Tell Us How the YMCA Helps You Shine!

At the YMCA, we aim to empower individuals to reach their fullest potential and lead healthier, happier lives. The most rewarding part of our day-to-day at the YMCA is seeing all the smiling faces of our members as they fulfill their goals of getting active. We believe that every member has a unique story about how the YMCA has positively impacted their journey toward wellness and personal growth, and that’s why we want to hear from you!

We’re setting out to encourage our members to submit a 1-minute video telling us how the YMCA helps you shine. We will then feature your video on our socials in the hopes that it will reach others and encourage them to follow in your footsteps and begin their own journey of wellness. If you’d like to be a part of our mission to inspire, submit your video and be a part of someone else’s first steps toward a better life!

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What You’ll Need:

  • A mobile device that can film in high-definition (HD). Any current smartphone or digital camera is suitable.

  • A microphone that connects to the mobile device. AirPods make great microphones however wired headphones with a built-in microphone can also work. If you do not have a microphone, stand within 2-3 feet of your recording device to ensure it can pick up your voice. It is also best to avoid windy areas if you are outside.

  • Be sure to shoot your video in landscape orientation (horizontally not vertically). Most digital cameras shoot horizontally by default however if using a smart phone, turn it to the side.

What You Need to Do:

  • Pick a backdrop and press record on your mobile device.

  • Say your name and where you are.

  • In your own words, share how the YMCA makes you shine! It can be in any language and from any part of the province!

By submitting a video in the form below, you are agreeing to the YMCA’s Terms and Conditions (ADD LINK) and Photo Consent Waiver (ADD LINK).

Some Examples of What You Can Say

“Good morning everyone! My name is Fred and I am from Fortune, Newfoundland. It’s 7:00am and I start everyday with a swim at the Marystown YMCA!”

“Hi folks! I’m Jane. This is William. We are at the Central Labrador YMCA and about to play our favorite game, Pickleball! Come join us. We play everyday!”

“Hey y’all! Santana from Mount Pearl here. I use my YMCA membership to visit the Ches Penney location where I enjoy some much needed me-time by taking a fitness class while my kids take part in child minding. ”