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Life Time Expands Chicagoland Presence With $42 Million Northbrook Club Opening; Convention-Busting Experience Life Magazine Expands National and Local Acclaim

Posted: November 27, 2018 in Chains

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NORTHBROOK, IL – Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand, is set to open its newest luxury athletic club in Chicagoland in more than ten years. Life Time Athletic Northbrook will open to members at 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28, following a special preview celebration at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27 with thousands expected to attend.

Located on Skokie Boulevard just south of Dundee Road and I94, the new 86,000-square-foot club employs nearly 300 team members and is the company’s tenth location in the Chicago market and one of four additional Life Time destinations planned, including Oakbrook, Lake Zurich and at One Chicago Square respectively. Life Time is also investing more than $100 million in its existing clubs in 2019 including full club renovations and expansions, new cardio and strength equipment, lighting, sound and experience enhancements.

“We opened our first Life Time in Chicago more than 18 years ago in Schaumburg and continue to encompass a whole healthy lifestyle for all ages, in addition to a great workout,” said Tim Kersten, Senior General Manager. “We’re excited to serve the Northbrook community and our members with a broad array of health, wellness, nutrition, relaxation and entertainment services and programs.”

With modern architecture, beautiful spaces and an abundance of amenities, Life Time provides cutting-edge programming led by the area’s top instructors and professionals. The unique health experience includes dedicated studios for exclusive group fitness, cycle, yoga and Pilates programming; one-on-one and small group GTX and Alpha Training; best-in-class cardiovascular and resistance training equipment; The Zone, a dedicated space for athletic performance and recovery featuring metabolic assessments, nutrition coaching, sports and athletic recovery treatments, and chiropractic and physical therapy care; a dedicated Kids Academy, for kids ages three months to 11; LifeCafe, a nutrition-focused fast-casual restaurant; LifeSpa, a full-service salon and spa; an indoor pool and outdoor aquatic center; and luxurious dressing rooms with whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms and complimentary towel and locker service.

Life Time Athletic Northbrook will be open seven days a week from 4:00 a.m. to midnight. Additional Life Time locations in Chicagoland include Algonquin, Bloomingdale, Burr Ridge, Old Orchard, Orland Park, Romeoville, Schaumburg, Vernon Hills and Warrenville.

CHANHASSEN, MN – On the heels of receiving four awards at FOLIO: in October, Experience Life, the whole-life health and fitness magazine, was awarded top honors in six categories at the Minnesota Media and Publishing Association (MMPA) Excellence Awards, which celebrates exceptional media and publishing work in the upper Midwest.

Six gold awards included overall excellence, how-to article, single-topic issue, editor’s or publisher’s editorial, typography, and overall website design/functionality (in either the General Interest or General Interest, Over 60,000 categories). Experience Life was also recognized with seven silver and two bronze wins.

“As a progressive magazine published in an unconventional manner, our team has the ability to cover topics that many others shy away from, as well as experiment with new ways of storytelling across platforms,” says Experience Life’s Editor in Chief Jamie Martin. “We’re thrilled and honored to have our work recognized by industry peers at the national and regional levels.”

A finalist in 15 FOLIO: categories, Experience Life was awarded best full issue in the consumer health/fitness category (for the April 2018 “Fresh Perspectives” issue) and best single article or series of articles in the consumer health/fitness category (for “Seeing Stars,” a feature article on the new science of concussions). The magazine’s design and digital initiatives were also celebrated, with awards for best site design for ExperienceLife.com and best video (for the behind-the-scenes series with influential cover subjects).

Founded in 2001 and published 10 times a year by Life Time, which operates more than 139 premier athletic lifestyle resorts in the United States and Canada, Experience Life is a progressive healthy-living media brand committed to empowering its readers to improve their health and fitness while enjoying their healthiest, happiest, most satisfying lives. Available by subscription and on select newsstands nationwide, it currently enjoys a circulation of 700,000, with an MRI-estimated reach of 3.1 million.

The magazine covers a wide variety of healthy-living topics, including health and nutrition, fitness and athletics, personal wisdom, stress management, sustainable lifestyle, vitality and healthy aging, and active adventure.

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