Three days a week, at 4:30 a.m., Glendale resident Sue Feehan rolls out of bed, pulls on her workout clothes and heads to the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA. She does 30 minutes of circuit training, 30 minutes of free weight training and an hour swim before heading home. She is done before some people are even out of their pajamas.
"You feel in the clear," Feehan said of her early exercise routine. "It is done for the day. You fit it in, and you can [focus on] your work and your priorities."
The local Y recently expanded its operating hours to better serve members like Feehan, said Executive Director Rosanne Malogolowkin. The facility now opens at 5 a.m. Monday through Friday, a half an hour earlier than before. Closing time during the week remains at 10 p.m., Malogolowkin said.
"It was an attempt to accommodate the people who have to work out before work, and who have to commute to work," Malogolowkin said. "What happened is people were here before 5:30 a.m. waiting, ready to get into the building as soon as we opened the doors," Malogolowkin said.