The Midtown YWCA is a gym that never feels like one.. In Short You know those gyms full of hardbodies and lifter types that make a workout newbie shake in their brand-new Basics and yoga pants? The Midtown YWCA is the furthest thing from one of those intimidating workout centers. While the end results for gym goers are looking and feeling good, you'd be hard-pressed to find a heavily made-up hardbody here. The Midtown Y is laid-back and welcoming, and the trainers specialize in helping all types of folks in all areas of their gym career. Saunas and a large pool are an offer along with plenty of elliptical machines, stationary bikes, treadmills and rowers.