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:

Tai Chi & Qigong with Mike Gentile

When: Tuesdays 9:45am – 10:45am  MP Room, 6-class series 
Where: Multipurpose Room
Rate: 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.

Push Past The Obstacle

Want a more dynamic workout, preparing for an obstacle course, need a bootcamp? This is the program for you. Push, pull, climb, crawl and get stronger! This bootcamp, led by Joe G and Jody F, will be preparing participants for the upcoming Sprint Spartan Race on April 7 (participation in the Spartan Race is optional).

When: Marh 11 – April 3, Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm – 8:30pm
Where: YWCA & Industrial Strength Gym & Outside
Rate: Member: $20/class or $95 for series; Non-Member: $25/class or $125 for series
Register on Industrial Strength’s site or with the instructor.
Questions? Email ydubtriclub@gmail.com

Kids Camp Crazy

Join Drew for this 6 week program of fun kids activities. There will be games, relay races, art & crafts, science projects and more! At ‘Camp Crazy’ kids will laugh, learn, run, jump, and grow! For children ages 5-11. (Drop offs welcome).

When: March 23 – April 13, Saturdays 11:30 – 12:30
Where: YWCA & Industrial Strength Gym
Rate: Member: $15/class or $40 for series; Non-Member: $20/class or $60 for series
Register on Industrial Strength’s site or with the instructor.
Questions? Contact Instructor Drew at dmcclain@ywcacentralcarolinas.org

Beyond the Mat: Functional Pilates - 'What? Why? How?'

What is Functional Pilates? Why do we move in all these directions? How is this beneficial to the body? Join Melissa in actively practicing and discussing the meaning of Functional Movement in Pilates. This will challenge you to look deeper into Pilates with your movements: Flexion, Extension, Lateral Flexion and Rotation. Be prepared to workout, learn more about the magic of Pilates and have fun! Participants must by 16 years old and up. Mats are available or you can bring your own.

When: Sunday, March 24 from 1:30pm – 3pm
Where: YWCA Studio
Rate: Member: $25; Non-Member: $30
Register on Industrial Strength’s site or with the instructor.
Questions? Contact Instructor Melissa at mdbwilson73@gmail.com

Beyond the Mat: Yoga for Stress and Anxiety Reduction

Explore some tools that will help you in your daily life, using the practice of breath (pranayama) and poses (asana) from the yogic perspective. You may decrease stress and anxiety and allow for greater rest and focus. Participants must by 18 years old and up and able to get down and up from the floor. Mats are available or you may bring your own.

When: Friday, March 29 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm or Sunday, March 31 from 3pm – 5pm
Where: YWCA Studio
Rate: Member: $25; Non-Member: $30
Register on Industrial Strength’s site or with the instructor.
Questions? Contact Instructor Leslie at leslie.misenheimer@gmail.com

Swim Your Way Thin

Join Coach Lisa F has she helps you with your fitness goals by using metabolic swim and water exercise intervals to maximize calorie burn and increase your metabolic rate during and after your workouts! This is a 4-week swim workout series, not a swim lesson or a “how to swim” program. All participants must be able to swim 400 yards freestyle.

When: April 3 – April 24, Wednesdays 7pm – 8pm
Where: YWCA Pool
Rate: Member: $40/series, $15 to drop in for a calss; Non-Member: $60/series, $20 to drop in for a class
Register on Industrial Strength’s site or with the instructor.
Questions? Contact Coach Lisa at LMFarnick@gmail.com

Underwater Easter Egg Hunt

Forget the lawn, we’re hunting for eggs underwater!  Prizes will be awarded for finding the Easter Bunny’s lost Easter Eggs! Some eggs will float for the little tykes while others will be sinkers for those needing a little extra challenge.  
 
Rate:$5 YWCA Members & $7 Non-Member
When: April 12, 2019
  • 3-5 years        5:00-5:20 pm
  • 5-6 years        5:30-5:50pm
  • 7-10 years      6:00-6:20 pm
  • 10-13 years    6:30-6:50 pm

Register online or in-person by April 10th (there are only 20 spots available per age group)

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 ydubtriclub@gmail.com.

Fitness Presentation

julianna canfield, director of fitness at YWCA

Want our Director of Fitness, Julianna Canfield, to visit your HOA or company meeting to learn more about YWCA offerings? Contact her directly at jcanfield@ywcacentralcarolinas.org

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