Health & Wellness

At the Wilkes Family YMCA, we offer a wide variety of Wellness programs from Personal Training to Group Exercises (including Group Cycling, Aerobics and Yoga & Pilates) and Specialty Programs like HIIT and Boot Camps. Scroll down for details on what we are currently offering.

Your Virtual YMCA

During these unprecedented times, we’re working to make sure you have wellness and fitness options available to you and your family at home. Just because we aren’t in the same room together doesn’t mean we can’t be here for each other, together. Click here to get started!

LifeStyle 360: A Comprehensive Weight Loss Program

LifeStyle 360 will motivate and guide participants in their journey to establish healthy new habits that support sustainable weight loss. Participants receive routine communication and are highly encouraged in this small group setting to implement newly learned strategies that promote lifelong changes around managing their weight. Included in the program:

  • Individualized exercise plans and guided group workouts (3 days/week) to improve functional movement, balance, gain strength and stamina, and burn calories
  • Pre/Post assessments with FIT 3D Body Scanner ($50 value)
  • Weekly weigh-ins and goal check-ins
  • Biometric screenings at sessions 1, 12 and 24
  • Nutrition tips, healthy recipes and motivational emails provided weekly
  • Weekly food tracking reviewed by program trainer
  • Water bottle with time markets to promote hydration and motivate water intake
  • Reduced cost for Myzone heart rate tracker: $50 (a $25 savings)
  • Live virtual interactive cooking session with a certified teaching chef

New sessions coming this fall!
Days/Time: 3 days/week (45-60 minutes per session)
Fee: $175 member rate/$225 potential member rate (can be broken into 2 monthly payments)

Offered regionally at YMCA locations

For program availability, registration and additional information please email Tim Gribble at t.gribble@ymcanwnc.org


Innovative Fitness Add-Ons

MyZone Activity Belt

Myzone tracks your heart rate, calories burned, and displays this information right on an iPhone or Android device. Everyone has different fitness zones that can change over time – Myzone accurately identifies, adapts, and rewards you for your effort – making you push harder and get the most out of every workout. All statistics are personalized to you, using your age, height, gender and weight to provide you an accurate way to track your workouts.

Now available!

$75.00 Member Price
($149.99 Suggested Retail Price)

Boot Camps

Challenge yourself! Boot Camps are fun, non-traditional ways to get in shape and feel great! Boot Camps are designed to give you the platform to push yourself and get the significant benefits that you deserve, which means increases in fitness, increases in strength, and decreases in body fat.

Scroll down to see what Boot Camps are coming up, and to register online!


Health and Wellness Programs

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.

Moving For Better Balance

Designed for older adults and those with chronic health conditions who might have impaired balance and limited mobility, this 12-week evidence-based, instructor-led group program is designed to improve strength, balance, flexibility and mobility through slow, therapeutic movements based on Tai Chi.

Moving for Better Balance include two class sessions and two+ hours of at-home practice per week. The program takes place in a safe and supportive group setting.  Y Members and Potential Members welcome.


Rivers Edge Strength and Conditioning

We have a challenging, yet rewarding, training program structured around the ten components of fitness: strength, stamina, endurance, accuracy, power, agility, balance, speed, coordination, and flexibility. All WODs (Workout of the Day) can be modified and are appropriate for all fitness levels. Classes are available for members and potential members age 16 and older.

View our schedule here.

Cost

Month unlimited plans are drafted like membership dues, but you may draft on any day.

Single Class: $20
Month Unlimited Member: $70
Month Unlimited Potential Member: $130
Family Member Month Unlimited: $105 (2 people/plan)


Personal Training

Work with a certified YMCA Personal Trainer to achieve your desired fitness goals. Regardless of age or fitness level, one-on-one training can provide:

  1. Weight loss/management
  2. Increased strength, endurance and flexibility
  3. Post-rehabilitation conditioning
  4. Disease management and prevention
  5. Off-season training
  6. Pre-event conditioning

Fitness Evaluation

Includes body composition, flexibity, blood pressure, cardiovascular and muscular endurance testing.

Click here to register online for One on One Personal Training and here for Small Group Personal Training. For more information about schedules, contact Heather Warren at h.warren@ymcanwnc.org. Note: All Personal Trainers at the YMCA are employees of the YMCA. The YMCA does not allow non-employee Personal Trainers to provide services for our members.

Click here for our Notice of Privacy Practices/HIPAA.

Programs

Rivers Edge Strength and Conditioning

1 Month Unlimited (Household per Person Fee) – Strength and Conditioning

Fitness / Wellness

Program Dates: Jan 1 2021 - Dec 31 2021

Member: $52.50

Non-Member: $100.00

Register

Rivers Edge Strength and Conditioning

1 Month Unlimited – Strength and Conditioning

Fitness / Wellness

Program Dates: Jan 1 2021 - Dec 31 2021

Member: $70.00

Non-Member: $130.00

Register

Rivers Edge Strength and Conditioning

Initial Free Trial Strength and Conditioning Class

Fitness / Wellness

Program Dates: Jan 1 2021 - Dec 31 2021

Member: $0.00

Non-Member: $0.00

Register

Rivers Edge Strength and Conditioning

Single Session – Strength and Conditioning

Fitness / Wellness

Program Dates: Jan 1 2021 - Dec 31 2021

Member: $20.00

Non-Member: $20.00

Register

Wilkes Small Group Trainings

2021 Q3 M/F 12-12:45pm Cycle Boot Camp

Boot Camp

Ages: 14 - 110

Program Dates: Jul 1 2021 - Sep 30 2021

Member: $60.00

Non-Member: $85.00

Online registration has ended, but in-house registration is still available. Visit the Wilkes Family YMCA for more information.

Wilkes Small Group Trainings

2021 Q3 M/W 9:00-9:45am Hill Topper Boot Camp

Boot Camp

Ages: 14 - 110

Program Dates: Jul 1 2021 - Sep 30 2021

Member: $60.00

Non-Member: $85.00

Register

Wilkes Small Group Trainings

2021 Q3 T/Th 12:00-12:45pm Cross Train Bootcamp

Boot Camp

Ages: 14 - 110

Program Dates: Jul 1 2021 - Sep 30 2021

Member: $60.00

Non-Member: $85.00

Register

Wilkes Small Group Trainings

2021 Q3 T/Th 12:00-12:45pm TRX FUNCTIONAL TRAINING

Boot Camp

Ages: 14 - 110

Program Dates: Aug 3 2021 - Sep 30 2021

Member: $60.00

Non-Member: $85.00

Register

Wilkes Small Group Trainings

2021 Q3 T/Th 5:00-5:45am Cross Train Bootcamp

Boot Camp

Ages: 14 - 110

Program Dates: Jul 1 2021 - Sep 30 2021

Member: $60.00

Non-Member: $85.00

Register

Wilkes Small Group Trainings

2021 Q3 T/Th 5:30-6:15pm Cross Train Bootcamp

Boot Camp

Ages: 14 - 110

Program Dates: Jul 1 2021 - Sep 30 2021

Member: $60.00

Non-Member: $85.00

Register