Life Time Athletic opens in Fort Washington
FORT WASHINGTON » More than 2,300 attended the May 18 preview celebration for Life Time Athletic, a high-end fitness center at Commerce and Delaware drives in the Fort Washington Office Park.
The new, two-story, 113,000-square-foot facility with both an indoor and outdoor pool, a bistro, and 650 parking spaces on a 14.5-acre parcel has been in the works since 2015, at which point the Minnesotabased company estimated the cost at about $35 million.
Life Time Fitness, which, with the opening in Fort Washington has 124 locations in the United States and Canada, will soon open a new facility in King of Prussia, followed in 2018 by one in Ardmore. The first in the region opened in 2015 in Mount Laurel, N.J.
The Fort Washington fitness center had more than 2,000 members sign on prior to the grand opening, Life Time representative Natalie Bushaw said during a tour May 19. The facility is open 4 a.m. to midnight daily and has “just shy of 300 employees,” she said.
Lifespa, offering full-service hair, nail and skin care services and massage, and a Lifecafé serving organic, healthy foods, are open to nonmembers, Bushaw said. A nonmember utilizing the spa would be permitted to access the club the same day, including two hours in the Kids Academy, she said.
The Kids Academy, for ages 3 months to 11 years, includes an infant room, and offers a tumbling studio, homework help, Spanish lessons, swim lessons and other activities, she said.
There are 400 cardio and strength-based pieces of equipment for individual and group training and more than 95 classes including The entrance to Life Time Athletic in Fort Washington. spinning, yoga and aquatics center has zerodepth barre. Two full-sized basketball entry pools, lap pools, courts feature Ultimate outdoor water slides, with Hoops, which Bushaw rows of lounge chairs and claimed is “the largest recreational umbrellas, and an outdoor basketball league bistro. Swim lessons are in the country.” available from infants to
The indoor and outdoor adults.
“Life Time started 25 years ago as a healthy way of life company,” Bushaw said. “It’s the ultimate boutique.”
Memberships are available for singles, couples and families. For more information about Life Time Athletic Fort Washington, call 267-462-7700, visit the website at www.lifetimefitness. com/life-time-locations/pafort-washington.html or its Lifetimeathleticfortwashington Facebook page.