Yates Celebrates End of 2015-2016 Academic Year

On May 4, 2016, Yates hosted a celebration in honor of our student employees for the ending academic school year. Students and Yates staff enjoyed food and activities with a Fiesta party on Wednesday afternoon.

Student Employees with Yates Director Jim Gilroy
Student Employees with Yates Director Jim Gilroy

During the celebration, Yates Director Jim Gilroy acknowledged the fantastic work by the student employees. The student employees are truly the backbone of Yates Field House; welcoming members, answering questions, and attending to so many needs that arise throughout the day.

Student Employees with Assistant Director Ed Spriggs
Student Lifeguards with Assistant Director & supervisor Ed Spriggs
James “Wedge” Sullivan honors graduate Laura Whitehill

The celebration also recognized our students graduating from their undergraduate or graduate study at Georgetown University. We wish our graduating students all the best, and we are so honored that you made Yates Field House a part of your Georgetown experience!

The Yates graduating students of 2016 are:

Emily Kong
Eric Zemmali
Jie Cheng
Sofia Ladner
Lauren McManus
Sarah Freedman
Melissa Valente
Isabel Andrews
Tim Corcoran
Nick Donohue
Nick Kinney
Jake Jensen
Hunter Kiselick
Kenny Lahart
Zach Levine
Aidan McLeod
Sri Ramesh
Darren O’Brien
Jerry Rassais
Robert Van Dyke
Laura Whitehill
Greg Przedpelski
Brody Garrity
Brent McDonnell
Eddy Santana
Rachel Reed
Emily Spicci
Mary Teresczuk
Kaitlyn Johnson
Kevin Liddy
Jet Navia
Caitlin Tompkins
Sarah Chisholm
Rebecca Childress
Chandar Prabha Sharma

Congratulations Graduates, and thank you for your outstanding participation at Yates Field House!

Spinning Instructor Training – December 13

Yates is hosting a Spinning Instructor Training on December 13 for any person interested in becoming a certified Spinning instructor.  This workshop provides the tools and information needed to lead your own official Spinning classes.  After completing the training, participants are eligible to take the Instructor Assessment online to receive an official instructor certification. Bring your gear and be ready for two great rides led by a Spinning Master Instructor. Workshop time (including two rides and a lunch break) is nine hours, from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

For additional information or to REGISTER, check out the official Instructor Training event page.


Wellness Fair Recap & the Yates Wheel of Fitness!

On November 7, Yates hosted another successful Wellness Fair in partnership with GUWellness.  Hundreds of GU faculty and staff enjoyed the free chair massages, health screenings, promos and giveaways, and the benefits resources as well.WellFair1

During the event, Yates staff featured the exciting “Wheel of Fitness” game, in which dozens of visitors tested their luck to win a Yates giveaway or face a random fitness challenge, including push ups, jump rope, and jumping jacks among others.  Congratulations to the many winners, and to our other contestants – better luck next year!

Wheel Winners:
Free Swim Lesson: Rachel Yancey, Magdalena Lopez, Yaregal Woineshet, Evagelia Larakis, Regina Jackson, Arman Terjimanian

Free CPR Class: Laura Bishop, Trent Jackson

Free Personal Training Session: Delson Baraoidan, Aaron Anderson, Daunett Hemmings, Taylor Struckman, Kerstin Gobel, Joanna Groberg, Elzbieta Stafford

$25 Gift Certificate to Pro Shop: Valerie Youmans

Thanksgiving 2014 Holiday Hours

As you prepare for the upcoming holiday break, here’s some information on Yates hours of operation for the Thanksgiving period.  First, the Main Office is closed from Thurs, Nov 27th through Sun, Nov 30th.  Group fitness classes will not be held from Thurs, Nov 27th through Sat, Nov 29th.  Group fitness schedule will resume on Sun, Nov 30th.

Hours of Operation

Wednesday, Nov 26

  • Main Floor: 6am to 9pm
  • Pool: 6:30am to 9:30am / 11:30am – 2:30pm / 5pm to 8pm
    ** pool schedule is staggered due to available lifeguards

Thursday, Nov 27 – CLOSED

Friday, Nov 28

  • Main Floor: 9am to 5pm
  • Pool: 9am to 4pm

Saturday, Nov 29

  • Main Floor: 9am to 5pm
  • Pool: 9am to 4pm

Sunday, Nov 30

  • Main Floor: 9am to 10pm
  • Pool: 9am to 9pm
  • Group Fitness resumes

Regular hours of operation resume on Monday, December 1.  From the entire Yates family, we wish a happy and safe Thanksgiving to you and your family.

DC’s new “Gym Tax” and the impact at Yates

As of October 1, 2014, the District extended a 5.75% Sales and Use tax which included “Health-Club Services.”  Despite being an enterprise within Georgetown University, Yates Field House is unfortunately subject to the requirements of this new tax.  Nearly all fees, passes and services sold at Yates will include the tax, including:

  • Membership Fees
  • Guest Fees
  • Fitness Passes
  • Locker Rentals
  • Instructional Classes & Lessons
  • Personal Training Packages

The mandated fee for GU student memberships is exempted from the tax.

We recognize the inconvenience that these additional fees create for our members.  For your convenience, pricing sheets in the Main Office have been updated to include “with tax” prices for member rates and other services.  Members using payroll deductions and “timepay” payments should notice the additional tax increase on their member charges beginning with this month.  In order to prevent additional confusion, members should be aware of the following:

  • Pre-existing rates and charges do NOT include the 5.75% tax.  The charge is added on top of previous fees.
  • For all check payments, please verify that the appropriate surcharge has been included in the written check.
  • Unless indicated otherwise, prices listed online are the “base” rate and do not include the additional 5.75% fee.

We appreciate your understanding as we all get accustomed to the additional fees.