theCore_AboutUsThe Core began as a YMCA which opened in September 2000.  A group of volunteers and donors committed to improving the quality of life in Allen County joined forces to renovate and expand the old Allen County High School into a full recreational center.  With the support of the Laura Goad Turner Charitable Foundation and many other cheerful givers, the current 40,000 sq.ft. facility was constructed under the oversight of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee and a local board of directors.  The mission of the YMCA was to help people of all ages and income levels grow in spirit, mind and body.

In 2014, the YMCA was rebranded as “the Core”.  Core- meaning “the most central and important part of something” was selected as a name because it represented the vision of the organization.  We want to make a difference in the lives of people and in the community by supporting the values of fitness, family, faith and friendship.

We seek to support residents of Allen County in their efforts to grow and thrive. Learn more about our facilities, location and history.