Life Time Athletic a Family Resort Paradise now in Charlotte

Johnny Groff, General Manager

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Life Time Athletic Charlotte opened its doors in December in the Charlotte area.  The 320,000 square foot indoor and outdoor facility on 24 acres offers a large variety of family and individual athletic activities including recreational sports opportunities for it’s membership to enjoy in a resort atmosphere.

Life Time Athletic Charlotte
Tennis Courts

The business model is truly a “One Stop Shopping” concept for members to enjoy in a athletic resort environment promoting a healthy way of life for people of all ages to experience.

The facility offers an indoor and outdoor aquatic center, 10 tennis courts, 400 pieces of training equipment and much more.  Other amenities include the Life Time Kids Academy for children from 3 months to 11 years, providing a gymnasium, 2 basketball courts, swimming and yoga.  All trainers or coaches are certified experts committed to childhood  development.  A proactive medical care physician focused on members to help achieve optimal results, there is a spa offering a full service therapeutic massage, hair, nail and skin care services to both members and non-members.  There is a Cafe serving healthy food and beverage choices, and more than 100 group fitness classes are offered weekly.

Workout Class

The nearly 50,000 square foot outdoor aquatic center features leisure, lap, whirlpools and water slides.  The 70,000 square foot outdoor tennis complex provides an extensive tennis program offering in-house instruction, private lessons, clinics, mixers and more.  The basketball center offers Ultimate Hoops, the largest recreational basketball league in the country including pick-up games.  While the outdoor bistro and lounge seating resort experience with 125 palm trees surrounding the space will make you feel like you are in the Florida Keys or Caribbean.  The complimentary luxury locker rooms provide towels in a comfortable and clean facility.

Basketball Facility
Working the machines.

Overall, the enterprise has dedicated 193,000 square feet offering a multitude of workout, training, and athletic options available for those who are interested in living a more healthy lifestyle and want to remain physically active including good healthy and enjoyable entertainment available to their members.

This is a family friendly environment for folks of all ages who want to expand their horizons through a healthy way of life at one single convenient destination.  Life Time Charlotte is the 130th Life Time destination in North America, the largest facility in the company’s history and the first Life Time resort club built in Charlotte.  The Minnesota based company also operates smaller facilities in Matthews and at University Boulevard in Charlotte.

Massage Spa

For those who are seeking a “One Stop Athletic and Entertainment Experience” Life Time Charlotte just might be the place for you and your family.  Please stop by their facility located at 11220 Golf Links Drive, Charlotte, NC 28277, call 704-901-7100 or visit their website.

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