At the Y, It’s Your Move, Your Pace.

The YMCAs of Québec Launches New Membership Model Better Suited to People’s Needs and Means

Montréal, November 8, 2023. - As people’s lifestyle and workout habits have changed, the YMCAs of Québec is launching a new membership model as part of its transformation.

An active community means a healthy community

The Y strives to promote the adoption of healthy lifestyle habits, specifically through physical activity, and especially as the levels of physical activity have dropped because of the pandemic.

“This new membership model offers greater flexibility to our members and better suits their goals and preferred activities—whether they like group courses, the conditioning room, or aquatic activities—all in a welcoming and inclusive environment,” explains Catherine Blanchette, Executive Director of the Health, Fitness, and Aquatics sector at the YMCAs of Québec

In fact, a recent study by the INSPQ1 showed that in 2022 only 27% of Quebeckers between the ages of 25 and 44 were active. And that percentage dropped for 45-to-59-year-olds with only 22% saying they engaged in recreational activities, while 55% said they led entirely sedentary lifestyles.

And yet, it has been proven that physical activity has a positive impact on mental health, particularly as it helps us cope with anxiety better, regulates our sleep, and improves our concentration2.

The new memberships available

Here is a glimpse at the Y’s new membership plans:

Additionally, the Y offers reduced rates for certain age groups (teenagers and seniors), and children between 0 and 11 years of age can access the centres for free when they are accompanied by an adult member. Furthermore, our financial assistance program can cover up to 50% of membership costs for eligible participants, based on their financial situation.

The three new membership plans are already being offered and members can sign up today. All the information and rates are available at our centres or online.

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About the YMCAs of Québec

Since 1851, the YMCAs of Québec, a charitable organization, has had the mission to encourage and inspire all people to fulfill their potential, thrive, and contribute to the community. The YMCA’s diverse expertise reaches far beyond the walls of its centres. In addition to the YMCAs of Québec’s online programming, its 1,200 employees and 550 volunteers support the organization’s activities in over 60 service points throughout Québec, Canada, and abroad.

The organization’s work is carried out daily thanks to the unwavering support of its staff, members, participants, numerous partners, volunteers, donors, and its foundation.

To learn more, please visit ymcaquebec.org

Contact for Media Enquiries :
Isabelle Huiban
Integrated Communications Director
The YMCAs of Québec
514 222-4307

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