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.

Programs at Pharr


Take your workout outside!

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ChristmasTown 5K Practice

Practice Makes Perfect! ChristmasTown is coming! Join your friends at the Pharr Family YMCA to practice for the famed November race! Staff will lead  participants on the 5K course and water will be available. When: Thursday, October 27 Where: Meet DuPont Plaza (front patio) at the Pharr Family YMCA Time: 9:00 am and 5:30 pm…

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Thread Trail Hike at Crowders Mountain

Join the Y as we hike the Ridgeline Trail at Crowders Mountain. Let’s go hiking! Join your fellow trail enthusiasts on an 8.5-mile hike on a segment of Thread Trail. We will hike along the Ridgeline Trail enjoying views from Kings Pinnacle and the flora within the beautiful Piedmont hardwood forests. The full 14-mile Ridgeline Trail…

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Get involved in October!

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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…

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GRIT Training

Join the Stowe Family YMCA and add High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to your life with three unique LES MILLS GRIT workouts. Take your fitness to the next level by rotating strength (Mon/Tues), plyo (Wed/Thurs), and cardio (Fri/Sat). Focus Meetings Goal Setting Nutrition Suggestions Body Diagnostics 4 Week Session (3 to 12 participants) Full Session…

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ChristmasTown 5K

Celebrate the kick off of ChristmasTown USA with a festive 5K under the lights.   Proceeds benefit the Pharr Family YMCA & McAdenville Women’s Club. Saturday, November 26, 2016 @ 6:00 PM. Registration will only be accepted during packet pick up Wednesday and Friday. November 23 and 25, at Walk and Run Belmont, 200 N Main…

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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,…

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Personal Training

Personal Training Ages: 12+ Personal training is 1 on 1 fitness training available to Y Members with a nationally certified YMCA personal trainer. The trainer trains the client 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….

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Coaching Connection

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…

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