Try it first

Test new and novel fitness equipment in the Product Showcase on the fourth floor. Once you’ve given it a try—tell us what you think. Equipment will change every few months, so be sure to visit often to see what’s next.

As the first of its kind in the country, the Dayton YMCA at Gaviidae is a place to try out new ideas for Ys of the future. Here’s a sampling of featured items in the Product Showcase:


Transform calorie-burning stationary-bike workouts into thrilling, virtual-reality fitness experiences. Y membership includes the option play games like racing a car, hunting for treasure astride Pegasus and lots more—all while pedaling in place on VirZOOM-enabled cycles. Connect with a Personal Trainer to sign up for a demo session.


Tackle over 220 unique strength-based exercises on Queenax—here are 25 moves you can try to get started. As a member, use Queenax on your own for free, and if you sign up for Small Group Training or Personal Training, you might use it in those sessions, too.


Track your effort levels during physical activity with this heart-rate system that keeps you motivated and engaged. Contact Member Services for pricing information.