The YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce has launched a free virtual gym for kids.
It’s called YGym and can connect kids aged 5-15 to fitness classes, children’s activities, and personal wellness programs including meditation and mindfulness.
With current Ontario regional school closures, the YMCA says it is once again making YGym available for free to families and school boards as both e-learning and at-home physical activity options.
Gayle Graham, President & CEO for YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce says in a statement, “Now more than ever, it is important to provide programs and activities that get young people active,” adding, “We’re proud to continue to offer this
resource for free to families and schools in the communities we serve.”
YGym is based on YMCA Canada’s Health & Fitness programs and Canada’s Physical Activity Guidelines, instructed by YMCA-certified fitness coaches.
The YMCA says workouts are designed to complement, not replace, the important work being done by schools to create a healthy school community.
YMCA at Home offers additional, free at-home activities for children, youth, adults, and families through YPlay, YCamp, YWell, YHealth, and YFitness.
Over 400 free, on-demand videos can be found at www.ymcahome.ca.
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