La Jolla YMCA Firehouse, CA
Built in 1937 as Fire Station Company 13 to replace a wooden frame firehouse built in 1913, this historic site has seen several iterations. It has also served as a city hall and jail well before being repurposed by the YMCA of San Diego County in the 1980s. Located along the prominent retail strip in downtown La Jolla, the facility reopened in December 2015 and now operates with a state-of-the-art satellite/boutique design that serves more than 4,300 members annually. This $1.5 million renovation project now features an open concept wellness center that includes state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment. New changing rooms and showers are a great benefit to the community, especially those looking to exercise before the workday. Several multi-purpose studios host Yoga, Pilates, High Intensity Training, TRX, Youth Gymnastics, Dance, Karate and much more. These studios also allow for specialized trainings for small groups and one-on-one attention. The facility also offers a Child Watch Center where children can play while their parents work out or go out for an evening on scheduled days.