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Also check the “What’s New” page at for short-term specialty classes (boot camps, etc.) that may require a fee.  All regular fitness classes are free for Y members.

Health & Wellness Center Rules  All youth under the age of 16 MUST complete the Youth Certification Class prior to using any fitness center.

Members must be at least 14 years old (guests age 16) to use the Fitness Center without direct supervision. Youth age 12-13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (18 or older). Safety is our #1 priority in the fitness center. No playing around or abuse of fitness center will be tolerated.  All youth must sign in at the Wellness Desk prior to using the facility.

Youth & Family Fitness Center  All youth under the age of 16 MUST complete the Youth Certification Class prior to using any fitness center.

This room makes a wonderful area for families and youth to workout together.  Children ages 8-11 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Children ages 12 & over are permitted in this room without a parent or guardian.

Family Friendly Fitness Classes

Our Family Friendly Fitness Classes are a great way to set a positive example for your children, keep active, and enjoy quality time as a family.  While our youth policy states that youth 8 and up may attend any non weight lifting fitness classes with a parent, these classes are especially suited to participants of all ages, with or without others in your family.

We offer several of classes that you can enjoy as a family:

Family Pound®: Our fun classes are set to high-energy music, which is like a dance party that doubles as a great cardio workout. Expect to build your endurance, coordination and learn some great new dance moves! Class is offered Mondays at 5:30 pm.

Family REFIT®: REFIT® is a fitness concept that engages the heart as a muscle and a soul.   REFIT is designed to create community and relational connections where lives are impacted body, mind and soul.  The community-centered approach of REFIT focuses on building relationships through the shared experience of fitness, creating a safe space that encourages participants of all shapes and sizes to workout, and encouraging all participants to discover their own “impact potential”.  Class participants will discover  easy-to-learn movements, inspiring music and a family-friendly environment for all age groups. Class is offered Sundays at 3:30 pm.

If you have any questions about any of our Family Friendly Fitness programs, just email Jen at or call her at 336.249.2177.

Youth Fitness Certification Class

The purpose of this free program is to educate all youth members ages 8-15 on the basic fundamentals of physical fitness. Upon completion of the Youth Fitness Certification Class, youth members at the J. Smith Young YMCA will be allowed to use selected weight equipment and group fitness classes.  It is a prerequisite before training on any of the fitness equipment or taking a group fitness class. We want our youth to have a fun and safe experience at the YMCA.  Click here for a registration brochure.

New Member Fitness Tours
Meet with a trained YMCA staff member to learn how to properly utilize all fitness equipment. Sign up at the Health & Wellness Director’s office for this free appointment.

TRX Training

TRX is a full-body strength and flexibility workout that utilizes your own body weight instead of relying on machines or dumbbells.   It is designed for all fitness levels and ages to strengthen and tone. Click here for a flyer with more information.

Yoga Personal Training
Personal instruction is an invaluable tool for all levels and experience, and it’s the best way to address your goals and work on individual interest.  Click here to learn about our instructors and available packages. 

Body Analysis
Increase awareness of your health through this analysis of the percentage of body fat and lean mass that you have. The Body Analysis will include weight, percentage of body fat and BMI. You will also be given healthy ranges for each of these for someone of your age and gender. Recommendations for exercise and healthy habits will be given to help you reach your goal. The cost is only $15.00 and appointments can be made by contacting the Health & Wellness Director.

Personal Training Options – per person

Click here for the Personal Training flyer for more details or here for a “Meet the Trainers” flyer

All fees are due at the time of registration.

1 1/2 hour session $ 20.00 member $ 30.00 non-member
5 1/2 hour sessions $ 80.00 member $130.00 non-member
10 1/2 hour sessions $144.00 member $224.00 non-member
1 full hour session $ 35.00 member $ 55.00 non-member
5 full hour sessions
$136.00 member $180.00 non-member
10 full hour sessions $240.00 member $330.00 non-member

Buddy Packages – workout with your friend or spouse and SAVE!

5 full hour sessions $100.00 member
$130.00 non-member
10 full hour sessions $180.00 member
$230.00 non-member