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.

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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 FOR IMPROVEMENT

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.

Where

Alexander County Family YMCA

When

Wednesdays, 10:00-10:45am

Cost

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 k.martin@ymcanwnc.org or call 828.632.9699.


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.


Youth Fit Class

New!

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

5:30pm

Come join the fun!

Tri-the-Springs Triathlon

Barium Springs Family YMCA

150 yard Pool Swim running-man-woman
9 Mile Bike
2 Mile Trail Run

Saturday, July 25

8:00am

This event is a 150 yd pool swim, local 9.2 mile road ride that travels through both in-town and rural roads coming close to Lake Norman State Park, followed by a two mile out-and-back trail run on the property of Barium Springs Family YMCA.

Both the ride and run will be a mixture of sun and shaded areas with some scenic views. There is a moderate elevation change on the bike ride and an uphill finish on the trail run. This race is intended to be a perfect distance for a wide variety of triathletes from the new participant to the seasoned veteran. Attention has been paid to course layout and location to accommodate a variety of skill levels keeping safety in mind.

Indivduals: Register between now and June 30 for only $45. From July 1-July 22, it’ll be $50 and packet pick up and race day it’ll be $55.
Relay: Register between now and June 30 for only $60. From July 1-July 22, it’ll be $70 and packet pick up and race day it’ll be $80.

For more details, and to register, please click here.

 


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!

When?

Mondays at 12:15pm and 4:15pm

Where?

Studio A/B

Cost?

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!

When

Saturday, June 27

7:30am

What

400 Yard swim
16 Mile bike
5K run

Where

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

Register

Results

Click here for the 2014 results!

Want to help?

Please contact Karen Martin, Wellness Director at 828.632.9699 or k.martin@ymcanwnc.org


Share Your Thoughts

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 strategicreflections.com. 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.

 


Group Exercise Classes

Group Exercise Classes

Classes are open to all exercise levels, with alternative movements offered for different skill levels to maximize your personal workout. Our instructors are happy to give additional guidance to beginners. Just introduce yourself before class! Minimum age is 12 years (with a parent).

View our Group Exercise schedules.