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As Milwaukee moves deeper into the first full winter of the pandemic and cases continue to spike nationwide, people report feeling more and more disconnected. To combat the toll of stress and isolation, the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee invites the whole community to join a free six-week “Reset.”
The “Reset” challenge, which runs from Feb. 1 to March 13., will not only focus on physical health, but also mental wellbeing. To help keep participants engaged, the Y is giving all registrants 2 free months of access to the YMCA’s virtual programming, including children’s and family programs as well as a full library of on-demand workouts.
“We’re opening this free challenge to everyone, because we all need it right now,” said Carrie Wall, YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee President and CEO. “Our whole community has been through a lot in the last 10 months, and we need to recharge and reclaim our health. This is the motivation to make it happen, with help and support from our Y experts.”
The Y’s health library includes a vast variety of popular fitness options. Challenge participants will also get texts and emails filled with motivation, challenges, workout or outdoor activity recommendations, and more. The event will include thousands of people across the country participating at other YMCAs.
To measure progress, YMCA members can also get a free pre and post-challenge body scan and assessment, which includes detailed information about your body mass, skeletal muscle mass, bass metabolic rate and more.
Anyone can register for the free challenge online at ymcamke.org/stronglife.