HEALTHY HAPPENS HERE
At the Y, we believe health and fitness means taking care of the whole you, and we know that even small changes can make a big difference. We're invested in your health and helping you meet your goals, whether that means losing weight, gaining strength, or simply finding ways to increase energy and decrease stress. You're not only supported by our staff, you're part of a community committed to helping you learn new things, explore new activities, and discover your best self at any stage in your life.
Free Group Fitness Classes
The secret to sticking with a health and fitness program is finding activities you enjoy and that keep you moving. At the Y you have hundreds of free choices – from low-impact activities like strength training, stretching and water exercise to high intensity classes like boot camp, interval training and indoor cycling.
Premier Wellness Programs
Our premier programs are designed to help you bring your fitness, nutrition, and overall health into full focus. With programs like Better You Bootcamp, Crossfit and REGYMEN Fitness, you are sure to find a fitness program that works for you. Click the button below to learn more.
The Y offers classes geared for adults of all fitness levels and ages. We know you will find a class that is fun, supportive and keeps you moving to get a great workout while you make a new friends and reconnect with current ones.
Our community health initiatives help address ongoing chronic health issues that many in our community face, such as diabetes prevention, cancer survivor rehabilitation, and living with Parkinson's disease.
Donor-supported financial assistance is available for many of our community health programs. At the Y, nobody is turned away due to the inability to pay.
First Connection & FitQuest
First Connection and FitQuest are free programs to help you set and achieve your personal wellness goals. You’ll meet one-on-one with a YMCA Wellness Coach who will help you set goals, teach you to use the strength and cardio equipment, and create a customized workout plan that fits YOUR needs. Your Wellness Coach will be available over the course of your plan to answer questions and to make sure you are having a fun and fulfilling experience at the YMCA.
Now you can leave the guessing behind and know exactly what is inside your body! Schedule an appointment with one of our fitness professionals who will lead you through a body-composition analysis that includes more than 20 measurements! InBody assessments are available at our Downtown YMCA and Jamerson Family YMCA locations.
At the Y, we’re focused entirely on you—your goals, your preferences, and your challenges. That's why REGYMEN Fitness workouts offer an interval training style workout where time flies and calories burn, and we provide the mental encouragement, inspiration, and social interaction proven to help individuals reach their health and fitness goals faster than going at it alone.
Kidz Gym Activities & Programs
It's Time to Get Up and Get Moving
Childhood obesity has become a nationwide epidemic, and being overweight has caused more and more young children to be diagnosed with high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and even heart disease.
Storming of Thunder Ridge
Storming of Thunder Ridge is Lynchburg, Virginia’s only local, fully-supported road cycling event. With the Blue Ridge Mountains as your backdrop, there’s a ride for everyone: 27, 45, 47 (The Mountain Only), 75 and 100 mile options.