The youth academy is a not-for-profit sports center that rents its indoor turf field, track and basketball, tennis…More and volleyball courts to local leagues and youth sports teams. From 500 to 1,500 children and adults use the academy every day. In addition to sports, the academy offers a fitness center membership.</p>
<p>The building was opened in 2008 by Peter D'Amico, a well-regarded soccer coach and Newtown businessman. The academy's director is Keith Miller, who was D'Amico's assistant coach.</p>
Cannon Ridge Training Center 3 Simm Ln, Newtown, CT06470 Cannon Ridge Training Center offers fitness and self-defense classes for those in the Newtown area. Classes offered…More include Krav Maga, a method of self-defense from Israel; cardio kickboxing and conditioning boot camps. Private and semi-private training is available in addition to group classes.
Graceful Planet 7 Berkshire Rd, Sandy Hook, CT06482 Graceful Planet is a dance and yoga center that offers a wide range of dance and fitness programs, including…More introduction to yoga and hatha yoga. Some programs offered include jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, creative movement, contemporary dance and pointe, as well as Pilates and workshops. Check its website for a class schedule, to visit the online store and for details on registration.
The Ridge Equestrian Center 163 Papoose Hill Rd, Newtown, CT06470 The Ridge Equestrian Center offers a full range of equestrian services. In the summer months, it runs day camps for all…More riding levels, from pony camps to jumping camps. During the year, the center gives private and group lessons and trains riders for showing. Also available are birthday party packages, boarding and equestrian sales.
Santosha Center for Yoga & Health 27 Hawleyville Rd, Newtown, CT06470 Meaning "contentment" in Sanskrit, every aspect of the Santosha Center for Yoga and Health works to live up to it's…More name. Located in a beautiful historic house on the shore of a small lake, entering the school feels like visiting the home of an old friend. The friendly instructors embrace their roles as educators and offer a wide variety of classes ranging from various forms of Yoga to Tai Chi and massage therapy.
The Newtown Country Club is a private club with a 9-hole, par 33/34 golf course located near the center of town.
<p>Members can relax in the grill room and look out over the course as they contemplate their first – or last – swing of the day. The facility includes a full-service bar that offers a variety of sandwiches. The dining room is available for members' private parties, wedding showers and golf outings.</p>
<p>The pro shop carries all golfing needs from major manufacturers. Proper golf attire is required on the course and in the clubhouse at all times during golf season.</p>
Fairfield Hills was once a bustling campus that was home to a state mental institution from 1931 to 1995. During that…More time, the campus was teeming with activity from the thousands of patients and staff who lived and work there. "It had its own police and firefighting force and in many ways operated like a separate and distinct "mini-city" within Newtown," former workers said. The state eventually closed the hospital, and in 2004 Newtown bought the property.</p>
<p>The Fairfield Hills Authority was established as a municipal development agency for the property. In 2008, a local businessman built the Newtown Youth Academy, which boasts an indoor turf field and other athletic facilities for use by youth teams as well as an membership-based fitness center. Last year, the Municipal Center, which holds the offices for most town agencies, such as the Board of Education and Board of Selectmen, also opened.</p>
<p>As of 2010, the town was still wrestling with what to do with the property, particularly given the slow economy.</p>
<p>The Board of Selectmen is organizing a committee to review the master plan for Fairfield Hills.</p>
<p>In addition to buildings, many of which will eventually have to be torn down given their condition, the site features several popular walking trails.</p>