West Essex YMCA Opens Registration on Winter Fun and Fitness

December 17, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The West Essex YMCA is making it easy and fun for children and adults to stay active and engaged throughout the winter, offering dozens of programs in sports, the arts, enrichment classes and swim instruction.

Registration is underway for the Winter 1 session, which begins on Jan. 6 and runs through March 2. Here are a few highlights:

The YMCA wants everyone ...

CycleBar Livingston Ride to Benefit Lung Transplant Recipient

LIVINGSTON, NJ — CycleBar Livingston is hosting a fundraising ride to benefit Chelsea
Gaynes, a young woman waiting for a double lung transplant, on Dec. 16 at 3:30 p.m. The cost to participate in the ride is $50.

Nearly 100 percent of proceeds will benefit Chelsea, as her family struggles to pay for her medical care.
Gaynes suffers from Lymphangioleiomyomatosis ...

Three RWJBarnabas Health Facilities Recognized as 2017 Top Hospitals

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, three RWJBarnabas Health facilities, were recently recognized as Top Teaching Hospitals in 2017 by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care.

Among thousands of hospitals in the ...

Fashion and Food Come to CycleBar Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to offering heart-pumping indoor cycling classes, CycleBar Livingston is opening its doors to various local businesses.

 “Community is one of our central guiding principles and although we use exercise as a focal point for that we recognize that there are other complimentary businesses that could benefit our riders," said owner Delvin ...

Israel Bonds New Jersey to Honor Local Health Professionals

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s (SBMC) Dr. Stuart Geffner of Livingston and Morristown Medical Center’s Dr. Renee Frankel of Short Hills will be honored at this year’s Health Professionals Dinner at Crystal Plaza on Monday, hosted by Israel Bonds New Jersey.

Geffner, the Director of Renal and Pancreas Transplant Surgery at SBMC since 1995, has ...

West Orange District Receives $14,680 “Fuel Up to Play 60” Grant

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange School District recently received a check from the National Football League (NFL) in the amount of $14,680 thanks to the “Fuel Up to Play 60” program, an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council, the NFL, and the USDA to support young people in leading healthier lives.

This is the third grant ...

West Essex YMCA to Offer Safety Around Water Week in December

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As an organization dedicated to building safe and healthy communities, the West Essex YMCA believes that all children deserve the opportunity to learn to swim. From Dec. 26 through Dec. 30, the Y is offering five free swim lessons to teach children water safety and basic swimming skills.

According to Scott Weber, aquatic director at the West Essex Y in Livingston, two ...

Free Classes to be Offered at CycleBar Livingston Over Thanksgiving Weekend

LIVINGSTON, NJ — CycleBar Livingston is offering free indoor cycling classes over the Thanksgiving holiday until Sunday, Nov. 26. View class schedule and sign up for classes at

Cycling shoes, water, and fresh fruit are provided free of charge. Owner Dr. Charlotte Jones-Burton encouraged the public to take advantage ...

Special Needs Caregivers Gain Valuable Insight at West Orange Resource Expo

WEST ORANGE, NJ – In order to help parents and caregivers who often find it frustrating to advocate for their own child with special needs, whether it be for additional educational support or job training, the West Orange Special Education Parents Advisory Committee (WOSEPAC) sponsored its first Resource Expo on Thursday at Edison Middle School.

Those who attended the expo heard ...

National Indoor Cycling Studio Brings High-Energy Experience to Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Delvin Burton and Charlotte Jones-Burton, the owners of the new premium indoor cycling studio CycleBar Livingston, are adding to the growing list of new locations in towns and cities across the country by bringing the nationally recognized brand to 277 Eisenhower Parkway. 

CycleBar Livingston, which celebrated its grand opening in ...

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