The 2017 results of the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced today and LifeStart achieved Silver level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace.
The American Heart Association created the Index with its CEO Roundtable members, a leadership collaborative of more than 30 CEOs from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. The Index uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of their workplace health programs. A unique feature of the Index is that it calculates an average heart health score for employees of participating companies that securely submit aggregate health data.
More than 800 companies competed in the index assessment this year, of those companies, 67% received either Gold, Silver, or Bronze recognition. Companies receive benchmarking reports, which allow them to identify potential areas of improvement so that they can advance their annual performance and recognition.
The Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index allows companies to measure the effectiveness of their workplace health programs, as well as the overall heart health of their employees. Unlike other existing organizational scorecards, the Index also scores companies on the heart health of their employees based on Life’s Simple 7® – the Association’s scientifically validated definition of ideal heart health. The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index assessment is grounded in data-driven science, and a quality improvement framework. According to the Nielsen 2016 Employee Health Survey, robust and comprehensive strategies for well-being are associated with positive impacts on employees’ health.
LifeStart, the commercial real estate industry’s leading provider of corporate fitness / wellness solutions announced today the Grand Opening of a new state-of-the-art fitness center located in one of Chicago’s newest and most innovative commercial buildings – 150 N Riverside.
150 North Riverside is a 54 story, 1.2 million square foot “Class A+” office development situated in Chicago’s dynamic West Loop submarket. Located at the confluence of the three branches of the Chicago River, this Goettsch Partners designed building features a modern architectural style informed by its narrow base and 4-story structural transfer, high performance floor to ceiling glass, 9’-6”clear ceiling height, and high end finishes at the interior and exterior common areas.
The new fitness center powered by LifeStart will provide the tenants of 150 N. Riverside with cutting-edge facilities and services designed to support a healthy, active lifestyle for tenants while they are at work.
Anthony Scacco, EVP at Riverside stated, “Our team is thrilled to further our long-standing relationship with LifeStart, who shares our goals of providing best-in-class onsite fitness centers designed to engage, motivate and support our tenant’s employees in their journey for improved health and well-being. We believe the 150 N Riverside fitness center really raises the bar in this market, and we are very proud of the final result.”
The fitness center at 150 N Riverside includes state of the art Precor Preva cardio equipment, which provides a fully connected cardio experience, including integrated TVs and computers, Woodway curve treadmills, a full assortment of strength equipment, a large group exercise studio, LifeFitness Synergy functional training equipment, MyZone training systems, and a dedicated free weight area. The center also boasts well-appointed locker rooms and amenities, and provides its tenants with a range of services including laundry, private lockers, personal training, and a diverse group exercise curriculum.
LifeStart, a premier national corporate fitness management company, is pleased to announce their newest fitness center, located in a new owner-occupied building in Illinois. The client is a premier insurance and benefits group with a strong focus on employee health and wellness.
The new onsite corporate fitness center is a comprehensive facility featuring a functional training zone with a Life Fitness Synergy 360 unit, a group exercise studio, and a cardio and strength room. This cardio and strength room features Life Fitness treadmills, elliptical machines, flex striders, steppers, rowers, and bikes, all equipped with Discover SE integrated touch-screens. In addition, the center features spa-like locker rooms, a dedicated free-weight area, pin-select machines, and stretching areas.
LifeStart will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the center including the staffing, financials, personal training, fitness classes, programming, employee outreach, and motivational initiatives designed to engage the company’s employees. LifeStart worked as a consultant on the development of the center and handled all the selection and procurement of the equipment, saving the client thousands of dollars.
LifeStart will leverage its advanced technology, specialized methodology, award-winning programs, and advanced staffing profile to motivate and engage the employee population.
LifeStart, a national corporate fitness and wellness company, expands its partnership with MB Real Estate (MBRE) in the development and ongoing management of the new 4,500 square foot state-of-the-art fitness center at One North LaSalle (1NL), in Chicago, IL. One North LaSalle, which is managed and leased by MBRE, is a 47-story art deco office tower that was designated a Chicago landmark in 1996 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.
