Message from the Executive Director


Executive Director Letter to our Membership – WinterEdition

A new year brings renewed commitments, new resolutions and anew start. “Just get moving” is the mantra we hear from all the diet programs and doctors. The diagnosis of Type II Diabetes in children is growing at an unprecedented rate and everyone from video game companies to schools to NFL football players have begun to wake up and commit to getting our country off the sofa and moving. The Goochland Family YMCA continues to be committed to the children and adults in our community by offering more opportunity to get you and your family moving no matter your fitness level.

Winter can be a difficult time to start any fitness regime.It is hard to get out in the cold, dark evenings but the Goochland Family YMCA has a wide variety of indoor Group Exercise Classes to meet any fitness level at times that are convenient to almost everyone.  Register your child, ages 9 to 15, for his/her fitness orientation and spend quality time working out together.  The Y’s indoor pool is a great way to get in shape and the Goochland Family YMCA offers a variety of water aerobic classes, including the new Water in Motion.  Water aerobics is easy on the joints and gives you the same results as an aerobics class in the group exercise studio.  Take a look at the full list of programs that are now being offered at the YMCA. Looking for a new fitness challenge?  The YMCA has once again partnered with Richmond Sports Backers to offer a training team for the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K.   This is a great way to meet new friends, reach your fitness goals and just have fun! 

The Goochland Family YMCA also offers a variety of youth programs that are coming up, such as indoor soccer, gymnastics, swim lessons, swim team, tee-ball and so much more!  We have something for everyone so be sure to check out this website for more details on all the healthy options available to you at the Goochland Family YMCA.    


Jay Shively

Executive Director