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Adult Health & Fitness

We offer a variety of health and fitness classes and sports programs to help motivate and inspire the Greenwich community. With a diverse range of adult fitness classes to accommodate all ages and fitness levels, our health and fitness program has something for everyone. Whether you’re interested in group exercise or personal training sessions to help you achieve a fitness goal, or simply looking to unwind with a yoga class, our facility is sure to have a program to meet your needs.


Badminton

Play this timeless and exciting game that requires aerobic stamina, agility, explosive strength, speed and precision. Badminton runs all year. To play, just sign in at the Front Desk. Included in Full Membership.

Play from December to Mid-March subject to change. $15/day (Affiliate Member) $25/day (Non-Member)

For additional program information and questions, contact Kyle Wirtz at 203-869-6501, ext. 131 or send him an email.


Fitness Center

With a fully equipped Fitness Center, spinning studio, indoor pool, yoga studio, and gymnasium, our facility allows our guests to explore a variety of fitness classes in a warm, positive, and inclusive setting that allows you to relax and focus on your workout.
  • Clean and modern locker rooms include showers, steam and sauna
  • Experienced personal trainers available
  • A central Greenwich location with ample parking
  • Open 15 hours a day to fit busy schedules

For additional program information and questions, contact Kyle Wirtz at 203-869-6501, ext. 131 or send him an email.


Group Exercise & Classes

Working out with others is a great way to stay motivated and have fun while reaching your fitness goals! Whether you're looking to unwind, improve your balance, strength, or master a specific skill or sport, our group fitness classes are exactly what you have been looking for. Our certified fitness instructors help members with proper form to enhance their skills, while also motivating you to meet your personal goals.

Group Exercise Schedule


Build Strength and Endurance

15-Minute-Abs – Strengthens your core, resulting in strong abs and back
Adult Ballet– Promotes cardiovascular fitness and good posture
Ballates – Fuses Pilates and ballet to improve core strength, posture, balance and flexibility
Body Barre – A high-intensity, low impact total body workout
Body Sculpt – Uses dance, weights, and resistance training to improve strength and cardiovascular fitness
Kettlebells– Burn calories and increase strength and endurance
Kettlebells/TRX– An innovative class that combines high intensity strength with a cardio workout
Kickboxing– High-energy, fat burning workout that uses participants own body weight
Mat Pilates– Engage your core, while focusing on alignment and precision
Spin to Win – Gain strength and endurance all to great music
Power Spin & Sculpt– Adds weight training to your spin class
YW Strength– In a motivating environment, strengthen all major muscles using free weights and bands

Classes Dedicated to Seniors

Boutelle Lifetime Fitness – Improve posture, body alignment, flexibility and muscle tone
Chair Yoga - Enjoy the benefits of yoga while seated
Core, Strength & Balance– Exercises designed to help seniors stay fit and active
Seniorcize – Strengthen muscles and balance with this moderately-paced aerobic exercise
Senior Strength – Provides strength training in a safe and controlled environment
Stretch and Restore- Especially for seniors, Hatha yoga will balance body and mind
Tai Chi– Uses martial arts to increase energy, improve coordination and achieve inner peace

Yoga

Hatha Yoga – The most popular yoga, combines methods from other styles of yoga
Rise & Shine Yoga – A great way to start the day, for the mind, body and spirit
Vinyasa Yoga – Focus on alignment of movement and breadth

For additional program information and questions, contact Kyle Wirtz at 203-869-6501, ext. 131 or send him an email.


Personal Training

Achieve your personal best with YWCA trainers.

Meet Our Staff

Sue Cavataro
Sue joined the YWCA Greenwich staff in 2003. Since then, she has worked as a personal trainer, spin instructor and with the YWCA Dolphins’ swim team as a strength and conditioning coach. A twenty-five year fitness veteran, Sue earned her Masters in Exercise Physiology at Adelphi University. Sue completed her undergraduate studies at SUNY-Cortland, where she majored in Physical Education and competed on the school’s volleyball team. Outside of her work, Sue competes in half-marathons and triathlons.

