YMCA of Kanawha Valley offers various options that improve the health and well-being of community members. Our health and fitness centers offer modern equipment, along with a clean and safe workout environment. We have numerous group fitness classes and offer several forms of personal training, led by certified experts.

Charleston Family YMCA

Health and Fitness Area Rules

  • Absolutely no one under the age of 13yr old is permitted to use any equipment in the Health and Fitness area. Any one 13-15yr old must have a YMCA wristband. They’re not allowed to sit and watch. They must be in another area in the building.
  • All Personal Trainers must be hired through the YMCA of Kanawha Valley
  • Appropriate athletic attire must be worn at all times. This consists of closed-toed and closed-heeled, non-marking, rubber-soled athletic-type shoes, athletic pants, shorts, t-shirt, sweatshirt tank top. Patrons are not allowed to exercise in sports bras. Clothing with offensive or profane language, designs, or pictures is not acceptable.
  • Patrons should use extreme caution in lifting weights to avoid any potential injuries to themselves or others. Please ask for spotter assistance if needed.
  • All dumbbells and weights must be returned to the appropriate storage area after use.
  • No food is permitted in the Health and Fitness center
  • All patrons must wipe down the equipment with a towel after use. Please be considerate to other patrons.
  • Personal belongings must be kept in the designated area. The staff is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Small kit lockers are available in the lobby for FREE. Please visit the Member Service desk for assistance.
  • Do not attempt to use equipment if you are unfamiliar with the proper use. Please seek assistance from the Health and Fitness Specialist.
  • When using cardiovascular or strength training equipment, please be aware and considerate of other patrons who may be waiting to use this equipment.
  • YMCA decisions pertaining to appropriate attire are final.

Experience an active and moving type of yoga designed to help your body feel biologically younger.
Mondays 4:30 – 5:25 pm
Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:25 pm

This basic yoga class will explore various postures and will increase your strength and flexibility as it relieves stress.
Monday: 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Tuesday: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Tuesday: 6:35 pm – 7:30 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Thursday: 4:30 – 5:30 pm

This training method improves flexibility and strength for the entire body, without adding bulk.
Monday: 5:30 – 6:25 pm

Y members are able to reserve a bike for a full session for only $5! Non-members are able to participate by buying a day pass or registering for the full session for $70.

SPIN 101
A beginner spin class that will introduce indoor cycling to new spinners.
Mondays: 6:35 – 7:00 pm
Thursdays: 5:30 – 5:55 pm

Spin with flat road, steady hill, sprints and interval training.
Tuesdays: 6:00-6:55 am
Thursday: 6:00-6:55 am

It’s like boot camp on a bike. Join this cycling class and get an energy high from the enthusiasm and non-stop challenge.
Mondays: 8:30 – 9:30 am
Saturdays: 8:30 – 9:30 am

An interval spin class that simulates outdoor terrains. “Rock and Ride” to great music as you climb hills and jump obstacles and race to the finish.
Mondays: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This high-intensity ride is packed with speed, intervals, sprints and hill drills.
Wednesdays: 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Join us for a 45-minute class packed
with high intensity sprints followed by active recovery!
Thursdays: 6:00 – 6:45 pm
Saturdays: 9:45-10:30 am

Check our the Y’s way to spin!


Monday – 5:30 pm – 6:25 pm – Silver Room
Wednesday – 5:30 pm – 6:25 pm – Silver Room

Looking for a way to reduce stress? Consider Tai Chi! Originally developed for self-defense, Tai Chi has now evolved into a graceful form of exercise that’s used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Described as meditation in motion, Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle flowing movements.