A joint venture between Hilco Real Estate and Kevin Purcell and Peter Westmeyer, senior executives of MBRE, acquired the building in 2016. The property is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation of the lobby as well as the addition of an amenity floor, The Landmark, which includes a tenant lounge, a conference center, the fitness center, and a rooftop terrace.
“We’re very excited to provide to our tenants at 1NL the highest quality amenities and services. LifeStart is the ideal choice to ensure that our vision is implemented,” said Kevin Purcell, President, Leasing & Management Services for MBRE.
LifeStart will oversee the management of the new center, which includes cutting-edge Life Fitness Discover cardio equipment (with integrated networked monitors capable of providing hundreds of HD channels), strength equipment, a functional area, and executive level locker rooms and amenities. LifeStart plans to provide innovative programs and services to the tenants of 1NL, which are designed to support a healthy, active lifestyle for employees while they are at work.
LifeStart, a national corporate fitness management company, expands its LifeStart Flex Management Program with the addition of two new 5,700 square foot centers located in two 1 million square foot buildings located in Chicago’s East Loop. The centers are part of each building’s ongoing renovations including lobby, plaza and street level entrances.
LifeStart’s new Flex Management Program will power each fitness center. LifeStart will provide the tenants with cutting-edge programs and services designed to support a healthy, active lifestyle while they are at work. Membership to the fitness centers is offered free to tenants, with added services including equipment orientations, group exercise classes, small group training, personal training and nutritional counseling offered by LifeStart.
LifeStart Flex is a unique program designed to increase the value of onsite fitness centers, without increasing the operating expenses of centers that are offered for free to the tenants of the building
“Our Flex program has become a popular option for centers that don’t fit our traditional management option,” said Mike Flanagan, LifeStart’s Chief Executive Officer.
LifeStart, a premier national corporate fitness management company, expands its partnership with Zeller Realty Group, assuming management of their 3,000 square foot onsite fitness center at 311 South Wacker Drive in Chicago, IL.
311 South Wacker Drive is a 65-story, 1.3 million square foot office building located in the West Loop submarket of Chicago, Illinois. The building was acquired by a joint venture led by Zeller Realty Group on March 11, 2014.
Developed in 1990, this best-in-class asset stands out on the skyline. It is a beacon for Chicago business with its illuminated crown while also making an impact at the pedestrian level with its four-story Winter garden and one-acre park. The Kohn Peterson & Fox design benefits from unique site attributes offering unparalleled 360-degree views of the City and beyond. 311 South Wacker was the winner of Chicago’s First BOMA International TOBY Award for The Office Building of the Year in the over one million square feet category.
LifeStart will assume management of the recently renovated fitness center, bringing their award-winning programs and specialized methodology which is founded on the foundation of a healthy lifestyle: movement, nutrition, mindfulness and balance. LifeStart will leverage their technology, programs and highly credentialed staff to deliver award-winning programs designed to motivate and engage the tenant population and vastly improve the utilization of the amenity. LifeStart has a well-established record of transitioning corporate fitness centers and improving profitability by increasing membership and generating additional alternative revenue sources from personal training and other wellness programs.
With fully equipped with well-appointed locker rooms, group exercise studio and state-of-the-art cardio equipment, the 311 South Wacker fitness center provides all the resources necessary to complement the value-added amenities available to the tenant population.
“We’re extremely excited to bring LifeStart in as our new fitness center manager here at 311 South Wacker Drive. LifeStart’s professional staff, variety of wellness programs and offerings of both individual and corporate memberships will serve as another added benefit to our tenants. We look forward to maximizing the use of our beautiful, recently-renovated fitness facility.” - Sue Pruski, Asset Manager for Zeller Realty Group
LifeStart, the commercial real estate industry’s leading provider of corporate fitness / wellness solutions announced today its selection by Hines, to provide management services under their new LifeStart Flex model for their new state of the art fitness center located at River Point. Located at 444 West Lake, River Point was completed in December 2016.
The River Point fitness center powered by LifeStart will provide the tenants with cutting-edge programs and services designed to support a healthy, active lifestyle while they are at work. Membership to the fitness center is offered free to tenants of River Point, with added services including equipment orientations, group exercise classes, small group training, personal training and nutritional counseling offered by LifeStart.
