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Meadowlands YMCA

The Meadowlands Y is a place where people of all ages can come together under one roof to enjoy the things that are important to them, a place where you feel welcomed and motivated to try the things you might have been afraid to in the past. Each day, everyone from pre-schoolers to seniors, those with diverse backgrounds and abilities will gather to pursue a broad range of educational, recreational and health-related activities.


Aquatics Center

Our state-of-the-art 6-lane, 25-yard competition pool features a comfortable environment with heated water, allowing our members to enjoy the pool year-round. The pool will be host to a variety of educational clinics, special events, and amazing programs for all ages including:

● Parent/Child Classes ● Special Needs Swim Lessons ● Swim Team & Competitive Swim Meets ● AquaZumba Classes ● Birthday Parties ● Family Fun Nights ● Summer Camp ● After School Programs ● Lifeguard Training

Our 9,200 square foot aquatics center is the latest and final addition in our renovation process and we’re ecstatic to share the final stage of our 97-year journey with you!

Gatorade Gym

As the former NBA Nets practice courts, this premier facility offers our members a specialized basketball experience that can’t be found anywhere else!

The Gatorade Gym is separated into four quadrants (Fierce, Flow, Frost, and G2), which allow for simultaneous gym activities, such as badminton, basketball, volleyball, pickleball, and more! During these scheduled times, members can connect with others who share similar interests and enjoy a friendly game or fierce competition.

Open gym times may fluctuate due to YMCA Sports Leagues, program classes, and special events, however we do our best to keep a portion of the gym open to members at all times.

Mara Center for Early Childhood Learning

Preschool & Day Care for Children 6 Weeks – 5 Years Old

With our interest-based learning centers and well-trained staff, the Mara Center provides a positive atmosphere that will instill a lifelong love of learning in our students.

We are a multi-cultural center that celebrates the cultures, languages, and customs of all members of our community.

Senior Lounge (62+)

Our Senior Lounge is the perfect place to connect with our fellow members and build friendships while enjoying quality time playing board games, cards, or watching TV.

Tuesdays & Wednesday: 10am – Noon
Saturday & Sunday: 3pm – 5pm

Youth & Teen Room (Ages 6-12 + Family)

Stop by our Youth, Family & Teen Center where you can hang out with your friends, meet new ones and create some epic times together. Play games, learn new hobbies, exchange ideas and you can even find a quiet space to do your homework in one of the vintage New Jersey Nets over-sized lockers.

Books — Teen Book Club, discussion groups, magazines
Board Games –- monopoly, scrabble, battleship, chess
Interactive Games –- ping pong, fusbol, pop-shot basketball


Monday: 4:30pm-8:30pm

Tuesday: 4:30pm-8:30pm

Wednesday: 4:30pm-8:30pm

Thursday: 4:30pm-8:30pm

Friday: 4:30pm-8:30pm

Saturday: 9:00am-2:00pm

Sunday: 9:00am-2:00pm

All youth and teen members are welcome to enjoy a variety of activities in a safe, supervised and engaging environment. Ages 6-11 must be signed in and out by an adult who is present in the building. Ages 12 and above may sign themselves in and out of the room. Each member is only allowed to drop their child off in the room for a maximum of 2 consecutive hours.

Room will be monitored by a YMCA staff member.

Cooking Studio

Classes in our state-of-the-art cooking studio focus on smart nutrition, healthy eating and creativity. Our students develop the technique and confidence it takes to become inspired chefs. Fresh produce, sauces, pasta, grains, seasonings, fish, meat and poultry are always in the mix in our Cooking Studio!

There’s something for everyone in our kitchen.
Little Cooks and Mini Chefs discover healthy foods, how to safely chop fruits and vegetables and make tasty meals and snacks.
Learn a new cooking skill every week, from baking breads and tossing heart-healthy salads, to making international cuisine and creating delicious desserts.
Make new friends at classes like Brunch Club and Senior Breakfast Club. Try out new recipes and create culinary masterpieces as a team. Bake cookies, pies and cakes that taste heavenly.

