LifeStart's network of over 100 managed corporate fitness and amenity centers keep your workforce engaged in their wellness journey.
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LifeStart's 29 years of experience, with over 20 projects completed every year, help properties leverage their valuable facilities.
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LifeStart's amenity management services foster tenant engagement and empower your building's brand.
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LifeStart's fitness and amenity centers foster relationships between co-workers and build a spirit of community within the workplace.
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LifeStart's health screenings, personal training, and technology offerings create positive outcomes in your workforce.
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At LifeStart, we believe in transforming the workplace through wellness.
We believe in meeting every member at their current activity level, from sedentary to athletic. We've done it for 28 years and counting. And we believe in the power of our certified health coaches and dietitians to coach each member to achieve their goals.
Because everyone deserves to reach their fullest potential.
To live life well ...
... and here's how we do it:
A Different Approach
A Higher Standard
A Culture of Well-Being
A Reduction in Costs

We're not a typical corporate fitness center and amenity management company. We don't focus solely on providing exercise programs for active members.

Instead, we engage your entire employee population with targeted intervention strategies.

We foster motivation in your workforce. We coach and guide your employees, from the sedentary to the athletic.

Because every employee can improve their activity level and their lifestyle.

We have achieved utilization averages that are 15% higher than the average among industry leaders.

When asked to identify their top-three challenges from a list of 13 items, participation was selected by over 70% -- far ahead of budget (36%) and culture changes (35%).1

69% of employers believe that motivating employees to change health behaviors will be a significant focus over the next three to five years.2

1 Gallagher Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey 2015
2 AON 2013 Health Care Survey

We use technology and proprietary programs to improve employee health, well-being, and performance, all while building a culture that supports well-being.

Companies with highly engaged workforces outperform their peers by 147% in earnings per share. They also realize 37% less absenteeism, resulting in a far more productive workforce. Highly engaged employees also suffered an astounding 48% fewer safety incidents than their less-engaged peers.1

1 Gallup Culture of an Engaged Workplace 2013

We inspire change by addressing health, well-being, and physical health through our onsite fitness and amenity centers.

77% of employees believe that spending time and money on their physical health now will help to avoid major health costs later in life.1

1 Principal Financial Mid-Year Checkup 2015

Corporate Fitness Center Management

LifeStart has the largest portfolio of corporate fitness centers in the nation. With over 100 sites under management and more than 500 successful design projects, LifeStart has the expertise to bring your onsite fitness center to life.

Our team includes dedicated specialists with backgrounds in finance, construction management, marketing, information systems, dietetics, and of course fitness center and gym management. We refine each client's expectations, leveraging our history and our values as we develop and operate their onsite fitness center.

We understand that the greatest hurdle to a successful program is engagement. That's why we've created a new method of maximizing participation and program utilization. In the end, our engagement strategies improve the health of your employees and your business.

Let us show you how the LifeStart model is transforming corporate fitness center management.

We shape our buildings.
Thereafter, they shape us.

Winston Churchill

Amenity Management Services

LifeStart understands that the modern office worker demands integrated delivery of all the services available in the building, unified in a single technology platform.

From lounge and conference room management to special events programming, from rotating pop-up amenity services to work-order management, LifeStart drives tenant engagement by activating your common areas and outdoor spaces. And we promote your brand by white-labeling our services and integrating with your existing partners.

We're obsessed with helping organizations create exceptional workplace experiences. LifeStart's amenity-experience platform allows you to differentiate your building in the marketplace and strengthen loyalty among your existing tenant base. We connect your tenants with your building-specific environments, amenities, and communities to reach new demographics and support your unique culture and brand.

Let LifeStart's hospitality and engagement specialists help you to build a true community in your building!

There is no time for ease and comfort
It is time to dare and endure

Winston Churchill

Fitness and Amenity Design and Development

Our innovative team of experienced professionals can help you develop a creative, cutting edge and functional space designed to engage your population.

Our clients choose us because they know that what we do adds real value to their project, from deciding how big the center should be, to the precise selection of equipment, finishes, wall graphics, etc. We know how to create a facility that meets your unique needs. Let us prove it!

With over 25 years of experience, averaging over 20 projects a year, we provide expert knowledge and experience for every design and development project.

Our process starts with a full financial feasibility study. We outline all revenue sources and expenses to show you the financial viability of your investment. We also do a demographic analysis of your eligible population to determine your membership base, peak load, and expected active penetration rates.

We then work with your team to design a custom solution that ensures that you get the most value for your investment. We help you build an appropriately sized center and outfit it with the right equipment. Along the way, we work closely with contractors, architects, construction teams, and interior-design experts to guide them through the entire process.

With LifeStart leading your efforts, you'll have peace of mind knowing that your investment is in good hands.

