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Smith Splash


Thank you to all who came out to participate in the 1st Annual Swim for Smith Swim Meet. Fun was had by all and over $1,000 was raised for the cause! 

BACKPACK FOOD DRIVE - The Fitness Department is sponsoring a Backpack Food Drive to collect items for the 40 Backpacks distributed weekly to children in need of food over the weekends.  Through the month of November we are asking members to bring in items to help with this outreach program. Read More 

SPLASH AND DASH RESULTS - Official results for the Annual Splash and Dash Biathlon. Congrats to all who participate in this event!

AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM REGISTRATION OPEN - Did you know the Y offers afterschool at the following locations:  Aquadale, Badin, Endy, Locust, Richfield, Stanfield, West Stanly Middle, and the Y Pavilion. Read More 

STANLY COUNTY FAMILY YMCA LOCKER ROOM POLICY - Please be aware of the Stanly County Family YMCA locker room policy. Read More 

Healthy Family Home

Don't let the cooler weather stop you. While your family continues on this wonderful journey of healthier habits together, it can be so much fun to be active outdoors. Fall weather is just right for being outside. Long walks or bike rides won't even feel like exercise during these cooler months! Fall is the perfect time to explore local parks or trails or to head to your local pumpkin patch to pick out the best pumpkin together! Explore family movement opportunities in the morning before school and as individuals get some fresh air during the day.

Eat Healthy

Eat Healthy

Eating balanced meals made of colorful and wholesome food is absolutely necessary for our health. While making ourselves feel good and taking care of our own health, we are also setting a good example for our children. When you reduce the number of processed food from your home (i.e. food that has a very long ingredient list), it will also help your family reduce the intake of sodium and added sugar.

Play Every Day

Play Every Day

Football season is here! Take some time away from the hard work you do all day to play as a family by having a fun game of family football. You can change things up each day to find different activities your family enjoys playing together. Even just an extra hour of play spread out throughout the day helps to reduce a child's risk for obesity and other health concerns. A balance of work and play is great for the whole family, so grab any ball and start playing!

Sleep Well

Sleep Well

Sleep and health go hand-in-hand. Not getting enough sleep affects your focus and energy levels, which can get in the way of your health goals. Not having sleep routines in place can also have a huge impact on a child's school performance and mood. Start with a healthy bedtime routine by replacing electronics with books at least one hour before bedtime. When both you and your children are well rested, you will have healthier interactions and more energy to stay active and alert throughout your busy days.

The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our Open Door Scholarship Program for financial assistance.