WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina is in final negotiations to lease a closed Peak Fitness facility in Winston-Salem, NC, the organization announced last Friday.

YMCA officials said they plan to turn the former 55,000-square-foot Peak Fitness building into a full membership Y branch. In addition to fitness equipment, the branch potentially would offer health and wellness programming, youth programs and a baby-sitting area.

"We hope to be able to make an official announcement very soon," Mark Bachman, chief operating officer for the Y, told the Winston-Salem Journal.

The Peak Fitness in Winston-Salem closed the weekend of Aug 23. Fitness Management Group Inc., the parent company of Peak Fitness, filed for bankruptcy in July.