Nobody who ever gave his best
regretted it

George Halas


LifeStart invests heavily in technology to achieve the optimal member experience and to build a sense of community and engagement at your property. We integrate with the best-of-breed technology vendors. And when our vision is too far ahead of the market, we design and develop our own systems in-house.

For example, our member portal can be customized and white-labeled with your company or building brand, and we can even deploy custom branded apps for your property to the App Store and Google Play, at no extra charge.

Our technology allows us to view and react to events at our fitness and amenity centers across the nation in real time. We produce automated dashboard analytics for our customers that show utilization and engagement trends, allowing us to constantly customize and improve your site's programming.

We can even integrate with physical devices in your building, for example, by tying into your keycard reader and logging member visits to our operating platform. We've also developed API integrations with all major machine manufactures, allowing us to show a real-time rendering of machine usage in the center.

Finally, we use technology to provide additional services to building tenants who are not members of the fitness center. Through our Momentum Health offering, for example, we can host full biometric screening events, flu shots, and even COVID-19 antibody and PCR swab tests, via our completely paperless web/app platform.

Some people want it to happen
Some wish it would happen
Others make it happen

Michael Jordan

Corporate Wellness

LifeStart offers wellness programs that provide a compelling alternative to traditional fitness-center management practices. We integrate onsite fitness, health coaching, and nutrition services in a comprehensive wellness package, all in the service of strengthening participant engagement and reducing behaviors that drive chronic disease.

We employ full-time onsite health specialists at every fitness center. Our specialists create and promote a culture of well-being by scheduling, promoting, developing, and implementing health and well-being support programs at the worksite. They are exclusively responsible for implementing your organization's well-being improvement program by working directly with your entire population. In this way, our specialists act as an extension of your existing benefits, wellness, or HR organization.

Over 25 years of partnering with clients, LifeStart has delivered a full spectrum of high-value programs and provided lasting health outcomes to worksites as well as distributed workforces. Our customers gain accesss to the industry's widest range of proven and impactful wellness services.

LifeStart's wellness offerings are designed to inspire sustainable lifestyle changes. Our entire purpose is to guide and support our members as they work to achieve their optimal health. We accomplish this using a combination of annual assessments, preventative screenings, condition management, and health-coaching programs.

Finally, we track and measure all aspects of our members' wellness journey. We have invested in technologies that sustainably engage employees, motivate members, and improve efficiency. These technologies allow our customers to verifiably measure health outcomes, program impactfulness, member satisfaction, and financial savings.

Those who do not find time for exercise
will have to find time for illness

Edward Stanley

Featured LifeStory

Debbie N.
Thank you LifeStart for creating the perfect atmosphere to get healthy and especially for connecting me with very special people like Sam and Valencia.
I joined LifeStart over five years ago. I had the pleasure of working with Samantha Bland when I first joined. Sam gave me new hope and broke the ice for me getting back to working out and trying new things following hip surgery in 2015. She introduced me to yoga - something I was always afraid to try! I am grateful for the time I had with Sam prior to her spreading her own wings and moving to California in June of 2019. It is my hope to conquer a summit in California with her once Covid subsides. (We were scheduled for my 50th but had to postpone.)

For the past year I have had the honor of working with Valencia Rollins at LifeStart. Valencia is so much more to me than a trainer. She is my friend, my advocate, my inner voice, my inner strength and my mentor. Valencia has truly taken my overall health and well being to a new level. She is so energetic and enthusiastic about what she does that her energy is exhilarating and you can’t help but to feed off it. Valencia has shown me new ways to care for my body and listen to it! I am healthier and more fit with less aches and pains than I was in my forties.

During my time at LifeStart I have also made new friends who have been inspirations to me as well which has made all this an unforgettable experience. Thank you LifeStart for creating the perfect atmosphere to get healthy and especially for connecting me with very special people like Sam and Valencia.
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Jones Lang LaSalle
Sterling Bay
MJ Wilkow
The John Buck Company
John Hancock
Colliers International
Tishman Speyer
Equity Office
Blue Star Properties
Zeller Real Estate
Fisher Brothers
Lincoln Property Company
Samsung Semiconductors
Sumitomo Corporation
Boar's Head
HMS Holdings
MAC Management
Hamilton Partners
Callahan Capital Properties

Our company's proactive approach to providing wellness programs for our employees dovetails with LifeStart's philosophy. LifeStart has been a great fit for us, and I'd recommend them to any other company that wants a professional approach to wellness.

Nurse and Health Coordinator Fortune 500 Beverage Company

With LifeStart's direction, not only did our facility achieve a whole new look and feel, but their business acumen and core values have been a great fit with our organization.

