Find Your Passion and Purpose at the YMCA

Find Your Passion and Purpose 

The Gateway Family YMCA Offers Membership Special 

At the Y, you’ll find more than just a place to work out. With opportunities to connect with new people, develop new skills and explore new interests, you’ll discover new passions and gain a greater sense of purpose. The Gateway Family YMCA is inviting the community to “Find Your Passion, Find Your Purpose” this Winter, with an Open House January 13-15 and a Membership Special through January 15, 2022. 

“People need a place to go where they can feel supported and receive help in trying times. A place where adults can find life balance; children can reach their full potential; seniors can be active and find camaraderie; and families can connect and strengthen relationships,” stated Krystal R. Canady, CEO, The Gateway Family YMCA. “At our Y, the supportive community will inspire you to find your inner strength so you can expand your health in spirit, mind and body.”

To help more people benefit from the Y, The Gateway Family YMCA is hosting a membership special through January 15, providing No Joiner Fee for all new members who join using the code JOIN at or in person at the Y. Flexible membership opportunities are available, including short-term memberships and virtual memberships providing flexibility for all to belong to the Y community. In addition, The Gateway Family YMCA will be opening their doors to the community January 13-15 for a YMCA Open House. For more information,

By becoming involved with The Gateway Family YMCA, individuals and families have the opportunity to improve their health and well-being and connect with the community, all while participating in their favorite program or activities at the Y, or virtually from home.  “To be our best selves, we need to take care of our wholes selves, and our goal is to provide that seamless opportunity to make healthy living easy for all,” stated Melynda A. Mileski, EVP, Chief Operating Officer. “Here, neighbors from all backgrounds and walks of life can discover common ground, broaden their perspectives and support one another. At the Y, there are no strangers, only friends you haven’t met yet.” 

As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other, the Y focuses on empowering young people, improving health and well-being and inspiring action in and across communities. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, the Y ensures that all have access to the opportunities, relationships and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive. The Gateway Family YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization serving Eastern Union County and Northern Middlesex County for over 121 years. Through the Y’s Annual Support Campaign, Membership For All Financial Assistance is available to those who qualify.

The Gateway Family YMCA offers a variety of programs to help achieve greater health and well-being, nurture youth and inspire individuals to give back to better their community. Winter 2022 program registration is available online at for programs including swimming lessons, youth sports, active older adult fitness, dance, gymnastics, virtual WISE adult services and chronic disease self-management programs. Through the 7th Grade Initiative, youth are supported with a complimentary membership, leadership opportunities and special events.

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