Fitness Challenges

Fitness Challenges


Our Annual 12 Days of Fitness Challenge begins November 24th! Get the details and register below!

Welcome to our Fitness Challenge page! Are you ready to take your fitness to the next level? Our fitness challenges are designed to help you build strength, improve endurance, and achieve your fitness goals. We offer challenges that will focus on a variety of interests including cardio, strength training, walking/running endurance, and frequency tailored to push you beyond your limits.

Our team of experienced trainers and coaches have assembled these challenges ad will guide you every step of the way, providing support, motivation, and accountability to help you stay on track and achieve your goals. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or new to exercise, our challenge is the perfect way to challenge yourself and reach your full potential.

Join our community of like-minded individuals and get ready to sweat, push yourself, and achieve your best self. Let's do this!


Upcoming Fitness Challenge Options

12 Days of Fitness Challenge

November 24- December 23

Welcome to our 12 Days of Fitness Challenge! This exciting challenge runs from November 24th to December 23rd, 2023, and it's your opportunity to stay active and make the most of the holiday season. Complete 12 workouts within our facility and earn yourself a festive t-shirt!

Register Online Now

How to Participate

  1. Registration: To join the challenge and be eligible for a t-shirt, you must register either online or at the front desk. Registration is require and there is a $6 charge if you would like a t-shirt upon completion of the challenge.

  2. T-Shirt Fee Waiver: If you choose not to receive the t-shirt, participation in the challenge is free.

  3. App Option: For a seamless experience, complete the entire challenge using the Gaston Y app! For those who choose the app option, a $3 credit is applied toward your $6 t-shirt fee but only if you complete the challenge! In the event they do not successfully complete the 12-day challenge, the remaining $3 will be charged to your account.

  4. No App? No Problem: If you prefer not to use the Gaston Y app, you'll find progress posters throughout the facility. Use these posters to track your progress.

Important Dates

  • Challenge Period: November 24th - December 23rd, 2023

  • Last Day to Register: December 11th

Get Ready to Get Active

This 12 Days of Fitness Challenge is all about staying active and having fun during the holiday season. We encourage you to make the most of this opportunity, whether you're using our app or our facility's progress posters.

Join us in making your November and December healthier and more active. Let's get started on this fitness journey together! 

If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to our friendly staff at the front desk. Enjoy the challenge, and stay fit!

Please download the Gaston County Family YMCA App on your Apple or Android phone to log your miles and participate in this challenge.

Download the App for Android

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Bike to the Beach - East Coast (All levels)

Bike to your favorite beach on the east coast from your local YMCA or soak up the sun outside biking in your community. Spin classes, seated biking, or outdoor biking counts. Key: Warlick Y (W), Stowe Y (S), Cherryville Y (C), and Pharr Y (P)

  • OBX, NC: 403 miles (W), 394 miles (S), 419 miles (C), & 397 miles (P)
  • Wilmington, NC: 227 miles (W), 219 miles (S), 243 miles (C), & 222 miles (P)
  • Myrtle Beach, SC: 202 miles (W), 193 miles (S), 218 miles (C), & 197 (P)
  • Charleston, SC: 222 miles (W), 213 miles (S), 238 miles (C), & 217 miles (P)

Bike to the Beach - Xtreme (Advanced levels)

If you are up for a BIG Mileage Challenge, check these out! Bike to your favorite beach on the east coast from your local YMCA or soak up the sun outside biking in your community: Spin classes, seated biking, or outdoor biking counts.

Key: Warlick Y (W), Stowe Y (S), Cherryville Y (C), and Pharr Y (P)

  • Long Island, NY: 716 miles (W), 707 miles (S), 719 miles (C), & 710 miles (P)
  • New Port, RI: 839 miles (W), 830 miles (S), 842 miles (C), & 833 miles (P)
  • Portland, ME: 970 miles (W), 962 miles (S), 974 miles (C), & 965 miles (P)


Our fitness staff records your maximum bench press, squat, and deadlift. Based on your overall total, ladies join the 200-500 lbs. club, and gentlemen join the 700-1000 lbs. lifting club! (You get a t-shirt) Drop-in anytime from 5:30 am - 9:00 am or 3:00 - 7:00 pm Monday - Friday starting July 17th - 21st. When you are ready to max out tell our staff and your lift will be judged for the club. You will receive three attempts per lift and judged by our fitness staff

June 1 - July 22, 2023

July 17 - July 21, 2023


Drop-in anytime Monday through Friday
5:30 am - 9:00 am or 3:00 - 7:00 pm 

YMCA Member Free   |   Program Participant $30

Register Online Now


Get Our App And Follow Challenges

Download our new app! We're excited to offer you a user-friendly way to access our services and stay up-to-date on the latest news and updates including our Fitness Challenges. With our easy-to-use interface and intuitive navigation, you can quickly find:

• Branch information
• Group Exercise Schedule
• Book Fitness Orientations
• Fitness Challenges
• Workout ideas and Workout Logs

Plus, you can connect with a community of like-minded people and encourage each other to keep going!

Download our app today and join our community of satisfied users. We can't wait to see you there!

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Contact Danika Reid with questions