Explore the Y

WE'RE A Y LIKE NO OTHER.

The Meadowlands Y is a place where people of all ages can come together under one roof to enjoy the things that are important to them, a place where you feel welcomed and motivated to try the things you might have been afraid to in the past.

Each day, everyone from pre-schoolers to seniors, those with diverse backgrounds and abilities will gather to pursue a broad range of educational, recreational and health-related activities.

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Aquatics Center

Meadowlands YMCA Pool

About the Pool

Our state-of-the-art 6-lane, 25-yard competition pool features a comfortable environment with heated water, allowing our members to enjoy the pool year-round. The pool will be host to a variety of educational clinics, special events, and amazing programs for all ages including:

● Parent/Child Classes

● Special Needs Swim Lessons

● Swim Team & Competitive Swim Meets

● AquaZumba Classes

● Birthday Parties

● Family Fun Nights

● Summer Camp

● After School Programs

● Lifeguard Training

Our 9,200 square foot aquatics center is the latest and final addition in our renovation process and we're ecstatic to share the final stage of our 97-year journey with you! 

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Mara Center for Early Childhood Learning

Preschool & Day Care for Children 6 Weeks - 5 Years Old 

With our interest-based learn centers and well-trained staff, the Mara Center provides a positive atmosphere that will instill a lifelong love of learning in our students. We are a multi-cultural center that celebrates the cultures, languages, and customs of all members of our community.

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Senior Lounge

Our Senior Lounge is the perfect place to connect with our fellow members and build friendships while enjoying quality time playing board games, cards, or watching TV. 

SENIOR LOUNGE (62+)

       Tuesdays & Wednesday: 10am - Noon

       Saturday & Sunday: 3pm - 5pm

Youth & Family Room

Stop by our Youth, Family & Teen Center where you can hang out with your friends, meet new ones and create some epic times together. Play games, learn new hobbies, exchange ideas and you can even find a quiet space to do your homework in one of the vintage New Jersey Nets over-sized lockers.

Books -- Teen Book Club, discussion groups, magazines

Board Games –- monopoly, scrabble, battleship, chess

Interactive Games –- ping pong, fusbol, pop-shot basketball 

YOUTH & FAMILY ROOM* (AGES 6-12 + FAMILY) 

       Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 4pm-6pm

       Tuesday & Thursday: 4pm-8pm

       Saturday & Sunday: 9am-Noon

 * these rooms will be attended by a YMCA staff member

Members under the age of 13 will be permitted in the Youth Room without an adult. Thank you for your cooperation. 

TEEN CENTER* (AGES 13-17)

       Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6pm-8pm

       Saturday & Sunday: 12:30pm-3pm

 

Cooking Studio

Classes in our state-of-the-art cooking studio focus on smart nutrition, healthy eating and creativity. Our students develop the technique and confidence it takes to become inspired chefs.  

There’s something for everyone in our kitchen.

PRESCHOOLERS

Little Cooks and Mini Chefs discover healthy foods, how to safely chop fruits and vegetables and make tasty meals and snacks.

YOUTH

Learn a new cooking skill every week, from baking breads and tossing heart-healthy salads, to making international cuisine and creating delicious desserts.

ADULTS & SENIORS

Make new friends at classes like Brunch Club and Senior Breakfast Club. Try out new recipes and create culinary masterpieces as a team. Bake cookies, pies and cakes that taste heavenly.

Fresh produce, sauces, pasta, grains, seasonings, fish, meat and poultry are always in the mix in our Cooking Studio!

Contact Michelle Moore, Wellness Director, for more info: mmoore@meadowlandsymca.org  or 201-955-5300 ext. 252. 

Meadowlands Cafe

The Meadowlands Café serves smoothies, protein shakes, coffee, a full line of Pepsi sodas and juices, grab-and-go sandwiches, salads and much more! 

