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Calling All Artists! Announcing Community Mural Design Contest

Author: Meadowlands YMCA
Date Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Adding permanent artwork to the YMCA that showcases “What the Y Means to Me” in celebration of the facility’s second anniversary.  


The Y Helps Meadowlands Area Children Learn to be Safe Around Water

Author: Y-USA
Date Posted: Friday, March 8, 2019

Meadowlands Area YMCA increases availability of water safety and swim lessons in underserved communities.


The Meadowlands Area YMCA Renews Longstanding Commitment to End Childhood Drowning with Water Safety and Swim Lesson Programs

Author: Y-USA
Date Posted: Friday, March 8, 2019

One hundred scholarships for swim and water safety lessons to be awarded to children in high-risk communities in the Meadowlands Area as program launches during Water Safety Month.   


Tips for Finding the Right Personal Trainer

Author: Alcyone Finke
Date Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018

With the New Year around the corner, fitness is generally on the top of everyone’s New Years Resolutions list. From the workout fanatic to the first-time gym goers, a Personal Trainer can benefit anyone! Here are some things to consider when booking your Personal Trainer.


New Special Needs Program Launchs with Donation from the Loretta Mc Gowan Foundation

Author: Meadowlands YMCA
Date Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Programs INC. is the first-of-its-kind allowing participation of multi-ability participants in regularly scheduled classes, made possible by a generous donation from the Loretta Mc Gowan Foundation. 


Meadowlands YMCA Names David Kisselback as New CEO

Author: Meadowlands YMCA
Date Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Meadowlands Area YMCA has named David Kisselback as its new President & Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2019. Selected by the Y’s Board of Directors, following a three-month search, Kisselback will succeed Jane A. Egan who will retire December 31st.  In his new role, Kisselback will be responsible for guiding the YMCA into the next stage of its history as one of the region’s most significant institutions. 


Congratulations to Justin, 2018 Volunteer of the Year!

Author: Meadowlands YMCA
Date Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Last night the 2018 New Jersey YMCA Alliance honored our very own, Justin G. as volunteer of the year! We’d like to congratulate him for his work within our association and selfless dedication to the Y’s mission to improve local communities.


Meadowlands YMCA Kicks Off Our Drive to $1 Million Capital Campaign With $125,000 in Gifts from Board Members

Author: Meadowlands YMCA
Date Posted: Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Meadowlands YMCA has kicked off its Drive to $1 Million fundraising campaign with $125,000 in initial contributions generated by its board members, including $50,000 from Kearny Bank through Y Vice Chairman, John Mazur and $25,000 from Mazars USA through Y Development Committee Chair, Mike Coletti.


Healthy U Spring Symposium Celebrates 10 Years of Impact on the Healthy Children & Families in New Jeresy

Author: Meadowlands YMCA
Date Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Over 100 Healthy U champions and partners from YMCAs and schools from all over the state gathered at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on May, 18th to celebrate 10 years of community impact.


Build Your Business & Benefit a Great Cause

Author: Meadowlands YMCA
Date Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

We are honored and excited to be the featured non-profit organization for the upcoming Business Partner Network event next Wednesday, April 25th. The event will be hosted at the Finch's within the Renaissance Hotel in Rutherord, NJ. Click the link below to register today. 


5 Healthy Habits to Feel Your Best This Summer

Author: Meadowlands YMCA
Date Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018

5 Healthy Habits to Feel Your Best This Summer

With a little effort and self-discipline you’ll quickly build the foundations for a healthier life. The simple act of making thoughtful choices can create the momentum needed to take your health to the next level. These five tips are a great start to having you feel your best this summer!


There's a New Preschool in Bergen County Like No Other!

Author: Meadowlands YMCA
Date Posted: Monday, January 8, 2018

preschool in East Rutherford NJ

The Mara Center for Early Childhood Learning is helping to build brighter futures in Bergen County with an extraordinary preschool and child care program for child 6 months - 5 years old. 


Pool Now Open!

Author: Meadowlands YMCA
Date Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The Meadowlands YMCA's pool is now open!


National Swim Champion Chris Hwang Joins Meadowlands YMCA as Swim Team Coach

Author: Meadowlands YMCA
Date Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Former Swim Team Coach, Jim Semenecz with CEO Jane Egan & Chairman, Ron Simoncini

The Meadowlands YMCA has announced that former Korean National Swim Champion, Chris Hwang, will be the new coach for the Sharks Swim Team. Current coach, Jim Semenecz, will be retiring after a tremendous 11-year tenure in January.

