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Active Minds and Bodies, Warm Hearts: Winter Programs at the Madison Area YMCA

Jan 13, 2021

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Madison Area YMCA 
Marketing & Communications Department  


For Immediate Release  

   Active Minds and Bodies, Warm Hearts:
Winter Programs at the Madison Area YMCA  

(Madison, NJ) January 14, 2021 - The Madison Area YMCA invites you to participate in our 10-week Winter Session beginning on Monday, February 1 with programs for all ages, 6 days a week. Warm up and get your heart pumping in our small studio adult and youth programs, private lessons and custom pod offerings including instructor-led Fitness pods are available for Gymnastics, the School of Performing Arts (SOPA), Sports skill development for basketball, flag football, soccer, floor hockey and archery, Y Ninja Gym, no-fee Teen programming including Leaders Club and Tutoring, and more. While still maintaining physical distance requirements, our custom pods are the perfect opportunity to extend skill development within a "safe circle."

Priority Member Registration begins online on Thursday, January 14 at 9AM and for non-members on Friday, January 15 at 9AM. Enrollment is strictly limited due to health and safety guidelines.

As a leader in healthy living, the Madison Area YMCA diligently monitors developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and communicates with and provides resources to our community. Wellness has never been more essential to our community than it is now. Following recommendations from the Madison Department of Health and the CDC, and following the Governor’s Executive Orders, we provide a safe and healthy experience for all participants.

“Our Winter Session schedule includes a variety of enriching program opportunities to meet the varying needs of our community’s youth, especially during this season’s challenging circumstances,” said Senior Program Director Kim Buccheri.  “In addition to our reduced-ratio traditional class offerings, we are pleased to continue to offer pods. Creating a custom pod is the perfect opportunity to extend your child's distance learning plan or to create a weekly gathering for you and your friends that are in your safe circle. Pods are intended to provide ultimate flexibility in creating a SOPA, Gymnastic, Ninja Gym, Sports, or Y Fitness class for a self-contained group of family and friends.”

Visit for more information. Let the Y lead the way to a healthier, active and brighter future! 

The Y strives to be available for all. An active Madison Area YMCA membership is required to receive the attractive member rate and for priority registration. Financial assistance is available for membership and programs. Please email us at to join, to reactivate a Madison Area YMCA membership or for financial assistance information. We can’t wait to see you soon! 

As a mission-driven charitable organization and community wellness center, the Madison Area YMCA is dedicated to nurturing the potential of our youth, providing a safe space for teens, improving the community’s health and well-being, and giving back by providing support to our neighbors.  




Why the Y

  • Y Ninja Fit—It’s a Hit!

    Mar 02, 2020

    Warped Wall 2

    Friday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. are a blast for 13 boys enrolled in Y Ninja Fit for Teens at the Madison Area YMCA. The Gymnastics Center is abuzz with the boys running, climbing and jumping over and under obstacles. (Where are you, girls? This is open to you too!)

    Teens experience the best of both worlds in this one-hour combination class of obstacle course training and fitness training. The first 30 minutes takes teens through a classic Y Ninja class—climbing towers of mats, scaling the warped wall, dropping down to hit the ground running to race through courses that build coordination and motor control, test physical strength, instill discipline and push agility to new heights. In the second half hour, teens hit the circuits and learn fitness skills that enhance their Ninja skills and start them on the path to life-long healthy living. 

    “I like Y Ninja Fit because it's fun and I get to hang out with my friends,” says Dylan Gregory, 13, of Madison. The equipment is really cool—the foam pit is my favorite—and the teachers are really nice.”

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