2002_Naperville_01_hrTHE Y IS FOR HEALTHY LIVING

Improving the nation’s health and well-being.  The Y brings families together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests.







The YMCA of the Coosa Valley offers one of the premier fitness facilities in northeast Alabama. With a full gym upstairs, the Y offers state-of-the-art equipment for all of our members. Working out in the upstairs gym is a treat to all with a full-wall window view overlooking the Coosa River as you workout.

YMCA fitness attendants are on duty during peak hours to assist with your fitness needs. New members are offered a free 30-minute wellness orientation by our trained staff who will show you ways to improve your workouts.

Equipment & Facilities:
Our fully equipped fitness center houses a variety of work-out options including many treadmills, stationary bikes, ellipticals, a free weights section, and state-of-the-art cybex machines.

Personal Training
We offer personalized instruction that focuses on achieving realistic goals. Whether you are an athlete or have never exercised before, a Y personal trainer will design individualized workout sessions that cater to your current fitness level and experience.

Current Rates:
Package A: 10 half hour sessions = $200
Package B: 5 full hour sessions = $175
Package C: 10 full hour sessions = $300
Package D: (2 member group) 10 full hour sessions = $500

Meet Our Trainers:
Melia West (Female )
Melia has been a student of health and fitness for the past 29 years. She has been a trainer and a teacher of fitness since 2003. She has been teaching at the YMCA of the Coosa Valley Gadsden location since 2006. Melia has experience in the following fitness area: cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility, strength training, water fitness, water classes for babies and tots,  swim lesson coordinator, senior adult fitness, and special concerns (arthritis). She is AFAA certified with personal trainer and group fitness. She has additional certifications in Silver Sneaker, Aqua Fitness, and Fitour.

Elizabeth (Beth) Ragsdale Howard
Beth has extensive experience with training in swimming, biking, running and lifting weights.

We offer more daily group exercise opportunities than any other fitness facility in town all included in your membership rate. On any given day we may have as many as 12 classes offered while we are open. Come visit our skilled instructors as they teach Yoga, Spin, Zumba, Water Aerobics,  body blast, and much more. Please visit our Facebook page to see each monthly schedule.


We offer a heated indoor pool open year around.  Come and enjoy the many classes, swim lessons, and great exercise in our pool.

Our facility offers a steam/sauna room for members to enjoy after a great workout! To use the steam/sauna room, stop by the front desk to sign out a key to the door.



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