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YMCA of York County offers digital memberships during coronavirus shutdown

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch

The YMCA of York County is offering a new free digital membership service in the wake of COVID-19.

Although customers won't be able to walk into a location and lift some weights, the digital experience provides daily recipes, workout ideas and activities to fend off boredom. 

The daily emails are available free of charge and can be accessed by visiting https://yorkcoymca.org

“When we say, ‘we’re more than just a gym,’ we mean it. We don’t need a building to empower the community,” Joe Kirkenir, the director of development and communications at the YMCA, said in a news release. 

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Other resources provided through the digital membership include links to several websites for entertainment, including a livestream broadcast of the Cincinnati Zoo, Disney Park virtual rides and a virtual tour of the national parks.

“We want to make sure our members can continue to live healthy and happy lives even when they can’t come to our facilities," Kirkenir said. 

There are now 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in York County as the state total climbed to more than 640 in 34 counties on Monday, according to the state Department of Health.

Karen Mitchell of Manchester and Anita Gonseca of Shiloh, right, participate in a a cardio class led by Allison Galbreath at the Bob Hoffman YMCA in Dover Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. The facility is slated for building renovations. Bill Kalina photo

— Reach Tina Locurto at tlocurto@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.