August 05, 2018
National Friendship Day, August 5, is a time to celebrate the special connections we hold with the other individuals in our lives. At the Y, we see the importance of friendship as a support system that contributes to our well-being and helps us lead more meaningful lives. With the YMCA member referral program, friends are able to motivate each other to build a healthier and more active life.
In fact, exercising becomes more effective when working out with a group of friends. According to NBC News, group workouts can increase your commitment to a fitness routine, make you push yourself harder, keep you accountable in being part of a team, and more. In one study, “95 percent of those who started a weight-loss program with friends completed the program, compared to a 76 percent completion rate for those who tackled the program alone.”
By inviting your friends to join the Y, both you and your referred friends receive a 20% reduction off the standard rate of membership. Members and their friends continue to save each month for as long as they have one referred friend connected to their account. Your referred friends can also choose to join any of the 18 YMCA of Metro Chicago membership centers that are available.
Show you care and click here to refer your friends to the YMCA today!