Ease into Fall with Yoga and Pilates at the Summit Area YMCA.

Ease into Fall with Yoga and Pilates at the Summit Area YMCA.

Now that Summer is over, take time out for yourself to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit with Yoga and Pilates. The Summit Area YMCA, dedicated to promoting healthy living and keeping our community healthy and strong, offers a variety of restorative and mindful classes in Yoga, Pilates and Meditation suitable for everyone, regardless of age or fitness level.

With over 27 million people practicing in the United States according to www.Statista.Com, Yoga is continuing to rise in popularity and the Y is no exception. The practice of Yoga focuses on breath control and meditation through various postures.  Yoga includes a number of styles such as Vinyasa, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Bikram among others, making it suitable for many people. At the Y, there is a wide selection of Yoga classes to choose from.

Try Warm Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Friday mornings at our Summit branch. This class links yoga postures seamlessly and teaches you how to move with breath. Class temperatures are heated but more moderate than hot yoga. Just a beginner? Join a class like Hatha Flow Yoga or Reiki and Restorative Yoga and learn the basics. For more experienced Yogis, try Hot Glide or Hot Primal Yoga to burn major calories, detox and tone muscles! A wide selection of yoga classes is available at both Summit and Berkeley Heights Branches including Iyengar Style Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Chair Yoga, Mindful Vinyasa, Absolute Beginner Yoga, Hot Vinyasa Flow, Hot Primal Yoga, Active Older Adult Yoga, Hot Power Hour, Alignment Driven Vinyasa, and so much more. Find the Yoga class that’s right for you by visiting www.thesay.org/class-schedules

Similar to yoga, Pilates at the Summit Area YMCA is a low impact workout that will help with building strength while focusing on stretching and balance. Each class is composed of multiple controlled movements that will help improve flexibility and endurance throughout the whole body. Pilates at the Summit Area YMCA is a great program to help you achieve and keep the body that you want.

Try Hot Pilates on Thursday mornings at the Summit YMCA, a class designed to incorporate mindfulness of breath with sculpting exercises to work efficiently and effectively while strengthening the core, sculpting and lengthening muscles, improving flexibility and strength. Prefer a cooler temperature Pilates class? Consider one of the many offered at both our branches that fits your schedule and ability including: Strength and Stability, Barre Sculpt, Pilates, and Pilates Mat. Find the Pilates class that’s right for you by visiting www.thesay.org/class-schedules

Both Yoga and Pilates practices help lower blood pressure, improve posture and boost an overall sense of well-being, To learn more on the benefits of each, visit Better Health

The Summit Area YMCA also offers classes on Meditation for those looking for an outlet to de-stress and still their minds. Whatever your fitness passion, there’s a class for you at the Y including: LES MILLS™ programs like BODY PUMP™ and BODY COMBAT™, Zumba™, Sh'bam, High Energy Resistance Training, Yoga/Pilates, Aikido, Barre, Arthritis Exercise, and much more! To learn more, visit www.thesay.org/groupex

For additional information about Yoga/Pilates classes at the Summit Branch contact Tracy Wanamaker, Group Exercise Coordinator, 908-273-3330 ext. 1133 or Tracy.wanamaker@theySAY.org. For information on Yoga/Pilates in Berkeley Heights, contact Lisa McQuilkin at 908 464-8373 x 2026 or lisa.mcquilking@thesay.org

Pre-registration is recommended on www.mindbodyonline.com for all classes.

Not a member?  Try a class on us! Simply visit BE OUR GUEST to redeem your free one-day guest pass. Some restrictions apply.

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About the YMCA

The Summit Area YMCA is one of area’s leading 501c3 organizations. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those with demonstrated need.