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Lifestyle By Amans Brindled

Trenton YMCA Begin your New Year & New You 2015

Jacque Howard

Trenton YMCA New Year & New You Event
Saturday January 10, 2015

“Begin your New Year & New You at the Y! Join us on Saturday, January 10th from 9 am to 2 pm for Fitness, Fun & Friends - A FREE Fitness Open House featuring Youth Sports, Zumba, Hot Hula, Butt n' Gutt, Cardio Kickboxing and more! Free healthy lunch served!”

9a to 11a: Youth Sports
11a to 12p: Free sessions with personal trainer
12p to 2p: Fitness party, giveaways, raffles and healthy lunch

The Trenton YMCA located at 431 Pennington Road offers a myriad of services to the community.  On this particular day myself and ~100 others came to the brightly lit and buzzing with activity facility.
The following message from CEO Samuel Frisby says it all.

The YMCA of Trenton is an organization with a long standing history in the Mercer County area. Founded in 1856, this Y was one of the very first in the United States of America, considering that YMCA’s did not come to the USA until 1850. The very first professional basketball game was played at the YMCA in Trenton; our history has been proud and strong, but our future is even stronger.
Here at the YMCA of Trenton the Board of Directors and the Staff share a commitment to nurturing the potential of our most valuable asset as a community, our children, promoting healthy living and fostering a strong sense of social responsibility. During these tough economic times Trenton like many other cities is going through many difficult challenges, but there are no challenges that communities who genuinely care about the well being of each other cannot overcome. The YMCA of Trenton is committed to creating an environment that allows families and communities to grow together.
Our organization stands on the foundation of Y-USA, our national organization which is 21 million strong and has more than 2,600 Y associations nationwide. With the assistance of this network we will continue to build stronger programs, engage more volunteers and strengthen the connections of the communities we serve in Trenton, Ewing and Lawrence. This Y is more than memberships; we are building healthy and strong relationships one person at a time.

During my tour of the facility and conversations with staff and visitors the feeling of happiness was throughout.  This included my time chatting with Noemi from the American Diabetes Association in partnership who was on site as a vendor sharing information about the Diabetes Health Management Program at the 140+ year old St. Francis Hospital.
Fitness, Dance and Special Events Director Renee Riddle-Davison introduced me to Faith-Based Dance team that practices in 1 of the 2 studios.  The music of LE-EM Productions provided an appropriate mix of music for the diverse crowd.  Going forward I expect the Trenton YMCA to continue to build upon its history of providing an environment for the family.