LifeStart is pleased to announce 120 N LaSalle, a 40-story office building located in the Central Loop of Chicago, as the newest location to join the LifeStart family. 120 N LaSalle, owned by Ascentris, a Denver-based real estate private equity firm, introduced its new concept “Thrive on 8,” an amenity space that will feature a fitness center, lounge, and outdoor roof deck for tenants to enjoy. Managed by Lincoln Property Company, the spaces will be a destination for fitness activity, relaxation, and social engagements.
The fitness center features Life Fitness cardio and strength equipment, MyZone heart rate technology, Peloton bikes, and modern locker rooms with complimentary towels and spa-quality locker room products. The centerpiece of the fitness center is a Gym Rax unit positioned on turf which creates a high-energy, functional training zone where master trainers will lead group sessions focusing on TRX, HIIT, and Boxing techniques. 120 N LaSalle is the 4th LifeStart-managed space in partnership with Lincoln Property Company.
“With its expertise in the industry, the LifeStart team has made the process from fitness center conception to reality and management a much smoother process than had we tried to do this on our own.” -Sherri Green, Senior General Manager at 120 N LaSalle
The opening of the fitness center was celebrated with a variety of specialty group training sessions and complimentary spa treatments. A very special thanks to our partners, CryoEffect and Lisa App, for their help in providing a first-class event!
Located within walking distance to Millennium park, the Chicago River Walk, and endless retail options, 333 N Michigan is an ideal spot for any tenant to call home. The building recently underwent renovations totaling $75 million which included upgrading the available amenity spaces with the addition of a fully equipped fitness center, roof deck, and upscale lounge.
LifeStart plans on elevating the tenant experience within these areas by providing on-site staffing and assisting in tenant engagement through event programming. Activities planned include River Walk run club, rooftop fitness classes, nutrition-based lunch and learns, and other member social events designed to increase activity and engagement.
The fitness center itself features Precor cardio and strength equipment. Queenax functional fitness equipment lines the training room floor with every accessory imaginable. Team personal training and high-energy group exercise classes, customized to fully utilize the equipment and space, will be available daily for members.
Last week, LifeStart welcomed tenants of 333 N Michigan to participate in the Open House Event which featured healthy bites from our Registered Dietitian and a full line-up of free classes with master trainers.
LifeStart is proud to announce the opening and management of the new fitness center at 10 South LaSalle!
The building, located in the heart of the Loop at the corners of Madison and LaSalle Streets, recently underwent a major transformation on the third floor with the completion of a new tenant amenity space. The project includes both a state-of-the-art fitness center and cozy wifi lounge that employees can now enjoy.
LifeStart, which was selected by the Feil Organization to manage the fitness center, is looking forward to activating the new amenity spaces both inside and out of the gym through specialty classes, health and wellness workshops, and fitness challenges that will be sure to enhance the engagement efforts already in place.
The new center is fully equipped with Matrix cardio and selectorized machines, Peloton bikes, and MyZone heart rate technology. Whether members are coming to hop on a treadmill, get their sweat on with a personal trainer, work on their yoga flow in the group exercise studio, or relax in a steam shower – the center is a perfect fit!
Occupying a full city block, One Two Pru has been an iconic fixture on the Chicago skyline beginning with Pru One constructed over a half a century ago, and the Pru Two completed in 1990. The property consists of two Class A commercial buildings that feature unbeatable views of Lake Michigan, Millennium Park, and the Mag Mile. Tenants have access to several amenities including parking, car washes, a roof deck, multiple on-site restaurants, a shuttle service, and a remarkable fitness center.
The fitness facility features a complete line of Precor cardio and strength machines, a designated free weight area, a group exercise studio, and spa-like locker rooms.
LifeStart is ecstatic to activate the fitness space by bringing a variety of on-site services to enhance the overall member experience. We plan on turning up the energy with a well-rounded group exercise schedule which is sure to appeal to all types of exercisers. The 15+ classes per week range in variety from boxing, meditative yoga, cycling, and various cardio and strength formats, as well as weekly outdoor roof deck HIIT and sunrise yoga classes. In addition, small group and one-on-one personal training sessions will be available and led by our motivating on-site management team, who are not only certified and degreed expert personal trainers, but also certified health coaches.
