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Make 'Someday' Ttoday by Staying Active at the Westfield Area Y

The Westfield Area Y’s registration has begun. The winter session runs from January 4th – February 28th.

New programs this session include: Cardio, Core & Strength Intervals and Kickbox Fit for adults and My Playroom, Super Hero Fit, Future Flyers and Beginner Dance for Children and Youth. 

Programs for Special Health Groups this winter include: Aquatics for People with Disabilities; Delay the Disease: Exercise to Fight Parkinson’s Symptoms; Arthritis Exercise Program; Project Healthy Bones and Special Population Personal Training. The Dragonfly Program for young adults with special needs includes Dragonfly Swim Lessons, Dragonfly Boxing/Striking and Dragonfly Yoga.

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There is something for everyone this winter. Active Adults can come together and play bridge. Lunch and Learns such as “Fall Prevention” and “Nutrition Just for Adults” are great opportunities for adults to get together, learn and make new friends.

The Y continues to offer swim lessons and competitive swim teams and has revamped its youth sports program to provide children the opportunity to progress at their own pace within a sport. The Westfield Area Y offers a wide variety of youth and teen sports programs ranging from basketball, climbing, soccer, Pillo Polo, Tae Kwon Do, ballet, Flyers Track & Field, Zumba and Yoga.

If you need help with childcare, the Y offers a wide selection of childcare options to accommodate your needs. With programs in Westfield, Mountainside, Garwood, and Cranford, the Y is convenient and flexible to your busy schedule.

For more information on any of the Y programs listed above, or to receive a complete Program Guide on all programs, services and events taking place at the Westfield Area Y, please call 908-233-2700 or visit the Y online atwww.westfieldynj.org.

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Visit www.westfieldynj.org to learn more about Westfield Area Y programs. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

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Tue, July 17, 6:00 PM

Westfield Presbyterian Church, Westfield

Youth Mental Health First Aid

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Wed, July 18

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