Adult - Health & Wellness

Staying healthy involves more than working out.  Our programs and services focus on a well-rounded approach to serve a person's unique needs.  At the Y we provide fitness and educational programs to promote healthier decisions so you can know the best ways to stay fit.

Metuchen YMCA

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Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is offering a Diabetes Prevention Program to people who are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, to help them adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease.

The program is a 12-month lifestyle behavior intervention with 25 sessions delivered over the course of one year.

Participants should check with their health insurance provider as the program may be a covered expense.  Participants may also be eligible for YMCA financial assistance.

Participants do not need to be members of the Y to enroll.

For more information about the program, financial assistance, or to see if you qualify, contact our Diabetes Prevention Coordinator, Joyce Madee at 732-316-8213 or email her at ydpp@ymcaofmewsa.org.

 


 
Barre Sculpt Fitness Class
Barre us a unique blend of yoga, pilates, and strength training, all centered around traditional ballet barre drills. Within this class you will lengthen and tone your muscles, while improving your posture and balance.

Member price: $80 for 8 week session
Non-member price: $100 for 8 week session
One class drop-in price: $13 (members) and $15 ( non-members)

Contact: Hannah Thomas, Wellness Director at 732-548-2044 or  hannah.thomas@ymcaofmewsa.org
  • Barre Sculpt

Small Group Training- Parkinson's
Knockout PD is a 10 week program that will combine various modes of exercise, including non-contact boxing, that have demonstrated success in suppressing and even reversing symptoms associated with Parkinson?s Disease. Participants will perform exercises that help to improve cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance and strength, flexibility, and balance. 
  • Knockout PD

Healthy Lifestyle Coaching Program
  • Tired of yo-yo dieting, counting calories or starting over every Monday?
  • Are you looking to get your health on track by making a lifestyle change?
  • Do you want to learn about eating more to lose fat and increase metabolism

Join this 7-week coaching and mentoring Lifestyle Program that will help you develop new, healthy habits, learn about low-glycemic eating, and identify new favorite foods and nutritious recipes.  Make new friends in this empowering group atmosphere and achieve results to last a lifetime.
This Lifestyle program is taught by Jan Grayzel, ACE certified Health Coach. Jan has over 10 years of experience as a health and fitness professional.
For more information please contact Robin Guensch at 732-548-2044 or robin.guensch@ymcaofmewsa.org

  • Live Well, Live Happy, Live Long

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA
Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected. The YMCA and Livestrong have joined together to create LIVESTRONG® AT THE YMCA, a physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health.

Participants work with YMCA staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals such as increased strength, balance, flexibility and endurance and improving confidence and self esteem. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG® AT THE YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.

We offer a 12 week program that consists of an exercise program and a support group. This program is free to cancer survivors and will include a 12 week Full Facility membership. Participants are encouraged to bring a support person.

To learn more about LIVESTRONG® AT THE YMCA, please email
Livestrong-Metuchen@ymcaofmewsa.org or call Hannah Thomas at 732-548-2044 ext. 2217
Personal Training
  • Individual Personal Training

    Looking for a new challenge, need some additional motivation, or just don’t know what you should do to reach your goals? Personal Training is a one-on one service designed specifically to help you meet your needs and help you to achieve your goal

    See our Personal Training Brochure for more details.
  • Dual Personal Training

    A certified Personal Trainer will work with you and a partner simultaneously. Both partners take turns training and spotting with an emphasis on education and technique.

    See our Personal Training Brochure for more details.
Karate (Ages 13-Adult)
  • Karate (Ages 13+ -Adult )

Private Yoga Classes

Deepen your practice, gain confidence and receive guidance from an experienced teacher.
Private yoga lessons are the best way to address your goals, and work on areas of individual interest. 
Register today at Welcome Center!
1 Hour Fees:
$47-One Session
$215- Five Sessions (save $20)
$420- Ten sessions (save $50)

Contact: Robin Guensch
Adult program Coordinator 
Yoga Instructor
732.548.2044

Edison YMCA

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5K Training (8 Week Program)

Looking to finish your first 5K? Just need a refresher?
Then this program is for you!

In preparation for the Janice Garbolino Memorial 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 15, 2018, we are offering this 8 week training program designed to help participants complete our 5K race.

When: Wednesday Nights starting July 25
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Roosevelt Park in Edison
Cost: $78 - includes registration fee for race ($30 value)

All levels are welcome. Learn the basics of running through practice of form drills, running intervals and eventually, non-stop running. Don't forget to bring your inner super hero!

Registration required. Spots fill quickly. Contact Debbie Wider at (732)494-3232 x 3529 OR deborah.wider@ymcaofmewsa.org for more information.


  • 5K Training (8 Week Program)
Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is offering a Diabetes Prevention Program to people who are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, to help them adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease.

The program is a 12-month lifestyle behavior intervention with 25 sessions delivered over the course of one year.

Participants should check with their health insurance provider as the program may be a covered expense.  Participants may also be eligible for YMCA financial assistance.

Participants do not need to be members of the Y to enroll.

For more information about the program, financial assistance, or to see if you qualify, contact our Diabetes Prevention Coordinator, Joyce Madee at 732-316-8213 or email her at ydpp@ymcaofmewsa.org.

