YMCA launches virtual fitness options for existing Y members and Greater North Texas community

DALLAS (March 27, 2020) – The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas is launching Virtual Fitness options to support the North Texas community during this time when health is crucially important. The Y’s Virtual Fitness provides workouts for all skill levels, ages and abilities including kids and active older adults for YMCA Dallas members and the general public and is available at www.ymcadallas.org/VIRTUALFITNESS.

Y members can get free access to Les Mills on Demand, which has over 900 classes in 13 formats and Born to Move for kids ages 4-12. Members can also purchase Virtual PWRFIT, a functional training class and Virtual Personal Training sessions to help keep you on track for your fitness goals.

Non-YMCA members and the greater North Texas community also have access to YMCA 360, which is designed to help individual exercisers and families engage with the YMCA virtually from the comfort of home. On-demand classes for all ages – no YMCA membership required. Offerings include Bootcamp, Barre, Yoga, Weightlifting, classes for Active Older Adults and more. The Y also has resources available for Active Older Adults on tips for exercise at home from the National Institute on Aging.

“The health of our community is at the heart of the Y’s mission and we are here to support your health and wellness as we navigate this new territory together,” said Curt Hazelbaker, President and CEO, YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. “Regular exercise is a component of a healthy lifestyle that can help reduce stress and prevent illness. During a time when our physical locations are temporarily closed, we are here to provide support and believe everyone should have access to home workouts to keep themselves and their families active.”

The Y ensures all people have equitable access to the essentials needed to become thriving members of the community. Daily, the Y bridges and fills individual and community needs as a catalyst for impactful change.

As social distancing and shelter-in-place guidelines prevent traditional health and wellness routines, it’s more important than ever that people stay active and prioritize both their physical and mental health. The Y is committing to helping people stay active at a time when they may not be able to visit a physical gym or have access to workout equipment.

The public health concerns regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 have brought about some challenging times. Here are some great resources we are excited to bring YMCA members so that you can continue to focus on your health from home. To stay up-to-date on the Y’s latest updates in regard to Coronavirus, please visit:  https://www.ymcadallas.org/coronavirus.

Mental health is just as important as physical health and especially during this tough time, fear and anxiety can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. The Y has tips on its website from the CDC that you can take to help manage stress not only in your loved ones, but yourself as well:  https://www.ymcadallas.org/blog/managing-stress-and-anxiety

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