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STRETCH YOURSELF

IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE.

THE GATEWAY FAMILY YMCA FIVE POINTS BRANCH and WELLNESS CENTER BRANCH Winter 2017 Brochure Proudly Serving: Hillside, Kenilworth, Roselle, Roselle Park, Union, Vauxhall Strengthening the Foundations of Community


YMCA Open House JANUARY 2-8

MEMBER REWARDS HELP US CREATE A HEALTHIER COMMUNITY Refer a member, Save 20%*

JOIN

JANUARY 1-15 and pay No joiner fee

tgfymca.org/referral-program *See details online

GIVE THE GIFT OF HEALTH Gift cards are available at the Welcome Center for all denominations. Give the gift of health, fitness, swim lessons, personal training or hydromassage.

TOGETHER WE CAN BUILD A BETTER US From safe spaces to academic achievement to family well-being and more, when you donate to the Y, you’re giving those in need the opportunity to thrive. Give for a better us.

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STRETCH YOURSELF IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE OUR MISSION The Gateway Family YMCA is a communitybased organization rooted in Christian principles and committed to building healthy lives through programs that strengthen the spirits, minds and bodies for people of all ages, religions and cultures.

Winter: Registration Current Participants: December 5, 2016 Registration Full & Basic Members: December 12, 2016 Session Dates: January 2, 2017 – February 26, 2017

EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN DRILLS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON A MONTHLY BASIS TO ENSURE OUR PREPAREDNESS TO HANDLE EMERGENCIES

PROGRAMS & SERVICES - AT A GLANCE

Membership provides access to Five Points, Wellness Center, Elizabeth and Rahway Branches* (*see page 5)

Five Points Branch

Wellness Center Branch

201 Tucker Avenue Union, New Jersey 908.688.9622

1000 Galloping Hill Road Union, New Jersey 908.349.9622

• 2,000 square foot Health & Wellness Center featuring Life Fitness, Precor and Concept 2 Fitness Equipment, Iron Grip Free Weights & Cardio Theater • 20 Yard, Four Lane, Indoor Warm Water Pool & Whirlpool • Gymnasium & Aerobic Studio • Locker Rooms, Showers & Steam Rooms

• 5,000 square foot Health & Wellness Center, fully equipped with dozens of cardio and strength training machines, free weights, plus a 10 minute, user friendly, strength training circuit • Kinesis personal fitness room to build strength, balance and flexibility • Four group exercise studios plus a dedicated Group Cycling Studio

• Private & Group Swim Lessons • Aqua Fitness & Arthritis Foundation Water Exercise Program • School Age Childcare

• Locker Room, Showers & other personal care amenities • HydroMassage • Over 100 Innovative & Traditional Adult Wellness Programs

• Teen & Senior Wellness Programs • Child Development Center for Ages 6 weeks - 5 years • Youth & Teen Programs

• Child Watch Babysitting Services • Plenty of parking • Room Rentals Available

• Summer Day Camp

• W.I.S.E. Center, Adult Social Day Services (Wellness, Independence, and Socialization for our Elders)

• Birthday Parties

WISE Center YMCA 2095B Berwyn Street, Union, New Jersey 908-687-2995

Five Points Branch Hours of Operation Monday - Friday Saturday: Sunday:

5:30AM - 10:00PM 6:00AM - 10:00PM 7:00AM - 7:00PM

Wellness Center Branch Hours of Operation Monday - Friday Saturday: Sunday:

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5:30AM - 10:30PM 7:00AM - 7:00PM 7:00AM - 7:00PM

Childwatch:

Holiday Schedule:

Located at the Wellness Center Branch: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Monday-Thursday 5:15 PM - 9:15 PM Friday 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sunday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM This service is available for members utilizing the facility and/or programs up to 2 hours per day. For ages 6 months-11 years. Fees: Full Members: Free Program Members: $2 per child

December 15 close at 6:30 pm Christmas Eve, Close at 3 pm Christmas Day, Closed New Year’s Eve, Close at 3 pm New Year’s Day, Closed Wellness Center Branch ONLY, Open 9am-12 pm

Financial Assistance Available – Ask the Welcome Center for an application

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STRETCH YOURSELF IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE The Gateway Family YMCA is here for the community by making sure everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. We are joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We develop youth by giving kids the opportunity to discover who they are and nurture their potential. We do this through supporting youth in cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. We promote healthy living by guiding individuals to develop their personal health and well-being journey while providing encouragement and support to reach their goals. We are here to provide the community with the resources needed to address the most pressing social issues. By bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together we can provide support for people and families and promote positive change overall.

MEMBERSHIP Join The Gateway Family YMCA and become part of a community committed to helping you and your kids learn, grow and thrive. Y members receive full access to the Five Points Branch on Tucker Avenue in Union, the Wellness Center Branch on Galloping Hill Road in Union, along with access to the Elizabeth and Rahway branches! Members receive priority registration for classes and programs, discounts on fee based classes and programs and three guest passes each year to share with friends.

TOURS Thinking about making a positive change for your health & well-being? Our YMCA staff is prepared to hear what you are looking for and help you decide how our Y could support you. Visits are available during all hours of operation. Stop by anytime!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES When you volunteer at the Y, you provide leadership and talent vital to empowering people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. The Y is a nonprofit like no other. Take an active role in strengthening your community by being a program volunteer, board member, Strong Kids Campaign fundraiser or event volunteer.

ASSOCIATION OFFICE LEADERSHIP TEAM 908-249-4800 Krystal R. Canady Chief Executive Officer Melynda A. Mileski Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer Dennis J. McNany Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer Marilyn D. Phinn Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

FIVE POINTS BRANCH TEAM

908-688-9622 Danielle Cioffi, District Executive Director Jessica Samolewicz, Associate Branch Executive Charles Cook, Aquatics Director Thomas Galuppo, Director of Healthy Living Judith Mapp, Director of Branch Administration Jean Vick, Member Engagement Director Laura Margeotes, SACC & Camp Director Larry Milewski, Property Manager Lisa Yañez, Sr. Director of Child Development Email: FivePointsInfo@tgfymca.org

WELLNESS CENTER BRANCH

908-349-9622 Colleen Clayton Sr. Director Membership & Development Paul Mickiewicz, Sr. Director of Healthy Living Judith Mapp, Director of Branch Administration Email: WellnessInfo@tgfymca.org

WISE CENTER YMCA

908-687-2995 Susan Butler, Director of WISE Adult Day Services Kerry Jordan, Coordinator of WISE Adult Day Services wiseinfo@tgfymca.org

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STRETCH YOURSELF IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE We impact the lives of our members and the community through welcoming and connecting diverse populations. We are part of a cause driven organization that is committed to nurturing the potential of kids, supporting changes to develop healthy lifestyles for all and giving back to the community so that all have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

MEMBERSHIP Facility Memberships

Ages

Monthly Fee

Member Rewards

Joiner’s Fee

All Inclusive – Access to 4 Branches (Elizabeth, Five Points, Rahway & Wellness Center)

Youth

(6 weeks-12 yrs)

$17

Teen

(13-19 yrs)

$20

$16

$25

Young Adult

(20-29 yrs)

$38

$30.40

$50

Adult

(30-61 yrs)

$53

$42.40

$50

Senior

(62 yrs +)

$46

$36.80

$50

Senior Couple **

(2 adults age 62+)

$75

$60

$75

$70

$56

$75

$83

$66.40

$75

Single Parent Family* Family*

(2 adults, children)

Basic/Program (Youth)

$25

N/A

MEMBER REWARDS MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT We recognize that our members are our biggest advocates, and partners in creating a healthier community. Member Rewards allows members to share a 20% savings with their friends they refer as new members, while enjoying full YMCA benefits. Simply refer a member online, and we will take care of the rest for you!* *Visit tgfymca.org/referral-program for details.

