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York Branch YMCA


Monday – Friday: 5:30am – 9:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Address & Phone:

103 East Madison Street
York, SC 29745
Phone: 803-684-2247
Fax: 803-684-9804
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Facility Information:

» Magnum Weight Equipment
» Treadmills
» Recumbent Bikes
» Free Weights
» 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!


Personal Training

Ages: 10-75

The goal of the personal training program is to evaluate, motivate and educate anyone who desires the extra edge personal training offers. If you are ready to see results, start personal training today! One on one fitness training with a nationally certified trainer.  Please contact the branch for more details.

Personal Training Cost:
Individual Packages
30 Minute Sessions = $30
(1) 60 Minute Session = $50
(5) 60 Minute Sessions = $230
(10) 60 Minutes Sessions = $420

Group Training

Personal training, in a small group setting, with a nationally certified trainer. Our goal is to evaluate, motivate, and educate anyone who desires the extra edge personal training offers.

Group Training Cost *:
Group Packages – Per Person
30 Minute Sessions = $25
(1) 60 Minute Session = $40
(5) 60 Minute Sessions = $175
(10) 60 Minutes Sessions = $325

* Groups must have at least 5 members. Rates will adjust for any groups less than 5 participants. This program is available on an ongoing basis with registration beginning the 1st day of each month.

Adventure Guides

Adventure Guides is a father/child program that provides opportunities for fathers and children to spend quality time together making memories. It is a program designed to build strong, lasting relationships by fostering understanding , companionship and a shared appreciation for outdoors.

Program Dates:
There is a tentative schedule, as Adventure Guides will meet about 5 – 6 times per year at various locations.

Registration Dates:
October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017

$175 for Y Members and Non-members
Additional fees will be included during the bigger camping trips. This fee is intended as a sign-up fee and covering costs for smaller events. Click here to register.

Silver Sneakers

Silver Sneakers

Silver Sneakers is a nationally designed exercise regimen to improve strength, flexibility and range of motion as well as alleviate the pain of arthritis.

Join us for a variety of group exercise classes. Pick up an aerobic class schedule at the member service desk, or click the Schedules Page to view our schedules online.

Fitness Center Orientation

Fitness center orientations with a certified strength trainer or personal trainer are free to our members. We provide a safe, effective, easy-to-understand, personal workout program.

Cost: Free to Members

*Ages 10-14 can work out on the weight equipment provided they have completed our strength training course. If you have any question, please call the York Branch YMCA at (803) 684-2247.

Group Fitness Classes

Group Fitness Classes

We offer a variety of fitness classes each week! We have certified instructors in classes such as Yoga, Beginner Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Group Cycle, Kick Boxing, and SilverSneakers.

Click here to view our group fitness schedule.