The Y features a variety of areas for all ages to stay active and connect. From it’s three-pool Aquatics Center to the Kid Zone, Dante’s Café to the Gymnasium, the Wellness Center, Zone, Group Exercise Center, and more, the Y offers so many ways for the community to come together.
The New Canaan YMCA’s Aquatics Center includes three beautiful pools. The Valles Pool (competition pool) is our coolest pool designed for lap swimming, competitive swimming, and includes a diving well. The Forese Family Pool features two warmer pools including a lap pool and the Scooter Pool. These pools are perfect for those who prefer warmer water for lap swimming and therapy swimming. The Forese Family Lap & Scooter Pools are also home to our water group exercise classes, swim lessons, and free swim.
The New Canaan YMCA is proud to offer three competitive aquatics teams including the Caimans Competitive Swimming team, Whirlwind Diving team, and Aquianas Artistic Swimming team.
Our 1,400 square foot indoor cycling center features a variety of cycling classes throughout the week, including cycling & strength and more.
We have two community areas open to members, including Dante’s Café and the Wagner Room, each available for socializing, working, dining, and community use. Dante’s Café proudly hosts EB222 Catering, LLC serving a variety of delicious sandwiches, paninis, soups, salads, smoothies, snacks, and much more, including weekly lunch specials and weekend breakfast specials.
Dante’s Café EB222 Service Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
The New Canaan YMCA’s 2,600 square foot Group Exercise Center is home to many of our drop-in cardio and strength training classes included with a Y membership. Members can also enjoy this space to stretch or exercise when classes are not running. Examples of classes in the Group Exercise Center include Zumba, kickboxing, strength training, dance, total body conditioning, and more!
Our large 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.
Kids Club is our Y’s drop-in babysitting program available to our members while they use our facility. Our caring staff provides a safe environment for play, games, and arts and crafts. Kids Club is available for children 6 months and older (children must be able to sit up independently).
The Kid Zone is home to our popular Bouncing Bears youth movement programs. This bright and exciting children’s gym environment features classes for ages 12 months and older focused on movement, motor skills, confidence, and so much fun! We often hear life-long friendships are made in the Bouncing Bears gym and we love watching this happen every day!
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.
Support your physical and mental health in our inviting Mind Body Center. The Mind Body Center is a quiet oasis located on the lower floor of our Y. The Mind Body Center is home to drop-in classes such as yoga, barre, pilates, and more. Drop-in Mind Body Center classes are also included in your Y membership.
Our 4,000 square foot Wellness Center features a variety of personal fitness equipment to support all ages, abilities, and interests. The Wellness Center includes 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. Wellness Associates are always on-site to answer any questions and demonstrate equipment.
Our Wellness Center is open to ages 14+. Kids ages 12-13 may use the Wellness Center after completing our three-week FIT Pass Training course, which teaches principles of strength training, aerobic endurance, muscle conditioning, and Wellness Center safety. Kids who complete the course receive their FIT (Families In Training) pass, which grants them access to the Wellness Center between 2:00-4:00 PM independently and at any time with a parent.
With the end of the school year approaching and leading up to the start of summer, our Wellness Center experiences busy times between 2:30-4:30 PM throughout the week.
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. Featuring equipment such as TRX, training ropes, medicine balls, kettlebells, plyometric boxes, resistance bands, weights, and much more, the Zone is a fun and supportive space for functional training, stretching, plyometrics, sports performance, and rehabilitation activities.