FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- It’s always exciting to change the calendar from December to January. A new year is filled with potential and the chance to start fresh. And after the busy holidays filled with celebrations and tables of delicious treats, it’s not surprising that, according to a 2019 survey, 65 percent of people resolved to exercise more in the New Year.

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA (FSPY) is making it even easier to become part of their Y community and achieve your New Year’s goals. Community members are invited to Try the Y Week from Dec. 30, 2019 to January 5, 2020 and can participate in family-friendly activities at FSPY or take land or water group exercise classes.

Family friendly-activities open to the community during Try the Y Week include:

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Monday, Dec. 30: 10:30 a.m. Family Ninja Warrior; 11:30 a.m. Family Swim

Tuesday, Dec. 31: 10:30 a.m. Family Zumba; 11:30 a.m. Family Cook

Wednesday, January 1: 11:00am Adult/Teen Cycle (space is limited); 12:00pm Adult/Teen Yoga

Thursday and Friday, Jan. 2 and 3: 12:30-6:00 p.m. Family Open Gym

Registration for all Try the Y Week programs is highly encouraged by visiting the FSPY Welcome Center. To view the Y’s group exercise schedule, visit Some exclusions may apply for Try the Y Week. FSPY guests must show a valid, government-issued photo ID to enter the YMCA building.

Now through January 5, FSPY is also waiving their Membership Joiner’s Fee, a savings of up to $100. When two new members join at the same time, they also can qualify to save 20 percent on their first full month of membership. You can learn more about both of these opportunities at the FSPY Welcome Center.

“As our friends and neighbors look to make themselves healthier in the New Year, we want them to remember that when they join the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, they’re not simply joining a gym—they’re joining a community,” said Tracy Crane, Associate Executive Director. “The Y brings together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations and ensures that we all have access to the opportunities, relationships and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive.”

To learn more about joining the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, call 908-889-8880 or visit FSPY is located at 1340 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains.

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is dedicated to improving the quality of life of the individuals, families and communities it serves through programs and services that build wholeness of spirit, mind and body. The YMCA is a not-for-profit organization founded on Christian principles, serving people of all ages, races, faith, cultures and socio-economic conditions. For information on membership or programs, or to request a schedule of classes, please call the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA at (908) 889-8880 or visit Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.