Virtual Fitness?

The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City will soon launch Virtual Y, but you may still have a few questions. Why an online platform? What can you expect? And lastly, how can you take advantage of it?

Virtual Why?

Why have we created Virtual Y?

The short answer is COVID-19.

The long answer is that the pandemic has provoked entire industries to shift gears, and gyms like ours were not spared. The truth is that if people aren’t using our gyms, they’ll cancel their membership and find a different way to exercise- or forego working out entirely. When that happens, we can’t continue to do our community impact programs, to pay our staff, to offer childcare programs, and so on and so forth. Virtual Y is our answer to the problem of membership cancellations. We’re bringing the Y to you so you don’t have to leave the house to get a great workout.

What to Expect?

Well, to be upfront, there will likely be growing pains associated with Virtual Y as we expand the platform and add more categories of videos. For now, you can expect several different types of workouts and classes starring our very own – and your favorite – instructors. Once Virtual Y launches in January, we plan to add more videos every 2-4 weeks. There will also be a fitness blog with new articles uploaded once every two weeks. Another exciting addition to come in February are activity videos made specifically for youth and families.

Lastly, we plan to continue with Virtual Y long after the pandemic ends. This is something we’ve invested in and hope our members can really take advantage of.

The Y Advantage

Speaking of…how can you make sure you’re taking advantage of Virtual Y? That’s an easy one- use it! Log on by visiting our Virtual Y page. See if there’s something for you and give it a try! There are short videos, long videos and a blog with tips and tricks. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, let us know!

We are really excited about Virtual Y and all it has to offer. We hope you can take advantage of this tool in the months to come.

Authored by Kelsey Pagonis, [email protected]

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