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Healthy Living

5 Tips for Heart Healthy Families

The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges offers these tips to help families be heart healthy.

By: Mollie Shauger | Feb 03, 2020


6 Reasons to Try a Group Fitness Class

Whether you want to boost your fitness routine or just meet new people, a group fitness class provides a number of physical and social benefits.

By: Mollie Shauger | Jan 30, 2020

Our Cause

Y Story: The Strength of Community

YMCA employees helped to save the life of a Y member who collapsed on the treadmill.

By: Don Osur | Jan 30, 2020


Metro YMCA of the Oranges Kicks Off 2020 Fundraising Campaign

The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is kicking off the 2020 Annual Support Campaign, with a goal of raising $1,180,000 to keep programs like child care, summer camp, and swim lessons affordable for all people in the community.

By: Mollie Shauger | Jan 28, 2020

Summer Camp

How To Tell If Your Child Is Ready For Camp

For many, summer camp will be filled with new activities in a new environment. Some children handle this fine, while others take time to adjust. So how do you know that your child is ready to experience camp for the first time?

By: Mollie Shauger | Jan 25, 2020


Common Gym Terms and Their Meaning

Whether you’re new to the gym or just want a refresher, here's how the American Council on Exercise defines many of the common exercise terms heard around the gym.

By: Mollie Shauger | Jan 24, 2020


Why Stretching Is Important for Your Workout

A stretching routine is essential for keeping muscles flexible and healthy, and can actually aid performance in a workout or a sports game, as well as in other daily tasks.

By: Mollie Shauger | Jan 20, 2020

Child Care

5 Ways to Spice Up Indoor Play

It’s recommended that children ages 6 and older get at least an hour of physical activity each day, and play is one way kids can stay active and healthy. Here are some creative ways to make indoor play fun and engaging, while keeping kids moving. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Jan 14, 2020


Essential Etiquette for All Gym-Goers

Following these basic etiquette tips can ensure everyone who uses the gym is able to have a safe and positive experience.

By: Mollie Shauger | Jan 09, 2020

Healthy Living

Top Ten Reasons to Join the YMCA

If you’re looking for a community membership that comes with educational classes, competitive adult sports leagues, and personal training, then the YMCA’s in New Jersey has everything you need and more.

By: Mollie Shauger | Jan 06, 2020

Summer Camp

West Essex YMCA Holds Summer Camp Fairs and Tours

Throughout the winter and spring, families can learn about the variety of summer camps offered at the West Essex YMCA. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Jan 03, 2020


West Essex YMCA Open House on Jan. 4

Area residents are invited to an open house on Saturday, Jan. 4 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. to see all that the West Essex YMCA has to offer.

By: Mollie Shauger | Jan 02, 2020

Healthy Living

Want to Eat More Healthy? 10 Ideas to Start

Here are some ways to start making better food choices, with tips from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition.

By: Mollie Shauger | Dec 30, 2019


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