Alexander County Family YMCA

The Alexander County Family YMCA is a state-of-the-art facility conveniently located near downtown Taylorsville. The Y offers great group exercise programs, a comprehensive wellness center, as well as a wide range of youth development programs.

Click here to check out our Program Guide

Hours of Operation:

Mon – Thurs: 5:00am – 9:00pm
Friday: 5:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am – 2:00pm

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Child Watch Hours:

Ages: 6 wks – 11 years

Monday – Thursday: 9am-1pm; 4-8pm
Friday and Saturday: Closed

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Address & Phone

260 Black Oak Ridge Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681
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Phone: (828) 632-9699
Fax: (828) 635-1016


Parkinson’s Cycle Class


Pedaling a bicycle may change the life of someone with Parkinson’s disease. Research shows that cycling on a bike can decrease side effects related to Parkinson’s. Pedaling is not a cure of Parkinson’s disease, but there is compelling evidence to show that it does make a real difference for many who try it.

This specialized class for Parkinson’s patients will be offered once a week to provide an opportunity to cycle in a comfortable, non-intimidating atmosphere. This class is 45 minutes in length and taught by a certified cycle instructors. Please consult your physician before beginning any new exercise program.

Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic showed a 35% reduction in symptoms by the simple act of pedaling a bicycle at a rapid pace – optimally, 80-90 revolutions per minute.


Alexander County Family YMCA


Wednesdays, 10:00-10:45am


FREE to any individual clinically diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. You do not have to be a Y Member to participate.

To register and/or for more information

Please contact our Wellness Director, Karen Martin, at or call 828.632.9699.

Become a Member Today with our Membership Special

Put more Spring in your spirit (and in your wallet) with a $0 joining fee from April 15-30 when you join your local YMCA. Start your season off on the right foot with:

• Wellness and Group Exercise Classes

• Aquatics Classes and Swim Lessons

• Healthy Kids Day Activities

• And Much More!

Already a member? Help us spread the word! Members can refer a friend and receive $25 off next month’s membership dues.

Click here to get more information on joining the Y!

Register Now For Summer Camp

The summer months are just around the corner. Summer is meant to be filled with learning enrichment, new experiences, and making new friendships and memories that can last a lifetime. At the Y, we focus on programs that allow children to explore and get involved in activities that help them grow both mentally and physically.

Options are available for all ages and many schedules and interests. Click here for more information, session dates and times, or to register.

Looking for a traditional resident camp experience? We have all that and more at the 400-acre Memory Maker YMCA Camp Hanes.

Healthy Kids Day Color Run

Color My Run

This fun 5K course is a combination of paved sidewalk and trail run that includes a healthy dose of fun and lots and lots of COLOR!! Bring family and friends to challenge yourself for a great run followed by games, inflatables, food and lots more. A great time for young and old!

Mark your calendar!



Barium Springs Family YMCA

Race Day Registration: 8:00-9:00am

Race Start: 9:30am

Registration Cost

Now only $20 for adults and $10 for kids!

Join us post-race for Healthy Kids Day! Free and open to the community. Activities including food, inflatables, games and more, click here for details.


Contact Tara Boyd at or 704.883.0780 or the Statesville Family YMCA at 704.873.9622.


Youth Fit Class


This class is designed for youth – elementary age to middle school. This class will engage your child in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Combination or P.E. style workouts, as well as weight-bearing workouts, and cardio exercises will keep your child moving. Best of all, it’s free!

Mondays and Wednesdays


Come join the fun!

Rocky Face Trail Race 5K, 10K and 20K

Run the Rock

Saturday, May 9


The 5K course travels up Grindstone Trail to the campground onto Stairway to Heaven Trail, which has almost 600 feet of climb in one-half mile, turning onto Hollow Rock Trail (old section), turning right on the loop and down Hollow Rock to Grindstone and down to the finish.

The 10K course travels up Grindstone Trail, down Prison Camp Trail, up Hollow Rock Trail, turning down Grindstone, turning at the campground onto Stairway to Heaven, turning onto Hollow Rock Trail (old section) to the loop, left and around Hollow Rock Trail to Grindstone and down to the finish at the picnic shelter.

The 20K does the 10K course twice. The start and finish line are the same for all races – picnic shelter. This is a very beautiful and challenging course! For more details and to register online, click here.


Early entry fee for the 5k and 10k is $20 if postmarked by April 24, 2015. Registration will increase $10 for all race registrations after April 24, including race day. T-shirts are not included in the registration fee, please include an additional $10 if you would like a t-shirt.

Checks should be made payable to Alexander County, and mailed to Rocky Face Trail Race, 621 Liledoun Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681. No refunds. All proceeds will go to Rocky Face Park.

Race numbers and shirts may be picked up at the park on Friday, May 8 from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Late registrations will be also be accepted at that time. Registration will also be available on race day from 7:00-8:00am at the picnic shelter.

To register, contact Rick French at (828) 632-9332 or


The public is invited to attend RockyFest 2015 on Saturday, May 9 at Rocky Face Park. In addition to the trail races, the day-long event will feature rock-climbing classes, children’s activities, live music, food, artists, vendors, guided nature hikes and more. Bring an instrument for the pickin’ tent! For more information, visit or call 828-632-1093.

Body Revival

I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Do you need your Spirit lifted and your body revived? Do you want to be spiritually fit while getting physically fit?

Body Revival is a program that combines faith and fitness that will enhance your faith and transform your health. You will move to uplifting praise worship music and leave feeling energized!

Come and join the fun while praising and sweating in the Spirit. Workout and worship as a family.

Combine your desire to get healthy with the Power of your Faith for the complete BODY REVIVAL you’ve been waiting for. Come praise your way through to a more complete you!


Mondays at 12:15pm and 4:15pm


Studio A/B


Free to members, $5 for potential members

123 Go Play AC

The Alexander Family YMCA is proud to be a part of 123 Go Play AC, a coalition group made up of local community volunteers. Our goal is to keep kids healthy through exercise and nutrition. Click here for more information or check out the video.

Lake Hickory Triathlon

Test your endurance and prepare for a great race season with this fun event – ideal for beginners and serious athletes alike. Race proceeds benefit the Alexander County Family YMCA!


Saturday, June 27



400 Yard swim
16 Mile bike
5K run


Dusty Ridge Access Park
360 Dusty Ridge Access Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681



Click here for the 2014 results!

Want to help?

Please contact Karen Martin, Wellness Director at 828.632.9699 or

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Now Accepting YMCA Secret Shoppers

We value you as a member and always welcome your feedback. Become a YMCA Secret Shopper to evaluate our facilities and help us continue to improve as an organization so we can deliver the very best member service possible.

If you’re interested in participating, please contact the Welcome Center for more information or apply at You’ll work directly with Strategic Reflections, Inc., an independent customer research firm, to conduct “mystery shops” and receive compensation for evaluating the quality of your member experience at a YMCA branch in your area.

See the membership desk with any questions.