Working out as a family gives us the chance to achieve a healthier lifestyle while spending time with the ones we love. We encourage all of our families to stay active together by taking advantage of our open gym and family swim times, or by joining us in one of our wellness programs designed specifically for families.
Youth Strength Training: F.I.T. program (Families In Training)
*Free with Family Membership
The Families in Training (F.I.T.) program is designed to strengthen families by providing opportunities to exercise together in a safe and fun environment at the Y. Youth ages 12-14 will earn a F.I.T. pass upon completion of a 3-week youth strength training course, which teaches sound principles of strength training, aerobic endurance, muscle conditioning, as well as Wellness Center safety. F.I.T. pass holders may work out on their own between 2:00-5:00pm or with a parent at any time in the Wellness Center (does not include use of the Zone). Each three-week course is taught by a certified Y personal trainer. Youth Strength training classes are free to Y family members and fee-based for Y youth members. Teens also have the option of earning a F.I.T. pass through completing one-on-one sessions with a personal trainer with successfully completing the Youth Strength Training exam. Personal Training rates apply for these sessions. More information about the current offerings and fees are available in our seasonal brochure. Registration is available online or at the Front Desk. If you have any questions about Youth Strength Training or if you need help getting started, please contact Eva Saint, Wellness Director, at 203-920-1623 or by email.
Drop-in Classes/Free to Members
Group Exercise Classes are open to all Y members 15 and older: Youth ages 12-14 may attend classes with a parent (excluding Strength Train Together). Cycle 30 Together is open to ages 10 and older, as long as leg length is 30″ from top of hip bone to bottom of foot. Advance reservations are required and may be made by clicking here.
Family Open Gym
Family Open Gym Schedule:
Family Open Gym: 12:00-2:00 PM & 1:00-2:00 PM, available on a first-come, first-served basis
Family Open Gym: 12:00-1:30 PM & 3:30-4:15 PM, available on a first-come, first-served basis
*Please click here or check mobile app for up-to-date schedule changes.
Open Gym Rules & Procedures:
• A face mask must be worn at all times.
• Please try to bring your own equipment. Borrowed basketballs will be available but must be wiped down before and after use.
Grab your swim suit and towel for some family fun during our open Family Swim times. Please stop at the Front Desk for a Fish Pass. Click here to view our Forese Family Pool Schedule. Advance reservations are required and may be made by clicking here.
Bouncing Bears Open Gym (Kid Zone)
We are offering adapted Bouncing Bears programs; however, Bouncing Bears Open Gym is not currently available during this phase of our reopening. Stay tuned for additional information. Up-to-date updates about reopening can be found online or by subscribing to our email list.
For ages 1-4 years, Open Gym is free with a Family Membership or for children currently enrolled in a Bouncing Bears class.
There is a $15 fee for others. RECEIPT OF PAYMENT (from front desk) must be presented to gym instructor along with gym pass.
Join us for some family fun during our Bouncing Bears Open Gym. Parents are required to stay and supervise play. In order to maintain a safe atmosphere for all, Open Gyms will be limited to 12 children, AGES 1-4 YEARS, on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis.
Click here to view our Bouncing Bears Open Gym schedule. Open Gyms subject to change at any time
OPEN GYM passes are available at the front desk to first 12 participants per Open Gym. Passes must be handed to gym instructor when entering the Kid Zone.