The Gateway Family YMCA works to strengthen their community and foster healthy lifestyles in more than 13 neighborhoods throughout Eastern Union and Middlesex counties. To that end, the staffers at the four area branches lead programs geared toward youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. They motivate folks of all ages to get fit during swimming and fitness classes, and teach kids lifelong skills during day camps.
New Jersey winters can be brutal, making it difficult to stay active outdoors. Luckily, Smg Sportsplex at Metuchen provides residents with plenty of indoor sports programs that let them ignore the weather outside. The spacious complex not only hosts youth sports camps and tournaments, but also offers numerous adult leagues and open-gym sessions. Here's a by-the-numbers look at the sportsplex:
70,000 square feet total
2 turf fields, which can be combined into a single, more expansive field
3 basketball courts, which are easily converted to volleyball courts or a roller-hockey rink
2 party rooms, available for kids' birthday parties and other special occasions
11 types of adult leagues, such as kickball, flag football, and cricket
18 months—the age of Smg Sportsplex at Metuchen's youngest campers
If Kidville were a real city, it would be pretty fun place to live—it's outfitted with a rock-climbing wall, a theater, a hardwood-floored dance studio, and a tumbling gym. Notably, each fixture is slightly shrunken to suit the city's denizens: kids ages six and younger. Tots roam freely through the play complex during open play time, and learn in a more structured way during enrichment classes on topics from art to athletics. Meanwhile, the center hosts birthday parties with themes from dinosaurs to treasure hunting, a more fun party activity than waiting for treasure to hunt you.
Turn over a new leaf working out at The Club At Ricochet in South Plainfield.
Every great place has a restaurant on the side. When you come to this gym, it's no different.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this gym.
A great body starts with an excellent program of cross fit.
From front kicks to roundhouses, these kickboxing classes will teach you the fundamentals.
Challenge your body by finding a personal trainer to help keep your body accountable.
These Zumba classes provide you with fun and entertaining dance and fitness moves.
If you love indoor cycling, you will love the high-intensity spinning classes that this establishment has to offer.
It's hard to be encouraged working out alone. Join a community with the aerobics classes that are offered.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Take advantage of the top-notch machinery at Plainfield's YMCA and lose those pesky five pounds.
These kickboxing classes feature a variety of kickboxing and cardio moves, keeping you aware and focused.
Move your whole body with their intense aerobics, forcing you to take your body to a whole new level.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Following its recent expansion, Rebounderz boasts more than 21,000 square feet of bouncing throughout three trampoline surfaces. Both kids and adults leap, jump, and flip through the space, just bouncing around or playing high-velocity games of trampoline dodgeball. At the foam pit, guests test their aerobatic skills and before landing softly into cloud-like masses of foam. The facility also has a four-lane basketball slam dunk runner. These feats create a serious cardio workout, and guests in need of a break can breathe heavily toward the arcade where they can play games to win prizes or relax in the cafe with a smoothie or slice of pizza. For special occasions such as birthdays, parents can book one of four party rooms, including the basketball room replete with a basketball court, jump time, pizza, and a party assistant.