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YMCA of New Britain-Berlin: We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities.
New Britain
50 High Street
New Britain, CT 06051
(860) 229-3787
Berlin
365 Main Street
Kensington, CT 06037
(860) 828-6559
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Almost all health and wellness programs are included in the price of your YMCA membership. Please refer to our latest program brochure or call the YMCA for schedules.

Senior Fit- our best class for strengthening your heart and burning calories. Heart rates and blood pressure are monitored as participants work out on bikes, treadmills and ellipticals.

Senior Strength Training- Designed for anyone 55 years and over. For those that have never used strength training equipment or just need a little extra attention.

Karate- come and try a different way to condition your spirit, mind and body. Beginners to advanced levels welcome. Basic self-defense techniques and karate skills along with confidence building.

Adult Basketball League- The tradition of high quality men's basketball at the Y lives on. Get together a roster of players and join the competition. All team members must be 18 years or older and have shirts with numbers! Leagues are generally held Tuesdays and Thursdays, each fall and spring.

Co-Ed Volleyball League- Bump! Set! Spike! The State's premier co-ed volleyball league. The league is held on Monday evenings.

Free YMCA Personal Training- Members are encouraged to take advantage of free Personal Training with one of our YMCA certified Personal Trainers. Our Personal Training program is designed to encourage, motivate and instruct individuals in the proper use of all fitness equipment. Our Certified Personal Trainers design specific programs depending on the person's fitness goals and objectives. We provide personalized attention, guidance and coaching from caring, knowledgeable and well trained staff. This personal approach is designed to decrease barriers and intimidation, and increase motivation for healthy lifestyle change. The 1 hour sessions are free for members and monthly follow-up sessions are encouraged.

Rock Climbing- The YMCA's American Savings Foundation Rock Climbing Center provides members and others with a state of the art, three wall, 20 foot high technical rock climbing experience. All participants go through an orientation class or show proficiency with work climbing equipment and procedures including: harnessing, belay techniques, knot tying and basic climbing skills. (See Climbing Center schedule under Schedules.)

The Y offers a wide variety of classes and individual climbing times, including: Orientation, Adventure Climbers ( grades 1-4), Cliff Climbers (grades 5-8), teen, adult and family climbing.

Birthday Party Climbing - The Y offers climbing wall birthday parties under our expert staff supervision. (Minimum age 6, maximum number of climbers 10.) Call for additional information

Massage Therapy - Enjoy this invigorating 25 minute massage. It's a great way to relax your spirit, mind and body after a hard day at work! Tuesday and Thursday appointments are available.

10 Minute Sport Massage - Have you reached a plateu in your exercise routine and don't know how to progress to the next level? Try a 10 minute massage to give your muscles the boost they need!

  • $10.00 for 10 minutes.
  • Rockin' Abs - This class will get you going! Highly energetic instructor will lead participants in an abundance of abdominal exercises. Target your body's core stabilizing muscles: upper abs, lower abs, and the obliques. A mix of crunches and core exercises using body bars and fitness balls will be safely shown. All fitness levels.

  • Classes meet: Mon. & Wed.   6:45 - 7:15 p.m.   Gym
  • Full Members: Free
  • Program Members: $67/session
  • Code: 0711 01110-01
  • Middle School Strength Training - Designed for youths ages 11-13. An introduction to the proper use of cardiovascular and strength training equipments as well as proper etiquette. Supervised by a trained fitness instructor, individuals progress at their own pace. Upon successful graduation from the program, youth will receive a special card that allows them use of the fitness center when accompanied by a parent.

    Activate America - The New Britain - Berlin YMCA has joined a national initiative that is rallying YMCA's across the country to further enhance their service and support to kids, adults, and families who want to lead a healthy lifestyle, but struggle to do so. As part of our commitment to YMCA Activate America, the New Britain - Berlin YMCA will offer several programs that will encourage children and families to adopt behaviors that support healthy lifestyles.

    Water Fitness

    Aquacize- this popular class will improve your energy and fitness level with no impact on your joints. A fun environment where no swimming skills are required.

    Adult Swim Lessons- whether you are just beginning or looking to improve your lap swimming, we can help!

    Waterwalking- this exercise program is gentle on your joints while helping you get in shape. Flotation belts are provided and no swimming skills are required.

    Arthritis- a series of gentle exercises in warm water. Participants gain increased motion in stiff, sore joints while finding relief from pain. Held in shallow water.

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