What is the Wellness Center?
The Wellness Center, initially opened in September 2001 in partnership with Fairfield Medical Center, is a facility with the equipment and the staff to address the physical health needs of individuals.
The YMCA supervises member usage in the Wellness Center by showing them how to use equipment and maintaining cleanliness. Equipment orientations are offered free of charge to members by appointment with YMCA staff. These appointments are made by a staff person who will call by phone. To start the process, fill out a request form and return it to Welcome Center staff. These forms are attached to the membership application packet. Additional forms are available at the desk in the Wellness Center. Personal trainers are available to customize individual workouts.
Equipment includes 49 cardiovascular machines, 28 selectorized strength machines, 24 pieces for free weight strengthening, 2 ab solos, and 2 stretching machines. Dumbbells up to 125 pounds and several accessory pieces (straps, belts, bars, bands, balls, etc.) compliment the training routine. The perimeter of the Wellness Center is surrounded by a track (13 laps to one mile) for walking or running and stretching areas.
Other features include the Mobile Fit internet based exercise programming, magazines and holders, television access via your own fm receiver unit, file cabinet for workout charts, cubbies for storage, coat rack and restrooms
In an effort to be user friendly, this facility is accessible any time the YMCA is open for business. There is no sign-in sheet and no equipment reservations – just start right in! Feel free to ask any YMCA or Fairfield Medical Center staff if you need assistance. Simple rules are posted for your information and safety in the Wellness Center.