Programs & Services
Specialty classes are available for a wide variety of ages and abilities but all are designed to help you and your family reach your wellness goals.
Our Wellness Center is fully equipped with a wide variety of cardio and strength training equipment. Need help getting started? Orientations are free to members ages 14 and over.
During orientation, you will be shown how to operate the cardiovascular and strength training equipment. We will develop a personalized workout plan to help you reach your goals.
All youth 14 and 15 years of age are required to complete a teen certification course prior to being allowed to have full fitness center privileges.
Register at the front desk or by calling 336.882.9622.
The Ragsdale Family YMCA in partnership with the City of Jamestown is offering FREE Community Yoga in the Park.
When: Wednesday at 6:30pm from May 3rd-August 23rd
Cost: FREE! Just bring your own yoga mat and water bottle.
Where: Wrenn Miller Park – 101 Guilford Rd, Jamestown, NC 27282
Specialized 3 Week Program
April 11th – April 27th Tues/ Thurs Starting at 5:30am
Cost: Members $40 or Non-Members $60
Theme number 4 on our FIT CAMP journey is Grit Training, featuring a very special teacher, Mandy Allison. Mandy has been doing crossfit for 4+ years now and has become a group exercise instructor to start helping people reach some of their goals in the same ways she has!
This FITCAMP will consist of an hour worth of weight lifting and cardio fun! Join us for the fourth FITCAMP in our series!
*If you have joined us for all 4 so far, please make sure to indicate that on the form you fill out when signing up, we want to order you a shirt for joining us in our journey!* If you haven’t signed up for 4 FITCAMPs, you still have time! You have until June to complete 4 sessions and earn yourself a special t-shirt/tank!
Register at the front desk.
Must Register by February 20th
$50 per person
This is a blended learning format for FirstAid, CPR & AED. Pre-work on the internet is required before the skills portion. Once you register for the skills class, we will send you an email with a link to launch the online class & do the pre-work prior to the skills class. You must complete the pre-work in order to attend the skills class. No refunds will be given for failure to do pre-work.
Upon completion of the class & passing the exam & skills testing, you will be certified for 2 years in FirstAid, CPR & AED. This class is open to the public
The Teen Certification is a two hour class that will allow teens, ages 14-15, to use the Wellness Center without having a parent or guardian present. Teens will learn basic anatomy and physiology, key components to health and well-being, how to use strength and cardio equipment, proper strength training form, and Wellness Center Rules and Policies. Classes will be offered at various times throughout the month. The class is divided into three major portions: a practical, a lecture, and a written test.
Please contact Marlee Rindal, Wellness Director, at 336.882.9622 for more information.
When: Monday & Wednesday at 9:00-10:00am
Cost: $30 for members and $60 for non-members per month.
*$10 late fee if the month is paid after the 15th.
Taught by: Eric Reiss.
Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might well be called “medication in motion.” There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems.
In this low-impact, slow-motion exercise, you go without pausing through a series of motions named for animal actions — for example, “white crane spreads its wings” — or martial arts moves, such as “box both ears.” As you move, you breathe deeply and naturally, focusing your attention — as in some kinds of meditation — on your bodily sensations. Tai chi differs from other types of exercise in several respects. The movements are usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed, the joints are not fully extended or bent, and connective tissues are not stretched. Tai chi can be easily adapted for anyone, from the most fit to people confined to wheelchairs or recovering from surgery.
This evaluation consists of a 1-hour session designed to assess current fitness levels and provide training recommendations for reaching personal goals. The evaluation includes body composition, flexibility, strength, endurance, and cardiovascular tests.
Fees Per Evaluation:
$40 YMCA Members Only
Call 336.882.9622 to sign up
We are not currently offering nutrition counseling, please check back later for more details.
Participants must be 30-75 years old, be diagnosed with Idiopathic PD and complete and submit a signed consent form and medical clearance. In addition there is an interview with the Branch Wellness Director. Classes at the Ragsdale YMCA are held on Wednesday and Friday at 9:00am or classes at the Spears YMCA are held on Monday and Thursday mornings at 10:45am.
The class is free for qualified participants.
This group is sponsored by Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and is free to those who have MS. For enrollment information / forms please see Bethany Williard, Spears YMCA Aquatics Director.