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On a kayak trip when 50 mph winds kicked in, I wondered if we might be in trouble, I thought about your class-how it's possible to keep going even if it hurts. Now I know I'm strong enough to keep going if I focus...
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Thank you Coach Mat for another fantastic program. My son accomplished what he set out to do, run his first 5k! I saw him becoming more and more confident. You always go above and beyond and I truly appreciate it!
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Jayda Deady - "I Love My Y" contest winner and intramural participant
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Gail Perry Borden, specially-trained Parkinson’s fitness professional
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Joyann Chandler, Mother, Summer Literacy Program Participant
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News & Events


The Plaistow Community YMCA Men's Locker Room Upgrade Project is underway. The Men’s Locker Room locker room tentative reopen date is Monday, March 25th. All items in lockers will not be accessible during this time. Men can use the bathrooms...


Join our team, make an impact! A special day of open interviews for Early Learning Educators, March 21st 4:00-6: 00 pm at 254 Essex Street (lobby). Hope to see you there!


Are you a triathlon newbie or gearing up for a summer race? Join us for our YMCA Indoor Sprint Triathlon! This will be a timed event- 400 Yard Swim, 10 Miles on the Stationary Bike, and 3.1 Miles on the...


PLAY LIKE THE PROS SPRING LEAGUE IS COMING! Get in the game, improve your moves, and take your game to the next level with us! Experienced coaches, cool uniforms and swag for everyone! NBA style uniforms Weekly practice sessions and...