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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?


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 […]


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 […]

Wellness for Cancer Survivors

Every year millions of Americans are diagnosed with cancer.  Cancer can effect anyone no matter your age, race, or fitness level.  It is hard to find someone whose life has not been effected by cancer.  You may not realize this but cancer is the leading cause of death in Catawba County.  

Valley Y Open House


The Valley Connection YMCA is excited to announce our January 23, 2016 Valley Y Open House. We encourage all of our members to come and bring a guest for FREE. There will be activities, a light breakfast served, give-away’s and so much more. Be sure to mark your calendar, so you don’t miss out on the […]

Reframing New Year’s Resolutions can Lead to Success


Each year, millions of Americans turn the calendar to the New Year and make resolutions. But without breaking these goals down into smaller milestones, it can be easy to lose momentum. In fact, a 2014 YMCA survey found that less than a quarter of respondents kept their resolutions throughout the year. Many (71 percent) tried, […]

YMCA Adult Basketball – Register by Jan 31

Our Adult Basketball League is designed to be an aid and tool in the development and growth of the participants. The YMCA is not a building, athletics field or just a gym; it is an association of people who use YMCA basketball to foster physical mental and spiritual growth. The attainment of exceptional athletic skills […]