New Member Guide

Welcome to the Summit Area YMCA

We’re so happy you have joined our vibrant community and we thank you for choosing us to be a part of your journey.



At the Y, we work together each day to make a meaningful difference in the lives of everyone who walks through our doors. The Summit Area YMCA (SAY) is much more than a “gym and swim” facility. As a cause-driven organization, we welcome people of all ages and abilities, and our promise is to strengthen community and foster wellness in spirit, mind, and body. 

While in our Ys, you are our number one priority and we’re here to support in any way we can. We put this guide together for you to ensure the start of your Y experience is a great one!


YOUR FIRST VISIT

If you haven't already done so, please visit the Y and request your membership barcode ID. Then, add the barcode ID to your SAY Mobile App to scan at check-in when you visit. As a member of the SAY, you have access to all that the Berkeley Heights YMCA & Summit YMCA both have to offer!

OUR LOCATIONS


If you have a family membership, you can add multiple barcodes to your the app, for convenience when you check in!


SAY MOBILE APP

Use your phone to scan into the Y for easy check-in, view group exercise classes, open gym and lap swim schedules, reserve your spot in classes, register for programs, engage in fitness challenges for prizes, track your workouts, earn member rewards, receive important facility notifications and more — all with the click of a button!

DOWNLOAD THE APP 

 FAQ


KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Interested in quiet time at the gym? Check the capacity meter before your visit! Also available on the SAY Mobile App.

BRANCH CAPACITY


All visitors must check-in for all Y activities (indoor & outdoor) so that we can record and maintain accurate capacity and attendance records. The numbers show the percentage of members checked in to our facilities. As the number moves towards 100% it means there are more members in our Y relative to the total capacity. 

 


GENERAL INFORMATION

With guidance from local and state authorities, we have incorporated numerous safety measures and cleaning protocols to keep our members, children, visitors & staff safe and healthy while in our Ys. Our Welcome page addresses and answers most of our members’ questions about our Y.

LEARN MORE

COVID-19 SAFETY

Policies & Procedures

 


FITNESS CLASSES

Our Y is proud to offer an extensive variety of indoor and outdoor fitness classes, small group training, lap swim and open gym sessions for you to choose from each week. Due to limited space and high demand, reservations are required for most classes. View schedules and make reservations online or via the SAY Mobile App.

SCHEDULES


For information about group exercise policies, class reservation rules and our cancellation policy, please refer to our Group Exercise Class Guidelines.

Class Guidelines


VIRTUAL FITNESS STUDIO

When you are unable to join us in-person, you don't have to miss your workout! Our virtual fitness studio includes a growing library of on-demand workout videos that you can search through by category, instructor, intensity, target area and more for you to enjoy your workout, your way. Whenever and wherever you need it!

TOUR THE STUDIO

REQUEST ACCESS


MEASURE YOUR PROGRESS

In under one minute, the InBody scale (located in both of our Fitness Centers) provides you with a complete body composition analysis that measures your body's muscle, weight, fat percentage, hydration levels and more. This free, in-depth tool helps manage your body’s changes and progress over time.

WATCH VIDEO

LEARN MORE

 


MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Volunteer in the community. Donate to help a neighbor in need. Now more than ever, we need you! As a volunteer-led, nonprofit organization, our operations run on the help of our dedicated staff, loyal volunteers, and the funds receive from magnificent donors like you. Every donation or gift of time, big or small, provides families, children, students, adults, and seniors with opportunities to participate in programs that promote our mission in strengthening others in mind, body and spirit.

Stay in the know and bookmark our news page to learn more about what’s happening now and coming soon to our Y.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 


QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?

Feel free to stop by when you're at the Y or reach out to us directly. On behalf of our entire staff, welcome again to the Summit Area YMCA. We look forward to seeing you around!


Terri Clinton
Chief Operating Officer
Summit Area YMCA
terri.clinton@thesay.org 


SUMMIT AREA YMCA

BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA | SUMMIT YMCA | THE LEARNING CIRCLE YMCA

In 1886, we were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association, but today, we are The Y. An association that values, and is made stronger by, its diverse people. We stand for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility — For a better us. We are committed to creating equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, age, disability, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious affiliation. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring and respect — are integral to everyday operations.

Each year, as one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations, the Summit Area YMCA serves more than 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the New Jersey communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. Our history is rooted in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those in need.