Welcome to the Dowd YMCA
Founded in 1960, the Dowd YMCA is uniquely positioned to foster relationships and interaction among people as diverse as Charlotte itself. By serving 16,000 people of all ages and backgrounds, we engage our community by welcoming neighbors and encouraging them to make lasting physical, personal and social change in their lives.
Our newly-renovated fitness facility is truly state of the art. With dedicated exercise studios, cardio zones, weight lifting centers, 10,000 square foot rooftop exercise space with stunning views of uptown Charlotte, indoor pools, basketball gym and racquetball courts, the Dowd YMCA is the premier destination for fun and fitness in the Charlotte area.