What is Virtual Y?
Virtual Y is our first-ever Virtual YMCA. This members-only experience for group fitness and wellbeing is filmed LIVE from our Virtual Studio to stream anywhere. Virtual Y offers 30-40 classes a week, an ever-growing on-demand video library, and a schedule of Virtual Meetings from YMCA expert instructors.
What classes are you offering on Virtual Y?
Virtual Y will offer a wide selection of fitness and wellbeing classes, including Strength, Yoga, Cardio Dance, Meditation, Barre Fusion, Pilates, HIIT, Tai Chi, ForeverWell Exercise Classes, and Total Body Conditioning. We're planning more program offerings on Virtual Y beyond Fitness and Wellbeing, to launch later in 2021.
Who can access Virtual Y?
Virtual Y is for ALL YMCA of the North active members and team members. Virtual Y is included in membership at no additional charge – Another Reason Y.
How can I access Virtual Y?
Members will be able to complete workouts from their mobile phone, tablet, or laptop and even cast them to view on their large screen TVs at home. Visit ymcanorth.org/virtual-y to login. This members-only experience will be accessible from our website by using your YMCA of the North membership and online account. "Virtual Y" will replace the previously used "Y at Home" tab in the blue header bar on our website.
Is Virtual Y a separate membership?
No. Virtual Y is a part of your YMCA of the North membership.
Is there a digital-only/Virtual Y-only Membership option at YMCA of the North?
No. Virtual Y is a part of our YMCA of the North membership. As long as you're a member at YMCA of the North, you can access Virtual Y.
Will Virtual Y be expanding beyond its current online program offerings?
Yes. YMCA of the North is discovering new ways to bring the YMCA experience to your screens as we diversify our content and get more of what you love about the Y to you every day, whether you can make it to your branch Y location or you need to stay home.
Is there a trial available for Virtual Y?
No. There is currently no Virtual Trial available.
Can I cast Virtual Y live streams and on-demand videos to my TV?
Yes, you can! Click the small screen with an arrow icon to cast to any TV with casting options or any casting device like Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick, or Roku.
I'm using Internet Explorer. Why isn't Virtual Y working?
The video player that powers Virtual Y, YouTube, no longer supports Internet Explorer. Please use a different web browser (Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox).
I saved a live stream to my favorites, and it disappeared; how do I get it back?
Live streams can only be viewed live and are automatically removed from your favorites dashboard after they air to keep your experience clean/streamlined, etc. Watch for the stream to be added to our on-demand library!
Is Y360 going away?
We understand how valuable the Y360 videos have been. Y360 has changed its structure, which no longer includes access for YMCA of the North members.
However, we are excited to provide you 30-40 live streams a week as well as an ever-growing list of on-demand videos. We're committed to helping you reach your health and wellbeing goals and are excited to launch our new platform today.
Can I still watch live streams on Facebook and YouTube?
Where can I find a schedule of upcoming classes?
For Virtual Y members, you can view our upcoming classes inside Virtual Y by clicking the "View More" link at the top-right side of the Live Streams section.
For nonmembers who want to try out Virtual Y, you can view our Virtual Schedule here. We will stream the first Virtual Class of the day on Facebook LIVE for FREE. Follow us @ymcanorth to see our morning Live Stream.