YMCA of Amarillo has opened its doors to peoples of all faiths, races, income levels, and abilities since 1937. Today staffers continue to uphold the YMCA’s core values of honesty, acceptance, and fairness as they ensure each location is a safe place for members to play, exercise, and strengthen family bonds weakened by overzealous games of Monopoly. Adults can take aquatic, boot-camp, and Zumba classes or workout within fitness centers filled with cardio and strength-training equipment. Kids, meanwhile, can join in on youth basketball and soccer matches or stimulate their imagination, mental development, and growth in afterschool programs, homework-assistance sessions, and art classes. To help guests of all ages get in touch with their creative sides, local artists host writing groups, dance courses, and photography classes.
YMCA of Amarillo emphasizes the importance of cultural enrichment in their community as well—they partner with such community-based organizations as Boy Scouts of America, Lone Star Ballet, and Amarillo Opera. They also further strengthen the community by offering much-needed funding to children and families who cannot afford the full cost of any of these progressive programs.
Whether bouncing, swinging, shooting, or running, visitors to Adrenaline City partake in a heart-pounding, exhilarating experience. Four massive attractions let kids and families take their pick of amusements. Choose the trampoline park?Adrenaline City's main attraction?and you'll jump and flip over 11,000 square feet of wall-to-wall trampolines. Choose the ropes course, and you'll balance over rickety bridges, swing above the ground, and wind your way through rope forests while safely tethered to the ceiling. Laser tag grants players with a virtually infinite variety of game modes that only make the 6,200 square foot arena awash with black lights, fog, and obstacles that much more thrilling. For a real-life video game experience, try Time Freak?the colorful game challenges players to see who can press a bounty of lit-up buttons the fastest, leading to a frantic match that requires speed, concentration, and a promise not to play the game on public elevators.
Premier Sportsplex is a one-stop shop for your inner athlete. Guests can swing at a few balls at the batting cages or driving range, play basketball or racquetball, and re-enact their favorite Spider-Man moves on the climbing wall. More personalized attention is found during fitness classes and personal-training sessions. In addition to 5,000 square feet of free weights and a circuit training area, the gym also makes room for a women’s only space and a separate fitness program for kids.
Texas Dive Center's instructors teach basic scuba-diving lessons, but their specialty courses really set them apart from other scuba schools. Divers can learn everything from underwater photography and fish identification to underwater navigation and night diving. The scuba instructors even teach divers search and recovery skills, including how to seek out and bring to the surface lost gear or submarine sandwiches.