Did you know -- the Y offers guest passes so you can try our facilities for free before you become a member?
What does the Summit Area YMCA have to offer?
Enrichment programs, athletic programs, recreational programs, socialization programs... programs for youth, teens, adults and seniors. 100+ different group exercise classes, state-of-the-art equipment, swimming pools, personal training, the InBody (body composition analysis scale), free child care (while you workout), nationwide access to YMCA's all over the country, a chance to join our mission and make an impact on your community and more!
Find your passion or try something new! The Y offers over 100+ group exercise and fitness classes EACH WEEK for all ages, all levels and all interests. From low-impact exercise like Ageless Grace and Shallow Water Arthritis to LES MILLS™ programs like CXWORX and BODY COMBAT, to High Intensity Interval Training classes like INSANITY and Cardio HIIT 45, indoor cycling and rowing, more relaxing classes like Vinyasa Yoga & Pilates and so much more! There's something for everybody, no matter what your schedule or exercise style is like.
From the best in the industry and some brands you may not have heard of *yet*. The Berkeley Heights YMCA & the Summit YMCA mean business when it comes to equipment and free weights. We offer free customized demos to help members make the most of their individual workouts! Our Wellness Staff is qualified and trained to explain and demonstrate all the equipment found in our Fitness & Wellness Centers, along with the ability to recommend exercise routines and circuit plans.
At the Y we have professional trainers and coaches whose sole purpose is to help you reach your wellness goals in both mind and body! We offer a variety of opportunities in personal training, small group training, wellness navigation, nutrition coaching and more for you to become a healthier version of yourself. Each session is tailored completely to your needs, goals and even mood! You have our full attention, and we are here to help build not just muscle, but confidence with ongoing support and motivation that will help keep you on track in your wellness journey.
A complimentary service to adult members, we provide up to two hours of free supervised playtime in a safe, enriching environment through non-structured, age appropriate play activities so your little one can develop social skills while you make time for your own development. The safety of your children is our top priority. Parents, teachers and students with education and training in child development make up our team of dedicated staff. Strict reference and background checks are conducted on all YMCA staff and volunteers. All staff are required to be trained in and certified in infant and adult CPR and First Aid.
Is group exercise not your thing? We'll always have good old fashion sports. The Y offers a variety of sports and recreation programs for all ages, all levels and all interests. Open Gym at the Summit YMCA runs at least twice a day, where you can enjoy hours of basketball, volleyball, soccer and more. We also have sessions for pickleball and tennis players, and plenty of other sports clinics throughout the year.
The Summit YMCA has two heated indoor 25 yard pools for lap swim, group exercise and swim lessons. Lap Swim is available multiple times a day, everyday. But there's more than lap swimmers making waves in our pools! The Summit YMCA also offers variety of water fitness classes. From prenatal to parent & child to senior arthritis to Ai Chi and more, including family swim where you can enjoy the water with your kids. Looking for swim lessons? We've got those too! Click below to find a time that works best for you! *Not yet available at the Berkeley Heights YMCA, but coming soon!
So much more! Search through our website or friend us on social media to find out all the latest and greatest going on in our Ys! From programs for youth and seniors, teens and adults, from free programs to paid classes, invitations to special events or cultural celebrations, we have truly have it all. Whether you are seeking to build muscle, lose weight, becoming more healthy in general, learn a new skill, find community, embrace diversity or get involved with the cause, we strive continually to provide staff, programs, resources and equipment that can best help you to achieve your goals!
Visit the Berkeley Heights branch, to discover a number of high energy, fun group exercise classes ranging from our popular Pound, Les Mills Body Pump, Cardio Blast, or All Terrain Cycling. For a more gentle, yet still challenging work out, try Barre Sculpt — or relax with Gentle Yoga, Balance Strength and Coordination, or Tai Chi. And did you hear that we're building a brand new YMCA in Berkeley Heights? 32,000 square feet of amazing! Learn more here.
At the Summit YMCA, group exercise offerings include a full lineup of Les Mills classes like Body Combat, CXWORX and GRIT, Indoor Rowing, Hot Yoga, Barre Sculpt, Vinyasa Yoga, and Ai Chi aquatic fitness to name a few. In addition to group exercise, the Summit YMCA provides a state-of-the-art Wellness and Fitness Centers, 2 warm pools, gymnasium with full sized basketball court, steam room, sauna and more!
Adults over the age of 18 will be able to use the facility for the day’s entirety after signing in with the Member Services Desk at their designated branch. Photo identification and a signed guest waiver are required to gain access to the facility. One day and weekly passes are also available for purchase.
Membership will provide access to YMCA KidZone babysitting, special events and much more. The Summit Area YMCA is a community stronghold that connects people from all walks of life in a neutral, stigma-free space for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Since its founding in 1886, the Summit Area YMCA has been 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. For families and individuals in need, please inquire about the Y’s need-based financial assistance.
We can't wait to meet you! For more information, to schedule a tour, or to register to become a member, click on a link below, contact us or come visit us in-person!
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As always, financial assistance is available to those in need for memberships, programs, childcare and summer camp.
The Summit Area YMCA is one of area’s leading 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organizations. Our programs and services are open to all through our financial assistance programs made possible through the generosity of our members, donors, staff and partners. To help us help others, please make your donation today at www.thesay.org/give.