Health & Wellness

Press Releases

Summit YMCA Offers Enhance Fitness Class for Seniors


Exercising regularly as we age can help prevent chronic age-related conditions like diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and more as well as boost memory and brain health. The Summit Area YMCA will be offering Enhance Fitness, a proven community-based senior fitness class that helps motivate older adults to stay physically active while increasing their strength, balance and flexibility while having fun too!

The program has been nationally recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department on Aging, and the National Council on Aging. According to “Implementation and effectiveness of a community-based health promotion program for older adults” in the Journal of Gerontology, there are proven results of a 90% participant retention rate with 53% of participants experiencing an improvement in depression, and fewer hospitalizations than those of non-participants.

Enhance Fitness is a 16-week senior fitness program designed to enhance balance and flexibility through modified moves that include cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and more to help adults lead stronger, healthier lives.  A typical 60 minute class includes a combination of warm up, aerobic, strength training, stretching, and cool down exercises.

Sign Up for E-News

A certified instructor with special training will help participants to reduce the severity of arthritis symptoms. The friendly, welcoming atmosphere encourages social interaction amongst adults, which improves the cognitive and emotional well-being for older adults. All fitness levels are welcome, and are most beneficial for older adults combatting arthritis.

WHERE:   Summit YMCA                                                                                          

WHEN:    March 1, 2017 (for 16 weeks)                

              Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

TIME:      12 - 1 p.m.

COST:     Free -- Members; $63 per month / 4 months – Community

For information, please contact Alice Stein at 908-273-3330, ext. 1152 or call

Not a member of the Summit YMCA? Try our Enhance Fitness class at the Berkeley Heights YMCA at 550 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922. The Summit Area YMCA is one of area’s leading 501(c)(3) organizations. Our programs and services are open to all through our financial assistance programs made possible through the generosity of our members, donors, staff and partners. To help us help others, please make your donation today at

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events


Tue, March 20, 1:30 PM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Age 3-K: Programs with Mrs. Wheeless

Arts & Entertainment Education


Wed, March 21, 7:00 PM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Networking and Interviewing 'IQ' Workshop

Arts & Entertainment Business & Finance Education Other

Thu, March 22, 12:00 PM

SAGE Eldercare, Summit

FREE Tax Assistance

Community Calendar

Summit Fire Department Blotter

01/01/2018 9:26 am     FD dispatched to a motor vehicle accident, car vs. pole in front of 196 GLENSIDE AVENUE.  On arrival occupant was out of the vehicle.  Summit EMS assumed patient contact. FD made notification to the power company to make repairs.  Summit PD remained on scene for traffic control and road closure until repairs were made.

01/02/2018 7:36 pm ...

Summit Police Blotter

March 12, 2018

3/3 - Daniel T. Lipkin, 20, of Millington was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and possession of an alcoholic beverage under legal age. Mr. Lipkin was processed and released with a pending court date.

3/3 - Taurino Alday-Benitez, 28, of Summit was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Mr. Alday-Benitez was processed and released with ...

Summit Area YMCA's Next LIVESTRONG Program Session Begins Mar. 20

March 18, 2018

A new spring session for The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program, a 12-week cancer recovery program, will begin at the Berkeley Heights YMCA on March 20. The program is a research-based physical and wellness program in which certified Summit Area YMCA trainers work with participants to achieve their goals. LIVESTRONG  at the YMCA helps cancer survivors who find themselves in the ...

OLP Presents 'Screenagers' a Documentary on Growning Up in the Digital Age

Our Lady of Peace Church and Academy in New Providence will be hosting a special screening of the movie "Screenagers" regarding a very important topic for families and youth – “Growing up in the Digital Age.” The movie delves into the important and current topic of children and teenagers and their use of social media and digital devices. The movie is appropriate for ...

Profit from Recent Volatility with Stock Market Bargains

Markets retreated in February, the worst down month in two years. A record surge in volatility caused several ETFs designed as leveraged bets on low volatility to plunge, with at least one being forced to liquidate and hand its investors a near total loss.

The Causes of February’s Market Retreat

The initial catalyst for the sell off was inflation. The January jobs report showed ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 13

On this episode of AtlantiCast, new clinical studies in the fields of cardiology and immunotherapy, national and statewide recognitions for Atlantic Health System medical centers and the inaugural AtlantiCast Collab Challenge!


Coffee, Tea or Fleas?

Two ducks are on a flight to Miami.  The first duck says to the second, “you flying south for the winter?”  The second duck replies, “Oh wow, a talking emotional support duck!”


Pa rum pum.


There have been a lot of news stories lately about animals traveling on airplanes.  Some are humorous, like the woman who recently tried to bring ...

Learn a Language @ Your Library

Anyone can learn a language at the Summit Free Public Library!

Did you know that the Summit Library has a subscription to Muzzy Club? Funded by a grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Muzzy Club is an online resource that allows Summit Library cardholders of all ages to learn a new language. Languages in Muzzy Club include British and American English, Spanish, ...