Ehlinger Center

The Ehlinger Center is now open and access is included with your Y membership!

The Ehlinger Center is our new express Y located at The Collective in Watertown. It is an extension of the existing full-facility YMCA that remains on South Eighth St and access is included as part of your Y membership.

The Ehlinger Center offers unique fitness training options for predominantly adult members of all levels, including amenities that cater to those who are new or returning to exercise. The center will include cardio equipment and weight machines, as well as group exercise spaces for traditional classes, small group training, and virtual/on-demand classes.

Ehlinger Center Address:
Located inside The Collective
672 Johnson Street
Watertown, WI 53094

Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am-12:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Now available — sign up for 24/7 access! Learn more HERE

Here’s some important information for your visit:

Age Requirements:

  • Adults age 18+
  • Teens age 13-17 are permitted, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Please use the parking lot on Johnson Street and enter the building through the main entrance of The Collective. To get to the Ehlinger Center, take the stairs or elevator to the lower level.

EGYM Strength Circuit 

A stand-out highlight will be the EGYM strength circuit which uses cutting edge technology to make strength training work for everyone. It delivers goal specific training through a game-like experience, giving the user a full-body workout in as little as 20-minutes. Members receive a wristband at their initial onboarding session that syncs with a mobile app. At future visits, members enter the circuit at the first machine and the equipment automatically remembers and adjusts to their personalized settings and will continue to modify their plan based on progress. EGYM fitness takes the guesswork out of strength training and gives members a fun, easy-to-use, motivating workout option, completely customizable to their personal goals.  

Click HERE to learn more about EGYM

Wellness and Strength Equipment

In addition, the Ehlinger Center will offer 11 single-station pieces from the Matrix Go Series, strength equipment focused on the major muscle groups, as well as a 500 square foot Fit Bench Wellness Floor, an area dedicated to kettle bells, light to moderate dumbbells, battle ropes, stretching and wellness open floor workouts.  

Cardio Equipment

Overlooking the Rock River, 19 pieces of cardio equipment will provide a water view, including: Matrix treadmills, ascent trainers, climbmills, upright and recumbent bikes, virtual training cycles, rowers, and NuStep recumbent steppers.  

Studio Spaces

There will be studio space available for fitness classes, including a remarkable 1,300 square foot, state-of-the-art Functional/Small Group Training Studio. One of the first of its kind in the nation, this space will feature turf flooring and a central rig for hanging TRX suspension training straps. It will also feature the MX4 Training System, a new small group training program that incorporates Myzone, a hardware, software and wearable platform that provides real-time feedback on heart rate, calories burned, and effort, motivating members to reach their personal best.  

Chapel & Recovery Space

The Chapel & Recovery space will provide a tranquil setting for members to participate in activities like small group yoga, meditation, foam rolling, and stretching. This quiet space will also feature a massage chair for relaxation. The YMCA is an organization that strongly promotes the overall health of the individual, equally addressing all areas – Spirit, Mind, and Body – while intentionally offering spiritual development as part of our service to the community. 






Read the article below to learn more about the announcement to name the space the Ehlinger Center.