LEXINGTON, N.C. -- People in Lexington wanting to get out of the house have been pouring into local places like the YMCA after snow Tuesday night caused schools and most businesses to close Wednesday.
Families like the Walsers decided to work out and do some bonding after hours stuck inside their home.
“We were ready to get out,” said Scott Walser, who was working on upper body strength with his son Aidan. “It’s better than sitting at home, eating junk food.”
“It kind of gets annoying after a while with nothing really to do,” said Lexi Walser, who came in with her family to swim laps.
They’re just a few of the dozens of people packing the YMCA after two inches of snow shut down schools and most businesses in Lexington.
“We’re busy,” said Katie Dinger, marketing director for the YMCA. “People are coming in to work out.”
Dinger says some folks were even lined up before doors opened at 9 a.m.
“We did have people waiting here at 8 o’clock to come,” she said.
She says it’s not a surprise after seeing their biggest crowd at the height of the storm Tuesday afternoon.
“We were extremely busy yesterday afternoon as the snow was starting to fall,” Dinger said. “A ton of people were coming in.”
It’s a good way for families like the Walsers to stay healthy while curing their cabin fever.
“It wasn’t going to keep us out,” Scott Walser said.