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Fit and Happy at the Y!

Rhonda's Y Story:

At my one-year anniversary of Newark Y membership, I wanted to share my incredible experience. It all started the day Y staff member Eddie offered me a free one-month trial. With knee pain, excess weight and my 50th birthday lurking, I knew I had to act. I started walking on the treadmill, but my knees were killing me. I talked to Smiley (another terrific Y staff member) and he helped me get started on the elliptical. My knees hurt less each day. During that first month I lost some weight, my knees did not hurt as much so I joined! 
After strong encouragement from staff (thanks Melissa!) I started taking spin classes in addition to using the cardio equipment. Now I am addicted - I spin five times a week! There are days that I have off from work but drive 49 miles to go to the Y in Newark. I have a beautiful YMCA facility close to my house in Hamburg, NJ, but I enjoy the people at the Newark Y.
However, with all of the classes I was taking, I was not losing weight. I would lose 5 or 10 pounds and gain it back. Then my awesome spin instructor Eileen gave me hints and ideas about nutrition and I have lost 20 pounds! Every single day, someone says something nice about the way I look! My husband included!
Before I joined the Newark Y, I left my house at 7:15 to be at work by 9 am. Now, I get to the Y by 6:30 and still get to work on time! I also save money by going to the gym instead of going out to lunch. Joining the Y has been a WIN WIN situation for me.
As you can tell, I am very happy  that I joined the YMCA in Newark and fortunate that my path crossed so many nice people! I’ll see you tomorrow at the Newark Y!
To learn how you can become a member, click here.


Back to School Generosity!

By Victor Nicholson


As the summer came to an end, little feet skipped across the hallways of the Newark YMCA’s Emergency Residence Program. A chorus of student voices rose to the ceiling, filled with excitement about the first day of school. Budding scholars enthusiastically shared their thoughts of new schools, new teachers, and new friends. 
Three generous community partners ensured these young learners had new books and new school supplies.  Thank you to Samson Lodge #66, Half Pint and Widow’s Son Lodge #5 for donating supplies to the young learners of the Newark YMCA.   Our children are poised to achieve academic success!
To learn more about the Newark YMCA’s focus on Social Responsibility, click here.


Gardening Success!

Over the past nine weeks, teens from the YMCA of Newark and Vicinity's SUCCEED program have worked with the Prodigal Sons and Daughters Redirection Services to transform two vacant lots in Newark into Paradise Community Food Garden and Paradise Garden. The teens learned the SPIN farming method and they had the opportunity to grow vegetables, including squash, peppers, mint, cherry tomatoes and corn. 

One teen said,  “When we first started coming to the garden I hated it, but once I saw the vegetables starting to grow I looked forward to coming back each week.  It’s nice to know I played a role in feeding the community.”

For more information about the Newark YMCA's focus on Social Responsibility, click here.

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Register Today: Youth Basketball Clinic

Register Today: Youth Basketball Clinic
Saturdays, beginning September 20th, for ages 5 - 14. Follow the link for all the details.

Newark Y Awarded Grant for 21st Century Learning Program in Jersey City!

The YMCA of Newark and Vicinity has been selected by the NJ Department of Education to develop 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) programming in Jersey City, NJ, at School 30, School 37, Infinity Institute High School and St. Anthony’s High School. This initiative is part of a nation-wide effort to develop high quality out-of-school time programs for children and their families.Follow the link to read more...

Join us for Health O Ween!

Join us for Health O Ween!
Saturday, October 25th at the Newark Y. Fun for the whole family!

New: Exciting Youth Development Positions Open!

Dynamic department seeking qualified full and part-time staff members for growing programs, including new listings for Teen Site Supervisor and Swim Team Coach. Click the Employment tab at left for all the details...

Summer Camp Families:

Summer Camp Families:
Thanks for sharing your campers with us this summer! If you'd like a hint of the fun they had at camp, take a look at our blog, LITTLE LOOPERS! We are still adding photos. Follow the link to check it out...

Fall Swimming Lessons!

Fall Swimming Lessons!
Registration for Newark lessons now open. Kearny registration will be held on September 4th from 5:30 - 8 pm. See you in the pool!

Learn, Grow and Thrive at the Y!

Learn, Grow and Thrive at the Y!
Register today for our before and afterschool programs! Follow the link for all the details...


Join the Newark Y this September for a new season of Healthy Living. Follow the link for all the details.

A Bright Future . . .

A Bright Future . . .
Register today for the Newark Y's early childhood learning program Little Bridges - for children ( birth to age 5) and their caregivers. Follow the link for all the details...

New Fitness Class Schedule!

Follow the link to find your favorite classes this summer!

Swim, Baby, Swim!

Swim with your baby on Thursdays at 4 pm. If you decide to join the Y, your joiner fee is waived. See you in the pool!

Change a Life Forever!

Change a Life Forever!
Mentors needed for the Newark YMCA's Reach and Rise mentoring program at Infinity Institute High School in Jersey City. Follow the link for details...

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