The Summit Area YMCA's branches are vital, vibrant, and valued centers in the community, which provide meaningful experiences for individuals and families through a variety of athletic, enrichment, recreational and social programs -- each and every day, season and year. Scroll through our programs below to see all we have to offer!
2022 FALL PROGRAM GUIDE
ActivTrax is a web based program for exercise, weight management, and progress tracking that's also conveniently available through your smartphone! 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, experience and preferences. An ActivTrax account is free with your YMCA membership and takes all the guesswork out of your next workout. Available at the Summit YMCA.
Barre classes offer the very best of Yoga, Ballet, and Pilates. These fun but challenging classes will compliment any regular fitness routine. Precise movements given by your instructor will build new muscles and develop your strength in areas you didn’t even know existed, assisting with weight loss and reducing stress!
The Summit Area YMCA has basketball programs for all ages and levels. We teach the basic skills and rules of the sport to youth, with a specific focus on the important values of sportsmanship and teamwork. Join a clinic to improve your skills, join a league to compete and unleash the basketball star inside you or shoot some casual hoops and play a pickup game with other members! We offer multiple sessions weekly exclusive to adults and open gym sessions at least twice a day, so you can enjoy hours of basketball, volleyball, soccer and more -- everyday!
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Join your Summit Area YMCA friends each week for an afternoon of Bingo! Connect with others and engage with other community members with this fun and exciting chance to win some prizes each week!
Throw a party or hold an event with the Summit Area YMCA! We’ll partner with you to make it a happy, fun and special occasion that's more than memorable for you and your guests. Perfect for birthdays, corporate events and team building, project graduations and more. Plus, we'll do all the work, so all you have to do is show up!
Join our Adult Book Group and enjoy interactive discussions with friends and other members. All are welcome to join in - bring your future book suggestions as well!
The YMCA has partnered with Darkness to Light to bring the Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training to our communities. This two-hour FREE training session is designed to educate adults on how to recognize, prevent, and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse, emphasizing child safety and prevention is every adult’s responsibility.
The Summit Area YMCA provides a nurturing, happy and safe environment where children have the ability to discover their potential and develop their skills. We offer childcare, early education, before and after school care for children as young as 6 weeks old through grade school to accommodate the schedules of working parents at our Berkeley Heights Childcare Center, Summit YMCA, and The Learning Circle YMCA Childcare Center.
The mission of the Summit ACHIEVE Community Garden is to bring our neighbors together to share the benefits of organic gardening for a healthier community. The fenced in garden located on Beauvoir Place has 52 raised beds available for our community members to grow organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs to promote healthy eating and provide excess vegetables to our neighbors who visit the Saint Teresa Food Pantry.
The Summit Area YMCA makes strengthening our community is our cause. Every day we provide the resources needed for all to grow, learn and thrive. We nurture life lessons in kids, foster health and well-being at every age, and bring neighbors together to pursue their passions, building a better us for all. Explore the Y connected resources available within our community here.
Our Y strengthens the fiber of our community through training that includes CPR, First Aid, Lifeguard, Water Safety that improve the health, safety and well-being of others. This valuable training also helps develop skills that may open doors to employment opportunities and that enable you to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies.
With invigorating music, a fun atmosphere and a bike, indoor cycling is an intense full body workout where you can burn up to 900 calories per class! Regardless of how fit, flexible or coordinated you are, you'll get a great workout in any of our indoor cycling classes. Simply hop on your bike, set the resistance to the level that's right for you, and let your instructor guide and motivate you through the class.
Choose from a variety of group exercise dance classes to get a highly activated workout! Try the steps to popular Bollywood moves, or shake your hips and burn lots of calories in Zumba! We also offer the occasional Adult Ballet class at the Berkeley Heights YMCA. Dancing is a great way to stay fit for people of all fitness levels, with a wide range of benefits for the mind, body and spirit!
