Health & Wellness

Contacts

Adam Cardwell

Senior Engagement Director – Wellness
Phone: (336) 712-2000 ext. 6566
Email: a.cardwell@ymcanwnc.org

Debbie Combs

Engagement Director – Group Exercise
Phone: (336) 712-2000
Email: d.combs@ymcanwnc.org

Change Your Food. Change Your Mood.

Health Talk by Dr. Jason Barker, DC

Join us on Thursday, January 4 for an advanced “GUT CHECK” workshop where we will explore what lifestyle factors could be contributing to your poor gut health and mood-related symptoms.  The workshop will take place at the Jerry Long Family YMCA from 10:00 – 11:00am. Registration is required; please sign up (lobby of the Jerry Long Family YMCA) in advance. It is free and open to all.

 

Improving to Serve You Better: New Wellness Equipment

Thanks to your feedback and suggestions, we have updated wellness equipment at the Jerry Long Family YMCA. It’s always our goal to provide you with the latest in state-of-the-art options for wellness. Stop by today and check out the new strength and free weight equipment that was delivered on October 27.

We’re excited to provide you with updated Precor Discovery Series Benches and Plate Loaded Equipment: Three Olympic Flat Benches, Olympic Incline Bench, Olympic Decline Bench, Olympic Shoulder Press, Three Multi-Adjustable Benches, Four Flat Benches, Three Adjustable Decline Benches, Two Multi-Purpose Benches, Vertical Knee Up, Preacher Curl Bench, Back Extension, Angled Leg Press, and Calf Raise.

We also will be updating all of our Treadmills, Precor AMTs, Octane Seated Ellipticals, and Cycle Bikes. The new cardio equipment is scheduled for delivery mid-December 2017!

Get ready to elevate your fitness with brand new, state-of-the-art Matrix, TRUE Fitness Alpine Runner, and Precor Treadmills, Precor AMT’s, Octane Seated Ellipticals, Concept 2 Rower, and Keiser Bikes; we are delighted to be able to enhance your member experience!

Keep in mind that these dates are subject to change!

We’ll have staff trained on usage of the equipment on-site ready to walk you through the details of using each piece and answer any questions you have. So get ready for even more options for your wellness!

Questions? Please contact Adam Cardwell at a.cardwell@ymcanwnc.org or (336) 712-2000.

 

Weight Loss Program

Are you looking for support in achieving your weight loss goals? These one-hour classroom sessions will be offered once per week for 12 weeks and will focus on: weekly goal setting, food/activity tracking, an introduction to physical activity offerings at the Y, and weekly weigh-ins. Let us support and assist you on your weight-loss journey starting with small, modest improvements in healthy behaviors with a goal of making lasting changes and replacing negative habits with positive ones! Scroll down to sign up today!

 

New! Boxing For Fitness and Self Defense

A non-contact program that combines classic boxing techniques & tactics with functional movements: Interval Training, Heavy Bag Drills, Hand Pad Drills, and Calisthenics. Instructor: Matthew Ciavirella, Former Competitive Boxer from 2001-2015, Certified Coach

Ages: 18 and Up
Program Fee: $80 for Members and $105 for Potential Members per session
Days/Hours: Mondays/Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00am, Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:30-7:45pm and add on Saturdays, 8:00am-9:15am ($30 Add on to your program fee)

Session
Meets on Mondays/Wednesdays OR Tuesdays/Thursdays monthly
Saturday Add On every Saturday

Equipment Required
Boxing Gloves (The most essential thing you can have for class)
Boxing Hand Wraps (Hand wraps are important for your safety)

NEW! Boxing for Fitness Personal Training

Scroll down to see all of the options we offer, or click here for more information,

 

Karate International of Advance at the Y

For ages 3-5 and 6 and up (including adults).

LITTLE DRAGONS: 3 TO 6

Monday and Friday
6:30-7:00pm

Basic Karate techniques mixed with interactive games and exercises to develop self-esteem and confidence.

ALL BELTS: AGES 7 TO 12 AND 13 TO ADULTS

Monday and Friday
Ages 7-12 6:00-6:45pm, Ages 13 & Up 6:45-7:30pm

Learn the traditional art of self-defense and enjoy the benefits of increased flexibility, balance, strength, and character development.

