Welcome to the Keene Family YMCA!
The Keene Family YMCA is located in bucolic West Keene, NH. Our campus includes fields for outdoor sports and play, a large play structure for the kids, and easy access to miles of mountain bike and hiking trails, including the newly renovated Cheshire Rail Trail.
65,000 square feet of adventure Awaits!
The 65,000 square foot facility is fully accessible, and includes an Aquatics Center with two swimming pools, hot tub, steam room and sauna, a full-court basketball gymnasium, gymnastics center, fully-equipped fitness center, indoor track, group exercise studios, and much more.
The best way to get to know our Y is to schedule a tour. We’d love to show you around. But if you can’t make it in, you can take a virtual tour right here on this page.
The Welcome Center
All members and guests are asked to stop by the Welcome Center upon arrival to check in. Our friendly staff will be there to greet you and answer any questions you may have.
Our bright and airy lobby offers guests a comfortable space to relax before or after their workout, or to wait for friends or family who are using the facility. It’s also a great place to connect with others or to use our free WiFi to get some work done.
The centerpiece of the lobby, the 30’ indoor rockwall is used for classes and open climb sessions run by belay-certified staff who are there to ensure your safety. The wall can also be used independently by members who have achieved their belay certification.
The Y has three locker rooms available for members and guests. There is a dedicated locker room for men, one for women, and one that is shared and open to all. Each locker room is equipped with lockers, shower facilities, changing rooms and restrooms.
This cozy corner of the Y is where children between the ages of 4 months and 10 years can play while their caregivers use the facility. ChildWatch is a free service for members, and available to guests for a small fee.
The Y boasts two heated swimming pools, a sauna, steam room, and hot tub. There is always a lifeguard on duty, and all aquatics staff are CPR/First Aid/AED certified. The air temperature in the center is always set at a balmy 87 degrees.
The Y’s gymnastics center is fully equipped with everything a gymnast needs – bars, beams, mats and even a foam pit! This space is only available during class times when there is a qualified staff member on duty. The Y offers a full schedule of age-appropriate classes for all skill levels.
Occupying the entire second floor of the YMCA, this space offers a wide variety of cardio and weight machines, free weights, indoor track, group exercise studios, cycling studio and racquetball courts. There is always a staff member on duty to answer questions or assist with anything you may need.
Our weight room occupies a sizable area within the Wellness Center and is equipped with three olympic power racks, four olympic benches, cable trainers, pull up stations, and other equipment to meet the needs of any athlete. You’ll also find a wide variety of free weights including dumbbells, barbells, and kettlebells.
Our 1/12 mile indoor track is located upstairs adjacent to the weight and cardio rooms, overlooking the basketball court and gymnastics center. It offers members opportunities for running, walking and interval training. Many people find it to be a refreshing alternative to the treadmill.
Our Y boasts a full court basketball gymnasium. The court is open for members to use any time that we are not running programming. Programs we run in the basketball court include pickleball and youth sports programs. We also use this space for special events like our annual Sneaker Ball fundraising gala.
Behind the Y is a large play structure, designed for children ages 5-12. The structure includes slides, monkey bars, balance beams and more. The ground surrounding the structure is covered with bark mulch that we refresh every spring.
Our Ninja Room has all the standard apparatus including rings, balance obstacles and tumbling surfaces, as well as other specialized ninja obstacles such as cargo nets, traverse walls, slacklines, ropes, ladders and warp walls. We offer Open Ninja times throughout the week, and several Ninja classes for youth and adults.
Group Exercise Studios
Located on the second floor our two group exercise studios are spacious and bright, with mirror lined walls so you can visualize your progress. We are proud to host more than 80 group exercise classes every week, and all of them are free for our members.
Adjacent to the Ninja Room and Group Exercise Studios you’ll find a dedicated space for our popular Cycling classes. The Cycling Studio is intentionally dark, encouraging you to dig deeper and stay focused. Our instructors will motivate you with upbeat music and challenge you with fun and energizing workouts.
Ready to Become a Member?
Become part of a supportive community of members, staff, and volunteers who care about your success. Get access to our fitness and aquatics centers, 70+ weekly group exercise classes, free childcare during workouts, discounts on programs like swim lessons and gymnastics, and so much more.