Build More Than Muscle at The Gateway Family YMCA Open House

The Gateway Family YMCA Invites the Community to visit January 2 -8

Union, NJ, January 06, 2017 --( This January, The Gateway Family YMCA branches in Elizabeth, Rahway and Union will celebrate 2017 with an open house January 2 - 8th and a membership special January 1st – 15th. “We are opening our doors to all and are inviting the community to join us at the Y to build more than muscle,” stated Krystal R. Canady, CEO, The Gateway Family YMCA. “When you join the Y, you’re committing to more than simply becoming healthier. You are supporting the values and programs that strengthen your community. Not only do we want to partner with each individual and family, but we want to work together to strengthen our community.”

The Y will be hosting events that are open to the community including family group exercise classes, healthy snacks and nutrition information, and family activities including swimming and basketball. Activities will be held at the Elizabeth Branch - 135 Madison Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ, Five Points Branch - 201 Tucker Avenue, Union, NJ, Rahway Branch - 1564 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ and Wellness Center Branch - 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ. For branch specific schedules of events and free classes January 2-8th, visit

“In December, The Gateway Family YMCA adjusted membership age categories and lowered rates to meet the needs of the local communities we serve, including everyone from teens and millennials through senior citizens,” stated Melynda A. Mileski, EVP/COO, The Gateway Family YMCA. “We wanted to continue the spirit of giving into the New Year by offering a membership special, providing additional savings as well as the financial assistance we offer every day.”

The Gateway Family YMCA offers a variety of programs and services to support healthy families including Early Learning Readiness (ELR) a free community program for preschoolers and their caregiver. “We strive to create opportunities for families to connect, helping to create a strong, healthy bond,” stated Melynda A. Mileski, EVP/COO. “As part of our commitment to strengthening families, most full time child care, before/after school care and W.I.S.E. adult day services participants are provided free family memberships to the Y.”

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. The Y.™ For a better us.™

For more information about 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, the Wellness Center Branch 908-349-9622 or the WISE Center YMCA Branch 908-687-2995.
The Gateway Family YMCA
Colleen Clayton