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THRIVE at the Taylor Family YMCA

Thrive at the Y!  Come to the Y to make friends, get active and volunteer (give back to the community). YMCA THRIVE is geared toward active older adult YMCA members.

Get active, and join a THRIVE group fitness class. In THRIVE group fitness classes, you will find workouts geared for active older adults held at convenient times. 

Make friends, THRIVE is a warm and welcoming community. Y’s host fun events at local restaurants and do community activities together.  

Volunteer, THRIVE members also team up to volunteer at local YMCA events, such as the Families On! Challenge or tutoring for students in our Y Learning or Community Hope programs

To find out more, contact Linda Collier or join our Facebook Group.

Special Events:

June 1: Carolina Mudcats Game
"Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd..." Join us on Saturday, June 1 as the Carolina Mudcats take on the Delmarva Shorebirds! Choose your own seats when you order through this link. BONUS: The Milwaukee Brewers (owners) will donate $6 to the YMCA for each ticket purchased through the link to help raise funds for programs that help the most vulnerable in our community -- a win-win for all! Game time is 5 p.m. (The sun will be setting behind us.); Cost is $13 per person. The shuttle departs at 4 p.m. from the Taylor Family YMCA and returns around 9 p.m. Transportation is for members only, but the link may be shared with anyone who wishes to join us in our reserved sections (216 & 217). The more the merrier!

June 18:  Lavender Oaks Farm
Join us for a wonderfully colorful and fragrant visit to Lavender Oaks Farm featuring acres of lavender fields, historic barns and a boutique. Blooms will be ripe for "u-pick season." Admission is free. If you would like to "pay-to-pick," it's $25 for 25 stems (pay at farm).  Lunch follows at O'YA Cantina (self-pay). Shuttle departs at 10 a.m.; returns by 2 p.m.

July 2:  Amazon Fulfillment Center Tour
Ever wondered what happens when you shop on Amazon? Join us on this free guided walking tour of one of Amazon's robotics fulfillment facilities where associates and robots work together to prepare orders for shipping. Each tour is approximately 60 - 90 minutes long, starting at 11:45 a.m. On the tour you may walk up and down at least one flight of stairs and walk approximately 1 mile. Prior to the tour, we will have lunch at Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q (self pay). Shuttle departs at 10:25 a.m.; returns around 2 p.m.

July 16:  Downtown Cary Park Tour
What do these places have in common: Gathering House & Garden, Frantz Square, The Nest, The Bark Bar, Botanical Gardens and Skywalk? They are just a few of the areas within the seven acres that make up the Downtown Cary Park. Join us on this free guided tour followed by lunch at American Bistro (self-pay). Shuttle departs at 9:40 a.m.; returns around 1:30 p.m. When signing up, if you opt to drive separately, please note that in the comment field.

August 31:  New Hope Valley Railway Brew 'N' Choo
Take a relaxing train ride through the woods of New Hill and enjoy a nice brewery draft beer from Havoc Brewing Company and/or food from Bruster's Ice Cream and Doherty's Paddy Wagon (not included in cost of ticket). The train ride lasts for about an hour and you may bring food and drinks on the train with you. In addition to the train ride, there will be a Porsche Club Cruise In on that day. Link will be sent to you to order ticket. Dinner follows at Daniel's Italian Restaurant in Apex (self-pay). Shuttle leaves at 2:45 p.m.; returns around 7:30 p.m.

Use the button below to sign up for any of these activities.

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Branch Activities

  • Water Fitness Classes
  • THRIVE: Cardio Strength, Strength and Balance Classes
  • Gentle Yoga and Stretch & Balance Classes
  • Zumba
  • Pickleball, Cornhole and Volleyball Pick up

Be sure to check the Group Exercise, Pool and Gym schedules for the above activities' days and times.