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.
You can try out this class for free on Tuesdays from 9am – 9:20am!
When: Tuesdays 9:30am – 10:30am, part of a 6-class series (which takes place 9/9 – 10/8) 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.


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

Wellness Seminar - Crocktober: A Healthy Cooking Demo

For all of us that love delicious healthy crock pot meals when the weather starts to get chilly. We’ll be breaking down caloric intake when cooking crock pot meals. Using ways to spice up and make food delicious without all the extra fat. The demonstration will be led by YWCA’s Director of Fitness, Starr Gargiullo, and Tiffany Chamber from Profile by Sanford. Tiffany has a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University, is a Certified Learning & Development Trainer from UNCC, and a Certified Health Nutrition Coach from Sanford Healthcare System. Tiffany’s passion in Health & Wellness initiatives comes from her personal story of losing 75lbs.

When: October 10
Time: 11am – 12pm
Where: YWCA’s Multi-Purpose Room
Rate: $10
Register online
Questions? Contact Starr Gargiullo at

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

Starr In Weight Room

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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