Health & Wellness

Contacts

Adam Cardwell

Senior Engagement Director – Wellness Operations and Retention
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

Katie Gerber

Engagement Director – Retention and Wellness
Phone: (336) 712-2000
Email: k.gerber@ymcanwnc.org

Jimmy Johnson

Associate Engagement Director – Wellness
Phone: (336) 712-2000
Email: jimmy.johnson@ymcanwnc.org

 

Dirty Dozen 5K

The Dirty Dozen 5K Obstacles is a tough but achievable challenge for adults and youth (8 and up) of all fitness levels. Whether navigating the 3.1 mile course as an individual or team, participants will be challenged as they run through obstacles and test their strength, stamina, and endurance.

The Y is a charitable organization committed to transforming the lives of our community. Funds from the Dirty Dozen 5K Obstacles will go back to the community and Y innovative health programs benefiting those battling chronic diseases. Click here for more details and click here for FAQs. Race shirts guaranteed to the first 175 participants!

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Jerry Long Family YMCA
Race Start time: 8:00am
Post-race party: 8:15-11:00am
Race type: 5K Obstacle Run

Registration Fees
Individuals 4-Person Team
$30 April 1 – May 1 $100 April 1-May 1
$40 May 2 – June 1 $120 May 2-June 1
$45 June 2 – Race Day $135 June 2 – Race Day

 

 

Youth and Teen Wellness Programs

We are currently offering multiple programs for Middle and High School students: CrossTrain for Youth (Ages 5-11), Winter Conditioning (Ages 11-18), and Next Level Sports Training (Ages 11-18).

Scroll down to find out more information, and to register online!

 

 

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

Sessions
Mondays/Wednesdays 6:15-7:15am OR Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm monthly
$80 for Members and $105 for Potential Members per session

Saturday Add On every Saturdays 8:00am-9:15am
$30 add-on to your program fee

Saturdays only 8:00-9:15am
$40 for Members and $50 for Potential Members

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

Click here to register for One on One Boxing Training or here for Small Group Boxing Training, or click here for more information,

 

Triad Martial Arts and Wrestling Academy

For ages 3-5 and 6 and up (including adults). The Jerry Long Family YMCA has teamed up with Triad Martial Arts and Wrestling Academy. Lead Sensei: Michele and Tarron Coalson.

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!


Click here to get more information! Click here to register for One on One Personal Training or here for Small Group Personal Training. We also have Youth and Sport-Specific Personal Training, click here for details. 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.

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

Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Prevention Program – Agape Faith Church – Jerry Long

Fitness / Wellness, Nutrition, Weight Mgmt

Ages: 18 - 110

Program Dates: Jun 12 2018 - Jun 11 2019

Member: $429.00

Non-Member: $429.00

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

Jerry Long Athena's Run

Novant Health Movement Program

Fitness / Wellness

Ages: 18 - 100

Program Dates: Jun 11 2018 - Sep 8 2018

Member: $185.00

Non-Member: $185.00

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

Jerry Long Ballroom Dancing

2018-07 Mon 7:45-9:00pm Ballroom Dancing

Adults, Dance, Fitness / Wellness

Ages: 18 - 100

Program Dates: Jul 16 2018 - Aug 20 2018

Member: $50.00

Non-Member: $70.00

Register

Jerry Long Boxing

2018-06 M-W 6:45-7:45am Boxing For Fitness & Self Defense

Boot Camp, Fitness / Wellness, Group Wellness

Ages: 18 - 110

Program Dates: Jun 4 2018 - Jun 27 2018

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $105.00

Registration has ended for this program.

Jerry Long Boxing

2018-06 Sat 8:15am-9:15am BOXING FOR FITNESS ADD ON

Adults, Boot Camp, Fitness / Wellness, Group Wellness

Ages: 16 - 110

Program Dates: Jun 9 2018 - Jun 23 2018

Member: $40.00

Non-Member: $50.00

Registration has ended for this program.

Jerry Long Boxing

2018-06 T-TH 6:30-7:30pm Boxing For Fitness & Self Defense

Boot Camp, Fitness / Wellness, Group Wellness

Ages: 18 - 110

Program Dates: Jun 5 2018 - Jun 28 2018

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $105.00

Registration has ended for this program.

Jerry Long Boxing

2018-07 M-W 6:45-7:45am Boxing For Fitness & Self Defense

Boot Camp, Fitness / Wellness, Group Wellness

Ages: 18 - 110

Program Dates: Jul 2 2018 - Jul 30 2018

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $105.00

Register

Jerry Long Boxing

2018-07 Sat 8:15am-9:15am BOXING FOR FITNESS ADD ON

Adults, Boot Camp, Fitness / Wellness, Group Wellness

Ages: 16 - 110

Program Dates: Jul 7 2018 - Jul 28 2018

Member: $40.00

Non-Member: $50.00

Register

Jerry Long Boxing

2018-07 T-TH 6:30-7:30pm Boxing For Fitness & Self Defense

Boot Camp, Fitness / Wellness, Group Wellness

Ages: 18 - 110

Program Dates: Jul 3 2018 - Jul 31 2018

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $105.00

Register

Jerry Long Boxing

2018-08 M-W 6:45-7:45am Boxing For Fitness & Self Defense

Boot Camp, Fitness / Wellness, Group Wellness

Ages: 18 - 110

Program Dates: Aug 1 2018 - Aug 29 2018

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $105.00

Online Registration Will Start on July 01.