YMCA of the Sandhills


Health, Well-being & Fitness

Health and Fitness: 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.

Sandhills YMCA 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


Hope Mills Branch


Saleeby Family Branch


Class Descriptions

Active Together (AOA): Is a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health. Increase flexibility and range of motion.

Aqua Fit: With NO swimming experience necessary, have a great Aerobic workout while toning muscles and improving flexibility and coordination.

Aqua Zumba®: Those looking to make a splash by adding a low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to their fitness routine.

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

Total Body Conditioning: a combination of strength, cardio, muscle endurance, flexibility, core and functional movement patterns. Everything from push-ups, lunges, crunches, drills and sprints. This class will challenge you!

Core Blast: More than crunches, it's a total core-focused class. Calorie-burning, nonstop mix of core exercises and intense, boot camp-style drills. No Equipment or Dumbbells.

Core Fusion: Exercising muscles around the core using light weights and body weight exercises with graceful, power and controlled. Fusion of Pilates, yoga, functional and balance.

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

  • Cycle & Pilates, Cycle & Core, Cycle & Strength

HIIT: Thirty-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Instructors rotate weekly to give you a variety of HIIT styles that will challenge your entire body. High and low modifications available.

Cardio Strength & Core: A barbell class that will sculpt, tone and strengthen your entire body, fast!

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

Piloxing®: Pilates + Boxing + Dance. Exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party. Switching back and forth rapidly between the three vastly different disciplines, it keeps your body guessing, your mind excited, and your heart pumping. It’s the workout that doesn’t feel like work while you’re doing it, though you’ll definitely feel it the next day. Barefoot training is the preferred method.
What is PILOXING Fitness

Piloxing® Barre: Pilates + Boxing + Burn. This game-changing program still takes place at the barre, but shifts between the slow leg work that improves balance, leans muscles, and strengthens joints, and the intense arm work that that builds strong arms and shoulders, increases power, and gets your heart pumping. It’s not the barre workout you heard about, it’s the one you can’t wait to talk about.
PILOXING Barre Combines Pilates, Boxing & Ballet | PILOXING Barre Workout

Pound®: Rockout.Workout -Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.
POUND - Rockout. Workout.® (poundfit.com)

Strong Nation™: (High Intensity Interval Training) Stop counting the reps. Start training to the beat. STRONG Nation™ combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more.

STRONG Nation (zumba.com)

Yogalates (Yoga-Pilates-Barre): Improves flexibility, increases stamina, builds strength and relaxation through postures and breathing techniques.

Yoga: build a strong body, mind and spirit. This standard yoga class, for all levels, incorporates yoga postures, breathing exercises and a mind focus to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. 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.
Zumba Fitness


Saleeby Family

  • AOA July Social "Tea Party" Theme Event: Thursday, July 21 from 10:30am-12:30pm Community Room. Bring your favorite teas to exchange and wear your fanciest hat for a prize. Cookie exchange, potluck and social games.
  • AOA August Aqua Pool party!: Wednesday, August 17 Luau theme from 10:00am-12:30pm Community Room. Bring your favorite summertime treat/ice cream social.
  • AOA September Fall theme: Thursday, September 15. Coffee bar and bring your favorite best things to drink with coffee. Social hour, fun and games.
  • AOA October Aqua Pool party! Wednesday, October 19 Aqua Theme Party from 10:00am-11:30am Pavilion | Community Room
  • AOA November Social Event: Gather & Thankful Theme from 10:30am-12:00pm. Thursday, November 17
  • AOA December Social Event: Be Merry Theme from 10:30am-12:00pm on Tuesday, December 13.


Hope Mills

Hope Mills and Fayetteville Wellness Coordinator
Contact Branch

Saleeby Family Branch Wellness Coordinator
Koni Perodeau


KIDS NIGHT OUT (Not offering at this 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 of the month.

PREP Preschool Care at the HOPE MILLS and SALEEBY FAMILY

8:30am- 12:00pm Monday ~ Friday, 2 1/2 - 5 years of age who are potty-trained. MEMBER cost: $52/week, Non-Member cost: $62/week. Registration Fee $34 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, Hope Mills

Email: Rakia at: rakia.epps@ymcaofthesandhills.org

Option 4, Saleeby Family

Email Chealsea at: chealsea.sias@ymcaofthesandhills.org