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Everything I know about working out…

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Everything I know about working out…I learned in 80’s movies. Obviously we all remember the fashion, the headbands and leg warmers, but don’t miss out on the other messages hidden in the aqua net fog. Look past the big hair, campy jokes and that one guy who always wants to rock the striped tube socks […]

First Annual HBCU College Fair held at YMCA

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Western North Carolina hosted the First Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) College Fair in Hickory on Saturday, March 5, 2016. The event was sponsored by the YMCA of Catawba Valley Black Achievers Program (BAP), the Delta Nu Chapter, Epsilon Upsilon Chapter and Gamma Beta Beta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and […]

Free Baseball Clinic at Hickory YMCA

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The YMCA of Catawba Valley invites youth ages 5 -12 to a FREE baseball clinic on April 9th from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  The clinic will be conducted by Grant & Fore Rembert. Contact Nancy Mitchell to RSVP at 324-2858 or [email protected] Skills & Fun: Throwing, Hitting & Fielding What to bring:  Baseball Mitt, […]

Physical activity after injury or illness

Anyone who has experienced a long illness or injury will understand the impact such a condition has on their level of physical activity. Normally, doctors and physical therapists tell you to exercise in a modified capacity. In reality, you may not have the energy and ability to do so in the recovery process.

Wellness Career Opportunities at the YMCA of Catawba Valley

The YMCA of Catawba Valley – Hickory Branch has a variety of part-time career opportunities at this time. We are looking for individuals that create a welcoming, warm environment for our members and guests while they pursue their wellness journey.  Open positions include water aerobics, group exercise instructors, yoga, personal trainers and wellness staff. For additional […]

Why The Y?

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Why the Y? I hear that question asked so often.  In a world of endless choices, you can go anywhere, do anything, buy anything to make your life better, easier but can you say that you can always find something that engages you Spirit, Mind and Body the way the Y does? The Y isn’t just a […]

The Y: Improving Community One Day at a Time

For so long the Y has been known as a gym and swim throughout the communities that Ys serve each and everyday, but in reality the Y is improving community all throughout this country and many others.  The reality is that that the Y is so much more.  Each day the YMCA of Catawba Valley […]

Holy Yoga Back by Popular Demand at the Hickory Branch

Holy Yoga is back due to popular demand on Sundays from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm at the Hickory Branch beginning February 7. As a highly skilled and certified Holy Yoga instructor,  Andrea will provide a world-class yoga experience that is 100% focused on connecting to Christ. Our Holy Yoga classes include prayer, Scripture and primarily contemporary […]

FREE FITNESS SAMPLERS SATURDAY AT THE Y

Here’s your chance to try one of our fitness samplers with great instructors on Saturday, January 30th. You have a chance to win great prizes and BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE!  So if you are new to fitness, a weekend warrior or a fitness buff join us at the YMCA!

Princess Date Night at the Hickory Y – Cancelled –

Sorry for any inconvenience. This event has been cancelled.   Celebrate your own confident and capable daughter by bringing her to princess date night on February 6th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Fathers, uncles and grandfathers escort your favorite daughter, niece and granddaughter to the annual Princess Date Night. You and your special date […]