Dear Friends,

Nothing is more important to us than your health and safety. Like you, we’re monitoring the spread of the coronavirus, known as COVID-19. The virus continues to be a growing concern across the state and the nation. Out of an abundance of caution and, in accordance with the Governor’s stay at home orders, the Waldron Wellness Center will remain closed until June 10.

I apologize for this inconvenience and urge you to take precautions to protect yourself, your family and the community. Kate Stewart and John Shumate continue to post fitness-related classes and information on the Waldron Facebook site. I highly recommend these for staying active.

We look forward to reopening and seeing you and your family and friends when this challenging and uncertain time is behind us.

Unless you request otherwise, as have some members, all dues are suspended until we reopen. Any remaining will be credited to your membership dues at that time. We also understand that this may not be a workable solution for some members. Upon request, we will issue a refund for the pro-rata portion of your dues. Please email us at to let us know your preference.

If you have questions about COVID-19, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization/ and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) websites are good sources for accurate and up-to-date information.

Ellen Ryan
President, Mountain Valley Charitable Foundation

Waldron Wellness Center


The Waldron Wellness Center opened in 2007 with a focus on fitness and community health. Since 2013 the Mountain Valley Charitable Foundation has operated the Center as a service to the eastern Montgomery County. This is no surprise since the Foundation was established in 1982 by Dr. George R. Smith, Jr., a local physician who always has had a strong interest in health, nutrition and fitness.

The Center works hard every day provide the best athletic and wellness opportunities and to help its members reach their personal fitness goals. Under the Foundation, the Center has added new and diverse classes to better serve the members’ ages and abilities, more certified instructors, a personal training program, expanded operating and Child Watch hours and new equipment. Included in a membership are weekly group classes, a free child watch for families with children from 6 weeks to 10 years of age, and a varied selection of circuit, weight and stationary training equipment.

Exercise for Everyone

To find out more about programs and classes in tai chi, yoga, karate, weight training, aerobic workouts or personal training, contact the Waldron Wellness Center front desk at (540) 268-1623.

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Open Early and Late

  • Monday - Thursday:   5:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday:   5:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday:   7:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sunday:   1:00pm - 5:00pm