YMCA NSW (the Y) is encouraging the community to sweat its way through social distancing, providing all members, staff and volunteers with free access to more than 800 online training videos by LES MILLS.
The Y is the first organisation in Australia to offer the LES MILLS On Demand Premium Service to their members free of charge for two months in an effort to create opportunities to stay active at home.
“Exercise is absolutely central to mental health, and in these trying times, the Y will do whatever we can to ensure all of our members, our incredible staff and volunteers are able to keep kicking goals and stay healthy from home,” CEO of the Y NSW Susannah Le Bron said.
“Thanks to our partnership with Les Mills Asia Pacific we have been able to gift access to more than 38,000 of our valued members, employees and volunteers, including staff who are sadly currently stood down while our recreation facilities are closed. There are hundreds of videos and programs for the entire family included, from mixed martial arts to mindfulness.”
“We all know that exercise helps people to cope better with challenging situations, so the key message during this time is: KEEP EXERCISING.” Ryan Hogan, Chief Executive Officer of Les Mills Asia Pacific said.
“We are fortunate to be in an industry that everyone will return to, once this situation calms down. People will flock back to their local centres because they’re aching for socialisation, exercise and camaraderie – and that’s going to be a great day! Until then, however, we want to ensure people have access to the exercise opportunities that will help them stay healthy and active.”
One Y NSW gym member said it was great to stay connected to her Y family.
“This is a very cool initiative to keep the YMCA members engaged during the COVID crisis. Regulars like me really miss the gym and our trainers!” she said.
All Y NSW members, staff and volunteers from recreation, camping and children’s services will receive an email to activate the offer. For enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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