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Old 03-15-2013, 09:08 AM
 
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I am working at the University of Chicago (57th st). Since the university gym is expensive for two people, I wanted to join Southside YMCA. I went there and it has decent facilities. The only worry is how safe is it to drive to the place. Also, how are experiences regarding this YMCA. I couldn't find any decent reviews.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:20 AM
 
Location: North Jackson
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Hi

I am working at the University of Chicago (57th st). Since the university gym is expensive for two people, I wanted to join Southside YMCA. I went there and it has decent facilities. The only worry is how safe is it to drive to the place. Also, how are experiences regarding this YMCA. I couldn't find any decent reviews.
(sigh) You drive your car, park on Stoney at 63rd, get out, and go into the building. Not sure what's the issue with "safety." It's not a high crime area. Jackson Park is across the street, not much else there. No shady characters hanging out.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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(sigh) You drive your car, park on Stoney at 63rd, get out, and go into the building. Not sure what's the issue with "safety." It's not a high crime area. Jackson Park is across the street, not much else there. No shady characters hanging out.

Actually, he could just park in the very large lot.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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It is also on the other side of the Metra tracks from one of the largest churches (Apostolic) in the city. You should be OK.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:21 AM
 
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You're worried about safety of driving to the YMCA?!? Wear your seat belt and text while driving. You'll be fine.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:07 PM
 
Location: South Side
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I think it may be just easier to take the bus to the Y (my wife jogs there from Hyde Park), but drive if you must. On foot, in a car or on the bus, that is not a high crime area. Me and my kids used to bike there.

The UC gyms are not that expensive for students, faculty, alumni or staff.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:52 AM
 
Location: North Jackson
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I think it may be just easier to take the bus to the Y (my wife jogs there from Hyde Park), but drive if you must. On foot, in a car or on the bus, that is not a high crime area. Me and my kids used to bike there.

The UC gyms are not that expensive for students, faculty, alumni or staff.
I just thought of something funny - to the OP, Uof C isn't THAT far from the Y. If you run there and back, you won't need to workout!
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