N/A

MEMBERSHIPS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE *Children residing in the household under the age of 27. ** 2 adults age 62+ residing in the same household with no children on the membership.

JOINER’S FEE

Each membership category has a Joiner’s Fee (applicable on all new memberships and memberships that have expired for more than 30 days) which supports our financial assistance program and facility improvements. The fee is non-refundable or transferable.

PAYMENT OPTIONS PAYMENT IN FULL

Members may opt to pay in full for an entire year of membership.

* Please note that memberships set to expire during a program session must be renewed before class registration may occur.

MONTHLY DRAFT PAYMENT

A membership can be paid monthly using our monthly draft payment plan. Monthly payment is deducted from the member’s bank account or credit card on the 5th of each month. Membership is continuous each month unless the member requests a cancellation in writing for the draft to discontinue. 30 days notice is required.

BASIC/PROGRAM MEMBERSHIP

An annual program membership entitles members to register for programs, child care and summer camp at program rates. In order to benefit from all the Y has to offer a Full Membership is required. Basic/Program Memberships are non-refundable.

7TH GRADE INITIATIVE - Free full membership for all 7th graders. Must complete mandatory 7th Grade Orientation to fully activate membership.

All Inclusive Access to all 4 locations Elizabeth Branch 135 Madison Avenue Elizabeth, NJ 07201 908-355-9622

Rahway Branch 1564 Irving Street Rahway, NJ 07065 732-388-0057

Five Points Branch 201 Tucker Avenue Union, NJ 07083 908-688-9622

Wellness Center Branch 1000 Galloping Hill Road Union, NJ 07083 908-349-9622

Remember your “Home Branch” is where you registered and must use 90% of the time. Please follow the individual branch schedule for classes.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The Gateway Family YMCA is a 501 (c ) (3) nonprofit, health and community service organization of caring staff who are dedicated to providing quality services to people of all ages, races, faiths or incomes. Our Y is determined to create an environment which is hopeful and helps to infuse change in the lives of our members and the community.  Financial Assistance is available to provide everyone access to YMCA programs and services. We will not turn anyone away due to financial need. Financial Assistance applications are available at the Welcome Center.  For more information, please contact the Welcome Center.

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Financial Assistance Available – Ask the Welcome Center for an application

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OUR MEMBERS SHINE BRIGHT MEMBERSHIP CORPORATE MEMBERSHIPS

Corporate memberships are available for groups of 5 or more, initiated by the employer. Please contact you employer, or pick up a corporate membership brochure at your branch.

ADDITIONAL MEMBER SERVICES

• 7th Grade Membership • New Jersey Membership Reciprocity • A.W.A.Y. Guest Policy

NEW JERSEY STATE EMPLOYEE YMCA MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT

1 month free trial for NJ State Employees. NJ State ID require to start trial

Gateway Memberships

1 month free trial for Horizon BC/BS members. Bring proof of insurance to start trial

ATLANTIC HEALTH SYSTEM EMPLOYEES

1 month free trial for employees. Bring proof of employment to start trial.

HORIZONbFIT

HorizonBfit insurance carriers may qualify for up to $20 in reimbursement through Horizon. Check your eligibility by logging onto www.horizonbfit.com to review their reimbursement program.

CREDIT POLICY

A credit only will be offered for a program or membership due to an extended illness or emergency. Credit requests must be in writing. A doctor’s note is required along with the request. Credits which are issued will expire at the end of one year. Refunds cannot be given for programs or membership. All credit requests will be subject to a $10 processing fee.

KEEPING KIDS SAFE AND SECURE Youth Policy

Youth under the age of 12 are not permitted in the Health and Wellness Center. Youth ages 12-14 may use the Wellness Center Branch Fitness Center when accompanied by their parent or guardian. *Youth ages 10-11 may use fitness center at Tucker Avenue upon completion of YST class, (pg. 9). Youth must be under direct adult supervision when using the YMCA and may not be left unattended at any time. Youth must also be accompanied by an adult on the pool deck and in the locker room. Youth wearing floatation devices must be accompanied by an adult member or paid guest in the water and within arm’s reach of assistance.

LOCKER ROOMS

Lockers are for daily use only. Please bring your belongings and remove each day as items left overnight may be discarded. The Gateway Family YMCA is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Children ages 6 and older must use gender specific locker rooms.

AARP MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT/AT YOUR BEST

Qualifying participants in AARP Medicare Supplement programs may qualify for reduced cost membership rates. Ask your insurance provider or visit JoinAtYourBest.com to review their program and register

OPTUM FITNESS ADVANTAGE

Qualifying participants in UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage programs may receive a free membership at the YMCA. Ask your insurance provide or visit FitnessAdvantage.optum.com to review their program and register

BE OUR GUEST Guest Policy and Fees

Members are welcome to bring a guest to our Y. Guests must be accompanied by a member, show ID and complete a guest waiver. Members may bring up to (2) guests per visit. Members ages 18+ receive 3 complimentary guest visits per year. Guest Fees: Adults: $10.00 Children: $5.00 *An adult must accompany all members & guest(s) under the age of 12.

Emergency Drills

For the safety of our members, the YMCA conducts periodical emergency drills. Your cooperation is expected and appreciated.

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FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT We impact families and our community by encouraging healthy choices and togetherness through our “Growing Stronger Families Together” initiative. This free full family membership gives participants the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities and programs while strengthening their relationships and meeting other families.

Healthy U… Healthy U is a behavior change program that will help reduce childhood obesity through education on proper nutrition, increased physical activity and parental engagement. Healthy U utilizes the CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health) curriculum, which teaches children that both healthy eating and physical activity is fun. CATCH will create healthy habits in childhood that can last a lifetime! The Healthy U Program is now incorporated within our pre-school setting.

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTER The YMCA believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. That’s why at the Early Childhood Development Center we provide care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years in a safe, nurturing, educational and enriching environment. Our value based program is designed to enhance and enrich each child’s cognitive, social, physical and emotional growth. At the Y, children will learn through self exploration and guided discovery with the High Scope Curriculum. Through collaboration with parents and families we provide support and strive to meet the developmental needs and temperament of each child. We provide additional opportunities that encourage children to learn, grow and thrive including our youth sports, dance and creative development programs. “The open-door policy at the Y made it easy to observe the children and their teachers in various situations and I was always impressed with how the staff handled the children. This is not always the case in a child care program and it’s a testament to the training and guidance that you provide to your staff.”

