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Welcome to the Wilkes Express YMCA

The Wilkes Express YMCA is another convenient option for residents of Wilkes County and surrounding areas. This Y, which is for members 16 years and older, includes a comprehensive Wellness Center with on-duty staff, group exercise programs, walking track accessible by an elevator, small cardio room, cycle studio, a conference room and SilverSneakers® classes

We're Hiring!

We have full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions available in multiple departments in branches across the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina.

Your Wilkes Express YMCA

38th Annual Mistletoe Run

The Mistletoe Half Marathon, 5K, and Fun Run is back! This year we’ll be both in person and there will be a virtual option – whichever you choose!

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Volunteer at the Y!

We need you! YMCA After School Academy homework helpers (3:45-4:30pm), Merlefest volunteers (April 28-May 1, 2022 - festival ticket included), Kids on the Run race (2022 date TBD), and our annual Bright Beginnings program (August 2022 date TBD).

Group Exercise: Fitness is More Fun in a group

We have numerous group exercise options here at the Wilkes Express YMCA - for all levels of fitness!

Branch Amenities

This YMCA offers numerous programs and services dedicated to building healthy, confident, and connected children, adults, and families.

Wellness Center
Group Exercise Classes
Indoor Track
Personal Training
Locker Rooms

The Latest from the Wilkes Express YMCA

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Branch News

Updated Mask Policy

The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina is dedicated to the safety and health of our members, our staff and our entire community. Since the onset of COVID-19 in our community, our Y has continually adapted programming and protocols to go above and beyond in keeping you safe.
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Support the Y

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. You can help kids learn, grow and thrive, as well as ensure no one is ever turned away due to the inability to pay. Donations provide financial assistance to make Y programs available to everyone in our community.

Every gift makes a difference. Everyone has a role to play. Together, we can do so much more.