Facility Overview

The New Canaan YMCA features a variety of facility areas for all ages to stay active and connect. For additional information about specific activities and classes taking place in each of our facility areas throughout the week, click here.

Arrange for a personalized tour and consultation to learn more about the many benefits of a membership at our Y. Contact Mary Coleman, Membership Director, at 203-920-1630 or by email to schedule a convenient meeting time.

Aquatics Center

The New Canaan YMCA’s Aquatics Center comprises three pools, including the Forese Family Pool, home to our lap and Scooter pools, and our Valles Pool. Aquatics activities and programs include lap swim, free swim, swim lessons, and aquatic group exercise classes, in addition to our three competitive aquatics teams, swimming, diving, and artistic swimming. Learn more

Cycling Center

Our 1,400 square foot indoor cycling center features a variety of cycling classes throughout the week, including cycling & strength and more. Learn more

Dante’s Café & Wagner Room

We have two community areas open to members, including Dante’s Cafe and the Wagner Room, each available for socializing, working, dining, and community use.

Group Exercise Center

The New Canaan YMCA’s 2,600 square foot Group Exercise Center features a variety of our free drop-in cardiovascular and strength training classes throughout the week. Members can also enjoy this space to stretch or work out in when classes are not running. Learn more


Our Gymnasium is home to a variety of youth sports as well as open recreation time including adult pick-up basketball, pickleball, volleyball, open gym, and family open gym. Learn more

Kid Zone

The Kid Zone is home to the popular Bouncing Bears gymnastics programs. The unique children’s gym environment features classes for ages 12 months and older focused on movement, motor skills, and fun! We often hear life-long friendships are made in Bouncing Bears. Learn more

Locker Rooms

Completely rebuilt in 2017, the New Canaan YMCA features five locker rooms, including the Men’s, Women’s, Girls’, Boys’, and Dionne Family Locker Room. Locker rooms feature showers, lockers, and changing stalls, plus steam and sauna in the Men’s and Women’s locker rooms.

Mind Body Center

Our Mind Body Center is a quiet oasis from the hustle and bustle of the rest of our Y. The Center houses all of our mind-body based classes like yoga, barre, pilates, and more. Learn more

Wellness Center

Our 4,000 square foot Wellness Center comprises a variety of personal fitness equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, stair climbers, rowers, free weights, squat racks, and selectorized strength training equipment. The Center also features a Sprint 8 cardio zone on a variety of Matrix machines. Learn more

The Zone

Unique to the New Canaan YMCA, our 2,000 square foot Zone is the perfect space for anyone to find their inner athlete, train toward a personal best, or simply take on a new challenge. Ideal for functional training, stretching, plyometrics, sports performance, and rehabilitation activities. Learn more