FULL DAY (all ages) 7:00AM—6:30PM HALF DAY (pre-K only) 7:00AM—1:00PM or 12:00PM—6:00PM

Sample day (times may vary by class) 8:00a

8:30a

9:30a

10:30a

Circle Time

Healthy breakfast

Interest Centers

11:00a Outdoor Play

Group Learning

12:00p

Nutritious Lunch

1:00p

3:00p

Nap Time

4:15p Music & Movement

Healthy Snack

Registration Open Year Round!

Call today to schedule your tour! To schedule a visit or personalized tour, please contact: Lisa, Sr. Director of Child Development at 908.688.9622

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Financial Assistance Available – Ask the Welcome Center for an application

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JOIN US FOR FAMILY FUN ALL YEAR LONG Member Appreciation Day December 14, January 19 and February 16 To thank our members for being a part of our Y family, we will be providing light refreshments in the lobby in the morning and evening. Members are also encouraged to bring a guest to the Five Points Branch to enjoy the Y too!

Cocoa with Santa December 16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Get ready because Santa is coming to town! Bring your kids and your camera to the Five Points Branch; you won’t want to miss this chance to meet Santa and have your picture taken with him! We will provide hot cocoa, so come enjoy this opportunity.

National Wear Red Day! February 5 8

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FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT We impact our community by dedicated staff who assist children in reaching their full potential through learning and experiences in a caring, honest, respectful and responsible atmosphere. By learning together, playing together, children becoming part of a family that supports fun, friendship and endless possibilities; while nurturing and developing healthy habits in children.

SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE The Five Points Branch, in conjunction with the Union School District, has developed a high quality School Age Child Care program that offers a balance between academic enrichment and healthy, recreational activities for children. Daily curriculum includes arts and crafts, physical activities, a healthy snack, as well as a supervised study period. All children enrolled in School Age Early Childhood Development Center will participate in the CATCH, “Healthy U” Program! (Located at School Site) We provide onsite before school care at the following elementary schools in Union: Battle Hill, Connecticut Farms, Franklin, Hannah Caldwell, Livingston and Washington. Monday-Friday 7:00am-9:00am Tuition $151/month Full Members $161/month Basic Members

AFTER CARE

REGISTRATION INFORMATION Initial Registration Fee

NEW TIME

BEFORE CARE

Multi-child rate: 10% off your oldest child(ren)!

NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM COMING IN 2017. CALL FOR DETAILS.

(Located at School Site) We provide onsite after school care at the following elementary schools in Union: Battle Hill, Connecticut Farms, Franklin, Hannah Caldwell, Jefferson, Livingston and Washington. Monday-Friday School Dismissal-6:30pm Days 2 3 5 Monthly Tuition $140 $190 $260 Full Members $150 $205 $285 Basic Members

Initial Registration Fee is required for first time registrants or those who have not participated in the program in the last year. Membership, Initial Registration Fee, First month’s tuition, plus one month *Registration fee is one per family. Registration Fee $25 *Choose Bank draft option and deposit payment is waived

Day Selection

Days must be selected at the time of registration for 2 or 3 day options and may not be changed mid-month. Please be advised that changes, including pricing and days of care, will go into effect on the 1st of the following month. There are no exceptions to this guideline.

Withdrawal

Written notification or email of withdrawal from the program is due 30 days prior to the School Age Director.

VACATION CLUB

(Located at Five Points Branch) The YMCA understands that just because the kids have off does not mean that parents do too! The Five Points Branch offers high quality care in which children can swim, participate in arts and crafts, CATCH, sports, and play with their classmates. Hours 7:30am-6:30pm SACC Participants $25/day Full Member $35/day Basic Member $40/day Non-Member $50/day

Vacation Club Checklist

3 Lunch & 2 snacks (including drinks) 3 Sneakers & approprate outerwear 3 Swim suit & towel (optional)

Healthy U… Since 2007, each of our After Care sites has utilized the Healthy U program. Healthy U is a behavior change program that helps prevent obesity in children by offering nutritional education and physical activity. Healthy U utilizes the CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) curriculum and has proven to have a positive impact on children ages 5 – 13 yrs. CATCH emphasizes the importance of lifestyle changes and helps youth learn positive behaviors which will carry on into adulthood.

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Financial Assistance Available – Ask the Welcome Center for an application

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FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT Impacting our community by supporting teens to develop lifelong habits for health and well-being as they develop into tributing members of the community in a warm, safe and supportive environment.

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TEENS PROGRAMS TEEN NIGHT

Ages 12-17 Bring your friends to the Y for a night filled with basketball, dodgeball, interactive gaming, swimming, weight lifting and more! Friday 6:00pm-10:00pm Saturday 7:00pm-10:00pm

YOUTH STRENGTH TRAINING

Ages 10-12 This week program, which is mandatory for youth ages 10 & 11 in order to use the fitness center at Tucker Avenue, teaches safe and effective exercise principles under the supervision of a certified trainer. In a small group setting, participants will learn proper use of strength and cardio machines, workout layouts, proper etiquette, nutrition basics and progression. After completion of this program, participants will have full usage of fitness center. Tuesday 4:15pm-5:15pm OR Saturday 1:15 pm–2:15 pm Fee: $54

GIRLS EMPOWERED!

This is a girl only club designed to give girls a place to hang out, make new friends and learn life skills. Each week they will participate in a group discussion as well as a physical activity. Fridays 7:00pm

TEEN PERSONAL TRAINING

Ages 12-17 Our Certified Personal Coaches, offer a program tailored specifically to the needs and interests of each individual in an effort to keep them active and motivated. Private Sessions are available to Full Members by appointment only.

Strength and Conditioning for Sports Teens will work 1 on 1 with a Certified Trainer and learn functional exercises that will improve their ability in sports and build overall strength and balance, lowering their risk of injury. Sessions 1 5 10 1 Hour Sessions $27 $103 $191 Pairs $46 $161 $301

TEEN SWIM LESSONS

TEEN STRENGTH TRAINING

Ages 13-15 This week class is for young teens which give them an opportunity to work with a Y Trainer in a small group setting. Participants will train and learn proper use of Strength and Cardio Machines as well as gain knowledge of basic nutrition. Wednesday 6:00pm-7:00pm

Ages 12-17 Learn to swim or advance your skills lessons just for teens. Turn to page 15 for a full listing of classes, days and times.

Fee: $54

TEEN BASKETBALL SKILLS AND DRILLS

Ages 12-15 Players will work with an experienced specialized coach to improve on dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense, as well as compete in friendly games. Thursday 7:15-8:15pm Members: $29

Basic: $54

7TH GRADE INITIATIVE

Free Full Membership to all 7th Grade Students. 7th Graders are invited to participate in Teen programs; including Teen Night, Group Exercise, Sports and more

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TAE KWON DO

FAMILY PROGRAMS

George Boley Jr. is a 6th Degree Black Belt. He is also a member of USITF/ITF, PPCT, ICHF, AFI and WHA. Tae Kwon Do is the essential discipline of the mind, body and spirit. Within each class, students learn the skills of self-defense by managing six tenets: Power, Speed, Focus, Balance, Relaxation and Control. Throughout their time within the program students practice and work to achieve belt levels by embracing new skills and enhancing those previously learned. Each level consists of the powers of concentration, self-discipline and timing. Students will become sharper and highly developed as coordination improves. # Days Full Member Basic Member

1 $74 $105

For parents with children ages 3+ Monday 6:45-7:30 pm (Studio) Location: Five Points Branch, 201 Tucker Avenue With its high energy and simple dance moves, Family Zumba is the perfect physical activity for parents and kids. Free for those with a YMCA Family Membership and their children age 3-11. Stop by the Welcome Center desk to pick up your class card prior to class. Children must be accompanied by their parent.

