HARDYSTON, NJ - The Sussex County YMCA is offering members more ways to stay active and get back to their fitness routines, with the relaunch of outdoor group exercise classes. 

Classes are open to active Y members, with reservations required in advance. Outdoor classes currently include Defend and Spin and more will be added. For a weekly schedule, visit the Sussex Y website

In order to create a safer experience for all members, all class participants will undergo a brief health screening including a temperature check when they arrive for class. Members must also wear face masks during their check-in process and when leaving, and masks are recommended during the class.

Social distancing will be enforced during the class and participants are encouraged to bring their own exercise equipment such as mats or weights when appropriate, as well as personal items like water, sunblock, and towels. 

“We know members are wanting to venture out, reconnect, and return to a wellness routine but continue to keep safety in mind. We’re excited to once again offer outdoor fitness classes so that we can help our members work on their health goals while taking advantage of the warm weather,” said Corey Brown, Executive Director of the Sussex County Y. 

In addition to outdoor classes, the Y continues to offer its popular indoor fitness classes with limited capacity for social distancing, as well as virtual classes and a robust collection of On-Demand workouts through the YMCA360 platform, which members can access 24/7. Right now, new members can save up to $50 when joining the Y and have access to both free in-person and virtual fitness classes, personal training, state-of-the-art equipment, an indoor pool, and more. This offer lasts through April 30. To learn more, visit metroymcas.org/join.



Established in 1885, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges invests in its diverse communities to promote wellness, safety and quality of life for children, adults and seniors. Its seven branches in East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Hackensack, Hardyston, Stillwater and Wayne are committed to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility through an array of programs. Some 35,000 people belong to the Metro Y, which awards more than $2.8 million annually in direct and indirect financial assistance.