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A Why The Y Story

January 14, 2022

Registration for the Madison Area YMCA's  Winter 2022 session programs are open for all!  Register for School of Performing Arts (SOPA) classes and more online TODAY! Click HERE for more information

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(Madison, NJ) – January 7, 2022 – The Madison Area YMCA announces our Winter Session beginning on Monday, January 31, including brand new and refreshed classes for all ages to kick off the new year. Priority Registration for members opens on Monday, January 10 at 9AM. Open (non-member) registration ...

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he Family Center is OPEN on New Year's Eve, December 31 from 5AM-4PM and on New Year's Day, January 1, 2022 from 8AM-2PM. The Y resumes regular operations on Sunday, January 2. The F.M. Kirby Children's Center is CLOSED on New Year's Eve, December 31.

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The Family Center is OPEN on New Year's Eve, December 31 from 5AM-4PM and on New Year's Day, January 1, 2022 from 8AM-2PM. The Y resumes regular operations on Sunday, January 2. The F.M. Kirby Children's Center is CLOSED on New Year's Eve, December 31.

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TODAY ONLY! Join the Madison Area YMCA TODAY and we'll waive your initiation fee. Use code BFinitiation at check out when you register online.

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October 11 marks National Coming Out Day, commemorating the national march on Washington for gay and lesbian rights 34 years ago. The Madison Area YMCA stands in solidarity for all the LGBTQ+ people in our community. Whether you're already out, coming out today, thinking about coming out, or ...

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Beginning September 15th till October 15th, Hispanic Heritage month is a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latinx community. At the Y, we believe our communities are stronger when everyone feels welcome and we work together ...

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It's time to hit your Fall Goals! Join the Madison Area YMCA between August 23-September 6 and they will waive your initiation fee. You'll also be entered in a raffle for a FREE month of membership. Sign up for a membership online, and use code Fall2021 at checkout to waive your initiation ...

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Beginning Wednesday, June 23 through Saturday, June 26, our Family Center parking lot will experience a substantial update as we pave, reline parking spots and improve the overall condition of the outside of our facility. Click here for details on where to park: https://delivr.com/28bgc If you ...

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Extended through May 31! As a thank you for helping the community be as healthy as possible, the Madison Area YMCA is waiving initiation fees and offering 3 FREE guest passes for all fully COVID-19 vaccinated individuals. The Y, part of a worldwide values-driven association, is inclusive of all ...

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Received your COVID-19 Vaccine? Great! When you join the Madison Area YMCA now - April 30, the initiation fee will be waived upon proof that you are fully vaccinated. (Per CDC guidelines, "Fully Vaccinated" means 2 weeks after second Pfizer/Moderna dose or 2 weeks after single Johnson & ...

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It's not too late to share the Y with a friend! Join us during the month of April and receive 3 FREE Guest Passes! (Must have not held an active Madison Area YMCA membership since 1/1/2020)

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If you have not had a membership at the Madison Area YMCA since January 1, 2020 and you join between NOW through March 31, you receive three FREE guest passes. Share the Y with a friend today! (Guest passes are valid for 60 days after issuing date)

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February is American Heart Month! The following are a few tips on how to stay heart healthy: GET MOVING! Staying physically active keeps the heart and blood vessels healthy. Join a Group Exercise class at the Family Center or catch a LIVE class on our Virtual Platform. HEART-HEALTHY ...

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Fitness goes all-virtual tomorrow, February 1. Here's the schedule for tomorrow, with the addition of CXWORX and BODYPUMP that are in-studio classes but are going virtual for the snow day. Head to madisonareaymca.org/virtual-YMCA for the full schedule and class descriptions.

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Week of Gratitude 2020 Day 5: Did you know that 189 children participate in early childhood education, child care and virtual learning support programs at our Kirby Center and Family Center? In our new expansion, we will be able to provide more opportunities for Kirby students to take swim ...

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Week of Gratitude 2020 Day 4: In our new expansion which will include a new full-size basketball gymnasium, there will be more room and flexibility for more diverse health and sports programming for youth, teens, adults and seniors. Thank you! #Ygratitudeisgreat #YOUareWHY

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Week of Gratitude 2020 Day 3: Happy Thanksgiving! The Madison Area YMCA has been around for 147 years. As we celebrate this season with hearts full of gratitude, we give thanks for YOU. We are grateful that you are part of our Madison Area YMCA community. The Y touches hundreds of people ...

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Week of Gratitude 2020 Day 2: Thank you for helping us build for the future! #Ygratitudeisgreat #YOUareWHY

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Week of Gratitude 2020 Day 1: In our new expansion, which will include a new 8-lane pool, we will be able to give the Mariners and more children the opportunity to gain confidence, create friendships and the chance to grow and thrive through our competitive and recreational aquatics programming.

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Friday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. are a blast for 13 boys enrolled in Y Ninja Fit for Teens at the Madison Area YMCA. The Gymnastics Center is abuzz with the boys running, climbing and jumping over and under obstacles. (Where are you, girls? This is open to you too!) Teens experience the best of ...

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“The best thing that comes out of the Y’s Youth & Government and Mock Trial programs is that kids learn to think critically, practice their research and presentation skills and get used to speaking in front of other people. They overcome being shy,” says Kiana Cunningham, the Madison Area ...

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Reith Gordon, a very funny lady, who turned 95 this month has been exercising at the Madison Area YMCA for 18 years where she has met many good friends at her Monday and Wednesday senior classes. “For a long time, I had been hiding my age,” Reith says, chatting after her chair yoga class ...

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Who doesn’t love Professor? Anyone involved with the Madison Area YMCA Rosettes gymnastics team in the last 25 years knows Vladimir Peleksic, affectionately known as Professor. He has coached, supported and celebrated hundreds of gymnasts during his tenure at the Madison Area YMCA. Now, the ...

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Silvia now swims with her family. That might not sound like big news—but it is. The wife and mother of two didn’t know how to swim and was afraid of the water. One thing Silvia was determined to make sure of as a result? Her daughters Lupe and Luci would learn how to swim. And they did. From the ...

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Fifteen-year-old Madison resident Jake De Guzman is a Y Ninja Gym assistant instructor at the Madison Area YMCA. The Y is pretty lucky to have him—he’s an accomplished, award-winning student of Taekwondo. A USA National Taekwondo Poomsae Team Member, Jake specializes in the discipline of ...

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A group of dance students dressed in pink leotards eagerly await entrance into the room where they will tap, flap and dig their tap shoes and walk delicately on the tips of their ballerina-slipper toes.  It’s 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Madison Area YMCA’s School of Performing Arts. When ...

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When Tirian Chang was a baby he would float around in his mother’s arms at the Madison Area YMCA pool when he took “Mommy and Me” swim classes with his mother, Paige. Imagine the thrill when the Mariners swim team member, now 8, butterflied his way to 1st place at the N.J.Y.M.C.A. 8 & Under ...

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The Kirby bus, as it is affectionately called, pulls up to the Madison Area YMCA’s Family Center. The kids on the bus have just taken a short ride from the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center on East Street to do their sports, swimming, gymnastics, performing arts or enrichment classes. Five-year-old John ...

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