TechLab

The Meadowlands YMCA Tech Lab has over 20 computers for your convenience. Utilize the lab for homework, sending emails, or browsing the Internet while the kids enjoy one of the many programs that the Y offers. 

TechLab Open Hours

MON – FRI, 10AM – 1PM & 7:30 – 9PM

SAT & SUN, 11AM – 2PM

 

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Relax with a therapeutic Swedish or deep tissue massage from one of our expert massage therapists. Whether you’re a member or haven’t joined yet, you can come clear your mind and restore balance to your body with 60 and 90 minute options. Packages are available to cover your stress management for months to come!

Types of Massage

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage therapy is what comes to mind when most people think about massage. The primary goal of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body, increase the level of oxygen in the blood, decrease muscle toxins, and improve circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage uses firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle. It's ideal for focusing on chronic aches and pains. It will help to relieve contracted areas, such as a stiff neck, tense shoulders, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and tension headaches.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massages ease tension, relax muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. The direct heat of the stones loosens muscles, allowing the therapist access to their deeper, tense layers. Combining hot stone protocols with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience.

Prenatal Massages

Massage therapy during pregnancy is a great complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and swelling.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

60 or 90 Minute Sessions - Your Choice!

Massages must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance and are subject to availability. To schedule your massage call 201-955-5300. Payment is required at the time you make your appointment. Available to members and non-members. 

Exergame Room

Exergame Changes Fitness for Kids & Adults

Exergame combines fitness, brain teasers and technology for a gamified experience like no other! Within the Exergame Room are dynamic stations that gamify fitness through video game and competition style challenges. Each module offers awesome benefits that will help anyone from athletes, to seniors, those with special needs, and the average weekend warrior to improve quickness, coordination, strength, memory, agility, endurance, and more. Watch our special segment on NBC to see Exergame in action. 

Water Rower VGS

Escape into a variety of immersive worlds aboard the Water Rower VGS. Accompanied with your first mate, an Oculus VR headset, you'll explore highly-designed CGI environments while working through a rowing course or competing against others online. Rowing is one of the most effective forms of cardio, and with the help of virtual reality, time flies by while you enjoy a great workout! 

Fit Interactive 3 Kick

3 Kick is designed with resilient foam pads that can be punched, kicked, slapped, or tapped with feet or fists. A light randomly illuminates on one of the pads and the player strikes the pad within a time limit and then repeats. It's a more physically engaging style of the classic game "wack-a-mole." 3 Kick is a full body activity that works on hand-eye coordination, improved reaction time, foot work, balance and mental acuity.

Freedom Climber

The Freedom Climber provides all the benefits of climbing without the risk of falling from a 30 ft. wall. The Freedom Climber's rotating climbing surface challenges you even more than traditional climbing. It works to engage every muscle while building grip strength, stamina, balance, coordination, and determination!  

Eyeplay Floor Games

Are you ready to jump, stomp, and run? Eyeplay creates a virtual playground that's packed with over 50 games like Super Soccer, Hockey, Candy world and much more. These games will test coordination, quickness, and mental agility. 

T-Wall 64 

The T-Wall 64 is the all-in-one training center that will test your power, agility, endurance, flexibility and reaction time. Players of all ages will push their limits in solo gamified challenges or contests against multiple users in a "Simon Says" style of game play. 

Fit Interactive Heavy Ball

The concept of Heavy Ball is simple - grab the ball, throw it in the tube, pick it up, and repeat. But the real question is, how fast can you go? Compete against yourself, others or as a team for an exciting round for core engagement, reflex quickness, and leg strength. The Heavy Ball station is excellent for training lateral ability and squat form. 

Who is the Exergame Room For?

Don't let the arcade-style stations fool you. The Exergame Room isn't just for kids, although it's sure to be their new favorite activity at the Y too. This is an interactive fitness room that has beneficial programs for all ages! 

  • Youth
  • Adults
  • Active Seniors 
  • Special Needs Individuals  

What Can I Do in the Exergame Room?

The Exergame Room is available for...

