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Published on April 23, 2024
Life Time to Launch Upscale 'Athletic Country Club' at Boston's Prudential Center by Late 2025Source: Google Street View

Boston's bustling Prudential Center will soon flex a new muscle as Life Time prepares to open a swanky "athletic country club" in late 2025. The premium fitness destination will sprawl over 59,000 square feet, featuring a myriad of workout experiences, from strength training to relaxing spa treatments.

Life Time's latest fitness hub, citing to a statement by company officials, will nestle into the most urban location amongst its existing six around the Boston market, as reported by Boston 25 News. Meanwhile, Parham Javaheri, the chief property development officer, told The Boston Globe, Boston's heart is anticipated to be half the size of the company's typical suburban locations, indeed proving not just a gym, but a community cornerstone for residents and commuters alike, members will have access to premium amenities.

Alongside fitness classes ranging from yoga to high-intensity training, Life Time at the Prudential Center will offer a "co-ed wet spa," a Life Time Work lounge, and a LifeCafe, as announced by Brian Koop, executive vice president of BXP's Boston region. The upscale amenities aim to provide "an unparalleled fitness and wellness experience" and serve as a new community anchor, as reported by Boston 25 News.

Making the best out of a bookshop's departure, Life Time steps into a void created by the retreat of the Harvard Book Store, whose second location plans crumbled amidst the dogged economic difficulties of supply chain disruptions and cost escalations. The slot left behind by printed pages will soon drip with the sweat of exercise enthusiasts seeking an upgraded retail experience "enhancing the vitality and wellness options available to everyone," according to what Koop stated in The Boston Globe.

The trend of experiential retail has been gaining new ground, with the Prudential Center's new Life Time establishment sitting at the helm. Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Business Association, indicated to The Boston Globe a pivot to "lifestyle-centric" storefronts since the onset of the pandemic. Boston residents appear more inclined than ever to blend work, life, and fitness into a seamless lifestyle, looking for venues that cater to all facets of their daily routine.

Life Time's expanding footprint in Boston already includes locations in Burlington, Chestnut Hill, Framingham, Medford, Peabody, and Westwood. Those eager to join the milestone club can now sign up for a waitlist, eager to learn more about what the Life Time Prudential Center will herald for the evolution of urban fitness.

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