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.


Women’s Self Defense Program

This 6-Week Beginner Course focuses on empty hand self defense techniques for the everyday woman taught by First Degree Black Belt Cassandra Crislip. Learn practical, effective self-defense techniques to get yourself out of violent altercations, as well as participate in facilitated discussion about how to reduce your chances of being in one, in the first place. Please come and bring a friend. No prior experience is required. This class is to give all women an opportunity to live up to their God given right to protect themselves and their loved ones.

The course focuses on:

  • Building self-confidence
  • Promoting physical fitness
  • Learning strikes, punches, kicks, etc.
  • Increasing awareness for surroundings
  • Building a foundation of natural reactions

Ages: 14 and up
Cost: Members $50; Potential Members $75
Location: Wilkes Family YMCA Mind Body Studio
Dates: Mondays & Fridays 6:30-7:30pm from October 16-November 1

No prior martial arts experience is required!


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!


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.

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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%.

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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.

For more information about schedules, contact Heather Barnes at h.barnes@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. More information is below.

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Programs

Adult Swim Lessons

2017-11 Saturday 9:00-9:45 Adult

Adults, Swim Lessons

Ages: 15 and above

Program Dates: Nov 4 2017 - Nov 25 2017

Member: $20.00

Non-Member: $36.00

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Water Babies

2017-10-28 Water Babies

Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Program Dates: Oct 28 2017 - Oct 28 2017

Non-Member: $0.00

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Wilkes Birthday Parties

2017 Additional Guests

Birthday Parties, Family Programming

Program Dates: Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Non-Member: $20.00

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

Wilkes Birthday Parties

2017 Additional Hour

Birthday Parties, Family Programming

Program Dates: Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Non-Member: $30.00

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

Wilkes Birthday Parties

2017 Additional Program Space

Birthday Parties, Family Programming

Program Dates: Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Non-Member: $25.00

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

Wilkes Birthday Parties

2017 After Hours Complete Package

Birthday Parties, Family Programming

Program Dates: Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Member: $125.00

Non-Member: $150.00

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

Wilkes Birthday Parties

2017 During Hours Complete package

Birthday Parties, Family Programming

Program Dates: Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $100.00

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

Wilkes CrossFit

1 Month Unlimited (Household per Person Fee) – CrossFit

Crossfit, Fitness / Wellness

Program Dates: Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Non-Member: $52.50

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Wilkes CrossFit

1 Month Unlimited – CrossFit

Crossfit, Fitness / Wellness

Program Dates: Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Member: $70.00

Non-Member: $130.00

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Wilkes CrossFit

Single Session – CrossFit

Crossfit, Fitness / Wellness

Program Dates: Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Non-Member: $20.00

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