All year long, Charlotte magazine's staff of editors and writers scour the city for the best of the best—from dining to nightlife to culture to shopping, from pampering to pets to parks. We also ask you to vote for your favorites—which you do by the tens of thousands. Then, each May, we present the BOB Awards, recognizing Charlotte's Best of the Best. Every winner since 2011—Editor's Picks and Voters' Choice—is listed in this database, which is easily searchable. Consider this your ultimate guide to Charlotte's Best of the Best.

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BOB Awards Winner's Guide

YMCA of Greater Charlotte

Map400 E. Morehead St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Kids & Family
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The Y—with 19 branches in the Charlotte area, including the Sara’s YMCA branch that opened in Ballantyne in February—uses fitness to bring us together. On a Wednesday night at the Johnston Y in NoDa, adults of all ages and skin tones swim laps next to kids learning the breaststroke, with hip hop blaring on the radio and moms and dads checking their cell phones on the bleachers. Upstairs, yogis breathe deeply and cyclists sweat in a spin class. Everyone is in this together, at least for an hour or two.


Best Youth Sports Program- 2016 and 2017. Best Family Summer Camp - 2011 - 2017. Best Health Club - 2012. Best Fitness Club- 2013. Best Swimming Lessons- 2013, 2015 and 2017. Best Sports Program - 2015. Best Overall Gym - 2016 and 2017. Best Gym That Gives Back - 2014, Summer Camp - 2018 Gym - 2018 Gymnastics - 2018

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2011
Pick: Editor's Pick
Voters' Pick
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