At the Y, we believe exercise can benefit everyone and that you can begin an exercise program at any age! Our health and fitness staff, always available to assist you, is sensitive to individual needs. Our job is to encourage and motivate you and our equipment is constantly being upgraded and improved upon. At the Summit Area YMCA, we are always striving to meet members’ changing needs and keep up with fitness innovations.
State of the art cardio equipment including Treadclimbers, Lateral Xs, treadmills, upright and recumbent bikes, Expresso Bikes, rowers, total body elliptical trainers. An experienced Wellness Instructor is available on the floor to help you with your fitness questions.
The Y’s free weight room contains weights from 2 to 100 pounds – over 6,000 pounds of equipment and benches, as well as a cable crossover and Smith Machine and an Ab Pull-up. There is always an experienced fitness instructor nearby to answer any questions about proper weight-lifting technique.
The Berkeley Heights YMCA offers 2 full circuits of strength machines to achieve a full body work out in a controlled and efficient manner. Members may schedule an orientation with a fitness center staff member to become familiar with the machines.
The Y offers members a number of additional personalized services in order to increase overall health and wellness.
Want to get a feel for where your body is currently? Sign up for a FREE Basic Fitness Assessment! Through this assessment you will have the following checked: weight, blood pressure, resting heart rate, target heart rate, and body composition.
ActivTrax is a web based program for exercise, weight management, and progress tracking. ActivTrax provides you with powerful adaptive technology to help you succeed. All workouts are customized using your personal profile settings and our equipment library to meet your unique goals and preferences. An ActivTrax account comes free with your membership and takes all the guesswork out of your next workout. Sign up for your free Fit Quest Express 30 minute appointment at the front desk and begin to take your workouts to the next level!
Access your fitness goals and progress from anywhere! Preva is a new, state-of-the-art software on our Precor cardio equipment. This powerful technology allows you to set and track your weekly fitness goals and view them on-the-go from the free iPhone and Android apps! Goals and progress can be set and viewed by duration, distance, and/or calories. Preva makes reaching your goals and making healthy decisions fun and manageable -- earn badges, points, and bonuses as you workout!
A nationally certified personal trainer will offer one-to-one counseling and instruction to enhance performance, provide sport-specific training, assist with healthy lifestyle habits and provide motivation and support while you exercise.
As a member, you are entitled to free equipment orientation with a Wellness Instructor, who will help with the correct machine fit and weight selection to ensure that you are using equipment properly and safely.
Babysitting is offered free of charge to Berkeley Heights Y Family and Adult members while they are using the facility.
Berkeley Heights YMCA provides male and female locker rooms. Members and their guests must provide their own padlocks for lockers and must remove them when leaving the facility. Unless you rent a locker, they are only for use while you are in the building. Locks left on overnight will be cut and the contents will be removed. Lockers are available for member rental on a monthly or yearly payment schedule. Arrangements may be made at the Member Services Desk.
The reciprocal program offers All In One members entry to hundreds of YMCAs across the nation. If you plan to travel, the AWAY imprint on your membership card will allow you access to other YMCAs, although some restrictions may apply depending on the location.