What's In Store

Massive new fitness center to open this fall in south Charlotte

Rendering of the new Life Time Athletic
Rendering of the new Life Time Athletic Courtesy of Life Time Athletic

A national fitness chain is opening its third Charlotte-area location this fall.

Life Time Athletic will be in a two-story, 200,000 square-foot facility at 11220 Golf Links Dr, off Providence Road south of Interstate 485.

The massive new facility will include an aquatic complex, 20 tennis courts, two full-sized basketball -courts, 400 pieces of cardio and strength-training equipment, a spa, and group exercise studios for yoga, Pilates and more, the center said in a statement this week.

The new Life Time Athletic is currently accepting names of new customers on its waitlist online.

Overseeing the new gym will be General Manager Johnny Groff, a Greensboro native and Appalachian State University graduate, Life Time said this week.

The fitness center chain operates two other Charlotte-area locations, in the University City area and in Matthews, according to its website. The company says it operates a total of 123 centers in 26 states.