Cannon Memorial YMCA
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Fitness Facilities

The Cannon Memorial Y offers a wide variety of fitness facilities that will enhance your fitness experience, including the following:

Fitness Rooms

Each Cannon Y facility includes diverse, state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment. Our Y staff offers free Orientations on fitness equipment usage. Personal Training is available at reasonable rates, allowing individualized fitness goals and exercise program development.


Watch your favorite show while you exercise on one of our cardio machines featuring personal TV screens. Cardio equipment includes treadmills, recumbent and upright bikes, elliptical machines, stair climbers, rowing machines and more.

Strength Training

Whether you are new to strength training or a seasoned weightlifting pro, we have something for you at the Y. Our facilities feature a wide variety of strength training equipment including free weights and a circuit of selectorized, cable-based and plate-loaded machines. To supplement your strength training, we offer pilates and medicine balls, squat and chin-up racks, incline benches, punching bags and more. Our Kannapolis and Harrisburg branches feature specific cross training rooms with daily Workouts of the Day (WODs) for members who enjoy a challenge. The West Cabarrus branch features a women’s only fitness room, equipped for a fulfilling, more private workout.

Youth Fitness Wrist Bands


All Fitness Center rules must be followed when present in the Fitness Center. This includes wearing appropriate attire and shoes, practicing gym etiquette by wiping down the machines after use, allowing others to work in with you between sets on the strength pieces, and returning all equipment to its proper place. It also includes limiting cell phone use to music only, and using appropriate language, tone and actions at all times.

Wrist Bands: Must be worn at all times in the Fitness Center. Replacement bands will cost $1 and can be purchased at the Member Service Desk.


Ages 10-12: May use the cardio equipment upon completed orientation. Parent must be within one cardio machine of the youth when their child is using the cardio equipment.


Ages 13-15: May use cardio and select strength equipment upon completed orientation. Parent must be no more than one machine away from youth.


Ages 13-15: May use entire Fitness Center without a parent upon successful completion of the Teen Fit Program.


Lap and Family Pools (Kannapolis & West Cabarrus)

Lap Pools Our 25-yard indoor pools at the West Cabarrus and Kannapolis branches are great for lap swimming, an excellent cardiovascular workout. Whatever your pace, enjoy our relaxing waters and build your health simultaneously. Check our pool schedule for lap swim times and lane availability. One or more lanes are always designated for members and, to accommodate all, we encourage lane sharing and circle swimming. Additionally, we offer kickboards, fins, and pull buoys for a complete aquatic workout. Ask a lifeguard if you require assistance locating these items. The locker rooms are equipped with showers for your post-swim convenience.

Family Fun Pool

In addition to the lap pool, the West Cabarrus branch has a family fun pool featuring a water slide, water mushroom, graduated entry for little ones, as well as a separate area for laps and fun play. This pool has private family locker rooms with dedicated showers for added privacy.

Hot Tubs and Saunas

The West Cabarrus and Kannapolis branches offer added relaxation following your workout or swim.

Gyms (Kannapolis & West Cabarrus)

The West Cabarrus and Kannapolis branches feature multiple gyms with ample space for basketball, volleyball, Zumba, camp activities and more. Members have gym access during regular facility hours.

Gym Schedules

Indoor Track (Kannapolis)

Runners and walkers enjoy the Kannapolis branch’s spacious indoor track (16 laps equal one mile) located above the basketball courts. This is a great option for logging miles when the temperatures are extreme outside.

Racquetball Courts (Kannapolis)

The Kannapolis branch features a racquetball/handball court, available for daily one-hour reservations to members. Members may reserve the court up to 3 days in advance and no later than two hours prior to play.

Appropriate attire and proper shoes are required and goggles are recommended. For your convenience, racquets, racquetballs and goggles are available for checkout at the Member Services Desk.

Children 10 years and under must be accompanied on the court by an adult (18 years and older).

Pickleball (Kannapolis)

The Kannapolis branch now offers the increasingly popular sport of Pickleball that will provide you with a great workout while offering a very social and competitive game.

When playing pickleball, each player uses a pickleball paddle, which is smaller than a tennis racquet but larger than a ping-pong paddle. Next is the pickleball. The ball itself is unique, with holes through it like a wiffleball and there are different ball models intended for indoor and outdoor play. The ball travels at 1/3 the speed of a tennis ball and is usually white or yellow in color.

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Cross Training Room (Kannapolis & Harrisburg)

If you feel like you’re stuck at a fitness level, not making progress or just bored with your usual routine, you might want to consider visiting the Harrisburg or Kannapolis branches’ Cross Training Rooms.

Evidence suggests that doing bursts of hard exercise or workouts with high peaks and valleys can dramatically improve cardiovascular fitness and raise the body’s potential to burn fat, even during low or moderate intensity workouts.

We post new cross training workouts daily, including movements such as sprinting, jumping rope, heavy ropes, weightlifting, and carrying objects such as kettle bells and medicine balls. Our fitness staff combines and re-arranges the cross training elements often, resulting in an intense workout.