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It's summer and the Y is now closed on Sundays! We will reopen again Sunday, September 10!

WELCOME to Stanly County Family YMCA!  At our Y, our goal is to serve you and your family through a variety of programs.  Our friendly staff are here to guide you to a wonderful experience.  If there is anything that we can do to help, please look for our YMCA name tags and you will find a well-trained, knowledgeable person to help.

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FITNESS EQUIPMENT UPDATE: Currently some of our fitness equipment is being re-upholstered. The pads will be ready Wednesday, July 27th. All equipment will be available for use on Thursday, July 28th. We apologize for any inconveniences. Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve our facility for our members.

PROFESSIONAL ROLE MODELS WANTED ... Start your career with the YMCA Afterschool Program. We are currently taking applications for site directors in our Afterschool Program. Must be 21 years of age. Apply today! We are accepting applications until July 31. Applications available at Membership Desk or online.

TAE KWON DO CAMP ... This camp is designed for rising middle school students, July 24-28, 4:00 - 5:00 PM.  Registration available at the Membership Desk or online. 

STRONG COMMUNITIES 5K/8K ... This year we celebrate the 10th year of the 8K and first year of the 5K. The 4th race in the Start It Stanly Race Series is on August 19 at 7:25 AM. Registration available at the Membership Desk, at Vac & Dash, or online.

AFTERSCHOOL ... The Y will offer it's Afterschool program at Aquadale, Badin, Endy, Locust, Richfield, and Stanfield schools. In addition, the following schools will be served at our Pavilion Site in Albemarle: Central, East, and Millingport. Registration is OPEN.  Register before July 31 and pay NO REGISTRATION FEE.  Registration is available at the Membership Desk.  Download Parent Packet and Registration Form to save time!

SWIM LESSONS ... Fall swim lessons will be offered August 14 - October 2.  Registration for members will open on July 24. Non-members can register beginning July 31.  

Still waiting for life to slow down so you can, too? Turn the tables and take the lead with a smart strategy for chilling out.

If you thrive on adrenaline and to-do lists, remembering to step back, breathe deeply and play (yes, play!) isn’t just a way to wind down. It’s also a means of finding some much-needed perspective. (Which happens to be good for productivity.)

And slowing down doesn’t have to mean stopping. If our ever-present pedometers and heart rate monitors have taught us anything, it’s that staying in motion provides a healthy way of maintaining mind-body balance.

So here’s your challenge: Try out an activity that’s less about the number of calories burned or reps performed, and more about relaxation, stretching or just plain fun. And above all else: Leave your phone somewhere else so you can reconnect with … you.

  • Splash around in the pool—Forget laps—just float. Catch up with a friend while you tread water. Watch your kid try out a new swimming skill. Laugh a lot. Repeat. 
  • Get back to basics—It’s never too late to reconnect with nature. And it’s not too early to start planning your next camping adventure in the beautiful state of North Carolina. Blue Ridge Assembly is a great place to retreat with small groups and unwind. Be sure to check it out for your next retreat destination.
  • Condition more than your muscles—Instead of only doing workouts that amp up your heart rate, try taking it down a notch once or twice a week in a class like yoga or Pilates. Need to work on your flexibility? Join our Flex and Stretch class..
  • Take a walk, plain and simple—So good for you it’s practically a no-brainer, walking is low-impact cardio that boosts energy and circulation, reduces stress, and brings more oxygen your body’s cells. Some studies show a brisk walk works as well as pharmaceutical antidepressants when it comes to keeping mild- to moderate depression in check.
  • Pick a partner in R&R—Invite a friend or two to walk, work out or stretch with you. Put these meet-ups on your calendar like any other appointment. Having someone hold you accountable to your “stop and smell the roses” goals will help you prioritize your health … and stay connected to the people in your life who matter.

Warning: Side effects of relaxation may include clear-headedness, unexplained positivity, reduced stress and anxiety, and extended bouts of happiness.

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.