VOCAL LESSONS

2 $105 $152

This class teaches singers to produce a beautiful tone, use proper breathing, improve pitch, and sing with confidence! Full Member: $74 Basic Member: $105 Preschool Ages 3-5 Mondays 11:00am-11:45am Kids Ages 6-9 Mondays 4:30-5:15pm Teens Ages 10-16 Mondays 5:30-6:30pm

Beginner (white belt, blue & red stripe) Wednesday 5:45 pm-6:30 pm Ages 5-12 years (yellow stripe & above) Tuesday 6:30 pm-7:15 pm Wednesday 6:30 pm-7:15 pm Ages 12+ Tuesday Wednesday

FAMILY ZUMBA CLASS

7:30 pm-8:15 pm 7:30 pm-8:15 pm

PRIVATE VOCAL LESSONS AVAILABLE 30 Minute Session 1 Session: 5 Sessions:

*uniform cost separate, speak to instructor

$29 $113

DANCE FULL MEMBERS: $79

BASIC MEMBERS: $105

All dance classes are designed to introduce children to: Terminology, Music & Rhythm, Performance Technique, Creative Movement, How to work in a dance classroom and culminates with end of the year recital. Ages 2½-3 This class is an introduction to ballet, jazz, tap, and basic motor skills. This class is designed to introduce children to terminology, music, rhythm, performance, technique, creative movement, how to work in a dance classroom. Tuesday 5:00pm-5:30pm Wednesday 9:00am-9:30am Ages 3-4 years This class is an introduction to ballet, jazz, tap, and basic motor skills. Tuesday 5:30pm-6:15pm Wednesday 9:35am-10:20am Saturday 11:15am-12:00pm Ages 4-5 years This class introduces students to steps at the barre, center and across the floor work. Tuesday 6:15pm-7:15pm Wednesday 10:25am-11:25am Saturday 10:05am-11:05am

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Ages 6-8 years JAZZ / HIP HOP Classes begin with warm-up icolations and across the floor combinations. Exciting choreography set to upbeat classic to present day music. Saturday 9:15am-10:00am BALLET This class introduces students to steps at the barre, center and across the floor work. Thursday 5:30pm-6:15pm Ages 9-11 This class introduces terminology, center and across the floor combinations. Thursday 6:15pm-7:00pm

Financial Assistance Available – Ask the Welcome Center for an application

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FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT We impact our community through programs that encourage children to try new things and be amazed at how those experiences will make them feel.

FULL MEMBERS: BASIC MEMBERS:

$54 $105

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

YOUTH PROGRAMS BASKETBALL

This recreational basketball program is designed for your child to have fun while learning sportsmanship, basketball rules and skills. Mini Hoopers—Ages 5-7 years Saturday 9:30am-10:30am 3:00pm-4:00pm Youth Ballers—Ages 8-12 years Saturday 8:30am-9:30am Youth Intermediate—Ages 8-12 years Thursday 6:15pm-7:15pm

ART EXPLORERS

Ages 3-5 years Awaken your childs’ creativity with imaginative art lessons. Each session, your little artist will be given various art materials to explore. Paint, clay, glue, glitter and assorted art materials will be explored through guided art project. Thursday 3:30pm-4:15pm

KIDS YOGA

SOCCER

Your child and their new friends will have the opportunity to learn the basic skills of kicking, passing, defense, teamwork and sportsmanship with the emphasis on participation and fun! Little Dribblers—Ages 5-7 years Saturday 10:30am-11:30am Youth Strikers—Ages 8-12 years Saturday 11:30am-12:30pm

GYMNASTICS BEGINNER—AGES 3-8 YEARS

Children are introduced to the sport of gymnastics and learn the fundamentals of movement. Young gymnasts will develop skills in overall coordination, balance, strength and flexibility. Class framework supports children interacting with peers and making friends. Saturday Ages 3-5 12:45pm-1:45pm Ages 6-8 1:45pm-2:45pm

GYMNASTICS INTERMEDIATE—AGES 5-8 YEARS

Children will build upon the skills learned at the beginner level and further emphasis will be placed on strength and endurance. Children will also learn and practice more difficult gymnastics skills. Wednesday 6:00pm-7:00pm

GO! KIDS FAMILY GYM TIME/ ROOKIE SPORTS

Free for Full Members During this gym time, children will participate in various activities as well as practice and learn new sports. Children will build new relationships and learn skills such as sportsmanship and teamwork. Go! Kids—Ages 8-12 years Tuesday & Thursday 5:15pm-6:15pm Rookie Sports—Ages 5-7 years Friday 5:00pm-5:45pm

Ages 3-5 years Childrens yoga is a fun, creative, and relaxing class, which combines movement with the basic poses of yoga. We will work on balance, flexibility, coordination, and body awareness. This class will introduce yoga terminology, poses and breath work. Thursday 11:00am-11:45am

TINY TUMBLERS—AGES 3-5 YEARS

Designed to teach the fundamentals of Gymnastics and Tumbling in a fun, non-competitive environment. Tuesday 3:30pm-4:15pm

MUSIC AND CREATIVE MOVEMENT

For Ages 2 years-3 years Children will participate in a weekly themed story along with creative dancing and games. Parent participation encouraged. Wednesday 11:30am-12:00pm Full Member Basic Member

$38 $50

SPORTS SAMPLER AGES–3-5 YEARS

Kids will be able sample a variety of basic sports skills, build self-confidence and have fun. The Y’s Sports Sampler will introduce to sports the Y has to offer in a fun atmosphere while cultivating the values, skill and relationships that lead positive behaviors and better health. Friday

11:00 am-11:45 am

TEE BALL AGES–4-6 YEARS

This class introduces children to the fundamentals of baseball softball. Class covers basics such as fielding and hitting, as well as building confidence through teamwork. Friday 3:30pm-4:15pm

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FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT We impact our community through programs that give back and support our neighbors.

SAFETY CERTIFICATION CLASSES Lifeguard and CPR Certification Headquarters! The Gateway Family YMCA, Five Points Branch, is pleased to offer American Red Cross Certification courses in Lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid, AED, and Oxygen Administration. Several courses will be offered throughout the year with convenient times.

is mandatory for this course. Participants must be 15 years of age to register.