Senior Asset Manager Fortune 500 Private Investment and Development Company

With our previous operator, we never saw anyone from the Corporate Office, unless there was a problem. LifeStart's team is readily available, providing us with a comprehensive monthly review of the operations insuring that we are informed of the finances, utilization and programming of the center.

Vice President, International Commercial Real Estate Investment Development and Management Company

LifeStart's general manager really transformed our gym and improved everything from the equipment to the group fitness classes when he took over. The attention to detail was definitely noticeable and, as a regular gym member, continues to be appreciated. And this is important to many of us, as going to the gym can be the best part of our day!

As I'm sure you are aware, it is rejuvenating for us to be able to work out during our workday. It's so nice to be able to get away from the stress and get a workout in. And it's truly awesome to be able to work out in a gym that is right upstairs, is clean, has functioning and constantly improving equipment, and a team who really take care of us and care about our fitness.

DL Member at Owner-Occupied Fitness Center


LifeStart exists to engage and motivate the corporate workforce. We create customized, compelling environments where employees can exercise, relax, and socialize with their colleagues.

With more than 100 locations across the country, we have the depth and experience to accommodate the unique needs of any property manager or building owner.

We work with a diverse range of clients, from Class A office buildings to rural manufacturing facilities, from Silicon Valley to Boston, and from Chicago to rural Arkansas. Our centers range from 1,800 to 110,000 square feet.

Whatever your workforce demographic, whatever your available space, we have the expertise to make your fitness center a reality.


In the thirty years since its founding in 1991, LifeStart has grown to manage the largest portfolio of corporate fitness centers in multi-tenant buildings in the entire nation.

We expanded our service offerings in 2000 to include management of owner-occupied facilities. The company now manages onsite fitness centers for a variety of companies, from Fortune 500 firms to regional manufacturing companies, with utilization rates up to 67% higher than the industry average.

Beginning in 2012, we partnered with the leading national provider of corporate health clinics to create integrated onsite wellness hubs. These hubs offer best-of-breed health coaching and consultation from registered nurses, registered dietitians, and exercise specialists.

Recognizing the critical importance of corporate wellness, we acquired Momentum Health in 2016 to provide onsite biometric screenings and outcomes-based, health-contingent incentive programs to corporate clients.

In 2020, LifeStart was acquired by WTS International, a global leader in luxury amenity consulting and management for hotels, resorts, office towers and residential communities.


Todd Walter
Todd Walter
Chief Executive Officer
Todd Walter
Chief Executive Officer
Todd Walter joined WTS International as President in August 2020. Prior to WTS, Todd spent 15 years with Red Door Spa Holdings, a leading owner/operator of multi-unit, multi-branded salons and day spas in North America.

Todd joined Red Door as EVP & Chief Financial Officer in July 2005. He was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in March 2006 and to Chief Executive Officer in October 2006. During his tenure at Red Door, Todd also served on the Board of the International Spa Association, serving as Treasurer and an Executive Committee member for four of his six years.

In addition to extensive experience in the beauty, health and wellness industries, Todd also has significant financial restructuring and turnaround management experience. Prior to joining Red Door, Todd provided both financial and senior operating leadership to struggling companies in varied positions. Mr. Walter has a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.
Scott Krosnowski
Scott Krosnowski
Chief Financial Officer
Scott Krosnowski
Chief Financial Officer
For over fifteen years, Scott Krosnowski, has been extensively involved in the financial and information technology operations for resort, residential and private club spas and fitness centers throughout the United States and abroad.

Scott specializes in spa and fitness accounting, forecasting and financial reporting. His expertise ranges from constructing financial budgets for new facilities in their pre-opening stages to auditing and recommending growth strategies for existing properties.

In addition, he is responsible for site software selection, specifically client and staff systems that provide data and reports essential to efficient spa and health club management. Scott works closely with our clients and staff, ranging from architects and developers to general managers and spa directors, to develop and implement the most appropriate and cost effective financial and information technology systems and procedures. Scott graduated from the American University in Washington D.C. with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with focus in Accounting and Finance.
Michael J. Flanagan
Michael J. Flanagan
Chief Growth Officer
Michael J. Flanagan
Chief Growth Officer
Mike has more than 25 years of experience in the health and wellness industry, working in the fields of medical-based therapy and corporate wellness. Mike was integral in the development of the My Health IQ program, which was recognized by the National Health, Wellness, and Prevention Congress as one of the Most Innovative Consumer Driven Health Care Programs, and was later sold to Healthways in 2005.

After the sale of My Health IQ, Mike took the lead as President of LifeStart and reshaped the company around an expanded vision and business model. As CEO, Mike is responsible for guiding the development, strategy, and execution of the core business model.

