Property Briefs: Life Time Fitness Opens Second Massachusetts Location, Crunch Expands in San Diego

Other brands with notable openings in this report include Flyhweel Sports Planet Fitness Anytime Fitness Orangetheory Fitness and World Gym Photo by Thinkstock
<p>Other brands with notable openings in this report include Flyhweel Sports, Planet Fitness, Anytime Fitness, Orangetheory Fitness and World Gym. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p>

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Life Time Fitness opened its 186,000-square-foot Framingham, Massachusetts, location on July 19. It is the company's second location in Massachusetts. Life Time Fitness selected the location because of nearby office parks and convenience for families, the club's manager, Steven Gum, told the MetroWest Daily News.

Crunch Fitness franchisee Capital Fitness Group plans to open four new locations in San Diego County, California, according to the San Diego Business Journal. The four new locations with signed leases are in Lakeside and Oceanside, and in San Diego's Pacific Beach and College Area neighborhoods. Capital Fitness Group intends to open six or more total locations in the area, where there are eight current Crunch locations. 

The developer of The Bay Club Co.'s San Francisco Tennis Club property has agreed to build 12 underground tennis courts and invest money in public recreation facilities to appease club members and avoid a November ballot vote, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The underground center will include a gym, café and meeting rooms. Members had opposed an earlier proposal that would have replaced the club with multi-use office space and a new fitness center with a smaller tennis offering. The developer withdrew that proposal in November. 

Flywheel Sports will open its fourth studio in southern California, Flywheel Playa Vista, in Los Angeles on August 1. The indoor cycling studio will have 55 bikes and preview rides will take place Saturday and Sunday.

Planet Fitness franchisee PFKC Inc. plans to open two locations in Kansas City, Missouri, which will bring the group's total location count to 10 in the Kansas City metro area. A 29,000-square-foot location is scheduled to open on Johnson Drive in October, and a 27,000-square-foot location is expected to open in December on Vivion Road, according to the Kansas City Star.

Anytime Fitness will open a club in Carlsbad, New Mexico, and the club is preselling memberships through August 1. The Carlsbad club is owned by Lucas Wright, Martin Lebrun and Fernado Ibarra, according to a Carlsbad Current-Argus feature story.

Orangetheory Fitness franchisee Three Lobos LLC opened a new location in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on July 22, according to the Albuquerque Business Journal. Three Lobos opened its first location in Albuquerque in March, and plans are in development for a third location in the city and a Santa Fe location.

World Gym is remodeling a former auction building in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, for its first location in the city, according to The Tennessean. The 25,000-square-foot location is owned by Nashville resident Johnny Wilkins.

SPENGA had a soft opening at its second location in Downers Grove, Illinois, on June 15 and plans to host a grand opening there in early August. The brand expects to add 35 Chicago-area locations in the next three years. SPENGA expects to have 55 to 60 new franchise agreements signed with a goal of reaching 135 to 150 locations in various stages of development by 2019.

The Wisconsin Athletic Club is expected to open its newest location later this summer or early fall in Brookfield, Wisconsin, according to a Brookfield Now report. The 60,000-square-foot location will have four swimming pools and is expected to offer 550 fitness classes per week. The WAC's Waukesha location is expected to close after the Brookfield location becomes operational.

Your World Fitness, Spring Grove, Illinois, recently closed a deal to become the official corporate fitness provider of 22 McDonald's distribution centers by the end of 2016, according to the Northwest Herald. Owner Chris Leathers will run online training sessions for employees and plans to expand his corporate fitness business.

Larry North Fitness plans to open a 15,000-square-foot club in the Park Cities area of Dallas in November, which will give the brand six locations in North Texas. "North Texas is one of the most vibrant places in the country, and every single concept wants to be in Dallas," Larry North told the Dallas Business Journal.

The Village of Orland Park, Illinois, has approved an agreement with Palos Community Hospital to take ownership of the Palos Health & Fitness Center on Jan. 2, 2017, according to the Daily Southtown. Efforts by local community members saved the center from destruction as part of a proposed hospital expansion plan.

Residents in Louisville, Colorado, will vote in November on ballot measures that would finance $28.6 million in construction for an expanded and renovated Louisville Recreation/Senior Center and pool facilities at Memory Square Park, according to Colorado Hometown Weekly.

The Millbrae Community Center, Millbrae, California, was destroyed by a fire on June 21. Two teenage boys were arrested in the case on Monday with the San Mateo Sheriff's Office suggesting the fire was a "foolish act of reckless behavior," according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The case also was investigated by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The 72,000-square-foot Winston Family YMCA in Jacksonville, Florida, is expected to open in late August, according to a Florida Times-Union editorial.

The Allentown, Pennsylvania, YMCA has merged with the Greater Valley YMCA, according to the The Morning Call. The Greater Valley YMCA is now the fifth-largest YMCA in Pennsylvania.


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