Wellness Wednesdays

Featuring guest speakers on health & wellness topics offered twice a month during the daytime and evening hours. All workshops and special health events take place at the Ridgewood YMCA.  These workshops are provided free to the community, but you must RSVP.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the RSVP link.  Thank you!


Join us as we welcome Nitya Diane Martino, who will speak on the topic of using art and yoga therapy as tools in your health journey! Nitya is an entrepreneur and founder of the company Art and Soul. She is also a Certified Yoga Therapist.

Date Hour
Wednesday, Sept. 27 7:00pm



The Ridgewood YMCA has partnered with the Ridgewood Rite-Aid to offer a flu clinic onsite at the Ridgewood Y on Thursday, September 21 from 10 am until 12 noon. Please bring your health insurance card with you. Most insurance companies will cover the cost of flu shots.  If you have any questions, please call Rite Aid at 201.447.3424

Date Hour
Thursday, Sept. 21 10:00am-12 noon



 A representative from New York Life will present a complimentary college funding workshop covering these topics: how much a four degree costs today and what it might cost tomorrow; where to find "free" money for college, resources you can utilize for information and assistance.  If you have a child or grandchild looking forward to college, you will want to take this informative workshop.

Date Hour
Wednesday, Oct. 4 7:00pm


Power Up with Protein


What do peas, Greek yogurt and salmon have in common? They’re all great sources of protein, an essential nutrient that powers your body and fuels your mind! Join us as we welcome Sondra Tackett, registered dietician from Shoprite, who will take you on a tasteful journey exploring the benefits of lean protein to help you meet all of your health and wellness goals. Samples and recipes will be provided.

Date Hour
Wednesday, Oct. 18 7:00pm


HEALTHY Eating Habits for the Holidays


The holidays are a stressful time for all and healthy eating habits can get sidetracked.  Join Linda Buckley, M.S. RDN (Registered Dietician Nutritionist) for an informative workshop on learning how to stay on track during the holiday season with making healthy food choices at all of your holiday events! 

Date Hour
Wednesday, Nov. 1 12:00 noon
Wednesday, Nov. 15 7:00pm


RAW food for busy people


Interested in the raw food lifestyle for yourself or your family?  Eat your way to a happier, healthier more vibrant you with the incredible benefits of RAW food nutrition. Learn how to add quick and easy raw food dishes to your meal times. Our workshop leader is Karen Ranzi, M.A.  Karen is an award winning author, international speaker, raw food coach, certified raw food chef, speech & feeding therapist, and creator of SuperHealthyChildren.com and SuperHealthyRaw.  We will also be enjoying a delicious green smoothie and Karen will demonstrate how to make super healthy veggie pasta!

Date Hour
Wednesday, Dec. 6 7:00pm


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