YMCA of the Sandhills


Health, Well-being & Fitness

Health and Fitness in Fayetteville NC: YMCAs have led health and fitness programs for people of all ages and abilities for more than a century. We put the focus on wellness for your body, mind, and spirit. The Y offers the equipment, programs, and support to empower you to accomplish your wellness goals. Every YMCA member can receive a wellness center orientation led by a professional of our wellness team. If you are interested in long-term or short-term coaching, call your home branch and ask about personal training sessions.

Our YMCA offers a wide variety of health and wellness services in 3 convenient Sandhills area locations! Visit the Y today and let our staff help you live better!

Group Exercise

Group exercise will get you connected in the Y community! Get a fun, energetic workout while you move to the beat in the camaraderie of others. Members are encouraged to work at your own pace and, of course, have fun!

Check out the different group fitness classes you can enjoy by becoming a Y member!

Fayetteville Branch

Winter Group Exercise Schedule

Fayetteville Branch Wellness: Jessica Frye at


Hope Mills Branch

December Group Exercise Schedule

Hope Mills Branch Wellness: Amy Brewer at


North Branch

FALL Group Exercise Schedule

North Branch Wellness: Michelle King at



Class Descriptions

We strive to accommodate members of all ages, abilities and physical fitness levels by offering a wide range of classes designed to help make you and your family strong physically, mentally and spiritually!

Barre Sculpt: Elongate, sculpt and tone your way to a leaner, stronger body.

Butts & Guts: A low impact class to focus on lower body and core strengthening.

Cycling: High energy indoor cycling workout, great for those looking for a lower-impact exercise to get in shape and burn calories!

Insanity: A cardio-based interval training program for total body conditioning.

Les Mills Body Attack: This high-energy interval training class combines athletic aerobic movements with strength and stabilization exercises.

Les Mills Body Pump: A barbell class that will sculpt, tone and strengthen your entire body, fast!

Les Mills Body Combat: Is a high-energy martial arts-inspired workout that is totally non-contact. Punch and kick your way to fitness. Learn moves from Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira and Kung Fu.

PiYo: A combination of pilates and yoga, designed to build strength and stability, while gaining flexibility in a fun & challenging class that is sure to make you sweat.

P90X LIVE: An intense routine that provides a rich variety! From cardio to resistance training, strength training, plyometrics, ab work and more.

Rage: Performed around the RAGE CAGE this high intensity class will get your heart rate up and burn more fat in less the time. The RAGE CAGE system includes dips, monkey bars, Olympic rings, trampoline toss, plyo-steps and boxing for a functional full body workout

Silver Sneakers or Silver Fit: Is a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health. We offer both Muscular Strength & Range of Motion (MSROM) classes, as well as Chair Yoga to increase flexibility and range of motion.

Step Aerobics: High impact aerobics class utilizing the step.

TRX Suspension Training: Bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously.

Turbo Kick: A total body workout that will prepare you for whatever punches life throws your way, while improving strength, stamina, balance and coordination.

Warrior Wellness: A group fitness exercise class for those battling life's wounds and injuries.

Yoga: Improves flexibility, increases stamina, builds strength and relaxation through postures and breathing techniques. Exclusive to our Hope Mills branch, look for Hot Yoga on the schedule.

ZUMBA: Exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party.

Call 910-426-9622 today for more information about group fitness!


Registration is OPEN at Fayetteville and Hope Mills!

Partnering With the Community!

The YMCA and the Cape Fear Botanical Garden partner together to provide "Yoga in the Garden" every Wednesday evening at 6 PM. Classes take place at the Botanical Garden and are free to both YMCA and Botanical Garden members. Call (910) 486-0221 to register ahead of time.

Parents enjoy a night out while we watch the kids! A fun night for the kids that includes music, games, swimming, making new friends, pizza and more! Every THIRD SATURDAY at the Fayetteville Branch!


PREP Preschool Care at the HOPE MILLS Y BRANCH

8:30am- 12:00pm Monday ~ Friday, 2 1/2 - 5 years of age who are potty-trained. MEMBER cost: $39/week, Non-Member cost: $49/week. Registration Fee $35 per Non-Member. Program features ABeka, Montessori, sports-play, healthy snack, social skills, Bible Verses, monthly field trips and more. Contact us at 910-426-9622: Option 2 or PREP Lead, Ms. Rakia at: rakia.epps@ymcaofthesandhills.org

Supported by the UNITED WAY of Cumberland County