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Tips from YMCA Exercise and Nutrition Experts Help Everyone Feel Their Best This Winter

With all the shopping, cooking, family visits, and parties, it’s harder for people to make healthy choices during the holiday season. Luckily, two experts from the YMCA are here with tips to help everyone feel their best – even when life gets busy. Together, they’ve compiled a 7W “Wish List” of healthy habits to build over the holidays.

Teen Referral Memberships

In a world full of isolation and unrest, it is more important than ever that we keep our young people engaged in positive experiences in healthy, safe environments. Our new initiative offers eligible young people ages 12-18 years old in our communities a FREE membership to access the Y’s fitness facilities, basketball courts, swimming pools, and so much more.

The Y is Your Place for Fitness

At the YMCA of NWNC, we know fitness involves more than working out. It's about making good choices to live well inside and out. You’re not only supported by our staff, but you’re also part of a community that helps you be your best self at every age.

Whether you’re looking to lose weight, get stronger, eat healthier, fight disease, improve your energy, or lower stress, we have people and programs in place to help.

We offer high end fitness centers, state of the art functional training centers, hundreds of group exercise and water fitness classes, and more!

Community Impact

We're proud to serve the people of Northwest North Carolina. In 2021, we demonstrated that the Y is a safe place for all in our community to come focus on their health — physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

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Youth had a safe place to go outside of school hours.
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Meals & snacks were given during out of school activities.
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Dollars in scholarships given for membership and programs.

Membership Means More at the Y

All YMCA of Northwest North Carolina members have access to all of our locations and programs. With membership at one branch, you can enjoy full access and amenities at each of our 12 locations.
State-of-the-art fitness equipment
Members have access to quality equipment to help them meet their wellness needs — from cardio training to strength and conditioning, and everything in between.
Pools and exercise facilities
We have 12 branches across a seven county area, with multiple pools (indoor and outdoor!), basketball, racquetball and pickleball courts, training centers, saunas, and much more!
Free group exercise classes
Members get free access to hundreds of group exercise classes including Hot Yoga, numerous Les Mills classes like Body Pump and Body Balance, classes geared towards our Active Older Adults, water fitness classes, and more. Plus, our Virtual Y classes - online classes you can take in the comfort of your home!
Free childcare for members
Members with household memberships can bring their kids to our free Kids Zone (formerly called Child Watch) where we supervise children while parents are at the Y. Kids will play, learn and make friends!

 

 

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How Can You Help?

The YMCA has a mission of helping all people reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body. We also strive to turn no one away due to an inability to pay a program or membership fee. Our goal is to serve as many people in the community as possible that can benefit from our services. We can’t do that without your help.

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