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December 2, 2005

Valdosta - The Valdosta-Lowndes County YMCA has a new tool to combat childhood obesity.

They're kicking off a new Youth-Fit program targeted at kids ages 8 to 16. One area of the Y has been set aside for young people. It includes new, smaller exercise equipment designed for kids, and fitness programs to teach adolescents proper exercise techniques and principles.

"Right now, teens are sitting at home a lot, they're not participating in physical education, and we want to give them something outside of school to do," said April King, Fitness Director.

The YMCA will be giving tours of the new teen fitness center at their open house this weekend.

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