The New Canaan YMCA has announced the opening of its new wellness and fitness facilities.
“We have said goodbye to our 40-year-old locker rooms and are unveiling new men’s and women’s adult locker rooms this January,” says the Y’s executive director, Craig Panzano. “These new locker rooms feature a modern, yet comfortable and inviting, atmosphere, providing an environment that will improve the overall member experience of coming to the Y.” The new locker rooms each feature a steam room, sauna, and towel service, available to all adult members.
In addition to the completion of the adult locker rooms, the Y’s new fitness areas will be opening this month, providing a stronger and more supportive environment for individuals to achieve their health and wellness goals. The Y is adding 8,000 square feet of new fitness areas, including a new indoor cycling studio, a studio hosting the Y’s group elliptical classes, an expanded Zone training center, and an expanded and renovated Mind Body Center.
With the completion of “phase one” in January, members are able to already begin enjoying and benefiting from the Y’s major $20-million renovation, which is scheduled to be completely finished in June. These areas join the existing fitness facilities available at the Y, including a Group Exercise Center and a 4,000-square-foot Wellness Center featuring a wide range of cardio equipment and weight machines.
Future areas of the renovation include a new family activity center opening in February, with the remainder of the new features opening in June, including a renovated full gymnasium, a new café/commons area, intergenerational space, and a new aquatics center, which includes the recently renovated competition pool and a brand-new warm pool facility. The new aquatics center will provide an accessible and fun environment for families, swim lessons, and therapy swim, plus a modern and more accommodating facility for lap swimmers, competitive teams, and high school swim teams, according to Panzano.
The renovation was made possible by the generous support of donors. Those interested in supporting the project are still able to donate or purchase a commemorative brick or bubble, which will be displayed outside the new café and recreational pool areas. For additional information on donating or purchasing a brick/bubble, visit www.newcanaanymca.org/renovation.
“When you belong to the New Canaan YMCA, you belong to an organization that creates opportunity for individuals and families through a robust financial assistance program,” Panzano concludes. “You belong to an organization where everyone feels that they belong — whether a child with special needs or an adult cancer survivor. And you belong to an organization that allows our members to connect and give back to our community.”
New members who join this month will receive the first month free and a waived joiner fee. For more information, visit www.newcanaanymca.org.