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Community Programs, Lectures and Screenings: Madison Area Y

The Madison Area YMCA is pleased to offer community programs, lectures and health screenings for all ages.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA The Madison Area YMCA supports cancer survivors through its new, free initiative that provides opportunities to engage in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person. People are encouraged to come as they are, no matter what stage of wellness they are in. This 12-week, research-based program brings together cancer survivors and YMCA staff trained in cancer care to achieve physical goals, confidence and living a healthy lifestyle. The program begins on Monday, September 23.

Girls On The Run (GOTR) is offered at the Madison Area YMCA! In the spring, girls in 3rd through 5th grade are invited to participate in GOTR, an experiential learning, nonprofit prevention program that inspires girls to be healthy and confident through a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Practices will take take place at the Y twice a week for 10 weeks and will culminate with a final 5K event in June. Sign-ups will start in early spring! 

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Member Activity Pass (MAP) Non-members may purchase a 10-visit pass for $54 for participation in certain programs.

Kids Central Open Play Kids can enjoy the indoor playground. Free to members. Non-members and parents of youth members must purchase a day membership for use.

Birthday parties Have your child’s birthday party or special occasion at the Y!

Chess Club for ages 9 and up Beginners to master-level players are welcome to join the club on Fridays from 7:00-10:00 p.m. The goal of this group is to play, teach and learn.

Table Tennis Club for adults All levels of players are welcome. Sundays 2:30-5:00 p.m.; Tuesdays 7:30-10:30 p.m.; Fridays 7:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturdays 5:30-8:30 p.m.  

Senior Fitness Classes Senior-friendly fitness classes include Senior Fitness Class, Senior Water Works and Senior Swim. A complete list can be found in the program directory. Senior Fitness Classes are free for members. Non-members may purchase a Member Activity Pass (MAP).

Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Class Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. Caregivers welcome.

Support Group for Parkinson’s Disease 2nd Monday of each month 6:30-7:30 p.m. and 2nd Tuesday of each month 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Water therapy program provided by SWIM, Inc. for post-stroke patients or those with muscular impairment. For more information, contact Barbara Medina, the Madison Area YMCA’s contact for Swim, Inc. at 908-685-0040 or visit or

Health screenings and Lectures include:

Women’s Health: What Can Physical Therapy Do For Lower Back Pain & Pelvic Pain? Find out on Wednesday, September 18, from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. in the Kroll Conference Room. Dr. Yuchin Chang will provide insight on pain caused by active trigger points, pelvic mal-alignment and poor posture from a physical therapy perspective. The lecture is free.

Selective Functional Movement Screen (SFMS): Wednesday September 25, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. SFMS is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function. Dr. Michelle Millner, PT, DPT, OCS is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist and is SFMS certified. Appointments are recommended for the screening. Call 973-270-7417 or email The lecture is free.

Self-maintenance for Optimal Power, Mobility and Stability for the Warrior Athlete: Saturday, September 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This seminar helps you understand how the body moves and how to identify faulty movement patterns. Discover how to fix them to optimize athletic potential. Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CGFI, CKTP will host the event. The lecture is free.

For more information about these community programs held at the Madison Area YMCA Family Center at 111 Kings Road in Madison, visit or call 973-822-9622.



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