Contact Michelle Moore, Wellness Director, for more info: mmoore@meadowlandsymca.org or 201-955-5300 ext. 252.

Tech Lab

The Meadowlands YMCA Tech Lab has over 20 computers for your convenience. Utilize the lab for homework, sending emails, or browsing the Internet while the kids enjoy one of the many programs that the Y offers.

TechLab Open Hours
MON – FRI, 10AM – 1PM & 7:30 – 9PM
SAT & SUN, 11AM – 2PM

Massage Therapy

Relax with a therapeutic Swedish or deep tissue massage from one of our expert massage therapists. Whether you’re a member or haven’t joined yet, you can come clear your mind and restore balance to your body with 60 and 90 minute options. Packages are available to cover your stress management for months to come!
Swedish massage therapy is what comes to mind when most people think about massage. The primary goal of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body, increase the level of oxygen in the blood, decrease muscle toxins, and improve circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
Deep tissue massage uses firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle. It’s ideal for focusing on chronic aches and pains. It will help to relieve contracted areas, such as a stiff neck, tense shoulders, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and tension headaches.
Hot stone massages ease tension, relax muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. The direct heat of the stones loosens muscles, allowing the therapist access to their deeper, tense layers. Combining hot stone protocols with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience.
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a great complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and swelling.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
60 or 90 Minute Sessions – Your Choice! Massages must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance and are subject to availability.
To schedule your massage call 201-955-5300. Payment is required at the time you make your appointment. Available to members and non-members.

Exergame Room

Exergame Changes Fitness for Kids & Adults
Exergame combines fitness, brain teasers and technology for a gamified experience like no other! Within the Exergame Room are dynamic stations that gamify fitness through video game and competition style challenges. Each module offers awesome benefits that will help anyone from athletes, to seniors, those with special needs, and the average weekend warrior to improve quickness, coordination, strength, memory, agility, endurance, and more. Watch our special segment on NBC to see Exergame in action.

Who is the Exergame Room For?
Don’t let the arcade-style stations fool you. The Exergame Room isn’t just for kids, although it’s sure to be their new favorite activity at the Y too. This is an interactive fitness room that has beneficial programs for all ages!

What Can I Do in the Exergame Room?
The Exergame Room is available for…
Birthday Parties, Small Group Personal Training Session, Programs for All Ages, Senior Fitness Classes, Corporate Team Building Rentals

Water Rower VGS

Escape into a variety of immersive worlds aboard the Water Rower VGS. Accompanied with your first mate, an Oculus VR headset, you’ll explore highly-designed CGI environments while working through a rowing course or competing against others online. Rowing is one of the most effective forms of cardio, and with the help of virtual reality, time flies by while you enjoy a great workout!

Fit Interactive 3 Kick

3 Kick is designed with resilient foam pads that can be punched, kicked, slapped, or tapped with feet or fists. A light randomly illuminates on one of the pads and the player strikes the pad within a time limit and then repeats. It’s a more physically engaging style of the classic game “wack-a-mole.” 3 Kick is a full body activity that works on hand-eye coordination, improved reaction time, foot work, balance and mental acuity.

Freedom Climber

The Freedom Climber provides all the benefits of climbing without the risk of falling from a 30 ft. wall. The Freedom Climber’s rotating climbing surface challenges you even more than traditional climbing. It works to engage every muscle while building grip strength, stamina, balance, coordination, and determination!

Eyeplay Floor Games

Are you ready to jump, stomp, and run? Eyeplay creates a virtual playground that’s packed with over 50 games like Super Soccer, Hockey, Candy world and much more. These games will test coordination, quickness, and mental agility.

T-Wall 64

The T-Wall 64 is the all-in-one training center that will test your power, agility, endurance, flexibility and reaction time. Players of all ages will push their limits in solo gamified challenges or contests against multiple users in a “Simon Says” style of game play.

Fit Interactive Heavy Ball

The concept of Heavy Ball is simple – grab the ball, throw it in the tube, pick it up, and repeat. But the real question is, how fast can you go? Compete against yourself, others or as a team for an exciting round for core engagement, reflex quickness, and leg strength. The Heavy Ball station is excellent for training lateral ability and squat form.

