•We are entering PHASE 2 of our Reopening Plan and welcome our members back into our facilities.

•All branches are operating at 50% capacity.

•All memberships currently on hold will stay on hold until JUNE 1, 2021.

 •All branches and pools are operating on adjusted operating schedules.

•Health and safety protocols remain in place.  Face masks are required of everyone,
with the exception of swimming and participating in an outdoor fitness class.
•Until further notice, there will be no member reciprocity between YMCA branches outside of the MEWSA organization (members may still visit their choice of branch including Metuchen, Edison and South Amboy).  There will be no member reciprocity at the YMCA at the Piscataway Community Center as well until further notice.

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To our Members and our Community:

No one could have possibly imagined that when we closed our doors on March 16, 2020, that it would be a year before things started returning to normal.  We know our members miss the all the programs they participated in prior to our closing.  Based on the State's Reopening Plan and CDC guidance, we have been able to slowly reopen our facilities over the last several months.

But we were never completely shut down.  Our commitment to serve our communities was stronger than ever, and the YMCA of MEWSA provided, with staff and volunteer dedication and your support, emergency child care services for frontline workers, hosted blood drives, mobilized and supported food pantries, launched Pre-K Readiness and Distance Learning Programs, and worked with local school districts to support working parents need for flexible child care and back-to-school academic support.  We also began to offer outdoor and virtual fitness classes to meet the need of our community.  We will be reopening in phases with the health and safety of our members and staff as the top priority when making our decisions.

The YMCA of MEWSA has made the decision, keeping our members continuing health and safety in mind, to extend the hold on your membership until June 1, 2021 Although we would love to have you back before then and we will welcome you as soon as you are ready, we want to give you ample time to feel more comfortable, take the necessary safety precautions, or partake in our outdoor offerings upon the warmer weather.  Your presence is missed by all of us!

Thank you for staying with us during this time. Your support means the world to us.

Please read the information below regarding our hours of operation, protocol and what we are offering at this time.

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Member Safety Protocols

Your safety is our top priority. During these uncertain times, our staff team has been working diligently to prepare for your safe return to our Y facilities. We have missed you!

To ensure the safety and reduce the health risks for our staff and members as we re-open our YMCA facilities, the YMCA of MEWSA has implemented safety protocols based on CDC, state and local government, and YMCA recommended guidelines.

PLEASE NOTE: The YMCA is following CDC recommended social distancing guidelines; therefore, we will have reduced capacity within each area of the center. At times of full capacity, you may be asked to wait or return at a later time.

**Safety protocols subject to change per local authority guidelines. Please check with your local YMCA for up-to-date protocols.

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On Site and Virtual Offerings

We are offering group exercise classes to all of our active, full-facility members, including Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, BollyX and more.   To see a complete schedule of our Group Exercise classes click here. We have also started offering select indoor fitness classes.  Please check your local branch schedule for outdoor fitness classes as they become available.

In addition, all virtual group exercise classes are now open to our active, full-facility members only. Members can sign up here.  Please note that members will need their barcode number located on the back of their membership swipe card to enter the virtual fitness portal.  Before each virtual class, registrants will be emailed the link to join. We plan to keep offering these classes as we transition to more in-person offerings.

Outdoor group exercise classes will be available by registration only. Members must register for each individual class they would like to take.

Please only sign up for classes if you plan on attending to be respectful of others wishing to participate.

Let's Stay Healthy Together

For the health and safety of our members, staff and other visitors to our facility, the YMCA has implemented new safety protocols effective upon reopening of our facilities.

Please bring a face mask, workout towel and water bottle. Face masks are to be worn at all times with the exception of swimming in the pool and while participating in outdoor fitness classes, based on state guidelines.

For the safety and well-being of our staff, members and participants, everyone will be screened prior to entry into the facility and/or program site.

  • All individuals will have their temperatures taken
  • Entry will be denied if you have had any of the following in the last 14 days:
    • Fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell
    • Contact with anyone diagnosed or under investigation with COVID-19, or is ill with a respiratory illness
    • If you are a first responder or health care worker, did you use proper PPE when exposed to COVID-19?
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  • Regular temperature checks
  • Face masks for all staff
  • Member self-scan check-ins
  • Designed for social distance

The YMCA appreciates members’ adherence to the following safety precautions during their visits.


  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Be ready for temperature checks
  • Keep the kids at home
  • Bring your own mask, towel and a filled water bottle
  • Keep your distance
  • Expect reduced capacity
  • Remember to wipe down equipment

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The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy is committed to providing financial assistance for membership and programs. We believe that everyone deserves the right to be healthy and enjoy the benefits of Y membership and programs. The financial assistance we provide is supported by our Annual Support Campaign.

We’re a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause.

No one is turned away because of an inability to pay

Everyone is welcomed at the YMCA and through our Financial Assistance Fund, we extend this opportunity for membership and/or program assistance to anyone who may need it.

Program Assistance

Financial Assistance is available to members who need help paying for the full cost of our childcare, before/after school care, summer camp and programs. 

Membership Assistance

We want everyone in the community to benefit from our programs and services, regardless of financial circumstance. For support with membership fees, we offer our Membership Assistance Application.


Financial assistance is available based on family income, number of household members and the availability of Y funds. It’s provided fairly and openly on a first come, first served basis.