LifeStart, the commercial real estate industry’s leading provider of corporate fitness / wellness solutions announced today its selection by Zeller Realty Group, to provide management services for the new state of the art fitness center located at 401 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.
At the gateway where the Magnificent Mile meets the Loop, 401 North Michigan raises the bar for Chicago office properties. Discover why this exceptional building attracts the elite of the city’s business community. This 737,308 square foot, 35-story Class A office tower is located within a unique, mixed-use environment featuring office, hospitality, dining, entertainment, residential and retail uses.
Zeller Realty Group (“ZRG”) acquired 401 North Michigan in November 2001 from the building’s original owner, Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. ZRG maintains the Skidmore, Owings and Merrill-designed building at the highest level, competing with the newest developments, as evidenced by the many upgrades to the building, including the lobby, conference center & tenant lounge, the concourse level, Pine Street Kitchen and of course, its highly anticipated brand new fitness center.
LifeStart will power the new 7,500 square foot fitness center that is part of the newly renovated tenant amenities. The center is equipped with state of the art Precor Preva cardio equipment (with integrated networked monitors capable of providing hundreds of HD channels), strength equipment, a group exercise studio, functional training equipment, massage studio and executive level locker rooms and amenities. LifeStart will provide cutting-edge programs and services to the tenants of 401 North Michigan, which are designed to support a healthy, active lifestyle for employees while they are at work.
The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) Has Named LifeStart, an Industry Leader in Corporate Fitness / Wellness Solutions a National Best and Brightest in Wellness® Winner. The Best and Brightest in Wellness® is an innovative initiative that recognizes and celebrates quality and excellence in health awareness. This unique program highlights companies, schools, faith-based groups, and organizations that promote a culture of wellness; and those that plan, implement, and evaluate efforts in employee wellness to make their business and the community a healthier place to live and work.
The NABR is a premier organization established in 1996, that focuses on the sharing of best practices and providing tangible tools and resources to business. NABR programs focus on improving business operations that create a positive impact at the employee level and hence form a stronger local business community.
NABR fosters a collaborative environment in which companies and leaders learn best practices, trends, and vital information benefiting the company and its employees well beyond the finances. Through the Best and Brightest programs, the National Association for Business Resources provides specialized business services, education and resources for businesses throughout the United States.
LifeStart has partnered with HMS to develop and operate their new Corporate Fitness Center at their company headquarters in Irving, Texas. On December 12th, HMS will introduce their new state of the art fitness/wellness center (“Fit Club”) to their employees.
The 5,600 square foot facility includes a wide variety of Precor cardiovascular equipment (with integrated connected digital media), LifeFitness functional training equipment, strength equipment, free weights, group exercise studio, and fully amenitized locker rooms.
“LifeStart is proud to have HMS, the country’s leading healthcare cost containment company, as a valued client,” said Mike Flanagan, CEO of LifeStart. “We are excited to be a part of expanding HMS’s commitment to the health and well-being of their employees.”
LifeStart’s innovative approach to corporate fitness center management, including innovative and engaging programming targeted at the entire employee population, integrated wellness services and access to specialized health professionals, will help ensure that HMS’s focus on a healthy workforce culture continues to shine.
LifeStart Wellness Network, Inc. continues to partner with some of the most innovative properties in the country by securing a Management Contract for the on-site fitness center located in the newly restored building. LifeStart initially provided consulting, space planning, and procurement services before signing on for the ongoing management of the new center.
The 7,000 square foot facility includes a wide variety of state of the art cardiovascular equipment (with integrated connected digital media), strength equipment, free weights, functional training equipment, and group exercise studio.
Sumitomo Corporation of Americas completed a $15 million renovation of this Class A Office building located one block from River North. The LEED Platinum building has been enhanced to create a new experience for its tenants. The building has a more modern aesthetic, with increased natural light and added amenities including a technology lounge and conference space. LifeStart worked with Eckenhoff Saunders Architects, M & J Wilkow, Ltd. and Sumitomo to provide input on the design and development of the center and to procure all the equipment.
The fitness center powered by LifeStart will provide the tenants of 203 N LaSalle with cutting-edge programs and services designed to support a healthy, active lifestyle for tenants while they are at work.
