YMCA’s social media feeds at Facebook, InstagramTwitter and The Galleria’s feeds at Facebook & Twitter to get fitness and healthy living inspiration before checking out the new location yourself. See ya at the gym, friends!

Disclosure: Photos ℅ the Parker Hannifin Downtown YMCA. In exchange for providing this giveaway, I was invited to a media preview that I was unable to attend. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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Presenting Yoga / Brunch at Dante Next Door

If you know me, you know I’m pretty passionate about a few things: Golden Retrievers, social media and Hall and Oates. Also: yoga, the Cleveland food scene and bringing people together. An until I find a way to bring together the first three things, there’s been the opportunity to craft a fun new combo from the second set — thanks to a partnership with a local chef I deeply respect and a local spot you may not know about, right above one of his restaurants.

YOGA BRUNCH at Dante Next Door

I will start offering a 60-minutes all-level yoga class on select Saturdays starting on March 12, 2016 at The Cultural Center in Tremont. You may not know about this wellness spot, located right upstairs from Dante Boccuzzi’s Dante Next Door.

dante pizza

Photo c/o Dante Next Door’s Facebook page

After class, join me and your fellow classmates by heading downstairs to enjoy brunch together at Dante Next DoorA complimentary mimosa is included for all participating brunching yogis! (PLEASE NOTE: One mimosa per yogi. All students are responsible for paying for their own brunch food and beverage orders. Separate checks will be available.)

Yoga Class Costs:

  • First class introductory rate — $10 — please use promo code FIRSTCLASS when registering (one per person)
  • Price per class after first class — $15

Save your spot today for the March 12th or any of the upcoming events by registering on the Eventbrite page. If you prefer to pay cash in person day of each class, email me at to reserve your space.

Things to know: Yoga class starts promptly at 9:30am in the Cultural Center located upstairs at 2247 Professor Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113. Please access the Center by the red door on the right side of the front of the building. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early to check in. After class, students are welcomed to stay for brunch downstairs to Dante Next Door. 

Can’t make it on March 12th? Check out this page on my website to learn more about the YOGA / BRUNCH events. Many thank yous to Monica from The Cultural Center, Dante from Dante Next Door and their entire team for helping to make this “yoga bucket list” item possible!

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on the #yoga mat: why I’m excited to study with Alexandria Crow (video style!)

Hey #CLE yogis: You may remember my recent interview with yoga teacher Alexandria Crow. Well, Alex turned the tables on me recently and asked me some questions, mostly about why I’m excited to study with her at her workshops this weekend at Evolution Yoga School and Practice Space. So in old school, circa PIP early 2012 vlogging days, here’s my video reply to her questions…

Usually I get asked the questions but I flipped the tables on Poise in Parma’s Alicia Hansen and asked her what she’s looking forward to when I’m there January 22-24 at Evolution Yoga School & Practice Space teaching a workshop series. Check out what Alicia is excited about! Link below to sign up if you #cleyoga enthusiasts want to come down too.

Posted by Alexandria Crow on Friday, January 15, 2016


The invitation to join Alexandria at Evolution Yoga School & Practice Space this weekend, January 22-24, is still on the table, friends! Click over to the Evolution MINDBODY site to learn more about the workshops she’ll be teaching. Use the promo code POISEINPARMA (yes, all caps, all one big word) to save $5 off individual workshops or $5 off the full weekend.

Remember: you can learn more about Alexandria at, and give her a follow at FacebookInstagram and Twitter.  Many thanks again to Alexandria. See you all at the yoga studio this weekend for some Yoga Physics fun!

Disclosure: I am a member of the teaching staff at Evolution Yoga School and Practice Space. My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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