• LHY 2017 NATIONAL SWIM TEAM RESULTS

    Apr 11, 2017

    Our 2017 National Team returned to the National stage with an impressive field of 29 qualifiers to compete in the most prestigious YMCA swim meet in the country against 210 teams and over 1330 athletes. See results here!


  • On the Course fore a Cause!

    Mar 21, 2017

    Join us for our first annual golf outing on 
    Monday, July 31st

    to benefit GIVE A KID THE Y, a financial assistance campaign for Y membership and programs. The event will take place at the Rockaway River Country Club in Denville and includes brunch, greens fees, dinner, and awards reception. Click here for more information.
  • Y Introduces One Step Multiple Sclerosis Program

    Jan 24, 2017
    The Y is proud to announce a partnership with the National MS Society, New Jersey metro area by offering a free, customized wellness program for those with multiple sclerosis. The One Step program is a 7-week wellness course designed for adults who have been medically diagnosed with MS.

    The program aims to provide attendees with a comfortable and accessible environment to encourage empowerment through therapeutic exercises.

    The One Step program goals include:
    • Improve and maintain function
    • Provide education that promotes good health
    • Encourage exercise that improves conditioning while reducing fatigue
    • Improve balance and strengthen mobility
    • Utilize weight-bearing exercises to recondition muscles and build overall strength
    • Increase self-esteem and alleviate depression through facilitated support conversations
    Program begins April 24 through June 4 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the Y. Non-members welcome for this introductory course!
    For more information, contact Darlene Kievit
  • Jen Suarez is a Champion for Kids Health

    Sep 29, 2016

    HealthyU Champion Training (002)Are you ready to be “All In” for childrens’ health this school year? Well, Kids Club After School Director, Jen Suarez certainly is! They are getting off to a great start at our school sites and helping kids make healthy choices and become better learners. Jen attended the "Healthy U" spring celebration last May and had the opportunity to listen to Gian Paul Gonzalez speak about being “All In.” It’s not just a slogan… it’s a lifestyle.

    Everyone is concerned about the health and well being of children. "This is why we encouraged the schools of our Kids Club sites to participate in the "Healthy U" grant. We are excited to announce that Rockaway Valley and Lincoln Park Elementary Schools are joining the program."

    On August 9th and 10th Jen participated in the YMCA "Healthy U" School Champion training activities which offered strategies to implement this K-8th grade program effectively in the schools. It covers an overview of the CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) program including Physical/Health Education, Child and Family Nutrition. They also had the chance to learn about Kinesthetic Classroom techniques and Action-Based Learning, which involved the relationship between body and brain.

    "Our goal for this program is to promote health and wellness for children, faculty and parents and the Y celebrates this partnership with Rockaway Valley and Lincoln Park Elementary Schools as we promote Healthy U!"

     

  • 1st Annual 5K was a Great Success!

    Sep 27, 2016

    Our first annual 5K for a Cause to benefit the GIVE A KID THE Y campaign was a great success, raising more than $5,000! Almost 150 runners/walkers led by world class runner, Ashley Higginson took part. Ashley won the race with a finish time of 18:04.10. Click here to check out everyone's results.  

  • Join a Y Committee!

    Sep 21, 2016
    We rely heavily on volunteers in almost every area of the facility and nowhere is that more evident than at the committee level, so we're asking you to consider serving on one of our fourteen committees. It's where decisions are made! 

    What does it take to be a committee member? First and foremost - interest, but also an ability to consider the needs of others, and a desire to help. Setting goals, clarifying purpose, interpreting policies, rating equipment, and becoming advocates of the Y are just a few of the responsibilities. Committees meet just once a month for an hour, eight times during the year.

    Think you have what it takes to serve on a committee? Download a brochure/application
     
  • Y Introduces "Special Olympics" Membership!

    Nov 04, 2015
    Special Olympics logoThis Y membership is for Special Olympics New Jersey athletes and it entitles them to a facility introduction and fitness center demonstrations with an instructor, the same as all Y members have available to them. As appropriate to the individual athlete's abilities, the Y will offer participation in all health and fitness programs, group exercise, nutrition programs, open gym/swim times to Special Olympics New Jersey athletes as often as is available. For more information contact Special Olympics New Jersey at 609.896.8000 or www.sonj.org