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YMCA of East Tennessee plans to open new facility in North Knoxville

According to the Y, the new location is scheduled to open to members on January 1, 2023 at 7540 Dannaher Drive in Powell.

Knoxville, Tenn. – The YMCA of East Tennessee and Tennova Healthcare have agreed to work together on a fitness center in Powell on Tennova Health’s North Knoxville campus, according to the release.

The facility includes a therapy pool and a six-lane pool, basketball courts, a racquetball court, a rock-climbing wall and a large exercise facility with an indoor track, the YMCA said.

Jim Dickson, President and CEO of the YMCA of Eat Tennesse, said he was thrilled to bring the Y’s mission to the wider North Knoxville community. “The Y is more than a place to train — we’re a place of community,” Dickson said. “Sure, members will have access to new exercise machines, group fitness classes…but there will be so much more; we’ll expand options for kids, offer more family programs, completely modernize existing fitness equipment and provide a place where people of all ages can find a sense of belonging and community.”

The current location of the Bob Temple North Side Family YMCA in Halls is being evaluated to find the best future for the Y and North Knoxville community, the YMCA said.

Moving to a more central location near I-75 between Powell and Halls better positions the Y to serve even more people in the North Knoxville community.

“Our fitness center has been serving the community for over 23 years and we are proud of what we have been able to offer our members,” said Tony Benton, CEO of Tennova Healthcare. “We are fortunate that our community is growing and we knew we would need to develop the fitness center and expand it. We are proud to work with the YMCA and look forward to the great things planned.”

According to the Y, the new location is scheduled to open to members on January 1, 2023 at 7540 Dannaher Drive.