Heat things up this winter by participating in our Group X Challenge. This is an 8-week challenge where you'll get more energy, more strength and more endurance all while building relationships and forming habits. Plus, we'll be giving away weekly prizes! Get all the details here.


Now YMCA members have the flexibility to use other Y facilities throughout North Carolina and Virginia, at no extra charge.  Simply present your active YMCA membership card and photo ID at the Y you’re visiting and enjoy free access.

Some restrictions and exclusions may apply. Prior to visiting a Y we recommend members contact them for more information.


The Rockbridge Area YMCA is looking for individuals that are committed to making a difference in the community. We are currently looking for Fitness Staff, Childwatch Staff and After-School Counselors.

If you are interested please contact the Welcome Desk at 540-464-9622 for more information. Learn, grow and thrive with a career at the Y!

Bobbie Wolfe, the new Branch Executive of the Rockbridge Area YMCA, is a native of Covington and has her Bachelor's in Recreation Parks and Tourism (Radford) and a Master's degree in Recreation Administration (George Williams College, Wisconsin).  


Bobbie has served the Roanoke Y for 3 1/2 years as Program Coordinator (childcare and Outreach) and then Branch Operations Director at Gainsboro.  She implemented a youth garden, a P.E. collaboration with Roanoke City public schools,  started a Teen Leaders Club pilot program and was the Race Director for the Mikro ½ marathon (Roanoke).  Prior to her service with the Y, Bobbie worked in the adventure education field working with various camps and diverse populations.  Her hobbies are kayaking, hiking, biking, helping with the family farm, and anything else outdoors.

The YMCA of Roanoke Valley and Rockbridge Area
YMCA Join Together


Roanoke, Va – The YMCA of Roanoke Valley announced today that the Rockbridge Area YMCA in Lexington, VA, will become an official branch of the YMCA of Roanoke Valley. 

The Boards of Directors for both Ys unanimously approved an agreement to bring the Rockbridge Area YMCA into the Roanoke Valley association. This unification will benefit both organizations by combining staff, volunteers, facilities and resources into a stronger association. 


“This is an exciting opportunity for YMCA staff, YMCA members and our region. Both associations have strong reputations, solid membership bases and great staff. We look forward to seeing how combining forces will help us have and even greater impact in our communities.” said YMCA of Roanoke Valley CEO Mark Johnson.


Rockbridge Area Executive Director Alysan Raymond said, “By working together, we believe that there will be more efficiency in services, and the Y will be able to offer more innovative programs to the communities we serve.”


There are no planned changes to the membership rates, and all classes and programs will run as usual for the foreseeable future.  There are no expected staff changes related to the Ys unification. Alysan Raymond will remain as the Executive Director of the Rockbridge Area YMCA until her planned retirement in June.  Mark Johnson will serve as President & CEO of the newly joined association.  Day-to-day operations will still be directed by the local Y staff.


The YMCA of Roanoke Valley was founded in 1883 and includes the Kirk Family YMCA, Salem Family YMCA, YMCA Express at Gainsboro and YMCA Magic Place. The YMCA focuses on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility in its mission throughout the Valley. For more information on the YMCA, visit

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