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Why The Y? What Our Members Have To Say.

  Since our inception, the YMCA of Catawba Valley has been guided by its Christian mission and values to strengthen the foundations of our community and nurture the potential of those men, women and children who make up the diverse and culture rich environment our wonderful community is built upon. As a leading nonprofit dedicated […]

Hickory Foundation YMCA Open House

Our Open House event is the perfect time to bring your friends and family to the Y. Refer a friend, get a free long-sleeved tee! You’re friends and family can also enjoy a free month of membership!  We’ll have group exercise samples, machines for you to try, and other fun events throughout the day. Also, Walgreen’s […]

Pickleball at the Y

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Pickleball is the new and upcoming most popular program for seniors at the Y. Pickleball is played on a badminton court using a perforated plastic ball, similar to a wiffleball. The game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, game for experienced players.Try this increasingly popular sport that will […]

Change your fitness program

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We’ve all been there.  You finally reach your dream goal of miles that you run, miles that you bike, pounds you lift, and BOOM you twist the wrong way, step on a rock, or trip and fall.  The doctor says, “I’m sorry, but you can no longer run or bike or lift (or play tennis or racquetball) […]

TRX Suspension Training at the Y

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Get fast, effective, total-body workouts with TRX Suspension Training at the Y! TRX suspension straps use your body weight to provide resistance. Explore the hundreds of TRX exercises that are designed to strengthen every muscle in your body.

Swim Lessons at the Y ALL Year

When are people’s mind set going to change about swim lessons?  The mind set that needs to change is that swim lessons are a summer thing.  In reality the likelihood of learning to swim by only taking lessons in the summer is just not realistic.  Swim lessons take months to learn and the more consistent […]

Yoga for All Levels of Fitness

  At the YMCA, we recognize the practice of yoga can be a powerful tool for improving our health and well-being. Students of yoga can find greater health through the use of breathing techniques and yoga poses. Yoga by its very nature, asks us to stretch muscles that are naturally tight and strengthen muscles that […]

5 Tips for a Back-To-School Fitness Routine

Fall is in the air! The kids are back in school. Schedules are becoming that much more hectic. Don’t let any of these factors stop you from remaining active heading deeper into the Fall months. Because we know that healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing mind, body and spirit, well-being and fitness at the Y […]

Why is Strength Training Good for You?

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Strengthen your muscles and get a great cardio workout in one of our cardio strength classes. Classes are all taught by highly-trained instructors who will help you get the most out of your workout through a combination of exercises to strengthen your core while burning calories. Looking for a class that meet your goals? Group Exercise […]

Have you been diagnosed with prediabetes?

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Diabetes is a serious condition that causes blood sugar levels to rise higher than normal. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Currently, diabetes affects more than 29 million people. Prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Risk for […]