LIVINGSTON, NJ - The West Essex YMCA is waiving the joiner fee for area residents to provide them with the kick-start they need to make fitness, wellbeing and healthy connections part of their lives. During the “Start Your Someday Today” campaign, anyone who signs up for an individual, senior or family membership between Dec. 18, and Jan. 31, 2015, pays no joiner fee.

The West Essex Y, serving Livingston, West Orange, Roseland, the Caldwells and surrounding communities, provides affordable opportunities for people of all ages to find their groove through its array of classes, programs and events.

During the winter session starting Jan. 5, children can take a sports sampler class, learn to dance and join the basketball league. Toddlers can get in on the fun with their own play group that introduces them to preschool, while teens can take join the leadership club and learn tennis.

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Parents can take advantage of childcare, while they work out in the state-of-the-art weight room, take one of many classes including Spin®, yoga, and Aqua-Fitness, or attend a healthy living workshop on topics likes nutrition and diabetes. They can also claim a few hours to themselves, while their kids enjoy Friday Fun nights.

Seniors may enjoy the Y’s many exercise programs geared to them including Gentle Fitness and Keep on Movin’.  All members can sign up for a free fitness evaluation.

And as always, the Y offers progressive swim lessons for children as young as six months and adults, as well as family swim times and aquatic classes. To learn more, stop by the West Essex Y at 321 South Livingston Ave. in Livingston, visit, or call (973) 992-7500.

West Essex YMCA to Offer Free Lessons for Swim Safety Week

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The West Essex YMCA has announced that because “learning to swim is a critical safety skill for every child” that “they are offering FREE swim lessons to teach children ages three and up through adults water safety and basic swimming skills.”

This program, sponsored by Kenneth and Helen DeGhetto, is designed for those with little or no experience in the water. Open to the community, the Y is offering four 30-minute lessons for free, from Dec 27 through Jan 3. Those interested should print out the form from the photo gallery above and bring it to the YMCA, located at 321 S. Livingston Ave., send an email to or call: (973) 992-7500 x108. Space is limited, so register early and by Dec. 23.

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