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group-men-stretching-dressingThe Elm City YMCA is centrally located in the heart of New Haven overlooking the historic New Haven Green. Devoted to promoting healthy living, the Elm City Y focuses on personal wellness programs for the adult New Haven community. The wellness center with a panoramic view of New Haven is staffed with personal trainers to help you meet your wellness goals. State of the art Life Fitness cardiovascular and strength training equipment is available with an area for stretching and functional exercises. Group exercise classes are available at convenient hours. Lap swimming and lessons are available at the New Haven YMCA Youth Center, a walkable distance at 50 Howe Street.

Free, two hour parking is offered to members in the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale Parking Garage directly below the Elm City Y. No need to leave the garage to enter – just follow the signs to the stairwell. The Omni Garage entrance is on Temple Street.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday:   5:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday:  8:00am – 5:00pm  Sunday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Address & Phone:
900 Chapel Street
Upper Mezzanine Level
New Haven CT 06510
P 203 789 8887 203 789 0880
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Workout with friends or have your child attend summer camp – we can help you and your family live a healthier life.  Y Members enjoy:

  • Fun and healthy activities for all ages in a place where individuals and families socialize, connect and get healthy
  • Reduced fees for Summer Camp, Youth Sports, Swim Lessons, Child Care and Personal Training
  • Free New Member Fitness Training (F.I.T.) is included with Membership
  • Numerous free Group Exercise Classes including Non-Stop Tabata, Muscle & Core, Barre Mat, Zumba, TRX, Water Exercise, Group Cycling and Yoga
  • Free Child Watch at convenient hours
  • Couch to 5k and Insanity Classes
  • Membership access throughout the New England Y’s

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2015 Golf Outings to support our ANNUAL CAMPAIGN

Monday, May 18, 2015

LAKEWOOD-TRUMBULL YMCA 34th Annual at The Traditions at Oak Lane Golf Club in Woodbridge

For more information contact:  Charlie Clifford P 203 445 9633 ext. 15 E

Monday, August 3, 2015

STRATFORD YMCA 11th Annual at the Mill River Country Club in Stratford

For more information contact:  Tim Bartlett P  203 375 5844 E

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

SOUNDVIEW FAMILY YMCA 9th Annual Sara H. Forbes Golf Classic at the Madison Country Club in Madison

For more information contact:  Doug Shaw P 203 481 9622 E



New YMCA Branch Opens in New Haven – Elm City YMCA

Leaders at the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA announced that they have acquired the assets of a local wellness center allowing the Y to open a new Branch in New Haven.  The new Elm City Y is located at 900 Chapel Street overlooking the historic New Haven Green and will offer health and wellness programs and services as part of its core mission to promote healthy living to all.

The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA and New Haven Fitness recently finalized their agreement resulting in the Y’s purchase of the wellness center that has been in operation for the past seven years. New Haven Fitness members have become members of the Y and now have access to any of the thirteen Y Branches serving New Haven, Bridgeport and the twenty-three neighboring towns and cities.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to expand the Y’s mission by creating new opportunities to promote healthy living” reported Y Board Chairman, Dan O’Donnell. “By growing our Y physical activity, nutrition education, and diabetes prevention programs, we’ll be making great strides in improving the health of the communities we serve.” Membership dues for New Haven Fitness members will not increase in 2015.

Tyler McCauley, co-owner of New Haven Fitness since its beginning has agreed to become the Executive Director of the new Elm City Y. “I am thrilled that New Haven Fitness is going to become a Y and I’m very excited to start my YMCA career,” said McCauley this week.

The Wellness Center within the Y will be named in honor of legendary YMCA leader, and McCauley’s grandfather, Duke Faubert. “We are very excited that Tyler has agreed to become our new Y’s Executive Director and that we’re going to be able to keep his outstanding team of wellness professionals with us” reported Y CEO, David Stevenson. “I think that this is going to be a great marriage.”

This is New Haven’s second Y Branch in the city. The New Haven YMCA Youth Center located at 50 Howe Street offers child care, school-readiness, after-school, aquatic, youth sports, and youth drop in services. Since its beginning in 1859, the YMCA has been providing programs and services in New Haven. “We have successfully served New Haven for 155 years because we have remained true to our mission and have continued to meet the changing needs of those we serve” stated Stevenson. “We focus our work on three core areas including youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility and the new Elm City Y will help us reach out, inspire and support healthy living habits. Two thirds of American adults are overweight or obese and one in three adults is pre-diabetic. The new Elm City Y will allow us to work with more people in battling the terrible consequences of an unhealthy lifestyle.”

As a new service, Y members will now be able to use the aquatic center at the New Haven Y Youth Center during specific times.

Letter to New Haven Fitness Members

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Dear Friends,

We are thrilled to announce that New Haven Fitness (NHF) has become a Branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA (CCCY) effective today. Our work together over the past twelve months has led to this exciting news that will allow the Y to expand its mission in the core area of healthy living while bringing new programs and services to current NHF members. The YMCA is a charitable, not-for profit community service organization that strives to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

We are also excited to announce that current New Haven Fitness co-owner, Tyler McCauley, has become the Executive Director of the new Elm City Y and that the Wellness Center within the Y will be named in honor of legendary YMCA leader, and Tyler’s grandfather, Duke Faubert.

Here are the details:

  • The Elm City Y will continue to focus on health, wellness, and fitness through excellent personal training, group exercise, and a wide range of cardiovascular training equipment and machine-style and free weight strength training equipment.
  • Your membership dues will not increase in 2015.
  • You will be issued a CCCY membership card that will allow access to any of the thirteen CCCY Branches. Please visit our website at for locations, programs, and services near you.
  • Beginning late January, you will be able to use the Aquatic Center at the New Haven YMCA Youth Center located at 50 Howe Street in New Haven. Lap swimming will be available on Monday and Wednesday from 6:00-8:30am; hours for swimming will be added as demand grows. Locker rooms are available, and convenient street parking is available on Chapel and Howe Streets.

Please call the Elm City Y at 203-789-8887 with any questions that you may have or visit our website at for additional information.

Welcome to the CCCY family. We hope that you will enjoy your Y experiences for years to come.


David Stevenson, President/CEO

Tyler McCauley, Executive Director