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.

With a beautifully expanded floor plan, new equipment, and a qualified, caring staff, the Y’s Wellness Center is here to support your healthy living goals. The Center has a variety of cardio equipment options including treadmills, ellipticals, and bikes; Matrix selectorized weight circuit, many free-weight options, and a newly expanded space featuring a large multi-use stretching area; and our Sprint 8® cardio zone. The science-based Sprint 8® cardio workout program has been proven to boost energy, reduce body fat, promote lean muscle mass, and improve cholesterol in just eight weeks.

The Wellness Center is open to members ages 15 and older. Members ages 12-14 may earn a Families In Training (F.I.T.) pass through our Youth Strength Training program, free with a Family Membership! The Center is open during normal Y hours of operation and is staffed by a Wellness Associate at all times. Our Wellness Associates are a caring team of Y staff trained to guide you in Y Principles of Healthy Living.

Custom Fit Session for New Members:
While our Wellness Center can often feel intimidating and overwhelming to some, we proudly offer new members a private, one-hour “Custom Fit” session with a New Canaan YMCA personal trainer. The session includes equipment orientation, class suggestions, and goal setting; great for becoming more comfortable in the Center and getting started with a workout. Note: all new members ages 15+ are eligible for a Custom Fit Session.

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.

This space is open to all New Canaan YMCA members ages 15 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, badminton, 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.