Fitness Programs

Fitness Programs Target Specialized Training

At Charlotte’s YWCA, we provide fit and fun programming for members and non-members in our community. Bookmark this page to easily check out our new programs or sign up for the Fitness Newsletter to keep up with all the YWCA Fitness News.

Current Special Programs:

T'ai Chi & Qi Gong with Mike Gentile

Learn yang style t’aiji including ’24 Movement’, ‘Embrace the Moon’ and Qi Gong sets. All level of knowledge are welcome.
When: Tuesdays 9:45am – 10:45am, part of a 6-class series (which takes place 7/16 – 8/20) with drop in options available
Where: Multipurpose Room
Rate: YWCA Member: $10/class or $50 for series; Non-Member: $15/class or $75 for series
Register online, or in the YWCA MP Room with the instructor.

Double Dip Pool & Land Bootcamp

Summer is here! Beat the heat with Coach Jody F. during a 4-week bootcamp geared toward cooling you off while heating up your workout. We will focus on improving strength through pool and land based bootcamp style exercises accompanied with running/walking. Think water bucket carry, aqua running, aqua dumbells, sprint swims, and good ol’ fashion body weight workouts on deck. All fitness levels are welcome. Participants must be able to swim 50 yards.

When: July 11 – August 1, Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30pm
Where: YWCA Pool and Outside
Rate: YWCA Members $40 ($15 for a drop-in) and Non-Members $60 ($20 for a drop in)
Register online or with the instructor.
Questions? Contact Jody at

Take Your First Step

Join coaches Mark C. and Jody F. for a 6-week run/walk training program. Once a week, group runs support your Coach provided training plan. We will culminate with the Yiasou Greek Festival 5k (optional) on August 24th.

When: July 13 – August 17, Saturdays 9am – 10am
Where: YWCA Outside
Rate: YWCA Members $50 and Non-Members $70
Register online or with the instructor.
Questions? Contact Jody at

Flick 'N Float

Mom and Dad – leave the kids with us and enjoy a night out! We’ll be screening Disney’s Dumbo (2019) in our pool. Float back, relax, and enjoy the show. Your child must be able to float unsupported for at least five seconds on front and back; able to swim five yards of front and back crawl without assistance. Children must be nine years or older. (For children younger than 9, an adult must accompany them.)

When: July 19
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: YWCA’s Indoor Pool
Rate: $5/child
Register: Must register by July 18, you can do so here.


Have fun with a 60-minute high intensity swim class. Get your heart rate pumping, sprinting and strengthening with exercise intervals while increasing endurance. *Not a learn-to-swim or stroke clinic. **Must be able to swim 400yds freestyle.

When: September 4 – October 2
Time: Wednesdays, 7-8pm
Where: YWCA Pool
Rate: YW Members $40/series & $15/class, NonMembers $60/series & $20/class
Register online

Run MC Run Clinic

Training for a 5K up to a Marathon? Want to improve your run during a triathlon? Want to improve your run form efficiency? You can do it all with Mark Carbone! Learn tips, tricks, and tactics to train the MIND and BODY for mastery of the run. 

*Must be able to run 1-mile non-stop.

When: *postponed – dates TBD*
Time: 6:30-7:30
Where: ISF Gym and Outside
Rate: YW Members $45/series & $15/class, NonMembers $65/series & $20/class

Seasonal Special Programs:

YDub Tri Club

YWCA's YDub-tri-club team

Have you ever wanted to compete in a triathlon? From first timers to experienced competitors, we offer seasonal group and 1:1 trainings. Led by certified USAT Coach Jody Frazier and her team of coaches, you’ll be led step-by-step through swimming, biking and running drills over a multi-week period. Build friendships with your fellow athletes and feel the pride of crossing the finish line. The session includes a practice triathlon, preview of the race course and an abundance of support from your fellow YDubbers. Check this page seasonally for training and fee information. For questions, or to be notified of upcoming events, contact Jody Frazier at

Fitness Presentation

Want our Director of Fitness, Starr Garguillo, to visit your HOA or company meeting to learn more about YWCA offerings? Contact her directly at

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