The Gateway Family YMCA Celebrates Membership Madness Open House

The Gateway Family YMCA Invites the Community to Open House in March

RAHWAY, NJ –The Gateway Family YMCA branches in Elizabeth, Rahway and Union will celebrate healthy families with a Membership Madness Open House March 22 – March 25. The Y will be hosting activities that are open to the community including family exercise programs, healthy recipe and nutrition tips, art activities, family swimming and basketball. In addition, the Y will waive the joiner fee for all new members during the open house. Participating locations of The Gateway Family YMCA include the Elizabeth Branch - 135 Madison Avenue, Elizabeth, Five Points Branch - 201 Tucker Avenue, Union, Rahway Branch - 1564 Irving Street, Rahway and Wellness Center Branch - 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union. For branch specific schedules of free events, seminars and classes, visit Visits at the WISE Center YMCA Branch, 2095B Berwyn Street, Union are by appointment only at 908-687-2995.

“Our message this March is that getting healthy as a family can be fun. We know that everyone is busy, but health and family need to come first, and the Y is the perfect place to share health with those you love,” stated Krystal R. Canady, CEO, The Gateway Family YMCA. “Not only do parents and caretakers need to remain healthy in order to help their family, but we want to share that healthy lifestyle with the entire family. At the Y we provide healthy activities for all members of the family, and feel that families have the ability to bond over fun, healthy activities such as a family yoga class or family fun nights.”

During the month of March, The Gateway Family YMCA will be highlighting healthy family tips, nutritious recipes and simple exercises on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and The Gateway Family YMCA’s Mobile App. “Our goal is to stay connected to our members and community wherever they are, partnering with them as they work to build a healthy family lifestyle in today’s busy society,” stated Melynda A. Mileski, EVP/COO. “Social media has allowed us to become a part of the community in a way that isn’t restricted to those who walk into our facilities and programs. It has allowed us to grow a community online and include those who we do not see every day.” To connect with the Y on social media, visit

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, visit or contact the Elizabeth Branch at 908-355-9622, Five Points Branch 908-688-9622, Rahway Branch 732-388-0057, Wellness Center Branch 908-349-9622 or WISE Center YMCA Branch 908-687-2995.