YMCA opens its virtual doors to community for free

March 25, 2020

Though the YMCA of Delaware’s doors have closed temporarily, the Y is still here for its community.

Members of the community have been given access to Virtual Y, a new online community designed to help participants stay connected and keep their families strong and active even when they can’t visit the Y. The free on-demand programs include popular group exercise classes like boot camp, barre, yoga and low-impact programs. The Y plans to release more exercise classes for adults as well as youth activities and classes throughout March and April.

“For 175 years, the Y has been here for our communities in times of crisis, and this is no different. We are working diligently on plans and partnerships to provide needed programs and services to Delawareans. Virtual Y is the first of several initiatives to be launched,” said Deborah Bagatta-Bowles, YMCA of Delaware CEO. “We’re excited to offer the same quality experience our members know and love but in a digital format, maintaining our mission to strengthen our communities during this challenging time.”

The Virtual Y site is designed to help individual exercisers and families engage with the YMCA from the comfort of their own homes. More than a dozen classes for all fitness levels are available, with more to be released in coming weeks. Also, all Delaware YMCA locations will continue to share live workouts, fitness challenges, youth classes, educational resources and more on their Facebook and Instagram pages.

For more information and to enjoy 24/7 access to on-demand programs, go to


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