New Franklin County Family YMCA Opens on Campus
The 20,000+ square foot facility is located in the
College’s Fitness Center.
Last fall, the newest branch of the Franklin County Family YMCA
opened on the Ferrum College campus in a 20,000+ square foot
facility located in the College’s newly expanded Fitness
Center on Wiley Drive.
Largely funded by a $400,000 Healthcare and Other Facilities
grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the
expansion added about 3,900 square feet to the existing facility,
which was re-configured to maximize usage. An exercise class
studio, lockers rooms and more room for fitness equipment are among
“We are thrilled to welcome the YMCA to the Ferrum College
campus. The missions of both the Y and the College share a focus on
health and well-being grounded in a strong faith base,” said
Ferrum College President Dr. Jennifer L. Braaten. “This
‘town and gown’ partnership benefits not only Ferrum
students, faculty and staff, but also the entire
The Ferrum YMCA offers state-of-the-art exercise equipment and a
variety of classes and programs as well as indoor racquetball
courts and full size basketball courts, and access to the
College’s heated swimming pool and outdoor tennis courts.
Memberships are available to the College community as well as the
“The Ferrum YMCA is proud to serve the southwest end of
Franklin County with our new location and to help each of our
members improve and maintain their body, mind and spirit,”
said Chris Rill, the Franklin County Family YMCA branch director at
For more information, please contact Chris Rill at (540)
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See photos of the new Ferrum
Roanoke Times article about the new Ferrum YMCA.
WSLS TV10's coverage about the opening.