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Summit Area YMCA Offers a Day of Free Water Exercise Classes


We at the Summit Area YMCA believe in the importance of not only water safety, but the benefits of a healthy lifestyle from practicing water exercise in a welcoming and inclusive environment. To ensure that everyone in the community has the opportunity to lead a healthy lifestyle, the Summit YMCA will be holding a free day of water exercise classes for all to try. At the Y, we know that helping individuals be the best version of themselves helps to contribute to the foundations of a stronger, more connected community.

Join one of our many water exercise classes on Tuesday, May 30 to enjoy a great low impact workout. Water exercise can also aid in physical therapy. Loosen up stiff joints or help lessen arthritic pain with the helpful, friendly guidance of our Swim Instructors. The Summit Area YMCA offers anything from intense cardio exercises to more relaxing exercises focusing on breathing, balance, and flexibility.

For Ann Romanovsky, Summit YMCA member, she has also witnessed the benefits of the water exercise classes in her health with great results. "I joined Just Treading and other water exercise classes because they are high energy workouts that are also kind on my knees. In just one year, I am so much healthier--I have more stamina and I've made some great friends at the Y. Best of all, I've lost 20 lbs and I am still continuing to exercise. Yay me!"

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Water exercise classes offers:

  • A total body workout including cardio aerobics and muscle conditioning and strengthening.
  • Improves your endurance, power & agility.
  • Exercising in water eliminates impact on joints and tones muscles.
  • A great way to cross train for any athlete.
  • Great way to burn calories and have fun!!

Get started on your healthy living by bringing and friend and joining us at the Summit YMCA pool (shallow & deep water) this Tuesday May 30 for free! Take a water exercise class you've always wanted to try, or take our Aqua Fitness Expo class and try a bit of everything in one session!

Schedule for Tuesday May 30:

  • 8:30AM       AI CHI BEGINNER
  • 10:00 AM   JUST TREADING
  • 11:00AM    WATER FITNESS
  • 7:30PM       AQUA FITNESS EXPO

              (A little bit of everything!)

For information and sign up, please contact: Sue Palatini              
(P) 908 273 3330 x 1149  (E)

In addition to water exercise classes, both branches of the Summit Area YMCA (Berkeley Heights YMCA and Summit YMCA) provide a variety of group exercise classes that challenge participants to reach the next level in their healthy living journey. Popular classes include LES MILLS Body Pump, Body Combat, CXWORX, Indoor Cycling, Barre, Pilates, TRX, Yoga, Zumba and much more. For more information about group exercise classes, visit:

Busy moms can drop off their children at our in-house babysitting Kidzone. For more information, visit:

The Summit Area YMCA is one of area’s leading 501c3 organizations. 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. To strengthen your community and provide others with the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive, make your tax-deductible donation today at

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