Senior Health and Fitness Day
Oct 26, 2022

The Gateway Family YMCA

The Gateway Family YMCA Celebrates National Senior Health & Fitness Day® on October 26

Schedule of Events – Open to the Community!

Visit the YMCA

Visit the Y for a workout, shoot some hoops or take a swim.  Open to the Community

Join the Y as a Free Community Member!  All community members are encouraged to join the Y as a free community member prior to their first visit to expedite entry.  A government issued photo ID is required on your first visit.  The Gateway Family YMCA also participates in SilverSneakers, Renew Active and Horizon B Fit.  Please any staff member if you need assistance in determining eligibility.

Visit the Wellness Center Branch Health Fair 10:00-1:00pm

Community Partners Include:

  • Atlantic Health – Providing Foot Exams
  • EGGLRock Nutrition – Dr. Laura Rokosz
  • Food Bank of NJ
  • Rotary Club of Union – Socktober collection for those in need
  • Sharing Network
  • Rutgers Medical – Health Screenings provided by Medical students
  • Union Pharmacy

Rahway Branch

  • Humana
  • United Healthcare

Presented by The Gateway Family YMCA, Shaping Union and Shaping Eastern Union County

Try a Class at the Y, Event or Seminar on  Wednesday, October 26 – Visit any or every branch!

All Classes are First Come, First Serve and schedule is subject to change.  

  • Elizabeth Branch
    • 9:15-10:00am Cycling with Cynthia
    • 10:00-11:00am Stretch and Flex with Rafael
    • 11:00-11:45am Enhance Fitness For Arthritis with Rafael
    • 12:00-1:00pm Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring with Rafael (Available in English & Spanish)
    • 2:30-3:30pm Staying Informed – Infectious Diseases Educational Seminar
      • Learn about prevention, diagnosis and treatment for infectious diseases like Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Monkeypox and Influenza.
      • Presented by Cheryl Abdur-Rahman, MPH, Local Health Department Outreach Coordinator, Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Public Health
    • 6:15-7:00pm Zumba with Damaris


  • Five Points Branch
    • 8:00-9:00am Water Exercise with Terry
    • 9:00-10:00am Water Exercise with Terry
    • 9:00-10:00am Active Older Adults with Linda
    • 10:15-11:15am Enhance Fitness For Arthritis with Linda
    • 8:00-8:45pm Water Exercise with Laura


  • Rahway Branch
    • 9:00-9:45am Deep Water Exercise with Carolyn
    • 9:30-10:30am Pilates with EJ
    • 10:00-11:00am Rahway Branch Member Social – Open to All!
      • Join Y Branch Staff, Members and the Community for some social fun!
    • 11:30-12:00pm Raise the Ball
    • 12:00-12:30pm  Lunch & Learn – Healthy Eating for Seniors with Lindsay Whelan, Registered Dietician RWJ
    • 6:00-7:00pm Power Yoga with Caitlin


  • Wellness Center Branch
    • 6:00-6:45am Cycling with Jacob
    • 9:00-10:00am Yoga with Shaheda
    • 10:00-11:00am Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring with Jodi
    • 10:15-11:00am Chair Yoga with Shaheda
    • 11:15-12:15pm Enhance Fitness with Martha
    • 2:00-3:00pm WISE Cardio Jam with Susan
    • 5:00-6:00pm Yoga with Lisa
    • 7:00-7:45pm Zumba with Taryn

Join us Virtually!

Not able to get to the Y on Wednesday, October 26th and would like to participate virtually?  Please Register HERE and we will ensure you have a Zoom link to join us from home!

Virtual Class Schedule:

  • 9:00-10:00am Yoga with Shaheda
  • 10:15-11:00am Chair Yoga with Shaheda
  • 12:30-1:15pm SilverSneakers with JoAnn
  • 2:00-3:00pm WISE Cardio Jam with Susan
  • 5:00-6:00pm Yoga with Lisa



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Community Members are encouraged to print and complete the Guest Application before arriving.  Government issued photo identification is required.

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