UNION COUNTY, NJ – On September 26, The Gateway Family YMCA branches in Elizabeth, Rahway and Union will celebrate Family Fun and Fitness Day.  All branches will be hosting events that are open to the community including family group exercise programs, healthy snacks, nutrition and fitness games, community vendors and games.  Family Fun & Fitness Day is designed with activities to engage both the youth and the parent, and is open to all ages.  

The Gateway Family YMCA locations:

·        Elizabeth Branch 1:00-3:30PM - 135 Madison Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ

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·         Five Points Branch 1:00-3:30PM - 201 Tucker Avenue, Union, NJ

·        Rahway Branch 1:00-3:30PM - 1564 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ

·        Wellness Center Branch 3:00-6:30PM - 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ

At The Gateway Family YMCA, cultivating healthy families is part of every program and event. “Seeing families come together in a healthy, fun way gives meaning to what we do here at the Y,” stated Krystal R. Canady, CEO.  The Gateway Family YMCA offers a variety of programs and events to support healthy family living in the communities surrounding Elizabeth, Union and Rahway including Early Learning Readiness (ELR) a community program for preschoolers and their caregiver that is free to participants. “The Gateway Family YMCA strives to create opportunities for sharing family experiences, helping to create strong, connected, and healthy families,” stated Melynda A. Mileski, EVP/COO.  As part of the commitment to families, most full time child care and after school care participants are provided free family memberships to help foster the family unit.

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 www.tgfymca.org/node/528 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.