 


Leave the Belly to Santa This Holiday Season: Tips to Avoid Overeating

Author: Meadowlands YMCA
Date Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017

how to avoid holiday binge eating

Overeating has a harmful effect on the body's metabolism. Here are some helpful tips for leaving the holiday belly to Santa this year.


The Provident Bank Foundation Enables Meadowlands Y to “MoveWell”

Author: Meadowlands YMCA
Date Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Provident Bank Foundation Presents check to Meadowlands YMCA

On November 13, 2017, representatives of The Provident Bank Foundation and of Provident Bank presented a grant from The Provident Bank Foundation in the amount of $8,000 to the Meadowlands Area YMCA, which will go towards the MoveWell Today® Diabetes Exercise Program.


Fall Fitness for Moms on the Go

Author: Kaitlinn Rodriguez, Assistant Wellness Director
Date Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

As autumn brings schedules, homework, and deadlines, finding time for fitness can be just as difficult. Luckily, if you’re a mom on the go, there is a way to get the most out of the limited time you have with a HIIT workout.

 


How to Instill a Love for Learning in Children

Author: Jennifer Grinberg
Date Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Mara Center for Early Childhood Learning

The development of children's brain architecture establishes the foundation for all future learning, behavior, and health. Interest-based learning centers greatly help to instill a lifelong love for learning. 


Meadowlands Y named Meadowlands Chamber's Member of the Month for February

Author: Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce
Date Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Meadowlands Area YMCA is chosen as the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce's Member of the Month for February 2017.  This is exciting as the opening of the new Y is scheduled for May.


Ask A Trainer: Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Fruit?

Author: Michelle Moore
Date Posted: Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Fruit? The newest dietary guidelines suggest that you should strive to consume 7 to 12 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Only 3 to 5 of these servings should come from fruit. Fruits are an essential part ...

Our Kindness Tree - 21st Century Moonachie

Author: Phil Facendola
Date Posted: Thursday, February 2, 2017

21st CCLC YMCA started a new tradition and created a kindness tree at the YMCA the week of January 16th


Ask A Trainer: Should I stretch before or after my run?

Author: Michelle Moore
Date Posted: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Should I stretch before or after my run? Before your workout, your time is better spent warming up with dynamic stretching. These moves, which include butt kicks and walking with high knees, improve range of motion and loosen up muscles that ...

Ask A Trainer: All my weight goes to my hips-how can I target that area?

Author: Michelle Moore
Date Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

All my weight goes to my hips-how can I target that area?

Although muscle building is site-specific, fat loss is not.


Ask A Trainer: Once I hit my ideal weight, can I stop exercising?

Author: Michelle Moore
Date Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Once I hit my ideal weight, can I stop exercising? Only if you want to gain fat again.


Ask A Trainer: Why does my metabolism slow down as I get older?

Author: Michelle Moore
Date Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Why does my metabolism slow down as I get older?

Hormones have something to do with it, but the most common problem is a decrease in muscle mass.

 


New Year New You Challenge Starts Next Week!

Author: Michelle Moore
Date Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Are you ready to get your New Year resolutions started?!


Meadowlands Area YMCA Chosen by Staples Associate to Receive $3,500 Grant

Author: Teri Festa
Date Posted: Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Staples 2 Million & Change Logo

The Meadowlands Area YMCA has been awarded $3,500 by Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., through a program called 2 Million & Change that allows Staples associates around the globe to direct more than $2 million in donations each year.


Winter 2016 Classes Starting Next Week!

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Saturday, January 16, 2016

Staying active during the winter months can be challenging. With the cold temperatures slowly creeping in, it gets harder to do activities outside. Here at the Y, we're offering you a variety of programs for you and everyone in the family from ...

Don't Let The Snow Stall Your Workouts

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2016

We understand the struggle of trying to keep up your workout routines during these snowy, winter months.Keeping your motivation high in the freezing temperatures is key to staying fit and in-shape. The Y offers you a variety of different group ...

Daly News: January 2016!

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Happy New Year! Hopefully, 2016 will another great year for all of us. Although it’s been a balmy start, January usually gives us the opportunity to discover the winter wonderland that Mother Nature provides.


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