Wellness


Programs

Cherry Blossom 5K

Available at: Cherryville

Participate in the Cherry Blossom 5K this year! Proceeds benefit the Cherryville Family YMCA  Annual Giving Campaign. Friday, April 21 @ 6:00pm; 1 mile LIVESTRONG (Memory and Survivor) walk 6:05pm In 2016, the following sponsors have helped to make this all possible: Carolina’s Independent Truckers Service, Inc.      Mac’s Grill      First Presbyterian Church…

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YMCA Gastonia Grizzlies 5K presented by Precision Machine

Available at: Central,  Cherryville,  South Gaston,  Stowe

Join us for the 5th Annual YMCA Gastonia Grizzlies 5K! Sims Legion Park 1001 Dr. Martin Luther King  Jr Way Gastonia, NC 28054 Friday, June 9th @ 6:00pm Kick off the Gastonia Grizzlies Friday night baseball game & fireworks with the fourth annual YMCA Gastonia Grizzlies 5K. Runners start in the outfield of Sims Park, wind through the North Gastonia…

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Home School Wellness

Available at: Central,  Stowe

Join the Fun! Join the Central or Stowe Family YMCA for Home School Wellness! This is a twelve week program that provides active organized level-based swim lessons in the pool for six weeks and in the gymnasium for six weeks of skill development active games.  During the program we will cover topics such as aquatic safety, nutrition,…

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HEPA at the YMCA

Available at: Central,  Cherryville,  Pharr,  South Gaston,  Stowe

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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Moving for Better Balance

Available at: South Gaston,  Stowe

South Gaston Family YMCA and Stowe Family YMCA Moving for Better Balance is an evidence-based fall prevention program for older adults. The program protocol consists of a core 8-form routine and a subroutine of eight integrated therapeutic movements, which, collectively, involve a set of  simple, rhythmic Tai Chi-based actions. The 12 week 24 session program…

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GRIT Training

Available at: Pharr,  Stowe

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 3 to 12 participants per session 4 week package…

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Group Exercise Classes

Available at: Central,  Cherryville,  Pharr,  South Gaston,  Stowe

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

Available at: Central,  Cherryville,  Pharr,  South Gaston,  Stowe

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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The Gaston Cup

Available at: Central,  Stowe

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…

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Coaching Connection

Available at: Central,  Cherryville,  Pharr,  South Gaston,  Stowe

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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