American Red Cross Lifeguarding This course includes Lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid, AED and Oxygen Administration. A pre-test, which includes a 300 yard swim, will be administered on the first day of class to determine eligibility to the program. 100% attendance

American Red Cross Community CPR and First Aid Let the YMCA support you in being ready for an emergency. This course teaches participants life-saving techniques and what to do in an emergency situation. Participants must be 16 years of age to register.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification Course Renew your Lifeguard certification with this one day course and test.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES WHERE EVERY CHILD IS TREATED LIKE NUMBER ONE! Aquatics Birthday parties include:

• 25 guests • One hour of private pool fun • Two certified Lifeguards • Pre-test of all swimmers • Access to flotation devices • One hour of party celebration • Set up of tables, chairs, and small kitchen area • Choose a Saturday timeframe of: 1-3pm or 5-7pm or Sunday 1-3pm • Contact: Charles Cook, 908.688.9622

ZUMBA or Sports Birthday parties include: • 25 guests • One hour of private gym or studio fun • Choose between one hour of ZUMBA, Sports or simply tell us what you would like! • One certified Instructor • One hour of party celebration • Set up of tables, chairs, and small kitchen area • Saturdays: 6:00-8:00pm • Sundays: 4:00-6:00pm • Contact: Thomas Galuppo, 908.688.9622

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Package A

• 25 Guest • Includes 1 hour of swimming • Two certified lifeguards • 1 hour of party celebration in room • Set up of table and chairs Members: $285 Non-Members: $340

Package B

• Includes all of Package A • Decorations which will include: table cloths and table ware *Theme specific Members: $360 Non-Members: $415

Package C

• Includes all of Package B • Food and drink: pizza, water or soda *Theme specific Members: $470 Non-Members: $525

Financial Assistance Available – Ask the Welcome Center for an application

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FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT We impact our community by nuturing the potential of all kids and encouraging them to develop and improve their health in a fun and safe atmosphere.

YOUTH AND TEEN AQUATICS 30 MINUTE CLASSES FULL MEMBERS: $78 BASIC MEMBERS: $119

PARENT/CHILD I—AGES 6-30 MONTHS

30 minute classes This class includes basic water orientation. Instructor guides the adult in teaching their child the basic skills of water adjustment.

PARENT/CHILD II—AGES 2-3 YEARS

45 MINUTE CLASSES FULL MEMBERS: BASIC MEMBERS:

$98 $150

EEL—AGES 3-5 YEARS

30 minute classes Prerequisite: Completion of Pike 2 level or child can paddle and kick on front, back and side for 20 yards while wearing floatation belt and for 6 yards without one. Child is comfortable blowing bubbles for 3 seconds with entire face in the water.

30 minute classes This level is structured with emphasis placed on independence and group learning. The instructor guides the adult in teaching their child within a more structured atmosphere.

RAY—AGES 3-5YEARS

30 minute classes Class is for children 3 to 3 1⁄2 years of age. For the child that is not ready to be in a class alone without their parent. Class is designed for parent to go in the water with child but transition child being used to swim instructor without the parent being in the water.

STARFISH—AGES 3-5 YEARS

PIKE I—AGES 3-5 YEARS

ADAPTED SWIM LESSONS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

TADPOLE—AGES 3-3 1/2 YEARS

30 minute classes For the beginner who cannot swim independently while wearing floatation devices.

PIKE II—AGES 3-5 YEARS

30 minute classes Prerequisite: Completion of Pike I level or child must be comfortable swimming without the aid of an instructor and can paddle and kick on front, back and side for 12 yards while wearing a flotation belt and 3 yards without one. Child is comfortable putting entire face in the water.

30 minute classes Prerequisite: Completion of Eel level or child can paddle and kick on front with rotary breathing, back and side for 12 yards without floatation device. 30 minute classes Prerequisite: Completion of Ray level or child can swim rudimentary front and back crawl for 20 yards without floatation device.

SPECIAL SWIMMERS I—AGES 3-5 YEARS SPECIAL SWIMMERS II—AGES 6-10 YEARS 30 minute classes This program is designed for swimmers who are classified as having special needs. A swim evaluation will take place on the first day to determine correct level placement.

WHAT LEVEL IS YOUR SWIMMER? Any new swimmer or swimmer who has been out of lessons for more than 6 months should be evaluated prior to registration. Evaluations are free of charge and generally take 5-10 minutes. No pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Charles Cook at 908.688.9622

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BUILD CONFIDENCE YOUTH AND TEEN AQUATICS GUPPY THROUGH SHARK: CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 8 MUST HAVE RECOMMENDATION OF INSTRUCTOR AND DECK SUPERVISOR TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE LEVELS. POLLIWOG I—AGES 6-10 YEARS

45 minute classes This is the beginning level class for school-age children who can not swim independently. Children become acquainted with the pool and the use of flotation devices, as well as front and back floating.

POLLIWOG II—AGES 6-12 YEARS

45 minute classes Prerequisite: Completion of Polliwog I level or child can perform rudimentary front and back crawl for 12 yards without flotation device. Swimmer must be comfortable with his/her face in the water a minimum of 3 seconds.

GUPPY—AGES 6-12 YEARS

45 minute classes Prerequisite: Completion of Polliwog 2 level or child can perform freestyle (using rhythmic breathing), backstroke, and elementary backstroke for 20 yards.

MINNOW—AGES 6-12 YEARS

45 minute classes Prerequisite: Completion of Guppy level or child can perform 20 yards of each stroke including freestyle, backstroke, and elementary backstroke. In addition, swimmer must be able to complete 20 yards rudimentary breaststroke. Swimmer must also have enough stamina to maintain 40 yards of continual swim.

FISH—AGES 6-12 YEARS

45 minute classes Prerequisite: Completion of Minnow level or child can perform 40 yards of each stroke including freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke.

FLYING FISH—AGES 6-12 YEARS

45 minute classes Prerequisite: Completion of Fish level or child can perform 80 yards of each stroke including freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke and 20 yards of butterfly wiggle.

SHARK—AGES 6-12 YEARS

45 minute classes Prerequisite: Completion of Flying Fish level or child can perform a 200 yard individual medley consisting of 50 yards of each stroke including butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. Swimmer must also complete 100 yards of lifesaving medley including sidestroke and elementary backstroke.

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RIPTIDES INTRAMURAL SWIM PROGRAM/ PRE-SWIM TEAM—AGES 6-16 YEARS

45 minute classes The Riptides Swim Program is designed for swimmers who want to swim multiple times per week or for those swimmers interested in improving technique in order to qualify for the Rapids Swim Team. Swimmers participating in Riptides must be at the skill level Fish and above. Swim evaluations are also conducted to determine admission to the program. This Program focuses on stroke technique in all four competitive strokes (Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly) and is a great way to increase cardio endurance. Led by qualified coaches, the Riptides introduces youth to a swim team environment. Swimmers are required to swim at least two days per week and can swim up to five days per week with flexibility to choose the days you want to swim! Contact the Aquatics Department at extension 2243 if you have any questions regarding this program. # of Days 2 3 4 and above Full Members: $145 $212 $274 Basic Members: $208 $246 $259

TWEENS/TEEN BEGINNER—AGES 11-16 YEARS

45 minute classes This class is for those fearful of water or with no knowledge of swimming. Skills taught: Floating, flutter kick, rudimentary front crawl, treading water.

TWEENS/TEEN INTERMEDIATE—AGES 11-16 YEARS 45 minute classes Prerequisite: Swimmer must be able to swim 20 yards of rudimentary front crawl and be comfortable in deep water. Skills taught: refining front crawl, back crawl, rudimentary breaststroke, treading water.