Mike holds a B.S. in Exercise and Rehabilitation from Illinois State University, a M.S. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Illinois, and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is currently on leave from his Ph.D. program in Curriculum and Instruction from DePaul University.
Scott A. Campbell
Scott A. Campbell
Chief Technology Officer
Scott A. Campbell
Chief Technology Officer
Scott is a technology entrepreneur and software architect specializing in the rapid conversion of entrepreneurial ideas into elegant commercial products.

In 1998, Scott founded the software development practice at Spirian Technologies, a deployment-automation firm that was sold in 2003 to SecureInfo. He then architected and led the development of My Health IQ, an employee-wellness platform which was acquired by Healthways in 2005.

Scott also co-founded ContactLiving, a technology startup providing mobile app technology for the geriatric-care segement, and Helios Health Technologies, a data-analytics startup specializing in the identification of unclaimed medical reimbursements.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University.
Danny Dulkin
Danny Dulkin
Vice President of Development
Danny Dulkin
Vice President of Development
Danny entered the fitness industry a decade ago, driven by a dedication to health and fitness and a passion for helping clients reach their full potential. Originally from Detroit, he moved to Chicago specifically to help develop the LifeStart service offering. He has developed commercial and corporate fitness facilities in all capacities, including business development, facility design, construction, and club operations.

Danny has been active in competitive athletics throughout his entire life, participating at the junior, collegiate, national, and professional levels. He holds a B.S. in Exercise Science.
Dean DiMaso
Dean DiMaso
Director of Account Management
Dean DiMaso
Director of Account Management
Dean graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management and a focus in Exercise Science. Dean started his career in the fitness industry, working his way up from fitness sales to senior management at one of the largest commercial fitness companies in the Chicago region. During this time, he sharpened his skillset in all aspects of fitness management and prides himself on being able to assess a club's strengths and weaknesses, then implement a game plan to maximize its full potential.

Prior to starting his career with LifeStart, Dean spent a year working directly with a sports chiropractic physician, transitioning his chiropractic practice into a wellness center encompassing chiropractic care, rehabilitative training, performance training, and group exercise classes.

Dean has had a passion for health and wellness since a very young age and strives to utilize what he has learned to develop fitness professionals and in turn provide a quality experience for members.
Emily Swanson
Emily Swanson
Director of New Site Implementation
Emily Swanson
Director of New Site Implementation
Emily graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in Health and Human Physiology and a concentration in Exercise Science. She has spent the last five years in corporate fitness sharing her experience and passion with her clients. She is devoted to providing a positive and supportive environment to motivate and inspire others to be the best version of themselves. She is currently certified as an ACSM Personal Trainer and NASM Group Training Specialist.
Joshua Zaffino
Joshua Zaffino
Director of Training and Development
Joshua Zaffino
Director of Training and Development
Josh is graduate of Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL. He comes to LifeStart with over 15 years of health and fitness experience. From being a fitness director of 30,000 to 90,000 sqft facilities, a Crossfit Coach, and a USA Triathlon Coach, he has lead teams of 25+ staff members to meet and exceed their goals.

He holds a B.A. in Public Relations and is certified through NASM, TRX, Power Plate, and Crossfit (CF L1). His motto for health and fitness is simple: "Start today, it won't be any easier tomorrow."
Chad McCleary
Chad McCleary
Director of Sales and Talent Acquisition
Chad McCleary
Director of Sales and Talent Acquisition
Chad graduated from North Central College in Naperville, IL in 1996, where he also completed as a collegiate athlete. He joined LifeStart in 2018 with more than 24 years of fitness leadership experience, nationally and internationally as a Fitness Director, General Manager, and Regional General Manager.

Chad has managed multi-purpose, hospital-based, commercial, and corporate fitness clubs alike, acquiring a wide spectrum of knowledge, experience and success throughout the industry.

He holds a B.A. in Fitness Management, with a minor in Business Administration and is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Personal Trainer and Performance Enhancement Specialist. His true passion is in providing and facilitating an amazing member experience while playing a role in improving their health and wellness on a day to day basis.
Grace Iberle
Grace Iberle
Director of Clinical Services
Grace Iberle
Director of Clinical Services
Grace is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Health Coach who completed her BS in Food Science and Human Nutrition with a concentration of Dietetics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She progressed in the field of dietetics, completing her dietetic internship at Tulane University. Grace is a current member of the Chicago Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as a member of the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Practice Group through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Grace has a passion for educating others on nutrition and teaching her clients how to properly fuel their bodies through creating a healthy relationship with food. Using motivational interviewing, she is able to help her clients achieve their health goals through developing lasting lifestyle habits. In addition to her love for food and nutrition, Grace also has a passion for fitness. Her certifications include NASM Personal Trainer, Intrinsic Biomechanics, Schwinn Indoor Cycling Instructor, and TRX Suspension Training.

It is a shame for a man to grow old
without seeing the beauty and strength
of which his body is capable

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