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Life Time Opens Within JDL’s Chicago Tower 

Life Time has opened its new Chicago flagship and first-of-its-kind healthy lifestyle destination.  Life Time River North at One Chicago is located at 15 W. Chicago Ave. within JDL’s One Chicago development, reportedly Chicago’s tallest residential building. 

The club spans 126,000 square feet across two floors. Later this spring, Life Time will also bring Life Time Work, its premium coworking experience to the city and ninth location nationwide.  

“Our Life Time River North destination is a game changer in Chicago and illustrative of how we’ll continue growing in urban markets with our planned New York City, Atlanta and Brooklyn openings later this year,” said Jeff Zwiefel, Life Time president and COO. 

Life Time debuted in Chicagoland in 2000 with its Schaumburg location. Currently the company operates 12 athletic resorts locally and later this year will open its 13th, in Lake Zurich. 


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About Paul Bubny

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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