Workout Wednesday: YMCA launches new app during Covid-19 pandemic


BATON ROUGE, LA (BRPROUD) – With gyms and fitness centers closed across the state, the YMCA wants to make sure you stay active, so it launched a new app to bring the Y to your home.

Governor John Bel Edwards issued a stay at home order over the weekend to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. This mandate has left many stuck at home without access to a gym.

“We actually launched a new app, and over the last couple of days we’ve been evolving our website and working to provide more resources to people,” said YMCA of the Capital Area President and CEO Christian Engle.

The app is free and can be found in your devices app store.

“Go to the app store on whatever device you have and just type in YMCA of the capital area, it’ll pop up, download it and it’s there.”

Through the app you can also find a number of fitness classes and resources online.

“We’ve launched nationally as an organization YMCA 360, which is classes online and on demand. With our Mosa partnership, we are launching Mosa classes on demand. We have also just recently put up on the website a number of links that parents can access for activities for children.”

And don’t worry, you do not have to be a member of the YMCA to use it.

“At this time we really feel like this is an important role for us to play in this community. We really think that everybody needs access to this.”

Engle said maintaining a healthy mind, body and soul is vital during these uncertain times.

“I’m really happy about what our team has done. There are exercises on the app that we provided that don’t require weights. You can literally do in your living room, on your front porch.”

Remember we’re all in this together.

“We want to make sure our members still feel connected to us, and in a lot of ways were still connected to them during this tough time.”

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