Saturday: 8:15 am – 9:15 am – Noffsinger Room

A fast paced program mixing both strength and cardio training to maximize calorie burning and strength.
Tuesday: 9:30 – 10:30 am| East Gym
Tuesday: 5:30 – 6:25pm | Silver Room
Thursday: 5:30 pm – 6:25pm | Silver Room
Thursday: 9:30 – 10:30am | East Gym

A fun and a comprehensive workout designed for core stability, functional movement training, strength and interval cardiovascular fitness. Can be modified for individual fitness goals.
Monday: 9:00 – 10:00 am | East Gym
Wednesday: 9:00 – 10:00 am | East Gym

Cardio & Strength
Strengthen, stretch and stabilize in this total body conditioning class using dumbbells, body bars, resistance bands, and body weight.
Friday: 9:00 – 10:00 am | East Gym

Saturday Mystery Challenge
Cardio kickboxing and dance moves choreographed to the hottest dance moves.
Saturday: 10:00 am – 11:00 am East Gym

P90X Live
A total body workout with a variety of strength training, cardio, and core work
Monday: 6:35 pm – 7:30 pm East Gym

From beginners to competitive athletics our nationally certified trainers can help you reach your fitness goals. Whatever your situation or goals, our YMCA trainers can help you accomplish them.

Kurt Dennis (ACE)
Lyndsey Daye Lewis (ISSA)
Fely Castillo (NASM)
Greg Falbo (ACE)
Tom Blankenship (WITS)
Josh Hill (WITS)
Camille Arteneaux (ACE) – Downtown YMCA
Todd Waddell (ACE)


1 client: Members $44 | Non-members $55
2 clients: Members $28 | Non-members $35
3 clients: Members $25 | Non-members $32
4 clients: Members $22 | Non-members $28
1 client 1/2 hour: Member $25 | Non-member $35


YMCA of the Kanawha Valley offers PEIA Weight Management Program at its Charleston Family YMCA location. For $20 a month you get an exercise physiologist, a personal trainer, and a registered dietitian. In addition, you have access to the facility, which includes racquetball courts, two gymnasiums, fitness classes, pool, sauna, hot tub, and a fully equipped fitness center. There is no better time than now and no excuses to keep you from coming.

For more information on the PEIA Weight Management Program please contact coordinator Bruce Perry at peia@ymcaofkv.org.


Looking for a way to reduce stress? Consider Tai Chi! Originally developed for self-defense, Tai Chi has now evolved into a graceful form of exercise that’s used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Described as meditation in motion, Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle flowing movements.

Saturday: 8:15  am – 9″15 am – Noffsinger Room


Combine fun and fitness to increase muscle, power, endurance, and cardiovascular health with a standing circuit workout.

Monday: 11 am – Noon with Jim Smith
Saturday: 11am – Noon with Cathy Capps (Twice a month TBA)

Shallow water aerobics in 4-feet of water provides a cardiovascular workout while minimizing knee,
ankle and hip joint stress.
Monday & Wednesday: 8:30 – 9:30 am | Pool
Monday & Wednesday: 5:30 – 6:30 pm | Pool
Tuesday & Thursday: 9:30 – 10:30 am | Pool

Also known as “Water Walking,” deep water patrons experience a non-impact muscle toning workout.
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 – 9:30 am | Pool

This arthritis class increases the range of motion, flexibility, muscle strength, and cardiovascular health through joint protected exercise.
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 9:30 – 10:30 am | Pool

Calling all older adult Y members! Do you like to hear stimulating speakers, learn, laugh, eat good food and share in camaraderie?
If so, join a group of fun-loving, interesting people for a potluck luncheon (NOT HELD IN JUNE, JULY, or AUGUST) held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at noon in the Noffsinger Room.

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase bone density, muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living.
Monday: 9:30 – 10:30 am | Silver Room
Thursday: 10:30 – 11:30 am | Silver Room
Friday: 11:00am – 11:45 am | Silver Room

Build strength, flexibility and balance through this class designed to engage all participants and to focus on poses and postures that improve join range of movement, muscular strength, endurance and balance.
Wednesday: 9:30 – 10:15 am | Silver Room

Improve your coordination, balance and mobility through both seated and standing exercises. Get ready to get stronger!
Tuesday: 1:00 – 2:00 pm | Silver Room
Thursday: 1:00- 2:00 pm | Silver Room

A program mixing both light weights and cardio training to maximize calorie burning and strength. We pump muscles while burning calories.
Friday: 9:30- 10:15 am | Silver Room

Cross Lanes Child Development Center

No activities scheduled.