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YMCA offering virtual exercise classes

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Posted at 4:04 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 18:04:19-04

BOISE, Idaho — With many of us following the stay-at-home order and spending more time on our electronic devices, we may not be getting all the exercise we should be. That is where the Treasure Valley YMCA comes in.

The staff there is creating daily videos of group exercise classes for all age groups. Viewers can participate directly in live videos or can watch them later on YouTube.

"We wanted to make sure we could still connect with our members," said Katie Christensen, group exercise coordinator at West Family YMCA. "So we jumped right in and started to learn everything we could about Zoom and how to use that to do virtual classes."

The videos are available at the Treasure Valley YMCA website. Next week, they plan to offer virtual personal training using items you may have around your house to help you exercise. They also plan on offering a virtual 5K race.