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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#CLEfood preview: Punch Bowl Social (+ GIVEAWAY)

Disclosure: I accepted an opportunity to provide two event tickets as a reader giveaway to the grand opening of Punch Bowl Social’s newest location here in Cleveland. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Images ℅ Punch Bowl Social. 

You might have recently heard about the return of a few things: Pumpkin Spice Lattes. The Muppets. (Sidenote: SO EXCITED.) And especially for Clevelanders, The Flats. Adding to the fun of its return, Punch Bowl Social made its home nearby and Clevelanders, you better be ready for some fun.


More about Punch Bowl Social (all from their website):

  • EAT: What we are looking to do with our cuisine, is not necessarily make it more ‘health conscience’, but incorporate more nutritional ingredients, super foods, although they may be lighter, heartier dishes that bring meaning back to the very basic concept of food consumption.
  • DRINK: As we come to new markets we pull inspiration from the local culture’s energy and thirst, as well as its culinary scene. We choose high-quality local products and use local purveyors to reflect our commitment to joining the community. We want you to thoroughly enjoy your experience at Punch Bowl Social and taste our inspiration for yourself!
  • SOCIAL: including bowling, darts, billards, marbles, ping pong, shuffle board, vintage arcade games and private karaoke.*

*my question — who would want the private karaoke though?! #onceagleekalwaysagleek 

Punch Bowl Social’s Grand Opening Party will take place this Saturday, September 19 and you’re invited!

punch bowl

Grand opening highlights will include:

  • an evening of menu sampling and punch tasting
  • games like bowling, karaoke, darts, ping-pong, 80’s arcade
  • a live performance by The Lighthouse and the Whaler
  • valet parking available (#huzzah)
  • a sneak peek into Cleveland’s new event venue

Event tickets are $10 and 100% of the sales from the night will be donated to The Salvation Army. You can purchase tickets online… or enter to win two tickets here to the September 19th opening on the blog via this Rafflecopter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This is a fast one — you have until this Wednesday, September 16 at 11:59PM EST to enter. The winner will be announced the following morning. As this is a local event taking place in Cleveland this Saturday, I highly encourage entries by those that can attend the event – or would like to win them for someone that can go! Many thanks to the Punch Bowl Social team for making this giveaway possible!

Join in on the countdown to their Grand Opening over at the Punch Bowl Social Facebook page.

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GIVEAWAY: The 36th annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland

Disclosure: Tri-C JazzFest offered me an opportunity to share information about their upcoming concert festival. In return, I will receive a two tickets to one of these concerts and an additional two tickets to provide as a reader giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Music lovers rejoice: the Tri-C Jazz Fest, presented by KeyBank, returns to Playhouse Square for its 36th year July 9-11. Think you’re not into jazz? Check out this preview clip:

The 2015 line up of talented musical artists include:

Clevelanders can also expect outdoor  jazz performances, plus Theatre District food options and Great Lakes beers. There’s a combo for you to enjoy!

psssst: Want an audio sneak peek of what’s in store? Tri-C JazzFest has a Spotify playlist which I’ve been grooving to:

Tickets are available at 216-241-6000 or online. Full festival passes, which include tickets to all nine shows, can be purchased here for $200 for a limited time only. For those seeking a deal: a 20% is available up until the fest if you buy tickets to three or more concerts.

…OR enter to win two tickets to a 2015 Tri-C JazzFest performance this week on the blog via the Rafflecopter widget:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The fine print: You have until THIS SUNDAY, July 5th at 11:59PM to enter this giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget. A winner will be announced the next morning, probably on the Poise in Parma Facebook page. As this is a local event taking place in the Greater Cleveland area, I highly encourage entries by those that can attend a concert July 9-11 — or pass along their prize to a friend who can.

Stay in tune with the Tri-C Jazz Fest on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Don’t forget to follow the fun at the #TriCJazzFest hashtag.

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