Ruby C. Hunt YMCA

The Ruby C. Hunt YMCA, named in honor of Mrs. Ruby Crowder Hunt, is a full facility YMCA located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, offering a wellness center, family programs, aquatics, sports, and a community library.

From state of the art work out equipment (complete with the FitLinxx tracking system), to safe and fun child care programming, an indoor climbing wall, and Cleveland County’s first and only outdoor splash park; the Ruby C. Hunt YMCA has it all.

Want to learn more? Browse our website for details about all we have to offer. Or, pay us a visit for a tour; one of our friendly membership staff would be happy to help you!

At the Ruby C. Hunt YMCA we are for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility and we’re helping all people reach their God given potential in spirit, mind and body.


Mon – Thurs: 5:00am – 9:00pm
Fri: 5:00am – 7:00pm
Sat: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm – 5:00pm


1322 Patrick Avenue
PO Box 2272
Shelby, NC 28151
Phone: 704-434-0441
Fax: 704-313-0282


Current & Upcoming Programs


Ruby C. Hunt YMCA Family Programs Coordinator

YMCA now accepting resumes for its Family Programs Coordinator. This position will develop, organize and implement high quality programming.  Under the supervision of the Associate Executive Director this position is responsible for the services and operations offered through the YMCA Family and Child Care programs: Afterschool, Child watch, Kid zone, SOS days, Family Nights and other similar Special Events offered by the Ruby C Hunt and Rutherford County YMCA.


Click here for the job profile.  Deadline to apply is Feb. 25th.

February is Heart Healthy Month

The month of February is “Heart Healthy Month.”  The Cleveland County YMCA is committed to helping the community becoming more health conscious.  This month we will share valuable tips to keep you strong and healthy.  Starting an exercise program is an important step toward ensuring a healthy heart.  Cardiovascular exercise involved a “whole body” approach designed to work the heart and lungs, as well as improve their proficiency in delivering oxygen throughout the body.  Examples of cardiovascular exercise include running, biking, group exercise classes, etc.  Synonymous terms are aerobic exercise and endurance training.  The Surgeon General report recommends that all people (over age 2 years) accumulate at least 30 minutes of endurance-type physical activity, of at least moderate intensity, on most–if not all–days of the week.


The Dover Foundation YMCA is offering a class designed for those with existing heart problems, or for those simply wanting to improve their level of cardiovascular fitness.  An Exercise Physiologist will be your heart healthy coach for the class!  Before and after exercise, your heart rate and blood pressure will be obtained.   Your heart rate will also be checked during exercise in order to determine if you are in the best range to strengthen your heart and body overall.  Educational information will be shared during this program to help you get back on the right track.   Come join us for this opportunity to be heart healthy strong!  Start moving today to benefit your heart in the days to come!


*Taken from ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription Seventh Editionhealthy-heart

Becoming One Marriage Conference

Marriage Conference Flyer #6

Online Registration is available! Click the link below to register

*** Register HERE! (Deadline-February 9, 2015) ***


For more information, please contact your local YMCA Branch.

Dover Foundation YMCA          (704) 484-9622
Ruby C. Hunt YMCA                  (704) 434-0441
Kings Mountain Family YMCA   (704) 739-9631


BECOMING ONE Marriage Conference-The LeGrand Center-February 14, 2015


Job Listings – Ruby C. Hunt YMCA

The Ruby C. Hunt YMCA needs substitute teachers for our group exercise classes.
We are also looking for Family Programs Counselors to work in Child Watch, Kidzone and After School.
If you are interested in these positions go to our – Who We Are Tab then Careers to apply online.

AfterSchool at the Ruby



The Ruby C Hunt YMCA is committed to developing children in Spirit, Mind, and Body. That is just what we accomplish each day in our After School Care. Children enjoy a healthy snack, hear an inspiring devotion, and receive an opportunity to complete their homework with Gardner-Webb tutors. The fun continues with games and enriching activities.



Registration: $35 registration fee due at Sign up (waived until Aug 22.)

5 Day: 10 monthly payments – $140 members / $214 non members

3 Day: 10 monthly Payments – $84 members / $129 non members


Year Round: 12 monthly payments – $225 members/ $330 non members
Year Round includes Afterschool, Summer Camp and 22 Schools out Special Days


SOS or Schools Out Special Days include

October 27; November 11 and 26; December 22,23,29 and 30; January 2, 19, 20, and 21; February 16; March 27; April 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10; May 25 and June 10,11, and 12

Cost: $20 per day if not in our year round care program.



Diabetes Prevention Class

The next session of the program will be announced soon.


Join a certified Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach for a year long program.  Participants gather in a relaxed classroom setting and work together in small groups to learn how to incorporate healthier eating and moderate physical activity into their daily lives.


The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a community-based lifestyle improvement program for adults with prediabetes. Its purpose is to empower adults with lasting lifestyle changes that will improve their overall health and reduce their chance of developing type 2 diabetes.


Currently, diabetes affects nearly 26 million people. Another 79 million have prediabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes, but only 11 percent are aware of it.


Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program reduce the number of new cases of diabetes by 58% overall and by 71% in individuals over age 60.



If you have questions about this program, please contact Ashley Harris, RN. Phone: 704.669.3631.

Risk Assessment


Find out if you are at risk for Type 2 Diabetes by completing this simple test.


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free program designed for cancer survivors 18 years and older who have become deconditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment or disease. The goals of the program include:

  • Rebuilding muscular strength and endurance
  • Increasing flexibility and improving functional ability
  • Reducing severity of therapy side effects
  • Preventing unwanted weight changes
  • Improving self esteem and energy levels

Participants may be eligible for FREE 12‐week Family Membership and may use YMCA facilities at any time. Participants may bring a support person who can participate in a workout of their own.

AGE: 18 and older

COST: Thanks to the generosity of our donors, this program is free to participants; open to members of the YMCA and non-members.

REQUIREMENTS: Participants must receive medical clearance and are evaluated on an individual basis. Patients currently undergoing treatment may participate, but only if they receive proper medical clearance.  Health history forms and intake interview must be completed prior to first group meeting.

TIME/DATES:  Next session starts spring of 2013.


Dover Foundation YMCA at
411 Cherryville Hwy | Shelby, NC 28150 | 704-484-9622

Kings Mountain Family YMCA
211 Cleveland Avenue  | Kings Mountain, NC 28086  | 704-739-9631

Ruby C Hunt YMCA
1322 Patrick Avenue  | Shelby, NC 28152  | 704-434-0441

For more information or to register contact:

Melanie Beier
Dover Foundation YMCA


Taffy Allen
Kings Mountain Family YMCA


Daron Dwyer
LIVESTRONG Coordinator
Ruby C Hunt YMCA

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Gymnastics & Cheernastics

Go for Gold!
Gymnastics & Cheernastics
Vicky Arrowood has taught gymnastics and cheerleading for over 30 years.  She will be teaching basic tumbling, cheers, chants and dance.  Each participant receives a t-shirt.  During youth basketball season, participants will cheer for some of the games.

4 – 15

Days & Times:
Beginner – Ages 4 – 10: Thursday 6:15 – 7:00 pm
Advanced – Ages 10 -15:Thursday 7:00 – 7:45 pm

Session: September – May

Members: $30 per Month
Non-Members: $45 per Month