The Black Mountain YMCA, formerly the Cheshire Fitness Club, is in the Village of Cheshire off Hwy. 9. The 17,000-square-foot wellness facility features a fitness area, indoor pool, exercise studio, and child care center.
The location complements the Y’s existing services in the Swannanoa Valley. The Y has provided afterschool care for than a decade at Mountain Elementary, Black Mountain Primary, and W.D. Williams Elementary. Local residents have also benefited from charitable programs such as free food distribution, nutrition education, youth mentorship, and scholarships for afterschool care and summer camp.
The Y is a volunteer-led, nonprofit charitable organization with many opportunities for community and donor involvement. One of those opportunities is the upcoming installation of a KaBOOM! playground at Black Mountain Primary.