YMCA at Pabst Farms Wellness Center

We are excited to announce we will be renovating and updating our Wellness Center starting this month. Take a look below to see what exciting NEW upgrades are coming, closure dates and additional information of what to expect during this renovation time. We appreciate your patience with us as we work on improving our Y to provide space and equipment for our members and community.

Renovation Dates:

The Wellness Center will be closed on Thursday, May 30th at 5:00am through Sunday, June 23rd.  

  • The closure will encompass the entire Wellness Center including the free weight area, cardio/strength equipment, cycling studio, Mind & Body studio, and the track. Members will not be allowed upstairs during the renovation.
  • Expected reopening is Monday, June 24th at 5:00am
  • During the time of renovations, please consider additional options available for our members:

Updates and Improvements

Since September, an independent firm surveyed our Wellness Center equipment to find out what was being utilized most and where improvements could be made to better serve our members. 

We are excited to provide our members with:

  • NEW Strength Equipment
    • Functional training equipment
    • Additional benches, racks, cable machines and a plate-loaded hip thruster 
    • Two dead lift stations with sound deadening platform
    • An updated strength area on the mezzanine
  • EGYM state-of-the-art technology, connecting you to electronic equipment that adjusts to your body, all while helping you keep a routine and making workouts fun. Click here to learn more.
  • Cosmetic Improvements
    • More efficient layout
    • New flooring
    • Improved social area
    • Updated graphics

Frequently Asked Questions

We will have many contractors coming in and out of the facility over the course of the shutdown. From a membership safety perspective, it is best to shut the entire center down at one time instead of doing the project in phases.

All of our members can visit either of our Watertown locations (Eighth Street and the Ehlinger Center). In addition, Nationwide Access is available for all members, with the exception of Renew Active and Silver & Fit.

Stay tuned to our website for more information. We have some great equipment coming, including 22 smart strength pieces from EGYM, functional training equipment, additional racks for the weight room, plate-loaded hip thruster, two dead lift stations, and an updated strength area on the mezzanine. To make room for the new equipment, some other equipment will be removed from the Wellness Center. This equipment will be up for sale through an auction website.

We are excited about our Wellness Center Renovation, and as a part of this remodel, we’re offering a unique opportunity: to own a piece of the Y’s history! We’re auctioning off a wide range of high-quality fitness and facility equipment, perfect for gyms, recreation centers, or even your home gym.

Browse our catalog and start bidding today!

Due to other programming throughout the facility, logistics of moving and storing equipment, and the acquisition of new equipment, we will not have a temporary setup of equipment.

Group Exercise, Small Group Training and Personal Training

During the shutdown, a modified group exercise schedule will be offered. Weather permitting, we will have classes on both the Miracle Field and under our large tent. Be sure to check the schedule on our website or the app for the full schedule. There are some classes we will not be able to replicate or move to another location in the facility and we apologize for the short-term inconvenience.

We intend to offer these classes without disruption. Those who are signed up for these classes will receive information on class location.

Our personal trainers have access to alternative space and equipment to continue your personal training sessions. Your trainer will be in communication to best schedule your appointments.


EGYM utilizes state-of-the-art technology, connecting you to electronic equipment that adjusts to your body, all while helping you keep a routine and making workouts fun. Use of EGYM is included in your YMCA membership. Anyone interested in EGYM needs to have an orientation to get all setup. For more details, click here.

Stay tuned for scheduling details on EGYM orientations. Coming soon!

Check out the latest updates on our Facebook pageContact [email protected] with any questions about our renovation!