LifeStart Wellness Network has achieved the Health Champion Designation from the American Diabetes Association. This designation recognizes companies and organizations that inspire and encourage organizational well-being and is part of the Association’s Wellness Lives HereTM initiative.
Wellness Network is honored that our commitment and dedication to making the
health and wellness of our employees and our members a priority has been
recognized by the American Diabetes Association.
To qualify for the Health Champion Designation, a company or organization must meet the healthy living criteria in three areas:
1. Nutrition and Weight Management: Five of the 11 criteria options such as offering healthy food choices, promoting nutritional information and providing healthy vending options.
2. Physical Activity: Four of the ten criteria options, such as participating in the physical activity events of the American Diabetes Association, facilitating walking or biking to work, encouraging taking the stairs, and others.
3. Organizational Well-Being: Having an organizational smoke-free policy and three more of the 11 criteria options, such as having a designated wellness program coordinator, committee or representative for staff/members, and integrating health information into internal communications, among others.
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Since 1940, our mission has been to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information, about Wellness Lives Here and the Health Champion Designation, please visit diabetes.org/wellnessliveshere.
The National Association for Business Resources has named the Nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness® for the second year in a row. This program honors
companies and organizations that recognize and celebrate quality and excellence in employee and worksite health.
The 2017 winning companies were evaluated by an assessment, created and administered by SynBella, the nation’s leading wellness systems firm. Company entries are examined statistically for quantitative data and examined on a point system based upon criteria to benchmark and improve wellness program effectiveness. They include outcomes, analysis and tracking, participation &
incentives, benefits and programs, leadership, employee input, culture and environment.
LifeStart, an industry leader in corporate wellness, will be featured in the February 8, 2018 online edition of Corp! Magazine. LifeStart designs, develops, and manages onsite centers, utilizing an engaging, fun and holistic approach with a preventative health focus. LifeStart transforms the workplace by engaging the entire employee population with targeted wellness initiatives. LifeStart has over 25 years’ experience in designing, developing and operating centers with over 70 locations across the country. LifeStart’s innovative, programs and services delivers best in-class engagement and financial stability, while vastly improving the on-site amenities for their clients. LifeStart’s network of health professionals from Nurses, Dietitians, Health Coaches and Exercise Physiologists, lead the programs and services that continually exceed industry averages in both engagement and utilization.
LifeStart, the industry leader in providing building amenity services, is pleased to announce its new WELL Building certification offering.
LifeStart’s WELL accredited professionals guide building owners and managers through the complete certification process, concluding with an official WELL designation from the Green Business Certification Incorporation (GBCI), the entity that also administers the LEED certification.
With a unique blend of expertise of the built environment, employee health, and wellness initiatives, LifeStart leads all aspects of the WELL certification process. We work with clients to define health and wellness strategies that are innovative and responsive to their specific needs and culture.
What is WELL?
The WELL Building StandardTM (WELL) is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features of buildings that impact human health and well-being through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind.
WELL is grounded in a body of medical research that explores the connection between health and well-being and the buildings where we spend more than 90 percent of our time.
WELL focuses on how buildings support human health and productivity marrying best practices in design and construction with evidence-based health and wellness interventions. Certification allows building owners and employers to know that their space is promoting health and well-being as it was designed and intended.
WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP)
LifeStart’s WELL AP is the project’s WELL consultant who works with the project team to manage the WELL certification process.
LifeStart has a quarter century of leadership, leading the corporate wellness industry since 1991, creating inclusive and engaging environments for all employees.
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 the newest, art-inspired mixed-use property developed by MAC Management and Magellan Development Group.
The 640 Building is located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, and is home to many well-known companies both large and small. The Gallery on Wells, located immediately to the west on the former Geno’s East Pizzeria site, is a newly-constructed 39-story high-rise housing 442 luxury rental residences. Together, the two buildings share the state of the art fitness center and other best-in-class amenities including a 26,000 square foot outdoor deck with breathtaking city views, a 25 yard lap pool, outdoor hot tub, fire pits, grills as well as direct access to a number of restaurants including Wildfire, Taco Joint and the much anticipated Pacific Standard Time (from One Off Hospitality and Underscore Hospitality). The 640 Building is ideally situated on LaSalle Street at the Ontario feeder ramp, with indoor valet parking as well as bicycle storage and is owned and professionally managed by MAC Management.
The fitness center at 640 North LaSalle includes state of the art Cybex cardio equipment – which provides a fully connected cardio experience, including integrated TVs and computers – as well as Peloton bikes, a full assortment of strength equipment, a private group exercise area, and a dedicated free weight area. The center also boasts well-appointed locker rooms and amenities including a sauna and provides its tenants with a range of services including personal training and a diverse group exercise curriculum.
LifeStart, a national leader in onsite corporate fitness/wellness and amenity services, announced that it is expanding its partnership with MB Real Estate (MBRE) with the addition of the Buckingham Athletic Club and Hotel located at 440 South LaSalle (FOUR40) to their expanding portfolio of centers. LifeStart will partner with IDM Hospitality Management on the project and will assume management of the 27,000-square foot premier athletic club. IDM will manage the hotel. As part of the project, the Athletic Club will receive amenity upgrades, as well as enhanced group-exercise, training, and wellness programming.
A popular attraction for FOUR40’s tenants, the Buckingham Athletic Club is an upscale, full-service fitness and athletic club, equipped with state of the art equipment, two group exercise studios, expansive executive level locker rooms, indoor swimming pool, golf simulator, and two racquetball courts.
As part of its management of the athletic club, LifeStart will provide tenants with innovative programs and services that are designed to promote a healthy, active lifestyle. One such program the athletic club will feature is LifeStart’s new program, Hubbub, a rotating suite of services that include perks like physical therapy, spa services (manicures, massages, facials, blow-outs, barbering, etc.) as well as other unique offerings, like eye exams, teeth whitening, nutritional counseling, and meal planning. 440 South LaSalle is a 40 story 1.04 million-square foot building managed MBRE. The building is situated at the base of LaSalle Street and Congress Parkway and hosts a recently updated 40,000-square foot amenity floor that includes the Buckingham Athletic Club, conference center, a terrace lounge and an outdoor deck. Other notable building highlights are the acclaimed Michelin-rated restaurant, Everest and the 21-room boutique Buckingham Hotel. The building was designed by Skidmore Owings and Merrill to house the Chicago Stock Exchange and is home to many of the city’s premier professional services companies.
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 newly constructed development located in Fulton Market, Chicago’s hottest neighborhood. The nine-story 290, 000 square foot building is home to Dyson, Glassdoor, Climate Corp and Skender Construction.
The fitness center, a 7,500 square foot facility was designed by Gensler with LifeStart serving as the consultant on the project, 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 first class amenities.
As the management company of the center, LifeStart will provide cutting-edge programs and services to the tenants of Fulton West designed to create a culture of health and support a healthy, active lifestyle for tenants while they are at work.
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.