TWEENS/TEEN ADVANCED—AGES 11-16 YEARS

45 minute classes Prerequisite: Swimmer must be able to swim four laps nonstop. This class is designed as a workout and will focus on stroke development, endurance training, butterfly and turns.

Rapids Swim Team - Be a Part of Something Bigger The Gateway Family YMCA is committed to the development of a competitive swimming program. The Rapids will practice out of the Rahway Branch and practices are structured to work on endurance and stroke technique, while promoting sportsmanship, confidence and team spirit. For more information on the Rapids Swim Team please contact Head Coach Kathryn Burke at the Rahway Branch 732-388-0057.

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FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT YOUTH AND TEEN AQUATICS AQUATIC SCHEDULE YOUTH & TEEN Monday

30 min classes

Tadpole Parent/Child 1 Parent/Child 2 Pike 1

Wednesday Thursday

4:30PM 5:05pm 6:15PM

4:30PM 5:55pm 6:30pm

Pike 2

5:05PM 6:15PM

4:30PM 5:55pm

6:15pm 6:15pm 10:00AM 10:30AM 4:30PM 5:05PM 4:30pm 5:05PM

Eels

4:30pm 5:40PM 5:40pm

5:55PM

5:40pm

Rays Starfish Special Swimmer 1 Special Swimmer 2 Polliwog 1

45 min classes

Tuesday

4:30PM 5:55pm 4:30PM

4:30PM 5:20pm

5:05PM 6:30pm

Polliwog 2

5:20PM

Guppy Minnow Fish Flying Fish Shark Riptides

4:30PM 6:10PM 6:10PM

5:05PM 6:30pm 5:05PM 5:05PM

Tween Teen

7:00PM 7:00PM

6:30pm 7:15PM 7:15PM

5:40PM

4:30PM

10:00AM 10:30AM 4:30PM 5:05PM 4:30pm 5:05PM 5:40Pm 5:40PM

5:05PM

4:30PM

4:30PM 5:40PM

5:40pm

4:30PM 5:20pm 6:45pm 4:30PM 5:20pm 6:10PM 6:10PM 7:00PM 7:00pm

Friday

Saturday 9:15AM 8:40AM 9:15AM 8:00AM 9:50AM 10:25AM 11:00AM 9:50AM 10:25AM 11:00AM 9:50AM 11:35am 11:35AM

Sunday

8:30AM

9:05AM

9:05AM

4:30pm 5:05PM 6:15pm 4:30PM

5:05PM 5:55PM

4:30pm

5:05PM

5:20PM 5:20PM 6:10pm

6:15PM

6:10PM Inter 7:00PM Inter 7:00PM

6:15PM 6:45pm 5:55PM 6:45pm Adv. 7:05PM Adv. 7:05PM

7:50AM 9:45am 10:35AM 11:25AM

9:40AM

10:35AM 11:25AM 12:10PM 12:10PM 12:10PM 12:10PM

11:20AM 11:20AM 12:10PM 12:10PM 12:10PM

10:30AM

*No Class September 5th. Monday classes will only be 7 weeks, fees will be adjusted.

Private swim lessons available! Experience customized swim lessons with one-on-one attention. Classes are offered as a set of 4, 8 or 16- 30 minute time blocks. Please note: due to the popularity of this program, consistent attendance is required. Share the swim lesson with a friend and save! Single Private Lesson: 4-$162 8-$283 16-$535 Duo Private Lesson: 4-$237 8-$434 16-$828

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FOR HEALTHY LIVING We impact our community by welcoming everyone regardless of their level of ability.

ADULT SWIM LESSONS FULL MEMBERS: BASIC MEMBERS:

ADULT WATER EXERCISE CLASSES

$98 $150

FULL MEMBERS: BASIC MEMBERS:

ADULT BEGINNER 101

Free $52 per class

GENTLE EXERCISE

This class is designed for adult who are fearful of the water. Participants will become acquainted with floating, water adjustment, flutter kicking and treading water.

ADULT BEGINNER This class is designed for adults with no knowledge of swimming. Participants will become acquainted with floating, flutter kick, treading water, rudimentary rotary breathing and basic front crawl.

ADULT INTERMEDIATE

Prerequisite: Swimmer must be able to complete 20 yards of rudimentary front crawl and be comfortable in deep water. Skills taught: refining front crawl, back crawl and treading water.

INDEPENDENT AQUATIC WORKOUT

Fridays 8:00AM to 10:00AM (Full Members only) Take this opportunity to use what you learn in our group aquatic exercise classes in an independent setting. It’s one more way to improve your strength and condition!

This is a specialized workout in the shallow end of the pool for those with Arthritis or who are in need of a program to ease back into exercising. This program combines the buoyancy of water and the soothing warmth of the pool to make a safe, ideal environment for relieving joint pain and stiffness.

HYDROHEALTH

This low intensity class takes place in the shallow end of the pool and combines cardiovascular training, stretching and strengthening exercises.

AQUA BLAST

This low impact, moderate intensity class that focuses on mindful muscle toning and cardio endurance. The properties of water offer a highly resistant workout that will increase your heart rate and strengthen your muscles. Great workout for people at all levels of fitness.

AQUA ZUMBA

Aqua Zumba gives new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout! Splashing, stretching, twisting, even shouting, laughing, hooting and hollering. This safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s all cardio conditioning, body toning and most of all exhilarating.

DEEP WATER EXERCISE

A workout that combines range of motion exercises as well as endurance and muscle strengthening movements with no impact on your joints, as you are suspended in deep water with a floatation belt or noodle. Participants must be comfortable in deep water, know how to float on their back and be able to tread water.

Adult Swim Lessons

Monday Adult Beginner 101

7:PM

Adult Beginner

7PM

Adult Intermediate

Adult Water Exercise

Gentle Exercise

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Tuesday

Wednesday Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

7:00AM 8:00AM 10:00AM

8:00AM 7:15PM 8:00AM 9:00AM 11:00AM

8:00AM 9:00AM 11:00AM

Hydrohealth

9:00AM

Aqua Blast

8:00PM

9:00AM

Aqua Zumba

8:00PM

8:00PM

Deep Water

10:00AM

10:00AM

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FOR HEALTHY LIVING ADULT WELLNESS PROGRAM (FIVE POINTS BRANCH, 201 TUCKER AVENUE) ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS (AOA) Fitness

WELLNESS ENHANCE FITNESS

Active Older Adults enjoy the benefits of low intensity exercise, increased flexibility, and cardiovascular conditioning. Class includes free style aerobics, standing calisthenics, use of hand weights and flexibility sticks. Monday & Wednesday 9am-9:45am

EnhanceFitness is an evidence-based group exercise program that uses simple, easy to learn movements that motivate individuals with arthritis to stay active throughout their life. Each class session includes cardiovascular, strength training, balance, and flexibility exercises and the fostering of strong social relationships between participants. Monday, Wednesdays & Fridays 10:15am – 11:15am

Full Members Free!

