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NB YMCA Holds Grand Opening of 24-Hour Fitness Center


Mayor Erin E. Stewart joined officials at the New Britain-Berlin YMCA on

Wednesday, January 27th to mark the start of the organization’s new “yourTime” initiative, which now gives members access to the facility’s gym 24 hours a day.

“Just in time for the start of the new year, I’m excited that residents will now have more

flexibility to meet their fitness goals,” said Mayor Stewart. “Many people have demanding work schedules. A 24 hour fitness center gives them more opportunities to get healthy.”

As of January 4th, the YMCA gave members full access to their strength and circuit training areas, as well as cardio equipment. This is the first YMCA in the state to be open 24 hours a day and the change is already attracting new members.

The 90,000 square foot facility offers personal training, strength equipment, treadmills,

steppers, ellipticals, a gym for basketball, racquetball courts, a 25-yard swimming pool, cycling classes, indoor rock climbing, Zumba classes, pilates, yoga, and more.

Memberships at the YMCA come in all forms, with special rates for seniors, veterans, adults, students, and families. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Interested new members can visit for online details or visit 50 High Street for a personal tour. The YMCA can also be reached at 860-229-3787.