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6th Annual Reading Together

Read a 3 minute selection of your favorite short story, poem, essay, or letters from the past in original or published form.

Aging in Place- The Best Options for You!

Find out about various resources to age in place, at home, assisted living or nursing home. Senior Home Care Service.

Through his paintings, learn more about the life and artistic aims of this most famous French Impressionist.

Art Lecture

Learn about the painter Paul Cézanne.

Balance and Strength Tips to Prevent Falls

Dan Kane, PT, DPT from JAG PT will lecture on therapeutic exercises to prevent falls and how to be safe in your home.

Butt and Gut Class

A butt-kicking, gut-wrenching class aimed at improving your lower body and core. This class is for all levels. It incorporates exercises specifically designed to target your lower body and abdominals.

View the Live Adult Group Exercise Schedule

Childbirth Preparation Course

This comprehensive, hands-on childbirth preparation series is taught by a Certified Cooperative Childbirth Educator, Eloiza Jorge, MA, CPC, CCCE. Eloiza is a mother, educator and personal coach. She loves helping expecting parents navigate new waters as they begin their parenting journey. This class will promote evidence-based techniques and practices for a healthy mom and baby.

It will cover:

  • What to expect during stages and phases of labor
  • Supportive measures of laboring woman
  • Pain coping practices and routines
  • Newborn care and breast-feeding
  • Choices in medical interventions and hospital procedures
  • Postpartum care and enjoying your new family!

Learn your total cholesterol, HDL, and glucose with a nonfasting finger stick test. To register call 1-888-973-4MSH. Registration required.


Become American Red Cross CPR certified through a professional and authorized trainer. Classes are held for two consecutive Saturdays from 12:00 – 2:00 pm, and certification is valid for 2 years from the date of successful completion. For more information or to register please contact the Aquatic Office at (973) 415-6135.

Member’s Fee $80.00
Non-Member Fee $135.00

Current Events Group Discussion

Come discuss current events, trends, and how they relate to the past. Bring in articles to discuss. Share your view point in a friendly manner.

  • 12 Week Cardio/Resistance exercise program
  • Individualized member orientation and prescription
  • Pre and post exercise glucose checks each class
  • Program Pre and Post- HbA1c outcomes
  • Physical activity programming for lifetime management of diabetes
  • Instruction by nationally certified fitness instructors

Diabetic patients are at increased risk of infections and impaired wound healing. These patients need to pay attention to their diabetes care as well as to critical illness, wounds and ulcers. Join Dr. Cicero

Family Fun

2nd Saturday of each month.
7:30-9:00 p.m. (Grades 1-7)

Keep the “Y” in FamilY by spending time together here!! Work out together or do your own thing for a little bit. Afterwards, everyone meets up in the gym at the end for group games, conversation and maybe a light snack. Free swim can be available upon request-must have a minimum of 10 people to open pool.

Free to members. $5 for any non-member guest (adult or child ages 6 and above) RSVP required the Friday before.

Five-Step Approach to Lasting Weight Loss

Have you struggled to lose weight in the past? If weight loss is your goal for 2016, join Jessica Serdikoff, RD, from ShopRite.

Blood Pressure Screening

Are you at or below 120/80 – the national guideline for blood pressure? Nurses will answer questions.

Free Glucose Screening

Learn your blood sugar level and risk factor for Type 2 diabetes. No need to fast. Receive educational materials.



Evaluate your health insurance choices, navigate through copayments, deductibles and healthcare bills. Juby George, case manager, will address healthcare proxy, & life planning.

Healthy Eating Lectures

LaChell Miller RD, from Essex Green Shoprite will give monthly interactive lectures and food demonstrations.

Healthy Holiday Challenge

6 week challenge 11/23-1/3. Maintain, don’t gain throughout the holiday season!

Heart Smart: How Food Affects Your Health

There is a lot of heart disease factors you can’t change, but your diet is one that you can. Join Jessica Serdikoff, Registered Dietitian from Brookdale ShopRite.

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A mix of Rowing and Strength Training in a small group exercise setting.

  • Improve your rowing technique
  • Increase your cardiovascular fitness
  • Lower your split time

View the Live Adult Group Exercise Schedule

Intro to Birding

Find out how to attract different birds and what to feed them. Learn about the hawk migration. Join Walter Koenig, member of NJ Audubon Society.

Japan: the Land of Cherry Blossoms

Bob Chapman will present a slide show of a recent trip to Japan, from Tokyo to Hiroshima, with stops along the way.

Jewelry Gift Table and Bake Sale

Donate jewelry and lightly used small gifts starting in October. Bring individually wrapped baked goods on sale day.

Knit Crochet Chat Together

Knitting instructor, Susan Gibson, has some supplies to get you started and will teach you some simple stitches. Bring your needles and current project you are working on.


Come check out the “NEW LIFE CIRCUIT ROOM!” Circuit training is one of the most effective ways to make significant strength gains in a short amount of time. Our NEW circuit room features an easy, ready to use workout with convenient push-button controls. Working out for less than 2 minutes on each of the 10 machines, 2-3 times a week, provides a tremendous total body strength workout in less than 30 minutes. There’s no set up requirement needed. Just step on the machine and start your workout. The circuit is perfect for ALL FITNESS LEVELS from the new to exercise health seeker up to an advanced exerciser. The NEW circuit room is staffed with our trained, attentive, and friendly fitness associates ready to guide you through a workout to meet your individual fitness goals. TRY IT OUT TODAY!

Life Transitions for Seniors

A counselor from the Mental Health Association of Essex County will be available to aide seniors over 60 in understanding and coping with triggering events associated with aging. Find out about resources in town available to seniors.