Program Members $58

ACTION AGAINST ARTHRITIS® For anyone experiencing joint discomfort this class will help you work around your limitations. Increase your range of motion and use your body comfortably in everyday situations. Approved by the Arthritis Foundation. Tuesday & Thursday 8-9am or 9:15-10:15am Full Members Free! Program Members $58

TAI CHI

Improve the quality of your life! Sun style Tai Chi, includes agile steps and exercises that may improve mobility, breathing and relaxation. No deep bending or squatting is required making it easier and more comfortable to learn. The program consists of 12 movements, a warm-up and a cool down. Questionnaire and doctor’s release form must be submitted before registration. Forms are available at Member Service Desk. Co-sponsored by NJRAC. Tuesday and Thursday 10:30-11:30am Wellness Center: Tuesday 6:15-7:15pm Full Members Free!

Program Members $58

Wellness Center: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

12:30-1:30pm

Full Members Free!

Program Members $75

PERSONAL TRAINING Get results working one on one with a certified YMCA Personal Trainer. Your trainer will design your workouts based on your goals, expose you to new forms of training under a watchful eye and challenge you to be your best! Sessions are one hour or you have the option to break them into 30 minute sessions. Sessions 1/$46 5/$191 10/$361

PAIRS PERSONAL TRAINING Feel more confident, comfortable and accountable by exercising with a partner. Team up with a friend or family and save!! Sessions 1/$66 5/$281

DEEPAK CHOPRA’S 7 LAWS OF YOGA “Yoga for Every Body” students are guided to experience body-centered, restful awareness. Tuesday & Thursday 7:00am-8:00am Full Member: Free

Program Members: $58

PRIVATE VOCAL LESSONS Participants will work one on one with a YMCA vocal coach. Sessions are 30 minutes. 1 session: $29 5 sessions: $113

ADULT SPORTS Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

10:30am-3:00pm Pickle Ball* 8:00pm-9:45pm Soccer

5:30am-7:45am Basketball 7:30pm-9:45pm Basketball

7:15pm-9:45pm Pickle Ball

5:30am-7:45am Basketball 11:45am-3:00pm Pickle Ball* 8:30pm-9:45pm Soccer

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

4:00pm-6:00pm Basketball

9:15am-11:45am Pickle Ball 11:45am-4:00pm Basketball 21 & up

Adult Sports are open to men and women ages 18 and older who wish to compete in fun competitive play. Full Members: Free Basic Members: $76 per session*

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WELLNESS CENTER - W.I.S.E. CENTER IT’S GOOD TO BE HERE Because we truly are in this together, and together we can harness our individual strengths and bring about positive change around us.

OVER 30 YEARS OF IMPACTING OUR COMMUNITY W.I.S.E. SENIOR SERVICES

Full time participants of Adult Day Services will receive a complimentary family membership to The Gateway Family YMCA!

(Wellness, Independence, Socialization for Elders) Balancing life can be difficult enough. We are here with you every day, making sure you and your loved ones have the resources and support you need.

W.I.S.E. Adult Day Services

• Encouraging good health and fostering connections for caregivers and participants through our welcoming atmosphere • Working with you every day: Open Monday- Friday fro m 7am-6pm and Saturday 9am-4pm • Providing the highest quality care to elders in a supportive, safe and stimulating environment • Ratio of 1:5 to give every participant the care and attention they deserve • Healthy lunch and snacks provided • In-home assessment prior to enrollment is required

CONNECTIONS - Specialized Program for Persons diagnosed with Early Stage Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment

• Innovative activity program operating 2 days per week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-2pm at the WISE Center • At each session, participants will engage in fitness or movement classes; get involved in activities designed to stimulate and challenge cognitive skills; enjoy educational and social events; and share experiences in a mutual support group facilitated by the Program Social Worker • In-home assessment prior to enrollment is required

Community Support Groups

• Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6pm-8pm • Bereavement Support Group meets 4th Wednesday of each month from 6pm-8pm

PERSYS - Personal Emergency Response Systems • PERSYS provides a reliable and cost-effective emergency contact for elders, the physically challenged, the isolated, or for anyone who wants the peace-of-mind in knowing that help is available at the touch of a button

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ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

WELLNESS CENTER BRANCH We support individuals, families and the community for healthy living by promoting well-being, reducing risk of developing chronic disease and assisting people to reclaim their health through dedicated trained staff and intentionally designed programs in a safe environment engineered for personal success.

TEEN AND ADULT WELLNESS MIND BODY SPIRIT

PERSONAL TRAINING

CENTER YOURSELF AND IMPROVE FOCUS, POSTURE, CORE STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY

WORKING TOGETHER TO MEET YOUR PERSONAL GOALS

WINTER YOGA RETREAT

PERSONAL TRAINING FOR RESULTS

Setting Intentions for Your Practice. January is a great time for reflection on the past and setting intentions for the future. Winter is a great time to learn how to create heat and warming practice. January 21st, Saturday 6:00-9:00 PM Members $25, Basic & Non-Members $40

Let our certified personal trainers customize a workout for you. Intensity is the key, good form fundamental and accountability makes all the difference. After completing an intake interview, you will be matched with a certified personal trainer to address your goals. Scheduling is flexible. Session prices are for one hour. 30 minute options may be available by request. Sessions expire 3 months from date of purchase. Sessions 1/$49 or 5/$220

PERSONALIZED ONE ON ONE WELLNESS FITNESS INDEPENDENCE TRAINING & READINESS, (F.I.T.R.) for members 12-14 years of age This is a one on one training session, custom scheduled to prepare and enable your young member to properly navigate the Wellness Center. Successful completion will allow them to utilize the Wellness Center facility independently without a parent present.

ONE ON ONE “PRE-HAB” FOR A HEALTHY BACK – ZUMBA PARTY AFTER HOURS! Enjoy an extended play Zumba class complete with a stretching clinic, guided relaxation session topped off with light refreshments. The group will enjoy the exclusivity of the entire facility and may participate in the optional “after-hours” fitness equipment orientation. February 11th, Saturday, 6:00-9:00 PM Members $25, Non-Members $40

HYDROMASSAGE Just $9 a month for a 15 minute relaxing massage per day. Stop by the Welcome Center to add to your monthly draft.

ROOM RENTALS Are available for large group family gatherings, parties, staff training, and more. Hourly rates apply. Contact the wellnessinfo@tgfymca.org or call 908-349-9622

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Receive a personalized exercise plan to correct muscular imbalances by strengthening your core, stretching what needs lengthening, learning proper movement mechanics and what neutral alignment feels like. Scheduling is flexible. Come dressed for movement.

CUSTOMIZED INTRODUCTION TO YOGA – Yoga is not about becoming a pretzel! Although our knowledgeable yoga instructors will coach you through your first class you may feel more comfortable if you participate in this one on one introductory session first. You will learn yoga class etiquette, basic asanas, terminology, breathing and most importantly, through the use of yoga props such as blocks, straps, blankets, how to modify anything to better meet your needs. To register and schedule any of these one on one, 45 minute sessions, contact Paul at PMickiewicz@tgfymca.org or call 908-349-9622. Member registration fee is $37.

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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

WELLNESS CENTER BRANCH TEEN AND ADULT WELLNESS Through our Health & Well-being programs we impact our community and the people we serve by nurturing all youth, adults and families to reach their full potential at their own comfort level. We are determined to be a leader and a voice for healthy living bringing families closer together by developing relationships and support. Impacting and preventing chronic disease and obesity.

