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.

Group Exercise Classes at the Central Virginia YMCA

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.

Man Participating in an Aging Well Adult Class at Central Virginia YMCA

Aging-Well Adults

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. 


Community Health

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.

Free programs to help you set and maintain your personal wellness goals

First Connection & Wellness Orientation

First Connection and Wellness Orientation 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.

InBody Assessment at Central Virginia YMCA

InBody Assessment

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.

Regymen Fitness Now in Lynchburg at the Central Virginia YMCA


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.

sports performance

Sports Performance Training

Our Sports Performance program here at the Jamerson Family YMCA is a coach led program, coached by Sarah Kline. Sarah holds several CrossFit certifications, along with FMS-1, Art of Breath, and other functional movement certifications.

Sport specific training is programmed to focus on conditioning the body and mind to excel through the unique demands of endurance, speed, agility, balance, and recovery required by each sport while minimizing injury.

Kids Youth Fitness Homeschool Gym Exercise

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.

Lynchburg's Storming of Thunder Ridge Central Virginia Biking Events

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.