Life Time Northbrook Is the First of Four New Clubs Opening in the Chicago Metro Area

On Nov. 28, Life Time, Chanhassen, Minnesota, opened Life Time Athletic Northbrook, its first major Chicago-area health club to open in more than a decade.

The 86,000-square-foot club is located on Skokie Boulevard in Northbrook, Illinois, approximately 20 miles north of downtown Chicago. It is Life Time's 10th location in the Chicago metro area and the first of four new clubs coming to the local market. The other three clubs will be in Oakbrook, Lake Zurich and One Chicago Square.

Life Time is also in the process of a $100 million renovation project that will refurbish equipment, lighting and sound systems in a number of its clubs, including those in the Chicago market.

"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," Tim Kersten, senior general manager at Life Time Northbrook, said in a Nov. 27 media release. "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."

Life Time Northbrook employs more than 300 staff and features group classes for cycling, yoga, Pilates and small-group training. The club features an area called The Zone, a dedicated space for athletic performance and recovery where members can receive chiropractic and physical therapy care, nutrition coaching and metabolic assessments. 

Life Time Northbrook also features staple brand amenities such as Kids Academy, LifeCafe and LifeSpa.

In other news, Life Time recently announced it is expanding its Life Time Work brand in Minnesota's Twin Cities region, with openings in St. Louis Park, downtown Minneapolis and Edina.

Life Time also announced the opening of Life Time Sport, a soccer-centric sports concept, inside the former Minnesota Vikings practice facility at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

Life Time ranked second on Club Industry's Top 100 Health Clubs of 2018 list with an estimated $1.55 billion in 2017 revenue.