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SARATOGA SPRINGS: New Y opens

"You can come in and put considerable time on the track and not feel like you're getting dizzy," he said.

When members finish their workout, they can clean up in one of five locker rooms. For those wishing to exercise their brains and jaws, the main lobby serves as a wireless Internet cafE and includes four computer terminals.

The teen center, aerobics teaching area, conference room and all administrative offices are located upstairs, but Letts noted people in those rooms can still look down and watch the front desk or look out over the gym. Security also has been beefed up in the new facility. Sixteen cameras will be fed to the screens at the front desk, with up to four employees monitoring them at a given time.

While parking has been an issue at the Broadway facility, there are around 300 parking spaces at the new location. Traffic for the childcare service has been addressed, with vehicles picking up and dropping off children at a side entrance, so parents' vehicles are a little removed from regular member traffic.

Letts said he hopes more than 100 children will take advantage of the after-school program.""

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