New YMCA opens in Jefferson City

Jefferson City has a third YMCA.

Staff celebrated the opening Tuesday with some of the people that made the construction of the million dollar facility possible.

The new gym on the west side is twice the size of the other two work-out centers and has double the equipment, including some new additions.

This is only phase one of the project. Phase two and three will consists of installing a swimming pool and a gymnasium with a track.

The new "Y" opens to the public Thursday morning at 4:30 a.m.

It is free to use through the weekend.