LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
The Y and LIVESTRONG joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a free 12-week physical activity and well being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. The small group, research-based program offers cancer survivors a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities.
Survivors work with YMCA certified instructors to build muscle mass, strength, flexibility and endurance while improving confidence and self-esteem. In addition to physical benefits, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA focuses on the emotional well-being of survivors and their families by providing a supportive community for people impacted by cancer.
The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program is available at every Gaston County Family YMCA location.
Spencer Mountain Beginner Training
GET UP OFF YOUR COUCH AND RUN Spencer Mountain Training Program Get ready to race! YMCA run coaches are excited to prepare you for the Spencer Mountain 5K on Saturday, November 4. All participants will meet at Martha Rivers Park restrooms during the 6-week session. Where: Martha Rivers Park—1515 Neal Hawkins Rd Gastonia, NC 28056…
Personal Training Ages: 12+ Personal training is individualized fitness training available to Y Members with a nationally certified YMCA personal trainer. The trainer works with the client(s) using strength training, cardio training, and nutritional counseling and monitoring. Sessions are 1 hour in length and can be purchased in 1, 5, 10, 15 and session packages. Dates &…
HEPA at the YMCA
The Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Initiative is the Gaston County Family YMCA ‘s answer to a challenge made by First Lady Michelle Obama to improve the standard of nutrition and activity for children in our care as well as their families, YMCA members and staff. By implementing and adhering to HEPA standards our…
Spencer Mountain 10K & 5K
Participate in the Spencer Mountain 10K & 5K this year! Proceeds benefit LIVESTRONG at the YMCA. Saturday, November 4. The 10K race begins at @ 8:00 a.m. and the 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. at Warlick School, 1316 Spencer Mtn. Road, Gastonia, NC 28054. Some GPS devices may note this as Ranlo, NC. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is…
Group Exercise Classes
Ages: 12+ (16 for Les Mills BodyPump™ classes) Whether you’re new to exercise or getting back into it, group exercise is a great way to get moving, make friends and stay motivated. We offer classes for all ages, all levels and all interests. From low-impact exercise and chair classes, stretching and strength training to indoor cycling,…
The Gaston Cup
Run with Purpose The 5th Annual Gaston Cup focuses on corporate health and wellness. The Gaston Cup Series provides businesses with a long-term initiative that helps establish healthy lifestyle changes for their employees. Micro, Small, Medium, and Large businesses complete in a series of run/walk races throughout the year (and a few special events). The business with…
Coaching Connection In this six week program, your coach is committed to giving you the support, knowledge and encouragement you need to motivate and inspire a healthy lifestyle so you can feel and see results. Stop by the Welcome Center to sign up for a coaching appointment that fits your schedule! You will spend 30 minutes…