6 May 2020
Glasgow’s love for learning, exercise and entertainment has seen thousands more subscribe to Glasgow Life’s free online services.
With the introduction of live workouts from Glasgow Club, a steep rise in library membership and the development of virtual cultural experiences, Glasgow Life is ensuring people can continue to enjoy content online.
Over 120,000 home workouts have been completed and the free Glasgow Club app has been downloaded thousands of times since lockdown began.
Members missing their favourite instructors are now able to enjoy attending daily virtual live classes in their own homes which have proved a huge success.
Glasgow Club video content has been watched 85,000 times on facebook and 26,000 times on YouTube.
People are also making use of Glasgow Life’s extensive online library services to help cope with social distancing and over 2,500 new members have registered.
Library ebook issues remain at over 50% ahead of usual with almost 8,000 being issued in the past month.
Audiobook use continues to rise week on week with almost 5,000 being accessed in the past four weeks while in the same period more than 10,000 emagazines were downloaded.
As well as 24 hour-a-day access to services online, there is curated content on Glasgow Life social media channels which can be found by searching for the #glasgowlifegoeson hashtag.
Councillor David McDonald, Chair of Glasgow Life and Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council said: “The demand for our online services has been incredibly heartening during this difficult time for the people of Glasgow. We’re working hard to keep everyone safe at home during lockdown by continuing to extend the range of our digital offering and give people access to the services they love.”