The new Downtwon Tuscaloosa YMCA Family Center is putting the finishing touches on its new facility, and we got an opportunity to have a sneak peek. 

As you can see in the photo gallery above, the brand new building looks beautiful. Phase 1 of this project includes the main family center and the Alex Sokol playground outside. Future phases will include a basketball court and a swimming pool.

Some of the highlights of the tour include:

  • The YMCA will be receiving all new exercise equipment for the grand opening.
  • There is a dedicated children's development center.
  • The new gym is 6,500 square feet with two large garage doors that swing open on nice days.
  • A new cycling class will be added and will take place in its own sound-proofed room.
  • Both the men's and women's locker rooms are equipped with a steam room.

YMCA of Tuscaloosa County CEO Ashley Waid said there has already been a lot of interest from prospective members and she can't wait for the community to see the finished product.

The grand opening of the new downtown location is set for August 1. You can learn more about the new facility at 

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