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: 9:30am-1:00pm; 4:00-7:45pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-1:00pm; 4:00-7:45pm
Wednesday: 9:30am-1:00pm; 4:00-7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-1:00pm; 4:00-7:45pm
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


Join Our Board


We know you love the Y and want to help make it stronger!

If you’re interested in learning how to help the Alexander County Family YMCA by serving on our board, please contact Blake Blakley at or 828.632.2232.

Live Stronger Group Exercise Class

For Survivors of Cancer, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease

Physical exercise can help your body recover from cancer and stroke and possibly delay effects and manage symptoms from MS or Parkinson’s. Attending this class can help you work with physical changes you may be experiencing or trying to overcome. Be encouraged through this supportive group workout. All fitness levels welcome.

1st and 3rd Mondays at 11:00am

Come and join us, get stronger, and fellowship!

Please contact Karen Martin for more information at 828.632.2232 or

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!

Apple Festival 5k Race

Mark your calendar for the oldest race in Alexander county!

5k Road Race on certified course with Chip Timing/1 Mile Fun Run

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Fun Run at 8:00am

5K Race at 8:30am

Registration Dates Cost
1 Mile Fun Run Ages 12 & under August 1-October 17 $12 Guaranteed shirt through October 4
5k Race Ages 12 & under August 1-October 4 $15 Guaranteed shirt
5k Race Ages 13 & older August 1-October 4 $20 Guaranteed shirt
5k Race Ages 12 & under October 5-October 17 $15 No shirt guarantee
5k Race Ages 13 & older October 5-October 17 $25 No shirt guarantee

Race Day registration will be from 7:00-8:00am

To register, click here or click here for the registration form!

Who is the race for

Great for Runners, Joggers, Walkers, Beginners, strollers, and all ages


Matheson Park, click here for a map of the park

Click here for race location directions

Packet Pickup

Early packet pickup: Friday, October 16 from 2:00 to 6:00pm at the YMCA

Race day packet pickup: 7:00-8:00am at Matheson Park


Click here for the Results and Click here for photos!

For more information, contact the YMCA at 828-632-9699 or contact Karen Martin at

Adult Flag Football Tournament

ready, Set, Score

For players ages 18 and older. Coed teams are welcome. Games are 7 vs. 7 and there are up to 10 players allowed on a team.


Saturday, August 29



Open now. Registration deadline is August 21

T-shirts are guaranteed if registered by August 14.

$175 per team

Awards will be given to the winning team.

Questions? Please contact Christy Harrington at or 828.632.9699

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

Turkey Trot 5K

Run a 5K on Turkey Day!

6th Annual Turkey Trot 5K

Start a new healthy holiday tradition with your family this year and feed the hungry this holiday season! We challenge you to bring four pounds of food for our neighbors in need on race day and we’ll donate it to Hope Ministries Food Pantry.


Thanksgiving Morning!
November 26, 2015 at 8am


Anyone! Walkers, Joggers, Runners, Strollers, Beginners, and Athletes are welcome.


Wilkes Family YMCA Back Parking Lot


Register from September 1-October 15: $25
Register from October 16-November 26: $30

Registration starts September 1 at the Wilkes Family YMCA or Wilkes Express YMCA. Onsite registration will be from 6:30-7:30am on race morning.

Click here to download the registration form. Online registration coming soon.

**Please Note** Participants registered on or before October 15 are guaranteed a t shirt! NO shirts will be ordered for anyone not registered by October 15.


For more info, please contact Heather Barnes at

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.

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 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.


Road Runners Youth Running Group

Develop a life-long love for running in this 6-week program for children ages 5 and up. Meet new friends, learn to run in a group, and build confidence as you set a goal to run the Apple Festival 5K race on October 17. Support physical activity with healthy habits and nutrition information in this fostering environment with caring coaches and friendly teammates.

Who: Boys and girls ages 6 and up who are interested in running

When: Practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, starts September 8 and runs through October 17

Where: Alexander County Family YMCA walking track and Matheson Park

Cost: $20 per Y member, $25 per potential member. Race will be an additional charge.

Instructors: Marissa Cooper and Gary Walker. Marissa and Gary are both Boston Marathon qualifiers. Marissa has ten plus years of running experience. Gary has completed 41 marathons.

Registration begins August 1, register by August 31 to avoid a $5 late registration fee. For more information, contact the Alexander County Family YMCA at 828-632-9699.

Click here for the Road Runner 5K Registration Form and click here to see the Road Runners Facebook page.