FLEMINGTON, NJ – In an ongoing effort to help the youth of Hunterdon County develop healthy lifestyles, the YMCA will again offer complimentary Seventh Grade Memberships to all seventh graders in Hunterdon.

Seventh grade has proven to be an important time for youth to develop healthy habits that can last into adulthood. The goal of the membership is to help seventh graders strengthen healthy behaviors such as remaining active, staying fit, and gaining a better understanding of nutrition, as well as recognizing the importance of continuing these habits into their adult lives.

Youth entering seventh grade are eligible for a free Full Facility Y membership which will be active from now through Aug. 31, 2020.

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Membership includes access to the fitness centers at both the Deer Path and Round Valley branches, use of the Deer Path pool for recreational and lap swimming, enrollment in FitLinxx, a computerized workout tracking system with web access, open gym time for basketball, Youth and Adult Fitness classes, all at no cost. The Membership also allows youth to register for Teen Nights at a discounted rate and fee-based programs at the lower Full Member rate.

“We are pleased to be able to offer the Seventh Grade Membership for the twelfth consecutive year,” said YMCA President/CEO Bruce Black. “The Y hopes to make an impact on youth and show them that exercise and fitness can be fun. With this foundation, we hope they will continue to practice healthy habits throughout their lives.”

Since 2008, the Y has provided more than 2,000 Hunterdon seventh graders with this no cost, one-year membership.

Registration must be done in person by either a parent or guardian at either branch. The Deer Path Branch is located at 144 West Woodschurch Rd. in Readington (use Flemington for GPS) and the Round Valley Branch is located at 1410 Rt. 22 West, Annandale. Proof of grade is required at time of registration.

Included in the membership is an orientation with a YMCA Fitness Center Associate, which is required prior to beginning an exercise routine.

The Seventh Grade Membership Initiative is underwritten by the YMCA Annual Campaign and is made possible through the generosity of individuals, local businesses, and foundations through donations to the YMCA.

To learn more about the Hunterdon County YMCA or the Seventh Grade Membership, visit hcymca.org or call 908-782-1030.