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YMCA Wellness Center


Monday – Friday: 5:00am – 9:30pm
Saturday: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Address & Phone:

1735 Heckle Blvd
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Phone: 803-366-9622
Fax: 803-329-5089
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Facility Information:

» Magnum Weight Equipment
» Free Weights
» Exercise Bikes
» Treadmills
» Personal Training
» Elliptical Cross Trainers
» Group Fitness Classes
» Locker Rooms
» Free Childwatch

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Robert Hope Family Camp Weekend

Join us for a glimpse into summer camp. Enjoy activities and re-connecting at the beautiful YMCA Camp Cherokee. Families, couples, singles, supporters, and newcomers are welcome. Enjoy the summer together and become one with nature!

Click here for a family camp flyer.


Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a one-year, community-based program where participants work in small groups with a trained Lifestyle Coach in a relaxed, classroom setting. In 16 weekly sessions followed by 8 monthly sessions, participants learn how to incorporate healthier eating, moderate physical activity, and problem-solving and coping skills into their daily lives. Participants will get the hands-on support they need from Lifestyle Coaches trained on a CDC-approved curriculum that is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program.

“…programs like YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program reduce new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58% overall and 71% in individuals over age 60.” – research from the National Institutes of Health

Program Details:
The program emphasizes two primary goals for the first half of the program: reduce body weight by 7% and increase physical activity by 150 minutes per week. To sign up, participants must be:

For more information, please contact:
Halie Chambers
151 South Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, SC 29730

YMCA membership is not required!


Come-See-Me Road Races

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 7 am
Venue: Winthrop Coliseum

Fun Run (7:45 am) – One-mile track run open to all ages. Strollers are allowed. Free, no registration required. Medals will be presented to participating children 12 and under.

5K (8:30 am) – USATF-certified 5K (3.1 mile) course on paved streets through beautiful residential areas. Gift cards awarded to overall male & female winners, and male & female master (40 years of age and older) winners. Register after March 25 for $30. (Pre-register by March 25 for $25.)

10K (8:10 am) – USATF-certified 10K (6.2 mile) course on paved streets through beautiful residential areas. Gift cards awarded to overall male & female winners, and male & female master (40 years of age and older) winners. Register after March 25 for $50. (Pre-register by March 25 for $45.)

Registration accepted until April 14. Register in person at the Upper Palmetto YMCA (402 Charlotte Avenue), online here. Race-day registration will be available before 7:15 am. No entries allowed after 7:15 am on race day. Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled race. All runners are asked to bring a pair of old athletic shoes to be recycled. Abundant parking available. Technical race T-shirt guaranteed to first 500 registrants. Rain or shine.

Adventure Guides

YMCA Camp Cherokee will be hosting the Adventure Guides group and anyone interested for the weekend of April 21 – 23. The weekend is a great opportunity for families to spend time outdoors. YMCA Camp Cherokee will be providing meals along with fun filled camp activities.

This camp is a multi-day activity. Arrival will begin at 5:00 pm on Friday, April 21. Dismissal will be at 10:00 am on Sunday, April 23. Camp Cherokee will provide 4 meals, beginning with breakfast on Saturday. Activities include boating, swimming, archery, rock climbing and more. Canopy tours will be offered for an extra fee of $45 per person.

Program Dates: April 21 – 23, 2017

Registration Dates: March 1, 2017 – April 21, 2017

$50 per adult
$45 per child (age 5 – 18)
Canopy Tour $45 extra per person

Fitness Classes

Fitness Classes

Certified exercise instructors teach all fitness classes. All aerobics classes contain cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility exercises. (The durations and intensity of each depends on the class description.) Call 366-YMCA for times and locations of classes, pick up a monthly schedule at the front desk, or click here to view the fitness schedule and class descriptions.

» Step
» Sculpt & Sweat
» Advanced Step
» Group Cycling
» Yoga
» Fit Over 50


Zumba fuses Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic workout system that will blow you away.

The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat.

Sit to Be Fit

Sit to Be Fit

Sit to Be Fit is a chair based class that involves light weight exercises using weights and exercise bands. Stretching is also involved as well as exercises used to alleviate the pain of arthritis.

Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes

Gentle Yoga

For both new and experienced practitioners who seek a gentle yet effective approach to their Yoga. A slow, relaxing approach to learning traditional yoga poses. Great for beginners or those who prefer a more gentle routine.

Beginner Yoga

This class offers a slow style of yoga based on the primary series to accommodate all levels of students. Strengthens the musculature, improves flexibility, calms the mind and decreases stress. It moves each joint in the body through its full range of motion-stretching, strengthening and balancing each area.


Reduces stress, enhances breathing, relaxes, tones muscles and more through a mindful method of mental and physical well-being training.