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MyStart

MyStart Gets Results

With our complimentary fitness assessment program!

MyStart is your very first step on the path to better health, no matter what your current fitness level. Our highly trained and certified professionals provide a free biometric and biomechanical assessment when you join the center. With this assessment as a baseline, our staff recommends a customized training program, dietary changes, flexibility exercises, and much more!

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

Winston Churchill

Center Features

Peloton Bikes
Peloton Bikes
Interactive Classes
Live Instructors
Daily Live Rides

Peloton Bikes

Cardio Studio
Cardio Studio
Precor Treadmills
Precor Ellipticals
Precor Adaptive Motion Trainers
Stairmaster
Precor Stationary Bikes

Cardio Studio

Functional Training Area
Functional Training Area
TRX
Bands
Raises

Functional Training Area

Free Weight Area
Free Weight Area
Cable Machine
Smith Machine
Dumbbells
Benches

Free Weight Area

TRX Suspension Training
TRX Suspension Training
Functional Training
Strength and Balance
Full-Body Workout

TRX Suspension Training

Group Exercise Studio
Group Exercise Studio
Stability Balls
Regular Classes
Yoga

Group Exercise Studio

Towel Service
Towel Service
Complimentary
Fresh Towels

Towel Service

Personal Training
Personal Training
Professionally Certified
Experienced
Certified Health Coaches

Personal Training

Laundry Service
Laundry Service
Laundry Loop
Ready Next Day

Laundry Service

Private Shower Stalls
Private Shower Stalls
High-End Amenities
Soaps, Conditioners, Lotions
Hair Dryers

Private Shower Stalls

MyStart
MyStart
Free Biometric Assessment
Health Snapshot Report

MyStart

Online Health Possibilities Questionnaire
Online Health Possibilities Questionnaire
Behavioral Analysis
Positive Outlook
Inspirational Questions

Online Health Possibilities Questionnaire

Weight Management Programs
Weight Management Programs
Customizable
Individualized
Realistic

Weight Management Programs

Physical Activity Programs
Physical Activity Programs
Intraoffice Competitions
Cholesterol Reduction
Race Away the Fat!

Physical Activity Programs

Nutritional Consultations
Nutritional Consultations
Customizable
Individualized
Registered Dietitian

Nutritional Consultations

Health Fairs
Health Fairs
Free to Attend
Multiple Vendors
Innovative Products

Health Fairs

Nobody who ever gave his best
regretted it

George Halas

Center Photos

Meet our Coaches

Ryan Robert

General Manager
Bachelor of Fine Arts
With home and heart in Southern Louisiana, Ryan Robert grew up exploring any and all that he could get himself into. Finding his way into art, music, travel, fitness, and the outdoors, Ryan wanted to share his interests with others and initially made his way towards education. After teaching for 11 years both domestically and internationally, Ryan has found specific inspiration and purpose through health, wellness, and fitness. Now, he has dedicated his efforts to exploring his passion and wants to empower others to discover that they are capable of more than they even know.

Amanda Licata

Fitness Director
Coming Soon!
Amanda is a recent Viginia Commonwealth University graduate where she studied Exercise Science and Psychology. During her time at VCU, she worked in the recreation center as a group exercise instructor, personal trainer, and program assistant. She was a strength & conditioning coach for the Men’s Rugby Club, and has worked with individuals of various ages and fitness backgrounds. Amanda first gained interest in fitness & wellness when she ended her time as a competitive dancer and was looking for a new avenue to explore. She began her journey with a 200-hr yoga teacher training, and from there, picked up new formats and skill sets along the way. She grew a great passion for learning more and helping others on their health journey through fitness.

Liz Knowles

Fitness Director
B.S. in Sports Medicine from LSU
CrossFit L1 Certified
XPS Sports Performance Specialist Certified Personal Trainer
Liz has had a passion for fitness for as long as she can remember. Growing up playing softball she always pushed her teammates to make healthier choices to optimize performance. Liz attended LSU where she studied sports medicine and worked as student Athletic Trainer for both the LSU Football and Track and Field teams. During her time in college, Liz also competed and nationally qualified in the NPC as a figure and bikini competitor. After graduating Liz decided to pursue her love for fitness by starting her own Sculpt programming in various CrossFit gyms throughout Louisiana. Liz truly loves helping people push to become the best version of their self through health and fitness.

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

Michael Jordan

Services

Employee Member

$7/ pay check
  • Or $7/pay period
  • Free Daily Locker Usage
  • Complimentary Towels
  • Full Amenities

Personal Training

Executive Training

  • 30-MINUTE SESSIONS
  • 8 sessions: $88
  • 12 session: $120

Group Training

  • 30-MINUTE SESSIONS
  • 1 session/week: $30/month
  • 2 sessions/week: $40/month
  • 3 sessions/week: $50/month
  • * Minimum of 3 participants/session and maximum of 5.

Nutrition and Wellness

Consultations

  • ALL CONSULTATIONS ARE FREE
  • 30-minute session: $0
  • 60-minute session: $0
  • CONSULTATIONS MAY INCLUDE:
  • Menu Development
  • Grocery Planning
  • Group Nutrition
  • Dietary Analysis
  • Travel Smart

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

Edward Stanley

LifeStories

Elisa G
Joel's help with setting my goals (short and long term), his knowledge in picking the right exercises and routines that work for me and making them fun and challenging, not only have I lost 60 lbs., but I have gained my confidence back and I’m happier than ever before.
I joined LifeStart a couple of years ago at 205 N Michigan. There, I really enjoyed the environment, classes and had awesome trainers like Jamie and Kelly, but like many I started to work from home and eventually got laid off so I couldn’t go there anymore. I eventually found a new job and to my luck and surprise my new building had a LifeStart gym as well!

Then, one year ago, I had just turned thirty, I was just in a really dark place, unhealthy and overall, I wasn't happy with how I looked and who I was. I decided to do something about it and focus on my physical and mental health, so I started to train with Joel Hollingsworth at Thrive on 8. Joel's energy, positivity, constant encouragement, and accountability made it easy for me to enjoy the process and most importantly stick with it, which had been hard for me in the past.

Joel says that he believes that proper exercise can change your body, mind, and soul, and it totally did for me. With Joel's help with setting my goals (short and long term), his knowledge in picking the right exercises and routines that work for me and making them fun and challenging, not only have I lost 60 lbs., but I have gained my confidence back and I’m happier than ever before.

Thank you, Joel, and thank you LifeStart!
We have many more LifeStories to share. Click here to view more stories of LifeStart members that have overcome adversity and reached their health goals!

Do you have a LifeStory to tell? Click here to submit your narrative of how you achieved lasting change, for example, by losing weight, building strength, or reaching a health goal. If we feature your story, we'll give you a LifeStart insulated bottle and a LifeStart t-shirt. And we'll enter you in a raffle to win a free Apple Watch at the end of the year!

More importantly, your story could inspire thousands of other LifeStart members to supercharge their own efforts to live life well!

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