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The YMCA of Central Virginia is gearing up for 2023 by bringing back the 20/20 Buddy Referral program for new and existing Y members. Y leaders want to incentivize current members to stick with their active lifestyle while creating an even more affordable path for new members to check out all that the Y has to offer.

More than a gym, the Y is a charitable nonprofit organization committed to holistic health and wellness for all individuals. In addition to innovative wellness centers at all three YMCA of Central Virginia locations, the Y has indoor temperature-controlled swimming pools, saunas, steam room, basketball gymnasiums, cycle studios, family activities, Kidz Gym and child watch. Group ex classes led by certified instructors are included as part of any YMCA of Central Virginia membership, including Zumba, yoga, cycle, and Les Mills classes.

The 20/20 Buddy Referral program offers a 20% discount to any new or existing YMCA member when they refer a friend and that friend joins the Y. In return, the referred friend also receives 20% off of their monthly dues as long as both memberships are active and in good standing. This amounts to savings of up to $192 annually.

Research tells us that healthy lifestyle maintenance and exercise are often more enjoyable with a support system - which is what the buddy program is - a way to achieve goals while being held accountable with and by a friend. 48% of adults want to exercise more, making it the most popular New Year's resolution; however, only 9% of people successfully keep their New Year's resolutions. But research also tells us that those with an accountability partner or buddy are likelier to stick with their goals. 

Registration for the Buddy Referral Program is available January - March of 2023. To learn more about the program, click here.

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