Life Time Fitness in Cool Springs to Open this Fall

Life Time Fitness is moving closer to opening its first Tennessee location in Cool Springs.

The total-package fitness mega-center, slated to be ready by this fall, will open on the 21.7-acre property on the northeast corner of Carothers Parkway and Old Liberty Pike in Cool Springs.

For anyone looking to get in on the ground floor, here is membership information.

The two-story, 120,000-square-foot facility will sit on the northeast corner of Carothers Parkway and Liberty Pike and will offer dance, art, music and tumbling studios, an indoor and outdoor pool, water slide, cafés, basketball courts and a full-service salon and spa. Plans for Carothers Crossing East, which is just south of the huge Ovation mixed-use development site, include a second, 48,000 square-foot building for retail and office space, approved by the Franklin Municipal Planning Commission in October of 2015.

Construction, which started with design work last April and continues, will proceed in two phases.

In May 2016, Franklin Synergy Bank loaned $24 million to SouthStar, the developer for the project, which has an address of 1214 Liberty Pike.

SouthStar bought the land in late 2015 for $11 million.

Glen Wilson of SouthStar said the bank loan is sufficient to fund overall site work and also the Life Time facility. Future development on the property would need additional financing.

“Bringing Life Time, which is a new-to-market, best in class and high-end destination to the Cool Springs area, is a unique opportunity that not many of us get the chance to do, so needless to say, we are very excited,” Wilson’s partner Glenn McGehee said. “The energy and excitement surrounding this flourishing development along the Carothers corridor continues to grow, and we’re confident Franklin residents will find Life Time to be a great addition to the community.”

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Options of programs Life Time offers include: basketball, cycle, group fitness, kids, life clinic, life spa, pilates, racquetball, run, squash, swim, tennis, training, weight loss, yoga, life cafe, kids academy, athletic events and medi spa.

Life Time has 118 other locations around the country and Canada, most of which operate 24 hours a day.

Their website says they offer the best features of gyms, health clubs, family recreation centers, sports clubs and spa destinations.

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