To celebrate the launch of the new services at the fitness center, LifeStart held an open house party for all tenants. A cardio HIIT class with coffee bar, DJ boxing class, cryo-facials, smoothie bowls, and lavender lemonade mocktails curated by our very own registered dietitian are just a few highlights of the day. A huge thank you to Café Rom, Cryo-Effect, Vital Proteins, and Joybowl for partnering with us and helping to make it such a special day!
LifeStart is excited to announce its continued expansion into new markets with its first location in Nashville at the Fifth Third Center.
Managed by Lincoln Property Company, the 31-story building is a prominent fixture in the Nashville skyline, featuring amazing views of the city, a half-acre of outdoor space, and a beautiful two-story marble lobby.
Dedicated to providing the tenants the best services and amenities, the building partnered with LifeStart for facility and equipment consulting, Solomon Builders, and Cindi Sorci with Sorci and Swords to design a state-of-the-art fitness space.
The new center called “Tone at 424” is equipped with Life
Fitness cardio and strength equipment, TRX Functional Training bay, Concept 2
rowers, and Peloton bikes providing tenants with the best equipment to fuel
The locker rooms feature top finishes with fully equipped changing rooms complete with showers, fluffy towels, and premium quality bath products.
The opening of the new health club was celebrated on March 1st, 2019 with country tunes by acoustic artist Bobby Cool and refreshments from Urban Juicer. Tenants were also treated to complimentary chair massages and equipment orientations.
LifeStart is thrilled to announce the grand opening of the fitness center at One North State. Originally built in the early 1900s to serve as the flagship for the Mandel Brothers department store, the building has recently undergone a major renovation under the leadership of Shorenstein Properties. As part of this renovation, the eastern half of the eleventh floor has been completely transformed into a state-of-the-art amenity wing, featuring a two-level, 8,000 square foot fitness center and an expansive common area lounge, which serves as a great place for tenant events (town halls, exhibitions or corporate events) or the perfect escape from the office for employees.
Keeping true to the building’s original architecture, the industrial finishes and original exposed steel beams have created a chic and comfortable communal space where tenants can go to fit in a workout or to relax and mingle with coworkers.
Lifestart was brought in to provide consulting and procurement services for the fitness center, and worked with TVS Design to develop this amazing extension of the amenity space. With a large emphasis on functional training, a 14-foot Eldorado climbing wall is the center piece with routes mapped for all levels of climbing enthusiasts. On the upper level overlooking the climbing wall, a line of Gym Rax training bays are positioned, offering a dedicated space for TRX training, Heavy Bag Training, and HIIT programs paired with MyZone heart rate technology.
Life Fitness treadmills, arc trainers, power mills, recumbent bikes, and cross-trainers fill the two-level cardio space, each with a tablet-like interface offering a connected wellness experience. Spinning enthusiasts craving a virtual ride can hop on one of the three Peloton bikes also located on the upper level.
Venturing into the “training” area of the gym, members can focus on their strength goals with Life Fitness selectorized and free weight equipment. A dedicated studio offers a curated package of inspiring group exercise classes led by some of the top fitness experts. Classes include yoga, Pilates, cycle, HIIT, and much more!
The changing rooms are more boutique hotel than fitness center; with spa quality products, fluffy towels and refreshing showers, this space provides the perfect finish to each workout.
Known as the Town Hall, the lounge area features communal seating areas, a library nook, stadium staircase seating, arcade games, shuffle board, full kitchen with bar counter, , and state-of-the-art AV technology including a large retractable projector screen. A roof deck renovation will complete the project in Spring 2019 offering breathtaking views of Lake Michigan.
LifeStart plans to bring the vision further by creating a community among the tenants through its integrated amenity platform and expert staff. “This isn’t your run of the mill corporate gym. We are beautifully stocked with all the equipment you could ask for plus a climbing wall! My job is to engage as many people as possible and have a great time while doing it. We can’t wait to get started!” says David Hardin, the General Manager of the center. Movie nights, live music, rooftop yoga, and climbing wall workshops are just a few examples of what tenants can expect to enjoy.