Have more questions about the Exergame Room or want to book your next birthday party here? Exergame Coordinator, Cristian, at cirrizary@meadowlandsymca.org.

Performance Training Studio

The Performance Training Studio is a standalone area within our Wellness Center that’s designed for individuals seeking athletic training. Equipped with a turf floor, Technogym SkillMill ®, TRX ® Suspension Trainer and Rip Trainer, Concept II rowing machines, Soft Plyo Boxes, and lifting racks, this area allows for explosive training options to keep the seasoned athlete in shape or to add another dimension to workouts. Group fitness classes are held in the Performance Training Studio for all ages and abilities.

Perform like never before with fun and effective classes like:

• Kettlebell Basics

• Athletic AdvantEDGE (Skillmill® included)


• TRX Suspension Trainer Basics

• TRX-Youth

• TRX combo- RIP and Suspension Trainer

• Functional Foundations

• Aerial Yoga

• One-on-One and Small Group Training Available with our certified Personal Trainers

SportsCare Physical Therapy

Since 1997, SportsCare has been the leading provider of trusted physical therapy and sports medicine services. We also offer occupational therapy, pediatric therapy, and aquatic therapy at select locations. If you are looking to improve your skill level, we also offer a wide range of training programs for youth and adults at our Performance Institute. SportsCare Institute offers quality physical therapy services accessible through our many convenient locations. Each is individually run, allowing us to provide premium, personal care to every patient As physical therapists, our goal is to alleviate pain and maximize function in order to help our patients return to their activity level prior to their injury, pain or discomfort with Physical Therapy. Specializing in pre and post-operative care, we also treat a range of diagnosis.

At SportsCare, we are committed to providing every patient with the highest quality of care in an inviting atmosphere. Our highly skilled and licensed team of physical therapists are dedicated to assist each patient reach a level of performance equal to or exceeding that prior to injury. We address many physical issues including:

Joint Replacements | Post-Operative Rehabilitation | Pre-Operative Rehabilitation | Spine Injuries | Orthopedic Injuries | Sports Injuries | Arthritis | Sprains & Strains | Headaches | Neck & Back Pain | Foot & Ankle Pain | Shoulder Pain | Hip & Knee Pain | Elbow & Wrist Pain | Auto Injuries & Whiplash | Work Related Injuries | Tingling or Numbness | Bursitis/Tendinitis | Concussions/Balance Deficits | Chronic Obstructive | Pulmonary Disease (COPD) | Dislocations | Osteoporosis | Pelvic Floor Dysfunction | Stroke/TBI Spinal Cord Injury
At SportsCare Physical Therapy, we pride ourselves on not only addressing your current pain/dysfunction, but thoroughly addressing the root cause to prevent recurrence. Upon arrival, our team of professionals will review your medical history/injury and discuss with you how it impacts your day to day functions, ability to work, or return to your sport or hobby. The initial examination will include an assessment of your range of motion, posture, joint mobility, flexibility, strength, balance/gait, and other specific tests pertaining to your injury.

Throughout your treatment, our Physical Therapist’s will be constantly monitoring and re-evaluating your progress to ensure a safe and rapid recovery. We regularly communicate with your physician/surgeon to provide the most comprehensive care possible.The length of your treatment varies based on your injury or surgical procedure. Your Physical Therapist will discuss the expected treatment time and will frequently educate you on a home exercise program to perform during and after your course of Physical Therapy.
We also offer injury prevention screens with a licensed athletic trainer. These screens cover a functional movement assessment and/or injury consult. These screens are available as a complimentary service to YMCA members! Just call to set up an appointment!

SportsCare Physical Therapy Clinic services both YMCA members and non members! If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, stop by or call anytime!
Contact Information:
Fax: 201-623-2913

Monday 8am – 8pm | Tuesday 8am – 4pm | Wednesday 8am – 8pm | Thursday 2pm – 8pm | Friday 8am – 4pm |
The Meadowlands Café serves smoothies, protein shakes, coffee, a full line of Pepsi sodas and juices, grab-and-go sandwiches, salads and much more!