where newtown goes to play

about us

welcome to NYA

we're a community

NYA connects our community through sports and wellness providing programs for all ages. Through unique and innovative programming, NYA provides a place to deepen connections with your community, family and self. NYA takes pride in the trust our community has in our staff and facility. The greatest validation of our mission is that parents feel their children are safe at NYA; individuals trust our trainers with their individual wellness, and our facility creates opportunities to congregate, compete, and exercise in a clean safe environment.

about our

executive director

Ian Yorty Executive Director NYA

Ian Yorty is passionate about living an active and healthy lifestyle, and inspiring others to do the same. Ian is proud to call Connecticut home with his wife Julie – a reading teacher in Newtown, and their 5 year old daughter Eliza. Chances are you’ll find Ian, an Ironman finisher and multi-disciplined cyclist, training on any one of the State’s picturesque roads or trails. Ian graduated with a business degree from Hofstra University and has spent his professional career developing people and leading teams for both Target Corporation and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Now part of the NYA family, Ian is fulfilling his vision of having the opportunity to influence and challenge others to realize and live their best each day.

Our board of directors

A nonprofit on a mission

NYA Sports & Fitness Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is committed to building a stronger community by providing an environment that supports healthy living through exercise, sports, play, events and personal connections.

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