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Life Time opens its doors to 16.5-acre wellness village in Las Vegas

Life Time opens its doors to 16.5-acre wellness village in Las Vegas

By Frances Marcellin    18 Oct 2022

Life Time Living combines residential, spa and fitness facilities to create a wellness village on 16.5 acres. / Life Time

US-based health, fitness and racquets club operator, Life Time, has opened a residential wellness resort in Green Valley, Las Vegas

Branded Life Time Living, the 16.5 acre concept is aimed at wellbeing-motivated, high-earning consumers.

Residential buildings extend to seven storeys, offering 105 one-bedroom and 44 two-bedroom apartments ranging from 914sq ft to 1,727sq ft, Rental starts at US$3,000 per month for a 12-month contract, with the monthly fee including rent, gym membership, on-site facilities and services, as well as access to every Life Time club across the country.

“Life Time Living was envisioned to foster a healthy, socially connected and environmentally conscious lifestyle with our new luxury residences and our athletic resorts and spas as part of one vibrant campus,” said Eric Padget, vice president of property development. “This lifestyle is made possible through what is now one Life Time community; a village that embraces the ethos of our brand to inspire a holistically healthy lifestyle.”

The resort’s concierge service provides a raft of perks across nutrition, fitness and relaxation to help lease-holding residents follow a healthy lifestyle. They include healthy meal preparation and delivery from the on-site LifeCafe; personal training or group fitness sessions; and the booking of appointments for both spa treatments and nutrition coaches for food shopping trips.

The fitness resort provides outdoor and indoor facilities across 162,000sq ft, such as separate indoor and outdoor lap and leisure swimming pools; yoga, Pilates and cycle studios; covered and outdoor tennis courts, volleyball courts; saunas, steamrooms and whirlpools.

A packed schedule of daily activities is organised, which combines with toddler and children’s sessions to help parents and families meet exercise goals.

There are five group training options: GTX Conditioning (cardio and strength training circuits); GTX (cardio conditioning); Alpha Conditioning (high-intensity cardiovascular and muscular endurance); Alpha (lifting and strength training); and Ultra Fit (treadmill-based with sprinting focus).

Studio classes comprise Xtreme (HIIT training); Gluteus Maxout (lower body and cardio); Life Barre (dance and toning); Upper RX (strength building and muscle toning); Warrior Sculpt (yoga, HIIT and strength); Barbell Strength (weight training); Strike (kickboxing and martial arts); and En Barre (barre workout).

Overall, there are six yoga classes: Fire (HIIT); Flow (Vinyasa); Root (fundamentals for beginners); Be (meditation with breath work); Sol (guided dynamic yoga); and Yin (passive yoga poses for improved mobility).

There are currently five cycle sessions which include: Amp (low impact for all levels); EDG (high energy and effort); PWR (endurance focused); AMP Sculpt (cardio and upper body sculpting); EDG Sculpt (HIIT cardio and strength training).

Recovery is also highlighted in the programme, with NormaTec sessions and every apartment includes soundproofing and black-out shades to help provide a comfortable environment for sleeping.

Before the pandemic, Life Time was slated to launch a Life Time Living resort in Dallas, as well as Las Vegas and Miami. The company’s Dallas project was delayed due to COVID-19 and construction is now expected to start in March 2023.

Life Time Living’s project in Miami, in Coral Gables, Florida, was originally a collaboration between Life Time and Nolan Reynolds International (NRI), but real estate investment company Hines recently acquired the development for a reported US$430m. It features a 80,000sq ft athletic resort, a 25,000sq ft work facility and 495 residences, including studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom units.

Following the deal, Life Time will continue to operate the fitness and co-working space and Willowick Residential, Hines’ boutique property management firm, will manage the property.

Life Time was founded by Bahram Akradi 22 years ago and registered under the name of Life Time Fitness, but in 2017 it removed ‘fitness’ to become Life Time. The company operates around 160 health and fitness clubs across the US and Canada – which the company claims have around 1.7m members – as well as several co-working locations and approximately 200 US-based races, such as the Life Time Tri Series and the Miami Marathon.