Ben Dawson
Ben Dawson currently holds a third-degree black belt and trains in multiple styles including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Taekwondo, boxing/kickboxing and Japanese Jiu Jitsu. He has been teaching kids, adults and those with disabilities for the last 15 years with specialties in realistic self-defense training, cardio and strength training, actual combat training and calisthenic body weight exercise conditioning.

Shree Mickelson

Shree specializes in personal training and group exercise at the YW. She trained at the American Council of Exercise, where she also earned her personal training certificate. Shree, a certified Hatha Yoga teacher, often incorporates Yoga methods into her client’s workouts. Understanding the link between physical activity, health and well-being, Shree is dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles by providing safe exercise programs that meet her clients’ fitness goals. She is a certified EMT and volunteer with Greenwich Emergency Medical Services.

Brendan Stote

Brendan joined the YWCA staff in 2009 after earning his personal training license through Expert Rating. Brendan got started in fitness at age eight as a student of the martial arts. Brendan implements a combination of weight training and aerobics to help his clients, ranging from NFL players to senior citizens, reach their highest potential. When he is not working with his clients, Brendan trains extensively for martial arts and power-lifting competitions. His honors include becoming the youngest inductee to the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2006. Brendan also holds state, national and multiple world records for power-lifting in the 308-lb division. His diverse fitness background has made Brendan passionate about helping clients of all sizes, ages and athletic abilities.

Garrett Withiam
Assistant Director of Health and Fitness for YWCA Greenwich

Garrett has more than 10 years experience in the field of sports medicine and specializes in optimizing movement mechanics and strength through progressive exercise. Garrett is a Certified Athletic Trainer through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and CPR/AED certified through the American Red Cross. As a personal trainer, Garrett creates individualized training programs for his clients based on their goals, abilities and overall health, and he's head of the training program for seniors at the YWCA.  He is also the head strength and conditioning coach for our baseball program where he trains athletes from grade school to high school ranging from beginner level to college recruits. Prior to joining the YWCA staff, Garrett worked in a physical therapy clinic for seven years before becoming the co-head of content development and customer service for a fitness systems company. Throughout his professional career Garrett has had the opportunity to work with some of the top minds in the sports performance, biomechanics, and physical therapy fields and enjoys bringing his knowledge and passion to the YWCA community.

Kyle Wirtz
Director of Health and Fitness for YWCA Greenwich

Kyle has more than 15 years experience in the field of health and wellness and sports management. Kyle is CPR/AED certified through the American Heart Association and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  In addition to providing personal training for clients, Kyle is responsible for all youth gymnastics, dance, golf, tennis programs and the new YWCA Greenwich baseball team.  Kyle is also responsible for the fitness center and group exercise classes, and oversees the badminton club.

For additional program information and questions, contact Kyle Wirtz at 203-869-6501, ext. 131 or send him an email.


Pickleball

Betsy Underhill, the varsity girls tennis coach at Greenwich High School, loves Pickleball and has been instrumental in bringing the game to Greenwich. Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong.

Mondays and Fridays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, in the gymnasium

  • Open format play is included with Full Memberships
  • Affiliate members can purchase a single day pass or day pass packages.
  • For additional program information and questions, contact Kyle Wirtz at 203-869-6501, ext. 131 or email to wirtz@ywcagreenwich.org.


Tennis

USPTA certified instructors Hugh and Betsy Underhill teach classes accommodating both Beginner and Intermediate levels. Court assignments will be based on coach evaluations.

  • Beginner: Designed for players who are new to tennis or have limited tennis experience.
  • Intermediate: Appropriate for players who can handle moderately paced shots but want to develop more consistency and experience with matchplay.

Things To Know
  • Private and semi-private lessons are available to members
  • When tennis classes are not in session, YWCA Full Members can reserve a court. Please call the Front Desk at 203-869-6501, ext. 100.
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