For many of us, our homes are our sanctuaries — a reflection of our values, a safe space to relax and unwind. It’s where we get to take care of ourselves and be ourselves.
Not all homes, however, are built from the ground up with our health and well-being in mind. Life Time Living is. This new endeavor by Life Time is focused on integrated wellness, and residents of these new multi-use complexes will be the first to experience the benefits of living in homes and communities where every aspect of their well-being is considered from the moment they wake up to the moment they go to sleep.
“This is not just about having a place to live — it’s about finding a place to thrive,” says Sarah Kohler, director of multi-family operations for Life Time. “Everything you need is here. It’s a refuge from all the craziness in the world.”
Kohler explains that Life Time Living — which will open its first development with nearly 500 apartment homes in Coral Gables, Fla., in early 2021 — is part of the interconnected Life Time experience. This includes exclusive membership to Life Time Athletic, as well as Life Time Work, the healthy-way-of-life brand’s shared workspace concept that launched in late 2018.
And just as every detail of Life Time athletic resorts have been deliberately considered, so too have the apartment homes. Here’s a closer look at what Life Time Living is all about.
Life Time Living locations are chosen and designed with convenience and safety as top priorities. “Walkability, bike-ability, and accessibility to both vibrant neighborhoods and nature are factors we consider that enhance our residents’ lifestyles,” says Kohler.
In Coral Gables, for instance, you’re close to the beaches, as well as mangroves, offering countless opportunities for spending time and doing activities outdoors.
All of the places where we spend most of our time come together at Life Time Coral Gables. In addition to our homes and work spaces, Life Time health clubs are often referred to by members as “their second home.”
Residents can take advantage of the proximity with help from the Residents Service Team, who can help schedule workouts (at the club or from the comfort of home), book a group fitness class or LifeSpa appointment, or reserve use of the quiet wellness sanctuaries throughout development.
In the apartment homes, the kitchen is the center of the experience. “The kitchen is the heart of the home — a place to come together, to cook your meals, to entertain,” says Kohler. Features include natural, nonreactive granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances, as well as a state-of-the-art water filtration system, all in an ergonomic, functional floorplan.
Need help keeping your kitchen stocked? The Life Time Living residents’ app makes it easy to order pre-made meals from the LifeCafe that you can have on hand — or you can work directly with a Life Time nutritionist to create a meal plan that supports your healthy-eating goals.
For those days when you don’t have time to cook, you can order nutritious breakfast, lunch, or dinner options to be delivered from the LifeCafe, or pop down to the grocery store that’s conveniently located next door.
Wood plank flooring is a feature throughout every home, which helps limit exposure to dirt and allergens that often get trapped in carpets. Each home also has soundproofing and insulation to help to soften sounds in each room.
The main living area opens to a large, ample terrace where you can enjoy meals, take in the sunsets, or relax with a good book, while generous, oversized windows bring plenty of natural light into every area of the home.
Additionally, smart thermostats give each resident full control over their environment — including its own furnace and air conditioner. “Life Time is committed to sustainability, and allowing residents to manage their heating, cooling, and air filtration systems based on their individual needs can help reduce our footprint on the earth,” Kohler notes.
Life Time Living apartment homes are available with one to three bedrooms — all of which are designed to support your circadian rhythms. “Each sleep chamber has additional soundproofing, along with blackout shades and wake-up lights that dim in the evening and brighten in the morning, respectively,” says Kohler.
A member of the Resident Service Team is available 24/7 to help with anything residents might need, whether it’s maintenance in their home or scheduling a personal-training session with a coach. The app makes it easy to stay connected to them, as well as to pay for services, manage your smart thermostat, and more.
Throughout Life Time Living, Work, and Athletic, there are dedicated places for you to relax and connect, including sanctuary spaces for restoration, meditation, and quiet, and communal spaces for small-group gatherings.
In all of our spaces, your health and safety are always top of mind for us, and cleanliness is a priority. As we continue to navigate through the pandemic, the teams at all of our properties are following safety and social-distancing protocols in accordance with governmental orders and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
Your and your family’s well-being, no matter the circumstances, comes first.