The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina serves Alexander, Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Stokes, Yadkin & Wilkes Counties. We have a passion for serving people of all ages, races and religions. We also offer financial assistance to those who otherwise cannot afford programs, services or membership fees at any of our locations.

Our mission: “Helping people reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body.”

Areas of Focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility

What's Happening at the Y

» YMCA Hosts Free Weight Loss Program: The Fresh Start Challenge

Branches of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina are now accepting applications to be a part of The Fresh Start Challenge, a free weight loss program for individuals with a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30. The 10-week program is open to all members of the community and includes health screenings, nutritional advice, weekly workouts, and more. Spaces are limited, with 25 spots available at participating branches.


» YMCA Partners with ACC Basketball for Free Competition

Branches of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina, as well as other area YMCAs, are partnering with Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball for a special competition. Children, ages 6 through 12, are invited to show their shooting skills for a chance to compete in the finals at the 2015 New York Life ACC Tournament.


» The Y Offers uFit Program to Help Members Reach their Goals

uFit is a program that provides you with an easy-to-follow plan and cutting edge fitness tools. You will not be alone in this process. Our highly trained staff will help you set attainable goals and will provide the ongoing support necessary for your success.


» The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina Offers Tips for Achieving New Year’s Resolutions

A positive outlook doesn’t always translate to action unless without setting manageable goals and leaning on the support of health and wellness communities. Here are five tips the Y recommends to help make a healthy New Year’s resolution stick.


Mission Moments

  • Emily Shaw, Yadkin Family YMCA member, found the right classes and new friends at the Y.

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  • We want to share Y Member Gary Bennett’s story: “It wasn’t until three years ago that I begin to make lifestyle changes that had a serious impact on my health and overall well-being. I attended my first Metabolic Group Exercise Class (ME) and knew that I had found something special…”

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  • Recently, one of our Adventure Guide Tribes, Nosh Sitsi, helped to adopt a family in need for the holidays.

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  • Jocelyn (Jay) and Jim Hamby are both cancer survivors. Before getting involved with the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program, they were struggling to get back on their feet. The couple heard about the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA and scheduled an appointment to learn more. The Y instructors knew immediately that the program would be a great fit and encouraged them to join. That decision has improved both their physical health and their state of mind.

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