[Minneapolis, MN] – March 19, 2020 – The Y is launching online exercise classes and youth programs to support the health and well-being of the community.

The Y is launched online exercise classes and youth programs to support the health and well-being of the community. The programs available on www.ymca360.org include popular group exercise classes like Boot Camp, Barre, Yoga, low impact programs, and youth sports classes. There are also classes for our seniors to stay active at home. The free on-demand programs are available for Y members and the community. The Y plans to release more exercise classes for adults, spiritual and emotional support videos, and classes for kids throughout March and April.

A yoga teacher on YMCA 360 teaches a digital fitness class, stretching in a pose while closing her eyes

“With many people practicing social distancing or impacted by school closures due to the spread of COVID-19, we saw a need for healthy living and youth development programs that could be accessed from anywhere,” said Glen Gunderson, CEO of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities. “Shifting to offer classes online through YMCA 360 felt like the best way to continue to live out our mission to serve all.”

YMCA 360 is designed to help individual exercisers and families engage with the YMCA virtually from the comfort of home. More than a dozen classes are already available, with more to be released in the coming weeks.

Gunderson added that for over 164 years, the Y has continuously evolved to meet the changing needs of our community. We’re excited to offer participants the same high-quality experience they expect from the classes they know and love at their local Y in a digital format.

Learn more about YMCA 360 classes and enjoy 24/7 access to on-demand programs at ymca360.org.