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Life Time Muscles Ahead with Manhattan Expansion

Although COVID-19 has turned the fitness industry upside down in New York City, Life Time is forging ahead with plans to expand in the market. It just opened Life Time 23rd Street, among the city’s largest health and fitness destinations at 37,000 square feet across two floors.
The Flatiron District facility is the first of several planned health clubs coming to New York, joining Life Time at Sky in Hell’s Kitchen. The Chanhassen, MN-based company plans to open six more destinations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, including four former New York Health & Racquet Club facilities it’s reopening along with ground-up locations at One Wall Street and 85 Jay in Brooklyn. 

“Life Time is committed to the health of the communities in which we operate and we see the opening of 23rd Street as an investment in the future of the city,” said Bahram Akradi, chairman, CEO and founder.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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