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Life Time’s blueprint in New York City is once again growing with the opening of Life Time at PENN 1, located directly above the bustling Penn Station and just steps from Madison Square Garden.

“Even if you haven’t set foot in this area before, you may have seen it on TV or in movies — we’re located one avenue away from Macy’s, where the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ends,” explains Jessica Maldonado, membership concierge and facilities operations leader at Life Time at PENN 1.

This athletic country club is housed within the PENN 1 plaza building and its proximity to Penn Station, one of the busiest commuter hubs in the United States, makes it all the more convenient for members.

“We’re seeing a lot of members from the corporate world and other commuters at this club,” shares Maldonado. “It’s centrally located and easy for members to access before work, during their lunch break, and after work hours. The building itself offers a luxurious feel, along with being in the center of a transforming area with lots of restaurants and retailers.”

The spaces at Life Time at PENN 1 include a workout floor, locker rooms, three studios for group classes, a recovery space, seven indoor pickleball courts, dedicated spaces for signature group training, and a lounge and bar area.

Let’s explore the entire 54,000-square-foot Life Time at PENN 1 space:

alpha studio at Penn 1

The expansive workout floor houses cardio machines, free weights, resistance machines, and functional training areas. Dynamic Personal Trainers are available for one-on-one guidance and support for helping members reach their fitness goals (at an additional cost).

There are three boutique studio spaces: one for yoga, barre, and MB360; one for cycling classes; and one for other group classes in formats unique to Life Time. There are also dedicated spaces for each of Life Time’s signature group training formats: GTX, Alpha, and Ultra Fit.

studio at Penn 1

“I’m excited for the next phase of this club to open, particularly for members to have access to our signature group training space,” says Maldonado. “Personally, I love GTX, and I know many of members love Alpha and Ultra Fit as well. Those classes truly give you a little bit of everything — from endurance training to Olympic lifting to conditioning — for a total-body transformation. I’m also excited for the signature group training space because it creates a sense of community that truly provides a home-away-from-home experience.”


The LT Recovery zone is a space for members to relax, unwind, and maximize their workout efforts. Here, members have access to Hyperice equipment, Normatec air compression sleeves, hydromassage chairs, CryoLounge+ chairs, and more.

“Our members immerse themselves in this area of the club,” says Maldonado. “Whether they’re seeking recovery before or after a workout — or some members simply come to the club just to use this space alone. We recently added the CryoLounge+ chairs, which offer cold and heat zones to target soreness and minor aches and pains. Several members comment about feeling relaxed and rejuvenated to jump back into their day after using the recovery equipment.”

The executive locker rooms are a great space to refresh before heading back to the office, home, or wherever your day takes you. Members can enjoy keyless lockers, fresh towel services, private showers, and a sauna.

“Unique to our New York clubs is the Five Wits brand of products,” says Maldonado. “I enjoy the smell of their lotion, body wash, shampoo, and conditioner. After using these products, my skin is noticeably moisturized and my hair noticeably softer. It’s a wonderful amenity.”

indoor pickleball courts at Penn 1

Life Time at PENN 1 houses seven indoor pickleball courts. (Note: Court access is available as an additional membership opportunity.) “It’s really exciting to be able to offer indoor pickleball to our members because this is rare in New York City,” says Maldonado. “Pickleball courts are typically outdoors, although we do also have another indoor pickleball space at our Life Time Sky location. Our PENN 1 members have already expressed their excitement for this.”

There’s also a LifeCafe where members can order protein shakes, coffee, grab-and-go items, and Life Time supplements. “At Life Time at PENN 1, we’re partnering with Live Pure, a company that makes superfood smoothie cubes that our members have been loving with our Life Time protein as an add-in,” shares Maldonado. “I highly recommend grabbing a smoothie on your way out to complete your experience at the club and to leave feeling energized and nourished.”

Callie Chase
Callie Fredrickson

Callie Fredrickson is a content editor at Life Time.

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