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YMCA of Central Virginia Upholds Commitment to Healthy Families Across the Lynchburg Region

James Black

Located just a few city blocks above the scenic river in downtown Lynchburg, the YMCA of Central Virginia, along with three other locations across the Lynchburg region, is the premier destination for health, exercise, and physical and mental wellness in the region. Putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all has always been core to the YMCA’s mission of building healthy, confident, secure, and connected families and children.

The YMCA of Central Virginia offers an incredibly diverse set of programs in health & wellnessaquaticsfitness classessports & recreation, and child care & summer camps alongside their mission of prioritizing individual health and wellness. These programs help bolster the YMCA’s commitment to nurturing the potential of children & families, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility in the community.

The Downtown YMCA’s facilities include a modernized fitness center, access to personal training, a state-of-the-art cross-fit studio, a fully equipped aquatics center complete with a sauna, jacuzzi, steam room, racquetball courts, and much more! For more information on the amenities provided by the Downtown YMCA, click HERE.

Throughout history, the YMCA has been known for spearheading several community outreach initiatives, and the YMCA of Central Virginia is no exception, with its “Give Back, Do Good,” outreach initiative. This community outreach program identifies and fills a different critical community need each month of the year. Past examples of the initiative’s accomplishments have included the collection and redistribution of coats for Lynchburg City School students in February, collecting socks for Tree of Life Ministries in March, and collecting 64 oz. bottles of laundry detergent and paper towels for Park View Community Mission in May of 2021.

Benefits of a membership to the YMCA of Central Virginia include unlimited access to three YMCA locations across the Lynchburg region, two lap & family swimming pools, gymnasiums, racquetball & wellness center, as well as group fitness classes and financial assistance provided by generous YMCA donors. For more information on membership fees, and to decide which YMCA membership is right for you, click HERE.

Community initiatives like the “Give Back, Do Good” program simply would not be possible without donations and contributions from community members across the Lynchburg region. For more information about how you can donate to the YMCA of Central Virginia, click HERE.

For additional information about how you can volunteer or get involved at the YMCA of Central Virginia, click HERE.

The YMCA has four locations across the Lynchburg region. The central location, the Downtown YMCA is located at 1315 Church Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504, and you can reach them by telephone at (434) 847-5597, or by email at You can find additional information about the other YMCA facility locations across the Lynchburg region HERE.