YWCA Central Carolinas has temporarily suspended operations of our fitness center in accordance with Mecklenburg County's shelter in place order. We will keep this site updated for when we re-open.
Fitness Classes Provide Multiple Benefits
Fitness members can work out at their own pace in any of the YWCA’s various gyms or you can choose to participate in any of the 50+ group exercise classes scheduled every month. Check out our group fitness class and aquatic schedules for location, day and time of each class!
The advantages members get when joining any fitness class include:
Charlotte’s YWCA provides invigorating and fun fitness classes for all ages and physical condition: beginners, intermediate or advanced. Join in the adventure of exercise for fun as well as good health. Make sure you like our Fitness Facebook Page to stay updated on virtual workouts to follow, class offerings, class changes, seasonal programming information and deadlines.
Staying Active In The Times of COVID-19
While YWCA’s co-ed gym remains temporarily suspended to slow the spread of COVID-19 you can stay active with YWCA Central Carolinas’ Director of Fitness, Starr Gargiullo. Make sure to follow us on Facebook or YouTube for weekly videos.
Aqua Arthritis Energizer
Gain strength and flexibility with gentle activities in the water with guidance from an Arthritis Foundation certified instructor.
Develop strength with cardio conditioning exercises, strength intervals and core training in both the shallow and deep ends of the pool.
Get a full body workout with a variety of cardio and strength training exercises in the shallow and deep ends of the pool.
Utilize free weights, balls, gliders and your own body weight for a full body workout.
Using a stationary bike, experience a variety of speeds as well as endurance and strength building drills.
Guided through a series of positions that will stretch and lengthen the body while releasing tension.
Deep Water Work
Burn calories with general aerobics and tone muscles with strength exercises.
(High Intensity Interval Training) Full body workout with mix of strength and cardio exercises.
Love to Lift
A no sweat, head to toe body sculpting class for those that hate to lift weights but know they need to.
Move & Groove
A low-intensity chair class focusing on flexibility and strength. Great for beginners, seniors and anyone recovering from injuries.
Low-impact exercises that focus on core strength, flexibility and long, lean muscles in the whole body.
Tone, sculpt, and lengthen with this low impact workout utilizing your own body weight, bands, light weights, and more. An intentional focus on core strength will improve stability, posture, and benefit overall health.
Perform one or more exercises at high-intensity for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest. Repeat eight times for a total training time of four minutes.
Align & Refine Yoga
Yoga - Exploring the Details
Through traditional yoga postures and other focus movements, this class leads students of various skill levels and traditions into a slow and mindful study of what makes a wide range of postures safe, stable and strengthening.
Practice meditation, dynamic stretching, and flow and balance postures.
Synchronize your breath with your movement through a constant flow of various Yoga poses.