Enhance Fitness

Enhance Fitness is an evidence-based group exercise program for older adults that uses simple, easy-to-learn movements that motivate individuals (particularly those with arthritis) to stay active throughout their life. Each class session includes cardiovascular, strength training, balance, and flexibility exercises and the fostering of strong social relationships between participants. Low-intensity physical activity has been proven to reduce pain, help with weight control, improve functioning and elevate mood. Class meets three times per week for 60 minutes. In each class, a trained YMCA Enhance Fitness Instructor will provide exercises to improve cardiovascular health, strength and flexibility.

For more information, please contact our Wellness Department at 732-494-3232 ext. 3529
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA
Cancer is a life–changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected. The YMCA and Livestrong have joined together to create LIVESTRONG® AT THE YMCA, a physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health.

Participants work with YMCA staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals of increasing their strength, balance, flexibility and endurance and improving confidence and self-esteem. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG® AT THE YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body. As a complement, our program offers yoga for cancer survivors once a week. We offer a free 12 week program to cancer survivors, which includes full facility membership for 12 weeks.

To learn more about the program please email Livestrong-Edison@ymcaofmewsa.org or call Kim Shibata at 732-494-3232 ext 3517.
Personal Training
  • Individual Personal Training

    One-on-one service with nationally certified Personal Trainers designed specifically to help you reach your individual goals.

    See our Personal Training Brochure for more details.
  • Dual Personal Training

    A certified Personal Trainer will work with you and a partner at the same time. You will both train together addressing your technique and level of performance.

    See our Personal Training Brochure for more details.
Small Group Training (Ages 18+ years)
  • Barre Fitness (Ages 18+ years)

    A powerful blend of Pilates, Yoga and Ballet at the barre in the Body Mind Studio
  • Tighten & Tone (Ages 18+ years)

    This Small Group Training class will help tone and sculpt your body to provide defining muscles. 
  • TRX Boot Camp (Ages 18+ years)

    Mix strength and cardio movements on the TRX Suspension Trainer, mixed with other select equipment and full body functional movements. 
  • Kickboxing

    This classes utilizes upper and lower body kickboxing moves to provide general strength and conditioning to participants and also demonstrates proper technique.

  • TRX Suspension Training

    This class utilizes the TRX Suspension Trainer for a core-engaging and challenging bodyweight workout to tone the body and build overall strength.

South Amboy YMCA

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Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is offering a Diabetes Prevention Program to people who are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, to help them adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease.

The program is a 12-month lifestyle behavior intervention with 25 sessions delivered over the course of one year.

Participants should check with their health insurance provider as the program may be a covered expense.  Participants may also be eligible for YMCA financial assistance.

Participants do not need to be members of the Y to enroll.

For more information about the program, financial assistance, or to see if you qualify, contact our Diabetes Prevention Coordinator, Joyce Madee at 732-316-8213 or email her at ydpp@ymcaofmewsa.org.

 

Enhance Fitness

Enhance Fitness is an evidence-based group exercise program for older adults that uses simple, easy-to-learn movements that motivate individuals (particularly those with arthritis) to stay active throughout their life. Each class session includes cardiovascular, strength training, balance, and flexibility exercises and the fostering of strong social relationships between participants. Low-intensity physical activity has been proven to reduce pain, help with weight control, improve functioning and elevate mood. Class meets three times per week for 60 minutes. In each class, a trained YMCA Enhance Fitness Instructor will provide exercises to improve cardiovascular health, strength and flexibility.

For more information, please contact Susan Chanese at 732-553-9622 ext. 4209 or susan.chanese@ymcaofmewsa.org

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA
Cancer is a life–changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected. The YMCA and Livestrong have joined together to create LIVESTRONG® AT THE YMCA, a physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health. 

Participants work with YMCA staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals of increasing their strength, balance, flexibility and endurance and improving confidence and self-esteem. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG® AT THE YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body. As a complement, our program offers yoga for cancer survivors once a week. We offer a free 12 week program to cancer survivors, which includes full facility membership for 12 weeks. 

For more information please email Livestrong-SouthAmboy@ymcaofmewsa.org or call Susan Chanese at 732-553-9622.
Personal Training
  • Individual Personal Training

    Looking for a new challenge, need some additional motivations or just want to learn the best way to reach your goals? Personal Training is a one-on-one service designed specifically to help you achieve your goals.

    See our Personal Training Brochure for more details.
  • Dual Personal Training

    A certified Personal Trainer works with you and a partner simultaneously. You both take turns training and spotting with an emphasis on education and technique. The program will be the same for both of you.

    See our Personal Training Brochure for more details.

Masters Swim Program
  • Total Immersion Masters-Advanced (Ages 18+)

    TI gives average swimmers, even beginners, the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become their own best teacher.
Eating Healthy Cooking Class (Ages 18+)
Adults will learn how to handle food safely as well as learn to make fun and easy recipes that are healthy.  You will also learn how to create food for a healthier lifestyle.  The class will be led by a certified Chef who will make being in the kitchen and cooking exciting.
  • Eating Healthy Cooking Class