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The YMCA in Halls is celebrating its newest addition.

Officials cut the ribbon to officially open "The Garage" at the Bob Temple Northside YMCA on Tuesday. The new gym was once used to store tractors, then it was the Y's daycare center. The daycare facility recently moved to a nearby elementary school, opening up much needed fitness space.

The new gym includes suspension trainers, cardio equipment, free weights, a group exercise studio, and more.

"The YMCA here at Northside has been growing since 2009 and we've got a lot more members, people moving into the community that want a place to come and exercise and stay healthy," said Jim Dickson, YMCA of East Tennesse President & CEO.

The Northside Y is located at 7609 Maynardville Highway.

The YMCA has served the Knoxville area for more than 150 years.