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Sara's YMCA, the newest branch of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, opened in February to rave reviews. The 24,000-square-foot, adult-only facility features the newest machines, a padded foor in the yoga room and spa-like bathroom amenities (goodbye clunky, metal locker doors!). But gym-goers and YMCA supporters say Sara's YMCA is positioned to become much more than an exercise hub. Michelle Miller, executive director of Sara's YMCA and the nearby Morrison Family YMCA, says Sara's YMCA is designed to act as an adult "student union," a gathering place for members and nonmembers. Supporters envision people hosting business meetings or social gatherings there. One day this spring, for example, dozens of volunteers met in the community room and packed fre safety kits to be distributed to at-risk neighborhoods, while other volunteers donated blood. Real estate agent and YMCA board member David Huss hosted a sales meeting there to introduce fellow Allen Tate agents to the facility. He hinted at the Y's wider role in the community in a pun he posted on Facebook after it opened: "Early morning workout in Ballantyne's newest gem." Like 'Coming Home' The YMCA of Greater Charlotte is a network of branches and camps that ofer programming for residents throughout the region. While the YMCA's reach extends across This exquisite French country style home in the sought-after Highgate subdivision defnes luxury and craftsmanship. Price: $1,195,000 Address: 9015 Pine Laurel Drive, Matthews NC 28104 To schedule a private tour, please contact Luda Vaynshteyn. Luda Vaynshteyn Phone: 704-277-4140 Email: Website: Luxury Real Estate · International Presence · Local Charlotte Expertise The ftness yard's turf fooring allows for unusual exercises such as fipping tires. BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE 55 SUMMER 2016

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