The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy (MEWSA) announced today an innovative new benefit for members that matches their on-the-go lifestyles and puts healthy living at the center of 2021. Set to launch on September 1st, YMCA360 is a 360-degree seamless Y experience on mobile devices, TV and web. This service will be provided free of charge on a trial basis from September 1-October 1. Following the trial period, it will be included free with every full facility membership.
With YMCA360, healthy living for people of all ages and activity levels is possible anytime, anywhere. The robust digital experience combines immersive, healthy living with the values of the YMCA in a transformational presentation utilizing best-in-class people, programs and systems delivering the ultimate connected community. More than 300 on-demand exercise classes and programs are accessible 24/7 as well as live stream classes, to provide another way to engage with the Y from home or when a branch isn’t nearby. New content will be added weekly.
“We are connecting our people, places and programs in a whole new way and giving our members the freedom to customize their health and fitness journey at our state-of-the-art facilities as well as their own living rooms,” said Rose Cushing, President and CEO of the YMCA of MEWSA. “The quality and production behind YMCA360 are unparalleled, and it is something we are very proud to be offering.”
While the timing of the unveiling may suggest a link to COVID-19, the idea for YMCA360 actually predates the virus. “Even before the pandemic, we recognized the need for people to exercise or learn a new skill at their own pace and on their own schedule,” explained Cushing. “We met that goal and took it a step further, creating a platform that addressed healthy living from all angles. YMCA360 is unlike anything on the market today with programs for the mind and body and it’s an unbelievable value add to memberships.”
Beyond group exercise classes, YMCA360 offers:
- Virtual gymnastics, basketball and soccer training
- Nutrition and cooking classes
- Personal training
- Art classes
Individuals and families who are interested in learning more about membership options and YMCA360 can learn more on our website at www.ymcaofmewsa.org/membership/y360 or visit ymca360.org. You can also speak with staff at any branch location.