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: Closed
Saturday: 9:30am-12:30pm

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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

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


Starting January 5!

Come join the fun!

Healthy Starts Now

Pay the Day Membership Special

Branches of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina are offering a membership joining special to jumpstart healthy New Year’s resolutions. New members can join the Y for only $1 December 26 through January 1. After the 1st, members pay the joining fee based on the calendar date. For example, the joining fee on January 2 is $2 and increases each day to $31 on January 31, the last day of the special offer.

Already a member? Refer your friends and get $25 off your next month’s membership fee.

Get On Your Weigh

Get On Your Weigh

Do you need extra motivation and instruction to lose weight? Get On Your Weigh is an 8-week weight management program that helps you create a healthy lifestyle habit!

First place winner receives a 3-month Adult Membership. Must have permission from a physician to participate.

The program includes:

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Workouts twice a week
  • Weigh-In sessions including measurements and BMI calculations
  • Weekly Nutrition Sessions
  • Get On Your Weigh T-shirt
  • LOTS of team and coach support

Registration begins January 1, 2015

Program will run February 17-April 9

Group workouts will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:15 to 7:15pm. (Includes Nutrition 30 minutes per week)

Must have a minimum of 8 participants to hold program


$95 for members
$125 for potential members
(Program is $650 value)

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Registration forms are available at the Welcome Desk.


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.

Barium Springs Family YMCA Xtreme Challenge Run

Join us for the Barium Springs Family YMCA Xtreme Challenge Run!

Tackle this tough 3.5-mile running course with a variety of obstacles including climbing walls, creek runs, phone pole and log leaps, rope and steep hill climbs, tire runs and mud pits – all set in natural terrain.

Mark your calendar!

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Race Day Registration: 7:45-8:45am
Race Start: 9:00am
Run held at the Barium Springs Family YMCA

Registration cost

$35/Person; $40/Person on Run Day
$120/Team of 4; $140/Team of 4 on Run Day

Find the Barium Springs Family YMCA Xtreme Challenge Run on Facebook!

What others have to say about the Xtreme Challenge Run!

“The Xtreme Challenge Run was a hair raising experience” David Walker from the team named “The Tortoise and the Hairs”

“This is a great event that will challenge you physically and it also enjoyable. Great event to run with friends and family” Paula K. Miller


Contact Tara Boyd at at 704.883.0780

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 of running a 5K and work each week towards race day. Support physical activity with healthy habits and nutrition information in this fostering environment with caring coaches and friendly teammates. Program finishes with the Robins Run Race on March 28, 2015.

Who: Boys and girls ages 5 and up who are interested in running

When: Practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm, February 17 through March 26

Where: Alexander County Family YMCA walking track on Tuesdays and Matheson Park on Thursdays

Cost: $20 per Y member, $25 per potential member

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 is underway, register by February 9 to avoid $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.

Father-Daughter Valentine’s Dance

One evening. Lifelong memories.

Carve out quality one-on-one time with your little girl in this community tradition at the Alexander County YMCA Father/Daughter Dance. Daughters of all ages come with dads, grandfathers, uncles, and other adult male role models to this special event with dancing and refreshments. Dress to impress in your Sunday best!

Who: Young ladies and ladies “young at heart.”  For all ages!

When: Saturday, February 21, 2015, 6:30 to 8:30pm.

Where: Reformation Evangelical Lutheran Church

Cost: $25 per couple
$30 per couple of three or more

Pictures: Photographer will be on site

Registration: Register by February 15 to avoid a $5 late registration fee.

For more information, contact the Alexander County Family YMCA at 828-632-9699.

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.