Newtown Youth Academy Sports & Fitness Center Announces Upgrade

Starting Aug. 1 the NYA will launch a multi-phased construction plan impacting the Fitness Center, the Turf Wing and the Field House.


NEWTOWN, CT –  NYA Sport & Fitness opened the doors of the 86,000 square-foot, multi-use Sports Complex and Fitness Center on the Fairfield Hills Campus in Newtown, on  November 1, 2008.  During the past four years NYA has served as a hub for community activity, fitness training and sports competitions. It has gained a reputation for being a safe, clean, eco-friendly and ultramodern facility that services Newtown residents and the surrounding communities.


Peter D’Amico, NYA founder and director, understands that the input and commitment of the community is critical to the long-term viability of the organization.  So earlier this year he reached out to the primary stakeholders of the NYA and asked what would make their experience at the NYA more complete.  He met with coaches and managers of local youth sports programs, the Newtown Parks and Recreation staff, the NYA employees and managers, and individuals participating in the sports training and fitness.  

He listened to their suggestions, researched new sport technologies and materials then came up with a plan to upgrade the space to meet the needs of multiple sports groups, fitness enthusiasts and the community.

 As we are learning from our Olympic athletes, it is essential to optimize every bit of available performance technology and use the very best and latest training tools to go from being great to being the BEST!  

 Starting August 1st the NYA will launch a mulit-phased construction plan impacting the Fitness Center, the Turf Wing and the Field House.  “We are planning on doing the construction in phases so the current programs and classes can continue with as little interruption as possible” said Kathy Brophy, Sports Wings Manager.    


The current space will be reconfigured, using the newest materials and designs, adding new dedicated areas for sport specific training, expanding to create greater flexibility and access for sports groups and training, community events and family fun.



Fitness Center 

You spoke; we listened…..


We are proud to announce that the NYA Fitness will expand by 2,750 square feet! 

We will now have three rooms dedicated to 

  • Functional Performance Lab 
  • Group Fitness Studio 
  • Dedicated Room for Spin Classes


Group fitness classes and Personal Fitness Training and Instruction will continue thorough out the upgrade.  Our members will continue to have full access to the Fitness Center.


Field House  

You spoke; we listened….. 


The Multi-Sports-Wing will be redesigned for athletic and recreational activities with dedicated areas for sport specific training.  

  •  Two new multi-use Courts   
  •  Tennis Court  
  •  Newly designed Indoor Track  
  •  Dedicated space for Daytime NYAKids and ClubFun   
  •  State-of-the-art Baseball/Softball Training Center


Turf Wing 

You spoke; we listened…..


The New Turf Wing will be approximately 30% larger.  The new larger space will be more versatile; The Turf will be able to be divided into multiple sections of varying sizes allowing us to tailor the space to the need of the organization – a more economical solution for a team practice or small group training session.  The full field will be lined for both soccer and lacrosse.   


In addition to the New Turf field we will be adding:


  • Multipurpose/Conference Room 
  • Motion Analysis/Sports Tech Center  


For more information about the upgrade and schedules contact NYA Sports and Fitness at 203-304-1830 or www.newtownyouthacademy.org



Newtown Sport & Fitness Canter

The Newtown Youth Academy (NYA) is a not-for-profit, community-centered organization dedicated to providing a safe and constructive environment that will benefit the health, fitness and general well-being of all Newtown-area residents. The NYA is the realization of a dream held by Newtown resident Peter D’Amico, whose lifelong love of coaching and athletics inspired the idea to create a place where people could develop an appreciation for sports, enjoy general fitness and an enhanced quality of life. 

Barbara Yarbrough July 29, 2012 at 07:06 PM
A pool for use by adults during the daytime all year round is sorely needed in Newtown.
Laura Main July 29, 2012 at 08:48 PM
I agree about a pool. When we were looking at houses in Newtown, a relator took us around and was so excited that a BIG Y was being built. We were too. Later we learned it was a grocery store....
Desiree Galassi July 29, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Agreed!! It would be great to have a facility that also services the handicapped, seniors and little kids. We belonged to a great community swim facility when we lived in the Netherlands that had a zero access pool in addition to a full sized olympic pool. It was in use year round and was a great asset to the community as well as being a good investment.
Sam Mihailoff July 29, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Lisa Condon July 30, 2012 at 01:09 AM
Still no pool? I will be staying at the YMCA.


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