  • Birthday Parties
  • Small Group Personal Training 
  • Session Programs for All Ages
  • Senior Fitness Classes
  • Corporate Team Building Rentals 

Have More Questions? 

Have more questions about the Exergame Room or want to book your next birthday party here? Exergame Coordinator, Cristian, at cirrizary@meadowlandsymca.org.  

Performance Training Studio

performance training studio

Performance Training Studio

The Performance Training Studio is a standalone area within our Wellness Center that's designed for individuals seeking athletic training. Equipped with a turf floor, Technogym SkillMill ®, TRX ® Suspension Trainer and Rip Trainer, Concept II rowing machines, Soft Plyo Boxes, and lifting racks, this area allows for explosive training options to keep the seasoned athlete in shape or to add another dimension to workouts. Group fitness classes are held in the Performance Training Studio for all ages and abilities. 

Perform like never before with fun and effective classes like:

•  Kettlebell Basics

•  Athletic AdvantEDGE (Skillmill® included)

•  TRX HIIT

•  TRX Suspension Trainer Basics

•  TRX-Youth

•  TRX combo- RIP and Suspension Trainer

•  Functional Foundations

•  Aerial Yoga

•  One-on-One and Small Group Training Available with our certified Personal Trainers 

SportsCare Physical Therapy

SportsCare Physical Therapy

AT THE MEADOWLANDS YMCA

Since 1997, SportsCare has been the leading provider of trusted physical therapy and sports medicine services. We also offer occupational therapy, pediatric therapy, and aquatic therapy at select locations. If you are looking to improve your skill level, we also offer a wide range of training programs for youth and adults at our Performance Institute.

SportsCare Institute offers quality physical therapy services accessible through our many convenient locations. Each is individually run, allowing us to provide premium, personal care to every patient

As physical therapists, our goal is to alleviate pain and maximize function in order to help our patients return to their activity level prior to their injury, pain or discomfort with Physical Therapy. Specializing in pre and post-operative care, we also treat a range of diagnosis.

What Do We Treat?

At SportsCare, we are committed to providing every patient with the highest quality of care in an inviting atmosphere. Our highly skilled and licensed team of physical therapists are dedicated to assist each patient reach a level of performance equal to or exceeding that prior to injury.

At SportsCare Physical Therapy, we pride ourselves on not only addressing your current pain/dysfunction, but thoroughly addressing the root cause to prevent recurrence. Upon arrival, our team of professionals will review your medical history/injury and discuss with you how it impacts your day to day functions, ability to work, or return to your sport or hobby. The initial examination will include an assessment of your range of motion, posture, joint mobility, flexibility, strength, balance/gait, and other specific tests pertaining to your injury.

Throughout your treatment, our Physical Therapist’s will be constantly monitoring and re-evaluating your progress to ensure a safe and rapid recovery. We regularly communicate with your physician/surgeon to provide the most comprehensive care possible.The length of your treatment varies based on your injury or surgical procedure. Your Physical Therapist will discuss the expected treatment time and will frequently educate you on a home exercise program to perform during and after your course of Physical Therapy.

We also offer injury prevention screens with a licensed athletic trainer. These screens cover a functional movement assessment and/or injury consult. These screens are available as a complimentary service to YMCA members! Just call to set up an appointment!

SportsCare Physical Therapy Clinic services both YMCA members and non members! If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, stop by or call anytime!

SportsCare Educational Lectures: 

SportsCare and the Meadowlands YMCA are aligned in providing educational resources to all members of our community. Our informational lectures cover a variety of topics that aid in the prevention of chornic diseases and offer treatment solutions for preexisting ailments. All lectures are open to the public.

View our upcoming events here. 

Contact Information:

Phone:201-623-3366

Fax: 201-623-2913

Hours:

Monday 8am - 8pm

Tuesday 8am - 4pm

Wednesday 8am - 8pm

Thursday 2pm - 8pm

Friday 8am - 4pm


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