WESTFIELD, NJ -- The Westfield Area YMCA is pleased to announce Friends Week. The month of February is American Heart Month!  Show a friend you care about them and their heart by inviting them to join you at the Y.

During the week of  Feb. 17 - 23, members and their friends can use the Main Y Facility and attend classes for free.  Get fit with a friend and enjoy a land or water group exercise class, work out together in the Y’s newly renovated strength training room or racquetball courts, play basketball or pickleball and enjoy open lap and family swim. Get your hearts pumping in the cardio room, free weight room and Fitness Express Center. Take a dance class, Tae Kwon Do or a youth sports class—many options are available.

Contact the Y’s Welcome Center staff at 908-301-YMCA (9622) for additional details or visit our website at www.westfieldynj.org. The Westfield Area YMCA is located at 220 Clark St. in Westfield. Non-members must bring a valid ID.

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Additional free special events will also be held including: Meet the Nutritionist! 9 a.m. - noon, Monday, Feb. 18;  a Friends Week Breakfast 7:30 - 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 (RSVP online or in-person by Feb. 18); and the Healthy Kids Expo 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Visit www.westfieldynj.org to learn more about Westfield Area YMCA programs. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.