The Gateway Family YMCA Announces Open House September 8 -14
RAHWAY, NJ – September 8-14 is Back to School, Back to Fitness week at The Gateway Family YMCA branches in Elizabeth, Rahway and Union, NJ.  All branches will be hosting events that are open to the community all week at the Y.  Visit the YMCA during the week to obtain your free “Hall Pass” allowing use of the Y for the week.  The Gateway Family YMCA – Elizabeth Branch is located at 135 Madison Avenue in Elizabeth, Five Points Branch is located at 201 Tucker Avenue in Union, Rahway Branch is located at 1564 Irving Street in Rahway, and Wellness Center Branch is located at 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union.  
Daily themes include Monday- International Literacy Day, Tuesday – Be the Head of the Class, Wednesday- Recess Games, Thursday- Patriot Day, Friday- Share a Story, Saturday- Music & Arts and Sunday- Healthy Family Day.  All week, participants who show their team spirit by wearing high school or college themed gear to the Y will receive prizes.  
Additional Events include:
4:00pm-6:00pm Sneak Peek Renovation Tours—Rahway Branch
6:00pm-7:00pm Family Zumba—Elizabeth Branch
6:45pm-7:30pm Family Zumba—Five Points Branch
7:00pm-8:00pm Family Yoga—Rahway Branch
6:00pm-7:30pm Safe Cycling Community Ride (12+) - Wellness Center Branch
6:30pm-7:30pm Family Zumba—Rahway Branch
7:15pm-8:15pm Family Indoor Cycling Class—Elizabeth Branch
8:30pm-9:30pm Family Swim—Five Points Branch

4:00pm-6:00pm Family Open Gym—Rahway Branch
6:45pm-7:30pm Family Zumba—Five Points Branch
8:00pm-8:45pm Family Abs Express Class—Elizabeth Branch
5:00pm-6:30pm 7th Grade Meet & Greet—Rahway Branch
5:30pm-6:15pm Family Hip Hop—Rahway Branch
6:15pm-7:15pm Family Zumba—Elizabeth Branch
8:30pm-9:30pm Family Swim—Five Points Branch
5:00pm-7:00pm 7th Grade Open House—Five Points Branch
6:00pm-7:00pm Family Yoga—Five Points Branch
6:00pm-8:00pm Family Open Court & Games—Elizabeth Branch
7:00pm-8:00pm Family Open Gym—Rahway Branch
10:00am-11:00am Family Zumba OUTSIDE—Elizabeth Branch
11:00am-12:00pm Guitar Music Class (15+ years) - Wellness Center Branch
1:00pm-3:00pm Sneak Peek Renovation Tours—Rahway Branch
6:00pm-8:00pm Family Gym—Five Points Branch
6:15pm-9:30pm  Family Swim—Five Points Branch
12:00pm-2:00pm Back to School Safe Cycling Rodeo—Wellness Center Branch
1:00pm-3:00pm Family Open Swim—Rahway Branch
3:30pm-6:30pm Family Swim—Five Points Branch
At The Gateway Family YMCA, open house events and healthy activities are an important way to introduce all ages to the fact that fitness can be fun.  The Gateway Family YMCA serves the members of the communities surrounding branches in Elizabeth, Rahway and Union, NJ, providing quality programs and services to all, including residential and emergency housing, the Diabetes Prevention Program, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA and Early Learning Readiness.  The Gateway Family YMCA is more than a gym. It’s a cause.   
The Gateway Family YMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, health and community service organization of caring staff and volunteers dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community and stands For Youth Development, For Healthy Living and For Social Responsibility.  The Gateway Family YMCA impacts the community by providing quality services to people of all ages, races, faith or incomes. The Y doesn’t just strengthen bodies – it strengthens people, families and communities.  
For more information about programs and services provided by The Gateway Family YMCA, please visit or contact the Elizabeth Branch at 908-355-9622, Five Points Branch 908-688-9622, Rahway Branch 732-388-0057 or the Wellness Center Branch 908-349-9622.