VIRTUAL WELLNESS PLATFORM
are experiencing a delay in the launch of our new, virtual wellness platform. For your convenience, <please click here> for the most
up-to-date information on the status of our launch.
AT-HOME WORKOUTS AND CLASSES
WITH YOUR FAVORITE Y INSTRUCTORS
Love our virtual group exercise classes? Want to keep taking them?
Beginning September 30, access to online group exercise classes will be provided exclusively through our new virtual platform! We are excited to announce our virtual platform for group exercise and youth sports and play programs. The platform will give you your favorite YMCA of Bucks County instructors live and on-demand; plus, access to 1000s of classes including training, mindfulness, nutrition, stress management, and more. Additionally, it will support your health and wellness journey with goal setting and tracking, personalized programs and recommendations. Beginning September 30, this platform will replace our current, live group exercise classes via Zoom and recordings of classes currently available in our online library. Access will be provided via a personal login. Please click <HERE> or the blue button to request your login.
Virtual Platform Launch
Sept 14 - Last date of live classes via Zoom; Live classes in branches remain available via reservation
Sept 15 - Welcome YMCA Virtual Platform for On-Demand classes; Live classes in branches remain available via reservation
Sept 21 - Live classes and OnDemand available on YMCA Virtual Platform; Live classes in branches remain available via reservation
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How much does your new virtual platform cost?Our new virtual platform is INCLUDED with YMCA of Bucks County adult and family membership categories. To create your account, please click here, complete the information, and a Y staff member will email you.
I am having trouble navigating the platform, help!
Please contact Ashlea Grezlak, our virtual platform staff ambassador with questions.
Why are you stopping the ZOOM class experience?
YMCA of Bucks County recognized both prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic, that adults and families need virtual wellness opportunities to support their busy, active lifestyle. Our investment in this new, professional, high quality virtual platform demonstrates our commitment to YOU, our members, who need immediate access to wellness, based on YOUR personal schedule. Through our partnership with BurnAlong, members have live and on-demand access to YMCA of Bucks County instructors and instructors from across the globe. Plus, way above and beyond ZOOM, members can set personal health goals, schedule classes, and most of all - access 1000s of class opportunities from 45 different wellness categories!
Can multiple users access classes at the same time from different locations? Why does it not look like the ZOOM format?
Absolutely! Both our live and on-demand classes have no limits in registration. However, in respect to members' privacy, the “ZOOM” capability of being able to see everyone participating in the class is not part of our new virtual platform. You can, however, invite up to 30 friends/family members also enrolled in the virtual platform to join you for an on demand class that you schedule. Full details on how to do this can be found <HERE>
I do not see my favorite instructor on the virtual platform, how come?
YMCA of Bucks County welcomed all group exercise instructors to audition for the virtual platform. Some instructors, for personal reasons, selected to not audition and/or participate in this new virtual journey. All of our instructors are highly qualified, caring and motivating professionals and we are so grateful for their presence at our Y. If you do not see your favorite instructor on the virtual platform, please contact Ashlea Grezlak, and she will be more than happy to recommend instructors to fit your needs.
Please note: YMCA of Bucks County instructors are private to YMCA of Bucks County members. So even though you can participate with instructors from across the globe, you cannot access YMCA of Bucks County instructors without a YMCA of Bucks County membership.
How often will the class library be updated?The on-demand library, as well as live classes, are updated daily. Best of all, you can participate with YMCA of Bucks County instructors AND instructors from across the globe whenever you access the platform.
Can I see the virtual platform on my television?
There are a few ways to connect to your TV from a mobile device. You can use a wired connection (more information here). Or depending on your device, you can also stream classes directly to a smart TV.
Apple iOS devices can cast to Chromecast enabled devices and have the ability to use Apple’s native Screen Mirror feature.
Android app versions higher than 4.3.6 are able to cast to the following devices:
- Fire TV Stick
Due to the variety of devices and operating systems we recommend consulting the help documents or website associated with your specific mobile device and/or smart TV.
I live in another state and have been enjoying your free classes since March. How can I get access to your instructors?By joining as a member of YMCA of Bucks County, you gain access to our new, virtual platform. Please click here to join us today.
Will live classes be recorded and added to the library?
We will always ensure a wide variety of recorded classes in our on-demand library.
Will I still have access to the free, live videos currently found on your website?
We will retain a small number of recorded classes on our website, but all new and/or updated classes will be found exclusively on our new, virtual platform.
What if my teen with a teen membership wants to participate in the new virtual platform?
Youth and teens can have access to our virtual platform through a family membership. Please contact your branch if you wish to upgrade your membership!
I have a Silver Sneakers membership and love your online classes. Can I access your new virtual platform?
Please call your branch so that we can speak with you regarding your virtual program options. In the meantime, we welcome our Silver Sneakers members to participate in classes offered at our branches.
Can 7th grade initiative members access Burnalong?
The virtual platform is only accessible to members with a full, family membership or adult memberships. Please visit the Welcome Center or call us to upgrade your child’s 7th grade membership and receive a reduction in the membership fee based on their free membership.