LifeStart, the country’s largest multi-tenant corporate fitness management company, announced today the grand opening of the fitness center located within the newly completed 210 North Carpenter building. Managed and owned by Sterling Bay, the 12-story, 206,316 square foot boutique office building is dedicated to elevating the tenant workplace experience. Companies have the opportunity to enjoy all the amenities that 210 North Carpenter has to offer including a tenant lounge, large outdoor terrace with breathtaking views of the city, and full-service fitness facility.
LifeStart, assisted in the development of the fitness facility which features a rooftop lap pool, large group exercise room with Schwinn spin bikes, Precor cardio machines, Peloton bike, Concept 2 Rowers, and free weight area. A custom Escape octagon unit is the centerpiece of the fitness floor and is decked out with an assortment of functional training equipment including a squat rack, punching bag, battle ropes, TRX’s, and kettlebells. The beautifully designed locker rooms are fully-stocked with spa-quality towels and shower products.
LifeStart will be managing the facility, providing highly-skilled fitness professionals and passionate group exercise instructors who specialize in delivering a motivating fitness experience to ensure that all needs and goals of the tenants are met. To further enhance the social atmosphere in the building, LifeStart will be hosting monthly events and specialty classes in the center. DJ lead classes, fitness happy hours, and rooftop yoga classes are just a few things that members can expect to enjoy.
The Nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness® is an annual competition to identify and honor organizations that have proven their commitment to the wellness of their employee population. Organizations are assessed on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention, and more. The competition honors the companies with the most influential and innovative wellness solutions in the nation.
LifeStart was selected this month as a winner of the Best and Brightest competition for the third year in a row. The winning companies this year were evaluated on a multi-point assessment instrument designed to measure wellness program effectiveness. They include outcomes, analysis and tracking, participation &incentives, benefits and programs, leadership, employee input, culture and environment.
LifeStart designs, develops, and manages onsite fitness centers across the nation. With over 80 centers under management, the company stands at the forefront of wellness innovation. The company delivers best-in-class engagement for our member population while helping building owners and property managers to fully amenitize their workplaces. LifeStart’s network of health professionals includes nurses, dietitians, health coaches and exercise physiologists.
LifeStart, the country’s largest multi-tenant corporate fitness management company, announced today the grand opening of the ultimate wellness club located inside the newly modernized Meier & Frank Building in Portland, Oregon. Originally built in 1909, the historical building covers a full city block and is located conveniently in the heart of the city. The Sterling Bay-managed site proves the centrality of amenities in modern multi-tenant spaces, with approximately 14,000 square feet dedicated to special offerings. Amenity services include an expansive bike room, with heated lockers and private changing rooms, a lounge, and of course a full-service fitness and wellness club.
The club features a large group exercise room with Life Fitness IC5 spin bikes and on-demand classes, a cardio and weight room with an Aktiv functional unit, Life Fitness cardio machines, Peloton bikes, and free weight area. The locker rooms feature elegant finishes complete with complimentary fluffy towels and spa-quality products.
LifeStart, which consulted throughout the design and development phase, now moves into the management role, providing on-site fitness professionals, motivating group exercise instructors, and expert trainers to ensure that all fitness needs and goals of the tenants are met. Monthly social events and special classes will be held in the center to further create a sense of community within the building. Candlelight yoga, guided meditation, and live DJ classes are just a few things that members can expect to enjoy in the facility.
The Meier & Frank building establishes LifeStart’s presence in the Portland area. However, the company has been involved with two other design and development projects this year in the city, with plans for a second managed site in 2019 and substantial growth in the Pacific Northwest region in the next 12 months.