Scroll down for more information on Martial Arts and to register!

Exercise

Group Exercise Classes

We have a variety of classes from the popular Les Mills and Zumba® series to cardio, cycle, and yoga 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!

Contact Debbie Combs, (336) 712-2000, d.combs@ymcanwnc.org

View our Group Exercise schedules.


Open Training Center Hours

We now have Open Training Center hours for our members and guests. Click here to view our Open Training Center hours (hours are subject to change).


Personal Training

All workouts are not created equal! Reach your wellness goals with a certified trainer.

Whether you are trying to lose weight, conditioning yourself for a sports activity or simply desire to improve your overall fitness, a Y personal trainer adds a hands-on, dynamic relationship to your wellness routine. A personal trainer prepares your workout agenda, motivates you to do your best, keeps you accountable and encourages you to try new things. Our trainers personalize workouts based on your lifestyle—from working professionals to athletes to new moms and more. You’ll achieve maximum results and avoid injury with a Y personal trainer on your side!

Sign up for 4 or more Personal Training sessions and receive a free 30 minute fitness assessment!

New Clients: Our goal is for your personal trainer to contact you within 48 business hours (M-F) of when your paperwork is submitted. If you have not heard from your trainer, please email Adam Cardwell, Sr. Engagement Director – Wellness for feedback: a.cardwell@ymcanwnc.org.

Click Below To Learn More About Each Of Our Personal Trainers!


Scroll down to see all of the options we offer or click here to get more information! Contact Adam Cardwell at a.cardwell@ymcanwnc.org or 336.712.2000 for additional information and to schedule appointments.


Boot Camps/Specialty Training

For those with specific fitness goals, the Y offers various specialty training and boot camps designed for smaller groups. Specialty fitness classes combine the unique elements of group training and accountability in a focused fitness environment. We cater to all fitness levels from beginner through advanced.

Check out our NEW Specialty Training and Boot Camps for 2017: Boxing for Fitness and Self Defense, HIIT 101, Fortitude Training, 3-Day Overdrive Add On, Dirty 30: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), and More!

Scroll down to see all of our options we offer! Click here or contact Adam Cardwell at a.cardwell@ymcanwnc.org to get more information regarding the different specialty training/boot camps, trainers, dates, specific times and fees! 

 Space is limited! Register at the membership office or scroll down to see all that is open for registration.

Bring a friend to Specialty Training/Boot Camps, and you both get 50% off!

If you currently attend a month-to-month Specialty Training​​ or a Boot Camp, bring a new friend (or they haven’t been in at least 6 months) to sign up and you’ll get 50% off that month’s session. Month-to-month trainings include Fall Conditioning, CrossTrain for Youth, and Next Level Sports Training. Scroll down to see details on these training classes and to register online.


Les Mills GRIT

Les Mills GRIT is thirty minute small group training, offered in 8-week sessions. The Les Mills GRIT series consists of three unique high-intensity interval-training workouts: Strength, Plyo, and Cardio. Scroll down to see all of the options we offer!

 


LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a 12-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors who are post treatment up to five years. This program fulfills the important need of supporting the increasing number of cancer survivors who find themselves in the transitional period between completing their cancer treatment and the shift to feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to attempt to return to their normal life or their “new normal”. The program is conducted outside of medical facilities to emphasize that LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is about health, not disease. In addition to the physical benefits, LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA focuses on the emotional well-being of survivors and their families by providing a supportive community where people impacted by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond. The weekly 90-minute sessions take place in a small group setting and are adjusted to the individual’s ability level. The program is of no cost to participants and also includes a free Y membership for the session’s duration.

Click here for more information on upcoming sessions and times!


YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

Change Today For A Healthier Future

An estimated one of every three U.S. adults has prediabetes, yet just 7% of those with prediabetes know they have it.

Are you or someone you know at risk? Take the quiz now to find out.

You can reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and gain tools for healthy living. If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program provides a supportive environment where you can work with others in a small group setting to learn how to adopt healthy habits to reduce your chances of developing the disease.

