Life Time Fitness to Open First New York City Club This Spring

Life Time Fitness, Chanhassen, Minn., announced Monday it plans to open its first New York City club this spring called Life Time Athletic at Sky, a luxury rental building.

The nearly 70,000-square-foot club will include two zero-edge outdoor pools, a 60-foot-long indoor pool and a water club with a Turkish-style bath. The club also will include group fitness studios, yoga and cycling studios, cardio and strength equipment, and a professional-size indoor basketball court.

The announcement came in association with The Moinian Group, a real estate company. The New York Observer reports memberships to Life Time Athletic at Sky will be $179 a month.

Retro Fitness Appoints New Vice President of Real Estate

Retro Fitness, Colts Neck, N.J., has appointed Rebecca Foth as vice president of real estate. Foth will oversee the company’s growth plans nationwide, including targeted growth markets such as California, Texas and Florida.

Foth has nearly 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, working in the Midwest, Southeast and Puerto Rico markets. Most recently, she worked for McDonald’s Corp. and Payless Shoe Source Inc.

“As we continue expanding nationally, the success of initial units in new markets will be crucial to our brand’s development,” Retro Fitness founder and CEO Eric Casaburi said in a statement. “We need to get Retro Fitness into the right sites, and Rebecca has the expertise to make it happen. She will be instrumental in our goal of breaking the 700-unit mark within the next four years.”

ClubCorp Completes $18 Million in Atlanta-Area Club Upgrades

ClubCorp, Dallas, announced it has invested more than $18 million to reinvent club spaces and add new elements to 11 of the country clubs it acquired in the Atlanta area.

The reinventions focus on areas of golf, dining and social, according to the company. To further enhance the member experience, ClubCorp has introduced new membership programs, benefits and amenities, along with year-round social programming.

“We are proud of the progress we’ve made in improving the private club experience for members during our first year as the leading owner and operator of private clubs in the Atlanta market,” Eric Affeldt, ClubCorp president and CEO, said in a statement.

ClubCorp acquired Newnan, Ga.-based Sequoia Golf in August 2014 for $265 million.

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