Wellness Facility Overview

Wellness Center, Zone, Gymnasium, & Pools

Wellness Center

Located on the second level, you will find our 4,000 square foot Wellness Center, which houses a vast array of cardio training options, free weights, and selectorized strength training equipment.

We are the first community facility in Fairfield County to have Precor P80 treadmills with state of the art touch screen technology and integrated personal viewing screens. We also offer Precor Elliptical trainers, Adaptive Motion trainers (AMTs), and recumbent and Upright Bikes, Cybex Arc Trainers, Stairmasters, Concept II Rowers, NuStep recumbent trainers, Upper Body Ergometer, Krankcycle, Expresso Bikes, E-Spinners, Medicine and Stability Balls, Paramount selectorized strength training line, Hoist Roc- It selectorized strength training line, many free weight training options, as well as 14 Overhead TVs with Cardio Theater for viewing during your workout.

The Wellness Center is open to members ages 15 and older. Families In Training (F.I.T.) passes are available for ages 12-14 through our Youth Strength Training program. The Center is open during normal Y hours of operation and is staffed by one of our Wellness Associates at all times. Our Wellness Associates are a caring team of Y staff trained to guide you in Y Principles of Healthy Living.

We realize that the Wellness Center can be very intimidating and overwhelming so we encourage all members to meet with a Wellness Associate for two complimentary orientation sessions to the Wellness Center. You can use these sessions to become comfortable in the room and get started with a workout. Please call the Wellness Center at 203-966-4528 x154 to make an appointment for an orientation.

If you have any questions about the Wellness Center or you need help getting started, please contact Eva Saint, Wellness Director at 203-920-1623

The Zone

Unique to the New Canaan YMCA, we have dedicated a 2,200 square foot training space for functional training, stretching/plyometrics, sports performance, and rehabilitation-type activities.  Whether you are looking to complement your current workout with fun, non-traditional equipment, training for a sport or event, or just looking for some additional space to stretch out, the Zone is a place that can help everyone turn their goals-whatever they may be-into accomplishments.

Please see a Wellness Associate to sign-up for a complimentary orientation session to learn how to use the equipment and Zone exercises.

This space is open to all YMCA members 15 years of age and older.

The Zone includes:

  • DuraFlex rubber floor for maximum shock absorption
  • Approx. 600 square feet of premium sports turf
  • Torque Fitness X-rack
  • TRX Suspension training straps
  • Heavy Bag and Kick Boxing Bag stations
  • Tubing Stations
  • Training Ropes
  • Medicine Balls
  • Plyo Boxes
  • Agility Equipment
  • And more!

The Zone is also home to TRX classes.


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


The New Canaan YMCA’s Aquatics Center is comprised of three pools, including the Forese Family Pool, home to our lap and Scooter pools, and our Valles Pool. Aquatic 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.