Post ItHealthy Tips

  • Smart Shopping for Veggies and Fruits

    It is possible to fit vegetables and fruits into any budget. Making nutritious choices does not have to hurt your wallet. Getting enough of these foods promotes health and can reduce your risk of certain diseases. There are many low-cost ways to meet your fruit and vegetable needs.
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  • Kid-Friendly Veggies and Fruit

    Encourage children to eat vegetables and fruits by making it fun. Provide healthy ingredients and let kids help with preparation, based on their age and skills. Kids may try foods they avoided in the past if they helped make them.
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  • October 04

    Adult Comedy Workshop at Edison YMCA

    In this workshop, adults will learn how to use stand up comedy and improvisation skills to become better speakers in public and in front of groups. The class is run by a professional stand up comedian who tours around the country and hosts workshops to help people get over their fear of public speaking. Learn how to become a more confident speaker, how to think on your feet, and learn tricks on how to nail your next job interview or speaking engagement!
  • October 08

    Adult Computer Programming at Edison YMCA

    Adults 18+, will learn basic coding and computer use. Using Scratch, a program developed at MIT, attendees will learn how to create animations, learn about basic functions of a computer, and learn tools and tricks to help you navigate the ever changing technology society throws your way!
  • October 24

    Knockout PD at the Metuchen Y!

    Knockout PD is a 10-week exercise program designed for people with Parkinson's Disease.
  • October 26

    Friday Night Fright Fest at the Edison Y!

    Join us for a full evening of games, crafts, prizes and snacks and most importantly, FUN!! Don't forget to wear your costumes!
  • October 26

    Spooktacular Family Fun Night at the Metuchen Y!

    Join us for a Magical Halloween Adventure! The excitement begins at 7pm. If you dare, enter through the Forbidden Forest Playground for a world of Spooktacular fun! Tickets can be purchased at our Welcome Center. Everyone is encouraged to wear a costume! Don’t miss our Magic show!
  • January 01

    Healthy Weight and Your Child Program - Coming in January 2019!

    A program for children ages 7-13 that focuses on nutrition education and physical activity to encourage healthier eating habits and an active lifestyle to reach a healthy weight.

We had just moved to South Amboy this past winter and it was a hectic move, but all I kept thinking wasPicture1 as soon as the last box was unpacked I was joining that beautiful YMCA facility.  The YMCA of South Amboy is the heart of the town.  Not only is it where I work off those extra pounds on a daily basis, but it’s where I meet new neighbors both young and old alike. I hadn’t been in any fitness program prior to my joining the Y and while consulting with my personal trainer, Mark during the orientation he asked when was the last time that I had been to the gym.  My answer was short and to my embarrassment brutally honest, “Senior High 36 years ago.”  Thank goodness for me that the YMCA of South Amboy is friendly, fun, and forgiving.- A South Amboy Y Member

  • Pat's Story

    On Saturday, September 22nd, Pat completed her first ever 5K at the Janice Garbolino Memorial 5K Run/Walk.  Pat is a graduate of the 12 week LiveSTRONG program from the South Amboy Branch YMCA.  She was very interested in being involved in the 5K and proudly wore her “I am a survivor” tag on her shirt on race day.  She told me she was unsure if she would be able to do the entire walk, but would go at a slower pace and if she felt she could not handle it, she would turn around.  After realizing how long of a walk it would be if she turned around and went against all the other walkers, she decided to fight her way through to the end of the race.  When she came around the corner to the finish line, she had the biggest smile on her face.  Once again. she had overcome an obstacle and faced her fears.  As she walked to the finish line she crossed and said “I did it” with her arms out proud.  Hopefully this will be the first 5K of many!

    As told by LiveSTRONG Personal Trainer Whitney

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