GET STARTED OFF RIGHT

EXPANDED POSSIBILITIES

Wellness Services included FREE with Full Membership! Call (908) 349-9622 to schedule your free appointment.

The Wellness Center Branch is in the planning stages of a facility expansion. Look for Member Focus Group schedules throughout the Winter. We want to hear from you!

Are you ready to start your wellness journey? The orientation to the equipment is your first step to get you started on your exercise program. Equipment orientations are free and intended to provide safe instruction on the use of all cardio and strength equipment. To schedule an appointment please see the Wellness Center staff. Come dressed to exercise and receive hands on knowledge and experience on equipment use.

GROUP EXERCISE -

30 Minute Quick Start to Fitness Orientation - FREE with Membership If you are not physically active you will benefit greatly by completing this simple 30 minute fitness routine 3 times each week. Just ten minutes of cardio followed by the 10 minute strength circuit topped off by ten minutes of stretching and calisthenics. It’s simple. After completing this 6 week program you will have an entirely new and positive outlook on what your health can become!

JOIN OUR FITNESS COMMUNITY We’ve got what you’re looking for! With over 100 group exercise classes to choose from, we have it all from: • Zumba • Yoga • Cycling • Boot Camp • Kickboxing • Abs • Pilates • Line Dancing • Toning • HITT • Water Exercise • Pound Fitness before and much more! As an added value of membership, these classes are all included in your membership. “Download our mobile app from iTunes or Google Play by searching “The Gateway Family YMCA

Enhance Fitness For Arthritis EnhanceFitness is an evidence-based exercise program that uses simple, easy to learn movements that motivate individuals with arthritis to stay active throughout their life. Each class session includes cardiovascular, strength training, balance, and flexibility exercises and the fostering of strong social relationships between participants.

STRONG MUSCLES, STRONG BONES

Five Points Branch: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

10:15-11:15am

• User friendly equipment • 10 station full body workout • Great way to get started!

Wellness Center: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

12:30-1:30pm

10 minute Express Strength Circuit

BEYOND EXERCISE

Beyond exercise, the Y provides educational programs to promote healthier decisions and support physical, intellectual and spiritual strength. Check at the Welcome Center for monthly schedules.

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Full Members Free!

Circle of Knots–Crafts & Conversation Tuesday, 12pm-1:30pm, ages 18 years + Learn and share crafting techniques in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Skills include knitting, crocheting, beading, sewing, and more. Bring your current craft project.

Financial Assistance Available – Ask the Welcome Center for an application

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BE SOMEONE’S INSPIRATION WELLNESS CENTER BRANCH

We support individuals, families and the community for healthy living by promoting well-being, reducing risk of developing chronic disease and assisting people to reclaim their health through dedicated trained staff and intentionally designed programs in a safe environment engineered for personal success.

ADULT WELLNESS

TAKE CONTROL

YMCA DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM Everyone needs a push, a pat on the back, and sometimes a helping hand. A little encouragement goes a long way when you’re making big changes. The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program will help you make the lifestyle changes needed to reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

As a participant, you will enjoy: • A safe space where you will feel comforable sharing and learning in private. • Making new friends. You will support each other as you all trade old habits for healthier new ones. • Working as a group. You don’t have to figure this out alone. • The new energy and confidence that comes from losing weight and reducing your risk for Type 2 diabetes. To qualify for the program, participants must be at least 18 years of age, overweight and at a high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes. Classes are scheduled throughout the year. For additional information contact Michael Johnson at 908-249-4809 or mjohnson@tgfymca.org.

IT’S ABOUT THE WHOLE PERSON LIVESTRONG AT THE YMCA

HEALTH & WELL-BEING FOR CANCER SURVIVORS LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a small-group, 12-week program, that helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and well-being following at a cancer diagnosis at no cost. Participants will have the opportunity to regain strength, both physically and mentally in a non-medical setting. Caring Y staff, trained in supportive cancer care, will assist cancer survivors in achieving goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. In addition to physical benefits, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA focuses on the emotional well-being of survivors by providing a supportive community where people impacted with cancer can connect. By focusing on the whole person, and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA helps people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body. To learn more about this life changing program or for addition information about our upcoming 12-week program, contact Paul at pmickiewicz@tgfymca.org or 908.349.9622.

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FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Because we truly are in this together, and together we can harness our individual strengths and bring about positive change around us.

ALWAYS HERE FOR THE COMMUNITY Housing/Social Services The Elizabeth Branch offers extensive housing and social service programs to support individuals and families in need of a safe environment with opportunities to restructure their lives. Our goal is to provide a continuum of care that provides the assistance necessary to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. We offer a full range of housing opportunities from temporary transitional to permanent housing for men, women and families. We also offer supportive housing programs for individuals and families with disabilities, as well as Project Sustain, a Mommy and Me residential program for pregnant women and women with children who are in recovery from addiction. For additional information please contact: Elizabeth Branch at 908-355-9622. (Referrals required for housing placement)

YMCA ANNUAL CAMPAIGN

EARLY LEARNING READINESS PROGRAM (ELR) The overall goal of ELR is to help your child develop the cognitive, physical and social skills needed to be school ready. As the child’s first teacher, each Caregiver is provided the skills of understanding their role in early child development, skill enhancement, brain development and school readiness. There is no fee for both the Caregiver and their youth ages from 0-5 years of age. Classes are held at the following locations: The Gateway Family YMCA - Elizabeth Branch, 135 Madison Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ Monday/Wednesday (Bilingual) 10am - 12pm Tuesday/Thursday (Bilingual) 10am - 12pm For more information, contact Lisa Yanez at lyanez@ tgfymca.org or 908-436-3061 The First Presbyterian Church, 1731 Church Street, Rahway, NJ Monday/Wednesday (Bilingual) 10am - 12pm Tuesday/Thursday (Bilingual) 10am - 12pm For more information, contact Michael Johnson at mjohnson@tgfymca.org or 908-249-4809 Healthy snacks are provided at each location. Classes will begin September 12 and continue through June 2017.

Supporting Neighbors in Need Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. The YMCA Annual Campaign financial assistance program is funded by donations made by generous Y members, community leaders, corporations, volunteers and staff. Can you help us help others in our community? When you give to the Y, your gift will have a meaningful, enduring impact right here in our own neighborhood. Be on the lookout at your YMCA branch on ways you can donate or be involved with the 2016 YMCA Annual Campaign.

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Save the Date Member Appreciation Day: December 14, January 19 and February 16 Cocoa with Santa: December 16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm National Wear Red Day!: February 5

Financial Assistance Available – Ask the Welcome Center for an application

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WELLNESS CENTER BRANCH

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Permit 85 Union, NJ

1000 Galloping Hill Road Union NJ 07083 908.349.9622 www.tgfymca.org

STRETCH YOURSELF IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. Join January 1 – 15 and

pay no joiner fee

When you join the Y, you’re commiting to more than simply becoming healthier. You are supporting the values and programs that strengthen your community.

At the Y, children learn what they can achieve, families spend quality time together, and we all build relationships that deepen our sense of belonging.

For more than a workout. For a better us.

YMCA

Open House January 2-8

The Gateway Family YMCA - Wellness Center Branch Winter 2017  

Winter 2017 Program Brochure

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