Monday, May 1, 2017

LA Fitness Opens in Town & Country Shopping Center Palatine Rd and Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights

An Arlington Heights LA Fitness opened just in time for the holidays and New Year’s resolutions. For Arlington Heights residents wanting a multi-purpose sports and fitness club, the latest fitness center,  new fitness center is in the former location of the Ashley Furniture store in the Town & Country Shopping Center at Palatine Road and Arlington Heights Road. Construction to redevelop the retail space started in July 2016. Construction crews met their target date to open LA Fitness by the end of the year; LA Fitness opened this morning, December 23, 2016 after Village of Arlington Heights inspectors were at the location Thursday.

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he LA Fitness facility in Arlington Heights is one of the company’s largest LA Fitness locations with just over 50,000 square feet. The location is also the largest fitness and sports-only facility in Arlington Heights. The Northwest Community Hospital wellness center is an 83,000 square foot facility, but much of that space includes medical treatment areas and offices. For comparison, the largest Xsport Fitness location in Arlington Heights at Dundee Road and Ridge Avenue is about 34,000 square feet. Zip Fitness on Rand Road is about 23,000 square feet.

The LA Fitness Arlington Heights location includes a swimming pool, a basketball gym, a personal training studio, a group exercise studio, a cycling studio, a cardiovascular area (with treadmills, steppers, stair machines, ellipticals) a circuit or progressive resistance machine area (Free Motion, Hoist, Nautilus, Cybex machines), a free weight area (including Hammer Strength machines), an open space stretching area, a Kids Klub and a comfortable lounge with a flat panel TV.

The interior is decorated with a warm Los Angeles-like tone with a California sunrise or sunset decor and resort styling, as opposed to harsh industrial decor of many other fitness centers. Ceiling lights involve non-harsh lighting that reflects upward. Many popular machines are available in multiples, and there is considerable spacing between machines.

Centrally located in Arlington Heights, LA Fitness is a welcome addition to a community that already has high fitness demand with two successful Xsport Fitness locations (far north and far south); and several other fitness centers and training studios, including Commuter Fitness (downtown), Fitness 19 (west), Zip Fitness (north), and the NCH Wellness Center (south).

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