The YMCA of Central Florida Sends Invitation to Entire Central Florida Community to Get STRONG Together

ORLANDO, Fla. – (October 6, 2020)

The YMCA of Central Florida announced today that it is launching a new challenge which is open and available for the entire Central Florida community to participate in together, called the STRONG Challenge, starting October 12. 

As our community continues to struggle economically, health-wise, and with social isolation, the Y sought an opportunity to help meet these needs as part of its non-profit mission. Leveraging virtual programs and social media, the program is designed to be accessible and available for all who have internet access. Program examples include outdoor activities, group exercise, virtual programs, special offerings at YMCA family centers, and more that participants can do at home and in their neighborhoods. 

The STRONG Challenge spans six weeks, twenty minutes a day, five days a week. Each week will focus on a theme to strengthen one or multiple components of the spirit, mind, and body connection. Jody Alexander, Executive Vice President at the YMCA of Central Florida, said, “It’s so important now more than ever that we find ways to serve our community and help each other find balance and grow stronger. We've been here since 1885 and remain committed to finding new ways to meet our neighbors’ needs.” 

Participants can join the YMCA of Central Florida STRONG Challenge Facebook group to share their experiences with other participants, download an Activity Tracker to gauge their progress, and receive weekly email reminders for motivation. 

To opt-in to motivational email reminders, view the complete weekly schedule, and learn more, please visit

About the YMCA of Central Florida

The YMCA of Central Florida is one of the area’s largest nonprofits, serving hundreds of thousands of Central Floridians per year through a focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. With a Christian-based mission to improve lives and communities, it operates YMCA locations across six counties. This mission is expanded beyond the four walls of the Y through community-based programs to combat chronic disease, boost children’s after-school safety and learning, and strengthen neighborhoods. To learn more, visit and follow on Facebook or Instagram.