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Back to School, Back to Fitness at The Gateway Family YMCA

The Gateway Family YMCA Announces Open House

Union, NJ, September 15, 2015 --( September 14-20 is Back to School, Back to Fitness week at The Gateway Family YMCA branches in Elizabeth, Rahway and Union, NJ. All branches will be hosting events that are open to the community all week at the Y. Visit the YMCA during the week to obtain your free “Hall Pass” allowing use of the Y for the week. The Gateway Family YMCA – Elizabeth Branch is located at 135 Madison Avenue in Elizabeth, Five Points Branch is located at 201 Tucker Avenue in Union, Rahway Branch is located at 1564 Irving Street in Rahway and Wellness Center Branch is located at 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union.

Daily themes and events at all branches include Monday- Celebrate Literacy, Tuesday – Art & Music, Wednesday- Pop Quiz, Thursday- Citizenship Day, Friday- Recess Games, Saturday- International Talk Like a Pirate Day & Photo Fun and Sunday- Healthy Family Day. All week, participants will be given the opportunity to enter drawings, receive giveaways and use the pool, gym, classes and fitness areas according to branch schedules. Each branch has a fun themed photo book and participants are encouraged to post photos and selfies with the hashtag #TGFYMCA on social media. In addition, the YMCA will be hosting a Book Drive all week, collecting gently used books for all ages to benefit programs from preschool through adult housing residents.

At The Gateway Family YMCA, open house events and healthy activities are an important way to introduce all ages to the fact that fitness can be fun. The Gateway Family YMCA serves the members of the communities in Eastern Union County and Northern Middlesex County, providing quality programs and services to all, including residential and emergency housing, the Diabetes Prevention Program, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, Early Learning Readiness and free memberships for all 7th grade students.

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 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. Additional information will be posted on social media pages which are listed at
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