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Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA promoting physical, mental, spiritual health

ymcaThe Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA is inviting all community members to join as the Y participates in the national The STRONG Challenge.

The STRONG Challenge is a free, 30-day challenge to help community members strengthen their physical, mental and spiritual health through activities that build up healthy habits. It’s open to both YMCA members and community members.

A person doesn’t need a YMCA membership to participate.

Those interested in participating in The STRONG challenge – which begins Oct. 18 – can text the word STRONG to 844-889-6222 and then fill out the form linked in the text reply to complete registration. Registration can also be completed by email.

Simply email [email protected] to sign up.

Once registered, participants will receive four text messages each week filled with challenges, fun content, and ways to get “STRONG.” An added benefit is free virtual and On-Demand content for all participants, including workout routines, classes, recipes, nutritional advice, meditations and more.

For those participating within a close proximity to the YMCA, the Y is providing free, once-a-week access to the facility for the duration of the challenge.



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