Houston Business Journal | 11.20.2018
Minnesota-based Life Time Inc. is diving into Houston's coworking scene with the anticipated opening of Life Time Work, its first Texas location.
Life Time Work is expected to open a 25,000-square-foot coworking space in early 2019 at CityCentre Five, adjacent to its CityCentre club, according to the company.
Life Time will begin accepting memberships in December. Membership is month-to-month and includes a complimentary Diamond all-club access membership.
Life Time Work will offer three main types of memberships: office resident, which offers a private enclosed office; open resident, which provides a dedicated desk with secure storage; and lounge membership, which provides an open plan workspace that can accommodate a full-range of work styles. The space will include more than 48 offices and a variety of other workspaces.
Amenities will include ergonomic workspaces with sit-stand desks and Herman Miller furniture, healthy food options, enterprise-level Wi-Fi, private phone rooms, conference rooms and more. Life Time Work will also host events as well as curated content and speakers.
“We all have seen the impact of technology advancements and other changes influencing how work gets done. However, workspaces haven’t adapted nearly enough to address this evolution,” founder and CEO Bahram Akradi said in a release.
Life Time has been steadily increasing its Houston presence. In June, Life Time opened a massive 248,000-square-foot athletic resort in Cypress that includes a cafe, salon and spa, tennis courts and several other amenities. Life Time also plans to open a location at the former Houston City Club at Greenway Plaza. Earlier this year, Life Time began renovating the 89,000-square-foot space and expects to reopen the athletic facility in the second quarter of 2019. In December, Life Time plans to open a Friendswood location at 19250 Gulfbrook Drive near Baybrook Mall.
The Houston location will be the company's third coworking location in North America. Life Time Work opened its first location in Pennsylvania in April and soon thereafter announced another location in the Twin Cities to be open in early 2019. The company said dozens more are planned in the next few years.
Life Time Work is another piece of Akradi's vision in which Life Time health clubs are only parts of larger developments, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports.
Beyond its Life Time Fitness centers, the company has also embarked on residential real estate, doctors offices and restaurant projects that create "healthy lifestyle villages" focused on health and wellness.