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Wellness Navigation: Your First Step to Achieving Your Wellness Goals

Wellness Navigation: Your First Step to Achieving Your Wellness Goals

Are you ready to begin taking your health seriously but not sure where to start? In the ever-changing world of health, fitness, and wellbeing we all seem to have many more questions than answers.

And usually our internal conversations go something like this…

“What should I eat?” Followed by… “Do I really have to exercise, I don’t have time, and if I did what should I do because I have a bad [fill in the blank… knee… shoulder… back…] Then there’s the… do I really have to drink that much water, and I know I should get more sleep but my life is so stressful…”

Sound familiar? What do you do if that sounds like you?

Welcome to Wellness Navigation at the Summit YMCA, a new way to discover and create what wellness and well ”being” can be for you.

Unbeknownst to most, the Summit YMCA has more than just a fitness center, but also an entire world of classes, equipment, trainers, wellness staff, and services that serve the youngest to the most senior in the community. With so many resources, it can easily become overwhelming, and that is where the “Wellness Navigation” program is key.

The program has been designed to not only answer a members concerns and questions, but most importantly, helps ensure accountability and motivation for individuals so that they’re successful from the start, and all along the way.

All you have to do? Speak to any Y staff member about Wellness Navigation or visit the Summit Area YMCA Wellness Navigation page to sign up. One of the Summit YMCA’s highly skilled navigators will work one-on-one with them to discover and create a very personalized approach to access the best the Summit YMCA. We ensure that the approach will best fit into your lifestyle and goals, both at the Y and outside the Y.


Or, feel free to call the Summit YMCA to set up a complimentary tour of the Summit YMCA or consultation with a Wellness Navigator.

With the generous donations of members, donors, and partners in the community from funds raised during our Annual Campaign and special events, the Summit Area YMCA is able to offer financial assistance to individuals and families to access Y programs and services, including membership to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

For more information about financial assistance, please visit www.thesay.org/fa 


Jay Jacobs





(908)273-3330 Ext. 1178



carolina lora-diaz





(908)273-3330 Ext. 1145



About the Summit Area YMCA
The Summit Area YMCA is one of the area’s leading 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. Founded in 1886, the Summit Area YMCA has a history steeped in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income and background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Each year, we serve more than 10,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. 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.