Wellness

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.


Programs at South Gaston


CHALLENGE YOUR HEALTH

20/60 Summer Wellness Challenge Complete 20 workouts within 60 days from June 12 to August 11 and win a prize. All workouts must be completed at the YMCA (or YMCA Race!). Only 1 workout a day will count. Log your workout and watch your progress grow! Acceptable workouts: Group exercise classes, cardio, personal training, GRIT,…

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The Burn: Labor Day 5K

Join us for the 4th Annual YMCA Labor Day 5K: The Burn! Monday, September 4th@ 8:00am Accept the challenge this Labor Day, September 4th, by taking on the Tower Trail at Crowders Mountain State Park. This up and back race will begin at 8:00 am at the Linwood Road access and follow the winding gravel road…

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Personal Training

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 &…

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Youth Cycle Classes

Calling all teens and pre-teens! Join our awesome instructors for this high energy, safe and effective 45 minute spin class. The music is trendy and will keep your blood pumping.  Teens will also track their attendance and receive a special prize if they reach a platinum level rider. This class is included in your membership!…

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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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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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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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Youth Wellness Appointments

Ages: 9 – 15 Youth fitness orientations are 1 on 1 fitness instruction to youth age 9-15 that include weight room, cardio room equipment usage instruction and safety information. The program is intended to introduce youth to exercise in a safe and supervised environment. After completion of the program the youth can use the cardio…

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