LifeStart is thrilled to be selected by Transwestern to manage the fitness center at Legacy Central. The 27,000-square-foot health club is just one of several benefits tenants will have access to at the 85-acre, mixed-use office campus that is leased and managed by Transwestern. Redeveloped by Regent Properties, the grounds are beautifully and thoughtfully designed so that tenants can stay connected while strolling WiFi-enabled courtyards, enjoying one of several dining options, or lounging in one of the meeting spaces. With the advanced technology and the seamless flow of indoor and outdoor activities, it is no wonder that Legacy Central has become the destination spot for large corporations such as Samsung and Peloton.
The fitness center offers everything that today’s modern professional could ever desire. The health club features a rock climbing wall, basketball courts, table tennis, 1-mile jogging path, an outdoor lap pool, fully stocked locker rooms with complimentary towel service, Life Fitness cardio equipment all decked out with large embedded touch screens, Peloton bikes, Life Fitness Free Weight and strength equipment, and a large group exercise studio with MyZone technology. To complement this large array of amenities, LifeStart will be providing on-site dietitian services, personal training, fitness consultations, group exercise classes including Pilates, yoga, and HIIT, and more!
LifeStart, the premium Corporate Fitness provider, today announced the opening of a new owner-occupied site in Rhode Island, expanding their presence in the Northeast.
The fitness center features a comprehensive line of Life Fitness cardio equipment, with 21-inch embedded displays that support HD-TV, Netflix, Hulu, Spotify and more. On-Demand programming is provided through Peloton bikes and MyZone. The group exercise room will be home to the industry’s best yoga, cycling, Pilates, Zumba and bootcamp instructors and classes. The Life Fitness synergy 360 will be allow our degreed fitness professionals to coach group and personal training sessions.
LifeStart’s innovative approach to corporate fitness center management, including engaging programming targeted at the entire employee population, integrated wellness services with the onsite clinic and access to specialized health professionals, will help ensure that all employees will have a healthy and fun workplace culture that continues to thrive.
LifeStart, the commercial real estate industry’s largest provider of corporate fitness / wellness solutions recently announced the Grand Opening of a new state-of-the-art fitness center located in one of Chicago’s most recognizable commercial buildings, River North Point at 350 N. Orleans.The new fitness center powered by LifeStart will provide the tenants of this Class A Office Building with cutting-edge facilities and services designed to support a healthy, active lifestyle for tenants while they are at work.The fitness center encompasses 9,000 square feet of multi-purpose space, which includes state-of-the-art Life Fitness Discover cardio equipment, featuring a fully connected cardio experience including integrated TV’s and touch screen computers, a full assortment of strength equipment, a large group exercise studio, a dedicated High Intensity Interval Training Zone with a functional training bridge and turf track, MyZone training systems, a dedicated Yoga Studio and a dedicated free weight area. The center also boasts modern and well-appointed locker rooms and amenities, and provides its tenants with a range of services including laundry, private lockers, personal training, nutritional counseling and a diverse group exercise curriculum.
??LifeStart, the commercial real estate industry’s largest provider of corporate fitness/wellness solutions announced today the Grand Opening of a new state-of-the-art fitness center located in the newest office tower in the loop – 151 N Franklin.
Located on the northeast corner of Franklin and Randolph, 151 North Franklin is a 35-story building with 807,000 RSF and 25,000 RSF column-free floor plates. The building has 9’6? finished ceilings with full height glass in office areas, 49-foot core-to-glass dimension, and 34 indoor executive parking stalls.
The new fitness center, powered by LifeStart, will provide the tenants of 151 N Franklin with the best fitness and wellness programming designed to support a healthy, active lifestyle while they are at work. Members will have access to a large menu of services including personal training, dietitian consultations, and laundry service.
With a large focus on technology, the 5,600 square foot facility features a full-line of TechnoGym Cardio with HD-TV and video media apps, Peloton bikes, Keiser M3i spin bikes, and MyZone heart rate sensors. An Aktiv bridge unit is the center piece of the facility specially designed for HIIT workouts and functional training. The bridge is fully loaded with monkey bars, TRX straps, bouldering grips, punching bags, and other accessories. The group exercise room will feature LifeStart’s top instructors with specialties in yoga, spin, pilates and more.
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.