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YMCA renovations a hit with many in Ocean Springs

Six days after unveiling the new $3 million renovation and construction project, officials at the YMCA in Ocean Springs say new members are pouring in. (Photo source: WLOX) Six days after unveiling the new $3 million renovation and construction project, officials at the YMCA in Ocean Springs say new members are pouring in. (Photo source: WLOX)
The highlight of the project is the new two-story fitness center. (Photo source: WLOX) The highlight of the project is the new two-story fitness center. (Photo source: WLOX)
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) -

What a difference a week makes. Six days after unveiling the new $3 million renovation and construction project, officials at the YMCA in Ocean Springs say new members are pouring in.

New memberships in the month of May exceeded 200, and June looks to be just as good.

The highlight of the project is the new two-story fitness center. The ground floor features cardio equipment and weights, while the upper floor features a walking track. Fifteen laps around the track equals one mile.

YMCA Executive Director Philip Doiron said the community support has been incredible. He said the organization is looking at expanding existing programs and even adding new ones to attract more members.

During a visit Tuesday, clients ranged from young to old, with men, women, and children represented.

Still popular is the natatorium, where infant swim classes were underway Tuesday morning.

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