600 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
In 2009, I weighed 280 pounds and was tired and miserable most of the time, with pain in my legs and throughout my body. I decided to reinvent myself, using the resources available to me at the Newark YMCA.
With the help of Eddie Grant and Smile, I started a daily 45 minute workout regime: 30 minutes on the treadmill, 15 minutes on the bikes, then on to the Techno Gym. Eddie inspired and pushed me to keep going. God gave me the strength.
I balance my workout routine with healthy eating habits. I eliminated rice, bread, potato and pasta from my diet. I learned to eat to live, not to live to eat. By the end of 2010, I had reached my goals and my weight was down to 185 pounds, and I have changed my lifestyle to ensure that I stay healthy. Thanks to Eddie and Smile for helping me to achieve my healthy living goals. I encourage all to work toward their goals in order to remain healthy and fit.
To learn more about how you can reach your goals for healthy living, contact Membership Director Seku Sannor at email@example.com. Or click here to learn more about becoming a member of the Newark YMCA.
Rutgers University 4-H Science Ambassadors bring exciting activities to our afterschool students, giving them a chance to see how cool science can be. Last month, students looked at how gravity impacts daily life in unexpected ways. And then came the fun: the students were able to make their own roller coasters, using foam tubes, marbles and tape. A great adventure!
For more information about Before and Afterschool Programs at the Y, click here.