Throw a celebration, lecture, corporate or sports team building event, or host your own private fitness or dance class by renting a space at the Summit Area YMCA! We have a wide selection of facility rental options available to you at the Berkeley Heights YMCA & Summit YMCA.
FitCommit is a payment plan program for personal training that offers reduced rates for a set number of training sessions each month to assist you with what's important, staying focused and achieving your fitness goals.
Find your passion or try something new! The Y offers over 100+ group exercise and fitness classes 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, we offer High Intensity Interval Training classes like INSANITY and Cardio HIIT 45, and more relaxing classes like Vinyasa Yoga, Barre Sculpt & Pilates! There's something for everybody, no matter what your schedule is like.
Directed by nationally certified trainers, this FREE program meets twice a week for 12 weeks to focus on cardiovascular exercise, build muscle strength and work on flexibility in a small group non-medically supervised setting. The program is open to anyone wishing to improve or maintain cardiovascular health, whether or not they have had a cardiac event.
Many people, especially those with busy schedules, love High Intensity Interval Training because they're able to earn maximum work out benefits in a very short period of time! While many of these classes can be challenging, our instructors provide modifications in movements to make it possible for all fitness levels. We offer a variety of H.I.I.T. classes like Insanity, Cardio HIIT 45, Cardio Surge and more.
Available to our family 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. All staff are trained in and certified in infant and adult CPR and First Aid.
The Summit YMCA has two heated indoor 25 yard pools for lap swim, group exercise, swim lessons and more. Lap Swim is available multiple times a day, each and everyday. View our schedules to find a time that works best for you!
Join us at the Summit YMCA and get certified by the American Red Cross to be a lifeguard! Learn the skills and knowledge to perform water rescues. Participants who successfully complete the course receive a certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR, and AED for the Professional Rescuer that is valid for 2 years.
The LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program was created to improve and assist the lives of people affected by cancer by helping survivors rebuild confidence, muscle mass and strength, increase flexibility, endurance, and functional ability and provide a welcoming community where they can connect meaningfully with other survivors. This FREE 12-week small group recovery program for adult cancer survivors runs year round.
The Y offers a variety of educational "lunch & learn" lectures throughout the year that cover subjects like wellness, technology, social issues, education and more. Enjoy interactive discussions with friends and other members, along with a light lunch. Free to members, open to the community.
Join your Summit Area YMCA friends each week for an afternoon of Mahjong - the Ancient Chinese Tile Game available at the Berkeley Heights YMCA & Summit YMCA! Connect with others and engage your mind with this fun, intelligent game that requires your concentration, skill and planning. Please bring your Mahjong cards!
Punch, block and kick your way to a healthier you! Our Martial Arts programs include a variety of classes that will provide you with the skills to defend and disable, increase your aerobic endurance, balance and coordination. We also offer the super popular Les Mills Body Combat class, a high-energy martial arts-inspired workout that allows you to punch and kick your way to fitness and burn up to 740 calories* in under an hour. Learn moves from Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai and Capoeira!
Anxious, stressed, a busy mind? Learn how to find peace, relaxation and stillness by going within. Come and be guided in meditation, allow your calm self to emerge, enjoy a little respite from your thoughts and leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and focused. We also offer special events like Sound Healing Yoga & Meditation available monthly at the Berkeley Heights YMCA.
Discover MX4. A unique, fresh, motivating, boutique style fitness experience that combines best-in-class functional training tools and equipment with traditional and non-traditional exercises. Each group session is coached by an instructor, combining circuits of short intervals and rest that changes weekly, to improve cardiovascular fitness, power, strength and endurance in a way that’s right for your body and abilities.
Transform how you see your food with nutrition coaching at the Berkeley Heights YMCA. Receive ongoing support, personalized information, realistic and individualized goals that allow for lasting lifestyle changes, amazing recipes, motivation, sample grocery lists, meal planning assistance, advice on avoiding fad diets, objective feedback and tools to avoid lifestyle diseases.
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.
