Have you found it hard to exercise with all of the social distancing and self-quarantining? Do you need a little motivation to get back on track and work up a sweat?

YMCA's across the country are offering a virtual fitness challenge that'll keep you active and offer a bit of competition. You don't even need to be a member to participate.

The details are in the press release below. But I wanted to highlight this portion and point out how the YMCA depends on the monthly dues to provide services:

The Y is asking Missoulians to remain Y members during this time. Monthly dues currently support emergency childcare efforts for medical providers, creative work options with local partners and emergency services as needs arise.

Missoula YMCA Launches Virtual Fitness Challenge, Asks Members to Join In On Healthy Fun

MISSOULA, Mont. – The Missoula Family YMCA is now offering a free fitness challenge for its members. Created by an Ohio YMCA, Stay Health-Y 600 is a 30-day virtual challenge that engages Y members nationwide in friendly competition.

Participants have until April 23 to complete 300 minutes of cardio, 200 minutes of strength, and 100 minutes of mind-body for a total of 600 minutes of activity. Members track their progress using an online platform.

As of March 23, nearly 4,500 Y members nationwide had registered for the challenge, with more than 130 of those registrations representing Montana.

“Y membership is so much more than access to a gym and a pool,” said Y COO Keri McHugh. “It’s a chance to make a difference in our community. Y membership dues support crucial programs, such as swim lessons, childcare and options for adults with diverse abilities.”

“We recognize that many members also turn to our Y for exercise options,” she added. “We’re excited about this virtual challenge because it allows folks to remain active, healthy and, most importantly, engaged with our community.”

The Y is asking Missoulians to remain Y members during this time. Monthly dues currently support emergency childcare efforts for medical providers, creative work options with local partners and emergency services as needs arise.

Learn more about the challenge and other Y efforts at ymcamissoula.org.