YMCA Offers Virtual Health, Fitness Activities

Programs target youth, adults during self-isolation

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For those isolating at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the YMCA is offering a series of videos to help citizens of all ages stay active, healthy and entertained.

“The Y community is here to support you and your family with staying healthy and connected at home,” the YMCA notes in the program’s literature.

“Join in the conversation and use the hashtag #YMCAHome to share photos of you participating in YThrive, YWell, YPlay and YGym activities on Facebook and Instagram. Don’t forget to also post your stories and your health and wellness tips, favourite recipes, and family activities.

“We’re all in this together. Let’s connect and help one another.”

Here’s a rundown of the Y programs:


Stay active at home with workouts for all ages and stages. YThrive will help you get your daily dose of YMCA fitness and community with amazing workouts. Workouts are designed for almost any fitness level and can be done from your living room for free.


Keep your mind healthy and strong. YWell will bring you strength in spirit, mind and body at home. Activities are designed for a variety of levels and can be done from the comfort of your home for free.


Enjoy fun and healthy virtual activities for the whole family. YPlay offers free YMCA kids and family activities. Activities are designed for a variety of ages and levels of ability and can be done from your family room.


YGym offers physical activity to keep kids active and healthy. The virtual program is run by YMCA certified fitness instructors and features content based on YMCA Canada’s Health & Fitness Programs and Canada’s Physical Activity Guidelines. YGym is designed for children of varying ages and abilities.

For more information about the Y series of programs, visit the YMCA website.


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