Life Time Opens Its First Live, Work, Play Development in the Country

Life Time, Chanhassen, Minnesota, opened its latest athletic resort on Aug. 10, but it was the first of its 150 locations to include a Life Time Work and a Life Time Living with the athletic resort, according to the company.  

Life Time Coral Gables (Florida) is a $500 million, 14-story, 1.2 million-square-foot development that features an 80,000-square-foot luxury athletic resort, a 25,000-square-foot Life Time Work and 495 residences as part of Life Time Living.

The development is adjacent to Shops at Merrick Park and is minutes from downtown Coral Gables and Coconut Grove. Soon, a retail component will open.

"I could not be more excited about the completely new concept we're bringing to The City Beautiful—and North America—as our first combined Life Time Athletic, Life Time Work and Life Time Living destination,” Gino Santia, director, Life Time Coral Gables, said in a media release. “Never has a development been designed with such a comprehensive healthy way of life in mind, body and soul—centered around our iconic athletic resort. For nearly 30 years, we have operated premier athletic resorts and, for the first time, 'second home' has a new meaning as members truly can live, work, exercise and play in this amazing development offering a full healthy way of life experience."

Life Time's athletic resort and spa is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and offers more than 70 classes weekly across its dedicated yoga, barre, Pilates, cycle and group exercise studios; more than 400 pieces of cardio and strength equipment; small group and one-on-one personal training; a Kids Academy featuring dedicated kids programming and classes; LT Recovery featuring compression, massage and chiropractic therapies; an outdoor, resort-style, rooftop beach club; and full-service LifeSpa and fast casual LifeCafe.

The Life Time Work provides members with workspaces and flexible monthly memberships; a lounge, dedicated desk and private offices for up to 10; conference rooms, quiet rooms, and call booths; Herman Miller furniture with high-end finishes throughout; copying, scanning and shredding services, unlimited Wi-Fi and more.

Life Time Living residences range from 436-square-foot studio units to 1,539-square-foot, three-bedroom units. Penthouses are available up to 2,252-square-feet. Resident benefits include a Diamond Life Time athletic resort membership with access to all Life Time destinations throughout the United States and Canada, along with preferred Life Time Work access pricing. They also can receive grocery store tours, healthy meal planning and delivery from the on-site fast-casual restaurant LifeCafe, and access to a registered dietitian.

Life Time Coral Gables is a collaboration between Life Time and Nolan Reynolds International (NRI), a real estate investment, development and hospitality operations company.

Additional Life Time locations in Florida include Boca Raton and Tampa, along with locations under development in Palm Beach Gardens (to open in mid-2022) and The Falls in Miami (opening in early 2023)