The center is fully equipped with well-appointed locker rooms, large group exercise studio, state-of-the-art cardio equipment, and a dedicated functional training and small group training area. Staffed with highly qualified and certified fitness professionals, the facility also offers LifeStart technology, personal and performance training, and health and nutrition coaching.
LifeStart, the commercial real estate industry’s leading provider of corporate fitness / wellness solutions announced today its selection by Sterling Bay, to provide management services for their state of the art fitness center located at 121 West Wacker Drive.
The new fitness center, which is part of a newly renovated amenity floor with a tenant lounge, outdoor deck and conference space, will be managed by LifeStart who will provide cutting-edge programs and services to the tenants of 121 West Wacker designed to support a healthy, active lifestyle for tenants while they are at work.
The fitness center at is equipped with state of the art cardio equipment (with integrated TV’s and computers), strength equipment, yoga studio, functional training equipment, executive level locker rooms and amenities.
“We are thrilled to partner with LifeStart, to provide a quality onsite fitness centers that will motivate and support our tenants’ employees in their journey for improved health and well-being,” said Patrick Hughes, Property Manager of 121 West Wacker.
The Gogo Building located at 111 N Canal is a 16-story concrete loft office building located in the West Loop submarket of Chicago’s business district. Sterling Bay has renovated the building into a state-of-the-art LEED Gold certified building, including a newly designed lobby and retail level, new rooftop amenity rooms and outdoor space, improved tenant common areas, and updated building systems. 111 North Canal boasts large, efficient floor plates, the best fiber connectivity in the City, as well as unbeatable access to commuter trains and the expressway.
The fitness center powered by LifeStart will provide the tenants of 111 N Canal with cutting-edge programs and services designed to support a healthy, active lifestyle for tenants while they are at work. New functional training equipment, enhanced group exercise programs and onsite wellness programs are just the beginning of the changes that will occur.
The fitness center is equipped with state of the art cardio (with integrated TV’s and computers), strength equipment, two group exercise studios, functional training equipment and executive level locker rooms and amenities.
Complete with 13,000 square feet of professional gym space and fitness equipment, the wellness center at 181 West Madison is LifeStart’s newest outlet to promote a healthy, active lifestyle for office-based professionals.
The 5-Star Worldwide Wellness Center at 181 W Madison is equipped with touchscreen cardio machines, strength-training equipment, two group exercise studios, hydromassage beds and shower/locker facilities.
5-Star Worldwide is CBRE Global Investors’ signature tenant services platform, providing top-level workplace amenities and services to a portfolio of 24 Class A properties nationwide.
35 East Wacker recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation to bring the property up to contemporary Class A standards. The interior of the building is being entirely re-built on a floor-by-floor basis with only the historic facade and structure remaining in place. The property re-development has received awards including a top award from theChicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects (the “Interior Architecture Citation of Merit” for Excellence in Architecture 2006) and the “2006 Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence - Exterior and Interior Rehabilitation” from the City of Chicago.
The fitness center, a final part of the renovation project, was built to enhance the amenities offered at 35 East Wacker. The center is equipped with state of the art TechnoGym cardio (with integrated TV’s and computers), strength equipment, group exercise studio, functional training equipment, executive level locker rooms and amenities. See www.lifestart.net/35EW for information on the center.
LifeStart National Fitness, Inc. continues to secure business with some of the world’s finest organizations. Samsung announced that they selected LifeStart after a national search of the top corporate fitness companies to be its provider of fitness center management services. On September 1st, LifeStart assisted Samsung with the opening of their new center.
The 17,000 square foot facility includes a wide variety of state of the art cardiovascular equipment (with integrated connected digital media), strength equipment, free weights, functional training equipment, and group exercise studio.
LifeStart’s unique approach to management, including innovative programming, enhanced services and access to specialized health professionals, will help ensure that this element of Samsung’s culture continues to shine.
“As one of the most recognized technology brands in the world, LifeStart is proud to have Samsung as a valued client,” says LifeStart’s CEO Mike Flanagan. “We are excited to partner with such a progressive company that is committed to the health and well-being of their employees.”