YWCA Asheville Celebrates Health

Every Size Fitness Open House

On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., community members are invited to drop in to enjoy refreshments, meet YWCA’s personal trainers and fitness associates, tour the YWCA facilities, and try out the gym, pool, and group fitness classes for free. The #YWCAisforeveryBODY fitness campaign and open house celebrates the launching of YWCA’s body positivity policy, which de-emphasizes weight loss and emphasizes health at every size.

“When we ask our YWCA Fitness and Aquatics Center members what they love most about the YW, time after time they tell us that it’s the sense of welcome, belonging, and respect they feel here that keeps them coming back,” says Jodi Rhoden, Director of Marketing and Communications. “We’re proud that, in 2019, we passed a Body Positivity Policy organization-wide, to de-emphasize weight loss and emphasize health at every size. We hope to set an example of body positivity for other fitness centers locally and regionally.”

YWCA welcomes those who want to belong to a fitness community that values diversity and dignity, promotes health and nurtures children, and where membership dollars support racial justice and women’s empowerment programs.

The YWCA of Asheville is located at 185 S. French Broad Avenue in Asheville. For more information about YWCA’s Fitness and Aquatics Center Open House, please contact Jodi Rhoden at (828) 254-7206 Ext. 203, or visit www.ywcaofasheville.org.


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