Are you looking to lose those last 10, 15, 20 or more pounds? Are you looking to get in better physical shape and improve endurance? What’s better than joining a team to help you reach your goals? You and your team will have the following:

  • Weekly weigh-ins
  • Help with menu planning
  • Help with tracking your diet
  • Inspiration and motivation from your trainer as well as your team
  • Small group training with your certified personal trainer
Lunch Program with the Author of "We Band of Angels"

Author, Elizabeth M. Norman, will share the untold story about American nurses trapped on Bataan by the Japanese. Bring a sandwich. Dessert and coffee are provided. Fee $4

(Snow date Jan. 19)

Luncheon Program: Diamonds to Princesses

Bring a sandwich. Coffee and dessert provided. Dr. Martin Hochbaum shares how they get from mines to consumers.


Our trained Y staff will help you develop a basic exercise program which meets your needs and preferences. Please call, 973-744-3400, or stop by the front desk to schedule an appointment for your free fitness orientation and/or Activtrax assessment. Come dressed for exercise! 30 min sessions are also available.

If you have any specific medical restrictions, limitations, or concerns relating to exercise, please call Washima Redding, Health and Wellness Director, at 973-415-6111 or email wredding@montclairymca.org or Michelle Moore at 973-415-6128 or email mmoore@montclairymca.org. Free with membership.


Our certified Personal Training staff can help you get motivated to train safely and effectively so you can see results! Sessions are one hour and are scheduled by appointment following an intake interview consisting of health/exercise history, goals, schedule, etc. Please call Washima Redding at 973-415-6111 or Michelle Moore at 973-415-6128 to arrange for your intake interview.

*30 minute sessions are also available

Outside personal trainers are not permitted. Members using personal trainers other than Y personal trainer staff may have their Y privileges revoked.

Single PT session $70
1 hour personal training session with a nationally certified personal trainer.

The Start-up Pack $200 (save $10)
Three (3) personal training sessions with a nationally certified fitness trainer. Includes: Before and after body composition.

The Conditioning Pack $325 (save $25)
Five (5) personal training sessions with a nationally certified trainer. Includes: Before and after body composition.

The Fit Pack $325 (save $25)
Includes: Before and after body composition. Three Personal Training sessions with a nationally certified fitness professional. Two (2) 45 minute sessions with a registered dietitian.

The Training Pack $580 (save $120)
Ten (10) personal training sessions with a nationally certified personal trainer. Includes: Before and after body composition.

The Endurance Pack $1100 (save $300)
Twenty (20) personal training sessions with a nationally certified fitness professional. Includes: Before and after body composition.

Nutritional Consultation $70
One hour session with registered dietitian Gabrielle Rabner. Session may include diet analysis, discussion of eating habits, behavior modification strategies, and basic menu planning.

pink ribbon program

This exciting, effective 12 week program will help you exercise safely while enhancing your overall health whether you’re in the midst of treatment or years beyond it. It is the only breast cancer recovery program approved by the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Group classes are individually tailored and adapted for all fitness levels.

  • Boost energy & increase strength
  • Restore ease in performing daily tasks
  • Lower the odds of breast cancer recurrence


Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives

What are they and why do you need them now? Gerry Tobin, a local attorney, will also discuss estate planning and living trusts.

Seasonal Depression: Beat the Winter Blues

Is your mood as cold and dark as the landscape? You’re not alone. Michelle Blauschild, clinician, will address how you can ease that seasonal slump.

Sleep Disorders: No Snooze, You Lose

An average adult needs 7-8 hours of sleep each night. Find out about symptoms, treatments, and prevention of sleep disorders. Presenter: Dr. Lopa Patel, Pulmonologist.

Shot of a group of people lifting dumbbells in a fitness class

Happens once a month for advanced exercises only. With Ray Shawn, Washima & Michelle.


A Member-led Community Service Program

Togetherhood invites Y members to activate their social responsibility by participating in the Y’s cause to strengthen community. This program provides Y members with fun, convenient and rewarding ways to give back and support their neighbors. Four projects a year.

For more information or to join the next meeting, please contact Kimberley at kgriffiths@montclairymca.org or 973.415.6102

Travels to Morocco

Elo Jorge will share photos and video clips from her visit to Morocco. Enjoy images of a traditional wedding and some of the sights in Casablanca, Rabat, Jedida and Marrakesh.

TRX RIP Training

RIP Trainer Classes- Use resistance exercise in this multi-faceted approach to strength and cardio conditioning that tones you with every movement, every rep, every set, every workout. YMCA members only. Check schedule for days & times. Fee: $105/Fall 7 week session.

Volunteering with Pre-K Children

Enjoy volunteering in a classroom at the Montclair Community Pre-K. Tuesdays 10:00 -11:00 am 2 times a month.

What to do if you have to go to the hospital

It’s a very confusing journey once you enter the hospital doors. What can you do ahead of time to prepare? So many rules regulate what insurance will pay for or not. Find out if your MediCare covers your hospital stay in rehab or at home.

Shot of a group of people running along a country road

Meet some new running buddies and get motivated to be fit and active. This is a program for all levels of runners and walkers. With help from motivational coaches and teammates, we can work together to conquer 6.2 miles!

Marathon runners. 



Meets 8:30 am every Saturday at YMCA of Montclair, 25 Park Street. $25 registration good for 12 months of program (includes Running Club Official Tshirt). YMCA members only.

Yoga Private Training

Relax, refresh and renew. Private instruction is the best (and more convenient) way to work on specific aspects of your yoga practice, whether you are looking for a basic, vigorous, restorative, or therapeutic practice. Nothing compares to learning in a private space with the undivided attention of an instructor. Sign up today and watch your practice transform!

Session Rates:
1 session $80
3 pack $230
5 pack $375
10 pack $720