Friday, January 28, 2022

YMCA Opens 24-Hour Fitness Center

On September 1, the Marco Y became a 24-hour fitness center.


Great things are happening at the Greater Marco Family YMCA! On September 1, the Marco Y became a 24-Hour Fitness Center, making the Marco Y the premier 24-hour fitness facility for Marco Island residents and visitors. Current Marco Y members will receive the 24-hour access automatically with an active membership and must stop by the Welcome Center desk to activate the 24-hour access on their membership card. Non-members interested in the 24-hour access can become a “Night Owl Member” and receive access to the 24-Hour Fitness Center between the hours of 10 PM and 3 AM daily. Stop by the Welcome Center desk for more information or call (239)394- 9622 ext. 0.

“The Greater Marco Family YMCA values healthy living for all and we know not everyone can enjoy the fitness facility during the day. Since people work a variety of hours on Marco Island, the Marco Y responded by introducing a 24-hour option free for members and a special low-cost membership for non-members,” said Marco Y CEO Cindy Love-Abounader.

Marco Y CEO Cindy Love-Abounader.

The 24-Hour Fitness Center addition was built in January 2017 and offers state of the art treadmills, elliptical machines, a stair stepper, recumbent bikes, free weights, a cable machine and much more. Marco Y members will have access to the 24-Hour Fitness Center after the building closes at 9PM until 5AM on weekdays and at 8PM until 6AM on weekends. 24-hour members must be at least 20 years of age and have activated their 24-hour access through the Welcome Center desk during regular business hours prior to the first visit to the 24-hour facility. The 24-Hour Fitness Center addition is the only part of the Marco Y that is accessible after hours.

“We are so excited to launch this service and we couldn’t be happier for our members who have asked about 24-hour fitness and would like to have options when making time to live a healthy lifestyle,” says Deborah Passero, Healthy Living and Membership Director.

Safety is a priority at the Greater Marco Family YMCA. Security cameras are installed and monitored to keep everyone safe. It is suggested that members who access the 24-hour facility do so with a buddy. There is a defibrillator located near the entrance and exit door in the 24-hour Fitness Center and a telephone in case of an emergency. At no time will there be certified Marco YMCA staff members on-site outside of normal business hours.

The Greater Marco Family YMCA looks forward to helping you in your journey towards healthy living. For information and updates, please visit our website at or follow us on Twitter @YMCAMarco and Facebook @marcoymca.

For more information about the Greater Marco Family YMCA’s membership program, please contact Mrs. Deborah Passero, Healthy Living & Membership Director, at 239-394-3144 ext. 0 or visit

About the Y

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.


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