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      New Express YMCA Coming to Lynchburg

      Reporter: Lauren Compton l Videographer: Brian Whitesell

      Lynchburg, VA - If you're looking for a new place to workout in Lynchburg, a new Express YMCA is coming to the Hill City.

      Crews are working to transform an old sporting good store off Old Forest Road into a new workout facility. The new "Y" will be located in a shopping center at the intersection of Old Forest Road and Kings Drive.

      The eight thousand square foot gym will have cardio equipment, a free weights area, exercise bikes, and a flex and core studio. There will also be on site personal training.

      Officials at the "Y" say a lot of people have expressed interest in having a gym in the Old Forest Road area.

      The Downtown "Y" Branch Director Jay Parker says the location will make it easier for more people to get in shape.

      "This would give people the opportunity to get in here, and get a quick workout or get an hour work out. The convenience will make it easier, and there is a lot of parking here," said Parker.

      And, if you're a member of the Downtown or Jamerson YMCA your membership will be good at new Express YMCA as well. Officials hope to open it in January.

      New Express YMCA Hours:

      • Monday - Friday: 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
      • Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 6:000 p.m.
      • Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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