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Swimming in Winter: The Facts About These Myths

Here are some myths about swimming during the colder months that keep many people away from the pool, despite the physical and mental health benefits that are gained from swimming.

By: Mollie Shauger | Dec 27, 2019

Healthy Living

How to Achieve Your Fitness Goals

If you’ve set out to improve your physical fitness and well-being, you probably know it’s not a small feat. Finding motivation and time can be challenging.

By: Mollie Shauger | Dec 20, 2019


New to the gym? 7 Tips for First Time Success

Whether you’re new to a gym, or returning to one after a hiatus, here are some tips for getting the most out of your time. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Dec 19, 2019

Summer Camp

5 Benefits of Registering Early for Summer Camp

If your child attended camp last year and can’t stop talking about it, or if they want to try out a new camp, reserving a spot early can help ensure they have a great experience at an affordable price for your family.

By: Mollie Shauger | Dec 13, 2019


Beloved West Essex YMCA Executive Director to Retire

Longtime West Essex YMCA Executive Director Helen Flores, who led the Y in becoming an integral part of the community, has announced her retirement at the end of the year.

By: Mollie Shauger | Dec 12, 2019

Youth Development

How to Help Children Practice Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness can help relieve stress and anxiety in children, while promoting happiness.

By: Mollie Shauger | Dec 10, 2019


How to Fit Fitness Into Your Busy Holiday Schedule

Staying active can help combat stress, boost your energy levels, burn all those extra calories, and keep your holiday spirits bright. Here are some simple ways to fit fitness into your holidays, with exercises to try at home.

By: Mollie Shauger | Dec 06, 2019

Child Care

3 Ways to Teach Children About Giving During the Holidays

The holidays are a great opportunity to start encouraging children to appreciate what they have in their own lives. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Dec 02, 2019

Healthy Living

Did You Know About These 6 Ways Families Can Enjoy the Y?

Beyond child care, fitness and swim lessons, the YMCA provides a place for the whole family to enjoy time together while improving their health and well-being.

By: Mollie Shauger | Nov 21, 2019

Healthy Living

5 Strategies for Healthy Holiday Eating

Here are some tips to be more mindful of what you’re eating during the holiday season.

By: Mollie Shauger | Nov 19, 2019

Social Responsibility

8 Easy Ways to Make an Impact in the Community

Giving your time can make a big difference in your community. Here are some ways to volunteer any day of the year. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Nov 08, 2019


How a Personal Trainer Can Help Boost Your Fitness

Working out with a personal trainer can help give your fitness routine the boost it needs.

By: Joyce Fein | Nov 07, 2019


Greater Bergen County YMCA to Transition Services, Reinvest with Building Sale

To better serve the community of Hackensack and surrounding areas, the Greater Bergen County YMCA is working with NAI Hanson to identify a development opportunity for a new full facility YMCA and to sell the current building at 360 Main St.

By: Mollie Shauger | Nov 07, 2019


Metro YMCA Earns Top Rating from Nation's Largest Charity Evaluator

For the ninth straight year, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges has received the top rating from the largest charity evaluator in the U.S. for its strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

By: Mollie Shauger | Nov 07, 2019

Child Care

Tips to Help Military Families Cope During Deployment

The YMCA offers the following tips to help children of military families cope while loved ones serve overseas.

By: Mollie Shauger | Nov 04, 2019