The Summit Area YMCA is committed to promoting, encouraging, and motivating families to not only lead healthy lives, but to help nurture their children. We offer a wide range of Parent/Child programs such as music and dance classes like Wiggle, Giggle & Rhyme, Indoor Playground, Born to Boogie, special events, holiday events and more!
Take a break for you! Parents have the hardest jobs and you deserve a break. Drop off your children for a fun night of food, games, movie and dessert while you take some time to get a little R&R, run errands, or have a date night! Pre-registration is required two days prior!
In an effort to empower those living with Parkinson's disease, the Summit Area YMCA now offers exercise classes that help individuals manage their quality of life, coordination, range of motion, flexibility, and more. Our program incorporates the newest research principles in aerobic training and movement to retrain and optimize function for individuals with balance and movement disorders.
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 coaching, 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!
Pickleball, created for all skill levels, combines elements of tennis, ping pong and badminton and is said to be the fastest growing sport in America. The rules are simple, the game is easy to learn, it's tons of fun and a decent workout. Weekly pickleball classes are offered at the Summit YMCA for all levels from beginner through advanced levels.
Pilates at the Summit Area YMCA offers a chance to experience a new type of workout similar to yoga. These classes are low impact and will help with building strength while focusing on stretching and balance work. Each class is composed of multiple controlled movements that will help improve flexibility and endurance throughout the whole body.
Ping Pong is not just a leisurely past time, but a great way to fit a workout into your day while having fun! Members will be able to enjoy an invigorating and fun ping pong class at both the Berkeley Heights YMCA and the Summit YMCA. In this class, you will learn the basics of the game, techniques, how to score and have tons of fun! No experience necessary.
Move beyond the basics by working with a personal trainer/coach and receive personalized attention in a small group format at the Summit YMCA! Small group training is a fun, effective and affordable way to reach your fitness goals. Our nationally recognized certified trainers lead these groups focusing on individual strengths, goals and fitness levels of the participants. We also offer small group drop-in training classes.
The Summit Area YMCA offers a variety of fun, educational, holiday related and culturally diverse community oriented special events for all ages to engage in! Join us all year from one time fitness classes, to our annual events like the LOL Charity Auction & Comedy Show, Lunar New Year Celebration and Holi Festival or drop your kids off so you can relax when we host our monthly Parent's Night Out!
The Special Needs Programs at the Summit Area YMCA are thoughtfully designed for children with diverse abilities like communication, social, behavioral and learning differences to thrive in a safe, friendly and supportive environment. From yoga to structured play dates, to swim and arts and crafts, participants can enjoy a variety of activities that promote health, wellness, creative enrichment, socialization, confidence and more.
The Summit YMCA offers both Adult & Youth Soccer for you to unleash your inner soccer star! Adults can meet friends, unwind, de-stress and have fun while enjoying the sport the Hubbard Gym at the Summit Y. We offer 2 Adult Soccer sessions a week exclusively for members, but open gym runs at least twice a day, where you can enjoy hours of basketball, volleyball, soccer and more.
Summer Camps at the Summit Area YMCA provide children ages 3 years to 16 years with safe and exciting opportunities to explore, learn, create and discover the world around them. Under the guidance of caring, enthusiastic, trained staff members, children will create lasting friendships and lifelong memories, and find positive role models to look up to. With over 40+ camp choices, accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) the Summit Area YMCA offers a variety of options designed to meet your child’s interests and passions every week of summer!
The Summit Area YMCA offers a variety of swim offerings, private lessons, lap swim, lifeguard training, water exercise and more. Our swim classes range from prenatal to parent & child to senior arthritis water exercise classes and more. Enjoy lap swim on your own or family swim with your kids. Learning to swim? We offer a variety of swim lessons year round -- for infants, youth, teens, adults as well as adaptive swim for special needs. Did we mention our award winning swim team?
