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Child Care

Greater Bergen YMCA Offers Before Care Program in Hackensack Schools

Parents now have the option to send their kids to a new before school child care program provided by the Greater Bergen County YMCA. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Oct 08, 2019

Fitness

Tips for Finding a Personal Trainer

When it comes to finding a personal trainer that clicks with your personality and overall goals, there are some essential things to keep in mind. Here are some of the best ways to find a personal trainer that is right for you.

By: Reach Local | Oct 08, 2019

Healthy Living

Tips for Building Healthy Family Habits

The YMCA offers the following tips to help families incorporate healthy eating and regular physical activity into their lives.

By: Mollie Shauger | Oct 07, 2019

Fitness

Ways to Make Your Workout More Fun

A great way to learn to love the gym is by making the visit not so routine. Being able to access a plethora of different workouts under one roof is a great way to spice up your fitness regimen and not make your gym experience so predictable. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Oct 07, 2019

Healthy Living

5 Ways to Stay Healthy During the Change in Seasons

The change in temperatures and fewer hours of sunlight that come with the colder months can make it difficult to maintain routines of getting outside and exercising. 

By: Mollie | Oct 04, 2019

Child Care

East Orange YMCA Partners with The Bridge to Teach Resiliency Skills to Preschoolers

The East Orange YMCA has teamed up with The Bridge, a behavioral health organization in Essex County, to teach preschoolers and kindergarteners skills to cope with challenges as they grow.

By: News and blog | Oct 04, 2019

Youth Development

Cyberbullying: Tips for Keeping Kids Safe Online

Do you know what your child is doing online - more specifically, their online conversations and what they post on social media? 

By: Joyce Fein | Sep 30, 2019

News

South Mountain YMCA Awarded Character Development Grant

The South Mountain YMCA will use a $15,000 grant to more deeply integrate character development and social-emotional learning practices into its program.

By: Mollie Shauger | Sep 27, 2019

Youth Development

Everyday Ways to Boost a Child's Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is important in building a child’s confidence, body image and identity. Here are some ways to build your child’s self-esteem on a daily basis.

By: Mollie Shauger | Sep 27, 2019

Financial Assistance

YMCA Assists Family in Providing Social Experiences for Son

Through the YMCA's financial assistance program, the Ghiassi family was able to afford child care for their son Danial at Peanut Shell Early Childhood Learning Center, and a YMCA membership.

By: Mollie Shauger | Sep 25, 2019

News

New Fairview Lake YMCA Executive Director Ready to Move Camp Forward

To Fairview Lake YMCA Camps’ newest executive director, Marc Koch, working at camp is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle.

By: Mollie Shauger | Sep 20, 2019

Fitness

How Regular Exercise Benefits Seniors

For seniors, regular physical activity is especially important as certain muscles and organs begin to weaken later in life, increasing the risk for injuries and compromising the ability to live independently.

By: Mollie Shauger | Sep 20, 2019

Aquatics

Starting Swim Lessons at the Y: 3 Things to Know

The YMCA has more than 110 years of experience teaching people to swim, and offers instruction for both children and adults. Swimmers learn skills that will make them more confident around water, while also having fun.

By: Mollie Shauger | Sep 18, 2019

Our Cause

Here's How the YMCA is Welcoming

Here’s a look at how the YMCA works year-round to make sure that everyone, regardless of background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

By: Mollie Shauger | Sep 13, 2019

Social Responsibility

A Neighborly Rehabilitation/Longterm Care Center Named West Essex YMCA Program Champion

Inglemoor joined a growing list of West Essex YMCA Program Champions — businesses, organizations and individuals who have made a multi-year commitment to support an initiative of their choosing. 

By: News and blog | Sep 10, 2019