Senior Programming

Due to COVID-19, the Fitness Center is closed until further notice.

Like you, YWCA New Britain is largely staying home to ensure the health and safety of our staff and members. But it is still important to us to stay connected and keep you engaged during this time. To help you stay healthy and well, members can join the YWCA New Britain Wellness Group on Facebook, use the SugarWOD app for virtual (and live) fitness, or visit our YouTube channel for workout and wellness videos.

We look forward to a time when we will be together again.


SugarWOD Fitness App

At YWCA New Britain, our goal is to provide the most supportive environment possible for our members and guests. This is even more important in our current environment.

We are committed to your health and fitness goals despite the fact that we cannot be together at the facility right now. Through SugarWOD, we will be providing live workouts you can do at home along with videos and wellness content to keep you motivated during this time.

SugarWOD is a fun (and FREE) mobile app that makes tracking your progress easy. PLUS it lets our incredible community interact, share successes, and provide a little extra encouragement via fist bumps and comments. Click here to see our offerings, how to get started on the app, and more.


More Senior Fitness

Young at Heart

Staying healthy and feeling your best is important at any age.  YWCA New Britain's Young at Heart group exercise class is geared toward those with a few grey hairs.  Seniors can enjoy using a variety of fitness equipment from exercise bands to weights, to mini rubber balls.  This class focuses on increasing balance, coordination, strength, and range of motion for the whole body.  Find it on the schedule.


Qigong is a series of coordinated, slow-flowing, meditative movements practiced worldwide. Let Qigong enrich and balance your life by teaching you to channel energy, develop increased concentration, reduce stress, restore balance, and calm the mind.  Find it on the schedule.

Qigong Yoga Fusion

Qigong Yoga Fusion is a fusion of Gentle Yoga and Qigong combined to offer the benefits of both ancient healing arts practices. Qigong Yoga Fusion is a tranquil, beneficial and powerful mind-body practice that relieves physical, mental and emotional tension effectively.  Find it on the schedule.

Fit For All

Fit For All is a total body toning class for adults who want to look and feel younger, and stay healthy and strong. Exercises stimulate a speedy metabolism with the goal to reduce the risk of diseases like hypertension and diabetes. Modifications for injuries are available if you speak with your instructor, Denise, ahead of time.  Find it on the schedule.



Meet Dorothy & Betty

Dorothy Davis and Betty Frederick first met at St. Mary’s School in New Britain, and have been best friends since the second grade.  They were bridesmaids in each other’s weddings, and have seen each other’s families grow to include children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren.  Through this time, they have been there for each other through thick and thin, supported each other as they have tackled life’s many challenges, and have experienced so much of what life has to offer.  Read more

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