The Summit Area YMCA swim team (SAY) has nearly a century of tradition of swimming excellence and success at the local, state, and national levels. Our highly selective, year-round competitive program offers training and practice groups for swimmers ages 6 to 18. SAY competes in dual meets with other NJ YMCA’s, and in YMCA and USA Swimming invitational and championship meets. SAY has continually represented at the YMCA Short Course and Long Course National Championships each year.
Join programs designed to give teens opportunities to hang out in a safe space with their peers, discuss their concerns, find solutions, learn leadership skills, prepare for college, and more. 7th Grade Initiative, 8th Grade Leaders Club, Achievers, Destination College, After school Sports, Teen Chef, Teen Center, Yoga & Volunteens are some of the many great programs we offer our young adults! The best part? Most of our programs are offered at little to no cost at all!
The Summit Area YMCA has tennis programs for youth and adults, where we teach the basic skills and rules of the sport for age appropriate rally and games with others with a specific focus on the important values of sportsmanship and fair play. New and advanced players can join lessons, clinics and pickup games to both learn and improve upon game skills or play for fun and show off the racquet star you know you are!
TRX training makes use of special suspension straps or cables and leverages gravity with the user’s body weight to develop strength, endurance, balance, flexibility and core stability, while also building and toning muscle. Due to equipment set up, TRX classes are configured in small group settings. Regardless of your starting level, TRX will take you to the next level. Try TRX today!
Our sports programs and clinics are designed to develop fundamental skills while encouraging good sportsmanship and teamwork. Our volleyball skill class is a great addition to beginner training where participants can practice and improve volley and serve skills through drills and games taught by experienced instructor. The Berkeley Heights YMCA also offers gym sessions every week exclusively for adult volleyball.
Discover the possibilities and volunteer for the Summit Area YMCA today! As a Y volunteer you can be an advocate for a better tomorrow, a shining example of social responsibility, help advance the Y’s cause and make a direct and meaningful difference in the lives of those within our community. Throughout our Y branches, special programming and numerous events there are many ways you can volunteer.
There's more than just lap swimmers making waves in our pools. The Summit Area YMCA offers a variety of water fitness classes daily providing you with numerous opportunities to enjoy full body workouts while eliminating impact and stress on joints. Water exercise can improve strength conditioning, muscle tone, flexibility and range of motion. It can also aid in physical therapy and help lessen arthritic pain.
There are many benefits of working with a Wellness Navigator, including learning more about available Y programs, the latest facility offers, new equipment, personalized recommendations for classes and individual workout plans to better help you reach your goals, reading your InBody numbers, self-motivation techniques and more. The best part? It’s all included in your membership! Let us help you find what you're most passionate about!
Connect your spirit, mind and body through Yoga. Align your posture, practice breathing techniques, or try a new pose! The Summit Area YMCA has a variety of Yoga classes with various levels of difficulty and focuses suitable for everyone. Join a beginner class to learn the basics, try Vinyasa Yoga at Berkeley Heights to connect your movements through breath or Hot Yoga at Summit to burn major calories, detox and tone your muscles!
The Summit YMCA offers an extensive list of engaging athletic, enrichment, recreational and social programs to help youth discover, explore and develop their interests and talents from chess to sewing, cooking to swimming, from sculpture to dance, STEM to soccer and much much more. We believe in the potential of every child and our programs are built to help then learn, grow and thrive in a safe, nurturing environment.
Zumba® is an exciting fitness class inspired by Latin dance. Zumba® consists of Latin rhythms with cardiovascular exercise to create an aerobic routine that is fun and easy to follow. The name Zumba is derived from a Spanish word meaning "buzz like a bee and move fast". Dancing is a great way to stay fit for people of all fitness levels, with a wide range of benefits for the mind, body and spirit! You don’t have to know how to dance, just bring your enthusiasm and we'll help with the rest!
Check out our latest program guide where you can find detailed information on current and upcoming programs for every age and interest -- all in one convenient place! The Summit Area YMCA builds stronger communities with programs and services that help all individuals learn, grow, and thrive in a welcoming, inclusive environment.