The program, which is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance. You will learn strategies for eating healthier, increasing your physical activity and making other changes that will improve your overall health and well-being. National Institutes of Health research has proven that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of cases of type 2 diabetes by almost 60%.

Click here to find out when our upcoming sessions are!

The program fee is $429 for Members and Potential Members (includes 15-week Adult Membership). Some Health Insurance Companies will cover the cost of the program (State Health Plan). Financial Assistance is available.

Click here to view the pre-qualifying tool to see if you qualify.

Questions? Please contact Carrie Schuster at c.schuster@ymcanwnc.org.

 


UFIT: Helping You Get The Results You Want

What is uFit?

uFit is a program that provides you with an easy-to-follow plan and cutting edge fitness tools. You will not be alone in this process. Our highly trained staff will help you set attainable goals and will provide the ongoing support necessary for your success.

In three short meetings, we can take you from an exercise skeptic to a confident individual who is excited about working out. In just a few sessions, you will gain the tools and resources that will help you succeed.

You will finally learn what really works in terms of exercise, weight loss, and having more energy – not to mention just becoming healthier. This program is valued at $150, but offered at no cost to all new members. You are encouraged to sign up within the first week of your membership.

Click here for more information!

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Programs

By Design Plus Y Personal Training

30 Minutes Personal Training – JL

Fitness / Wellness, Personal Training, Weight Mgmt

Program Dates: Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Non-Member: $22.00

Not available for online registration. Please visit the Jerry Long Family YMCA for registration information.

Jerry Long Ballroom Dancing

2018-01 Mon 7:45-9:00pm Ballroom Dancing

Adults, Dance, Fitness / Wellness

Ages: 18 - 100

Program Dates: Jan 15 2018 - Feb 19 2018

Member: $50.00

Non-Member: $70.00

Register

Jerry Long Boxing

2017-12 M-W 6:45-8:00am Boxing For Fitness & Self Defense

Boot Camp, Fitness / Wellness, Group Wellness

Ages: 18 - 110

Program Dates: Dec 4 2017 - Dec 27 2017

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $105.00

Register

Jerry Long Boxing

2017-12 Sat 8:00-9:15am BOXING FOR FITNESS ADD ON

Adults, Boot Camp, Fitness / Wellness, Group Wellness

Ages: 16 - 110

Program Dates: Dec 2 2017 - Dec 30 2017

Member: $40.00

Non-Member: $50.00

Register

Jerry Long Boxing

2017-12 T-TH 6:30-7:45pm Boxing For Fitness & Self Defense

Boot Camp, Fitness / Wellness, Group Wellness

Ages: 18 - 110

Program Dates: Dec 5 2017 - Dec 28 2017

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $105.00

Register

Jerry Long Boxing

2018-01 M-W 6:45-8:00am Boxing For Fitness & Self Defense

Boot Camp, Fitness / Wellness, Group Wellness

Ages: 18 - 110

Program Dates: Jan 3 2018 - Jan 31 2018

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $105.00

Register

Jerry Long Boxing

2018-01 Sat 8:00-9:15am BOXING FOR FITNESS ADD ON

Adults, Boot Camp, Fitness / Wellness, Group Wellness

Ages: 16 - 110

Program Dates: Jan 6 2018 - Jan 27 2018

Member: $40.00

Non-Member: $50.00

Register

Jerry Long Boxing

2018-01 T-TH 6:30-7:45pm Boxing For Fitness & Self Defense

Boot Camp, Fitness / Wellness, Group Wellness

Ages: 18 - 110

Program Dates: Jan 2 2018 - Jan 30 2018

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $105.00

Register

Jerry Long Boxing

2018-02 M-W 6:45-8:00am Boxing For Fitness & Self Defense

Boot Camp, Fitness / Wellness, Group Wellness

Ages: 18 - 110

Program Dates: Feb 5 2018 - Feb 28 2018

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $105.00

Online Registration Will Start on January 01.

Jerry Long Boxing

2018-02 Sat 8:00-9:15am BOXING FOR FITNESS ADD ON

Adults, Boot Camp, Fitness / Wellness, Group Wellness

Ages: 16 - 110

Program Dates: Feb 3 2018 - Feb 24 2018

Member: $40.00

Non-Member: $50.00

Online Registration Will Start on January 01.