What Will Richfield's LA Fitness Offer? Everything

The fitness center is scheduled to open sometime this fall.

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Richfield Patch was recently asked to track down the amenities the , which is taking over the former Kmart lot, will offer to its clients.

So, here we go!

Bill Horner of LA Fitness told Richfield Patch the facility will be as full-service as the company offers.

Of course, no fitness facility would be a fitness facility without equipment. The club will offer a variety of equipment types including: free weights, cardio machines, dumbells and plate machines. In addition, personal training services and group fitness classes (such as yoga) will also be offered.

"There will be separate fitness studios, if you will, for fitness classes," Horner said. "There will also be separate spaces for [cycling classes]."

As a bonus for any parents out there, this location will also have Kids Klub. Kids Klub is a sort of daycare that allows parents to work out while their child is being looked after.

In addition, this location will house a basketball court, saunas in each locker room, a three-lane lap pool, four raquetball courts, a spa and a juice bar.

An exact opening date has not been annouced, however, property manager and developer Wellington Management, Inc. confirmed earlier in 2012 that .

For more information on LA Fitness, vist the company's website at lafitness.com.


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Sean Hayford Oleary August 12, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Great info. My gym contract is up this fall. I'm stil very disappointed in this development, but with a proper bike rack and a facility as good as they promise, I might just look the other way ;).
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) August 13, 2012 at 02:07 AM
What disappoints you about the development?
Sean Hayford Oleary August 14, 2012 at 08:53 PM
I really dislike the fact that the parking lot is so prominent, particularly in this urbanizing section of town -- we have an old parking lot from the '80s or so at one corner, the new towering City Bella at another, and relatively new Woodlake Center at another. It seems silly that as we fill in the final corner, we're filling it in with something that resembles the '80s strip mall more than the new development. The development plan for the LA Fitness site shows that there will be a building closer to the corner, but they're waiting for "future development" for that to happen. I understand people need to park, and I have no objection to parking being available. But I don't think it should be the main feature (especially for a gym of all places!). It's also worth noting that this area has lower car ownership than much of South Minneapolis.
Sean Hayford Oleary August 14, 2012 at 08:54 PM
By the way, Caitlin, I never get email alerts when you post (though I do when other commenters do). Not sure what the issue is.
Tony Zimmerman August 27, 2012 at 04:21 PM
What's going in the strip mall? Any word yet?
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) August 27, 2012 at 05:09 PM
I have an update coming on this in the next couple days. But, no names of tenants announced yet.
Jeff August 27, 2012 at 07:26 PM
yeah it would be nice to know what is being considered for the strip mall. It looks about done on the outside
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) August 29, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Here's the update! http://patch.com/A-xn0b
Ann October 06, 2012 at 12:59 AM
What happened to the Goodwill store that had been proposed?
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) October 06, 2012 at 01:28 AM
That was proposed very early on and the city council felt it wasn't appropriate with the Goodwill location on Lyndale and American Blvd and Arc's Value Village so close by.


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