The YMCA has Something for Everyone!
Welcome to the YMCA OF CALHOUN COUNTY, Alabama. Our facilities and staff have provided this diverse community with a healthy outlet for sports, fitness, and spiritual growth over six decades of operation. The YMCA has activities and fitness centers that benefit people of all ages and abilities. These include a modern machine weight and free weight center, an indoor running track, two racquetball courts, a basketball/multi-purpose gymnasium, a heated indoor aquatic center, and gender-specific spas. The YMCA staff holds the widest variety of fitness classes in Calhoun County including Zumba, indoor cycling, yoga, body sculpting, Pilates and more. We offer a range of age-specific programs such as the Silver Sneakers program for seniors, as well as swim lessons for children of all ages and abilities. There is so much to discover at your Calhoun County YMCA. Become a member; you'll be glad you did!
The YMCA of Calhoun County is a Christian organization emphasizing growth of each individual through development of the spirit, mind and body.
Dr. C. Hal Cleveland was the first chairman of the Board of Directors. Dr. Cleveland was a staunch supporter of the YMCA and worked tirelessly to promote and develop the YMCA in Anniston. He led a community-wide campaign in the late 1940's to raise funds for a new YMCA facility. The facility opened on August 3, 1952 at 14th Street and Gurnee with a large gymnasium, meeting rooms, locker rooms for adults and youth, game lounge for youth, and in 1956, the indoor swimming pool was added.
COMMITTED TO SERVE
Since its very beginnings, the YMCA of Calhoun County has been committed to serving the community through programs for everyone. Today the "Y" is operating facilities not only in Anniston, but also Oxford and Y Camp Hamilton just south of Jacksonville, Alabama.
The Anniston facility underwent extensive remodeling in 1973 and 1974. Additions of two racquetball courts, indoor track, and renovations to the men and women's locker rooms were included in the remodeling. As times change so has the YMCA in its offerings of relevant programs. Swimming lessons and other aquatic programs, fitness, and youth programs have been, and continue to be the main vehicles of how the YMCA serves the Calhoun County area.
The YMCA of Calhoun County operates nine "off- site" after school programs in partnership with the Calhoun County schools and the Anniston City School District. Each program operates Monday through Friday at Alexandria Elementary, Cobb, Donoho, Golden Springs, Pleasant Valley Elementary, Saks Elementary, Tenth Street, Wellborn and White Plains Elementary when school is in session. The primary purpose of these programs is to provide a safe haven for youth while parents are at work.