Life Time buys out Lifestyle; 2 Indy fitness centers closing

November 15, 2011
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Life Time FitnessFlorida-based Lifestyle Family Fitness plans to close two of its facilities in Indianapolis—at 82nd Street near Dean Road and along Shelby Street just south of Stop 10 Road—by the end of November. Meantime, the chain agreed to sell two other locations, along Meridian Street just south of 96th Street and near 116th Street and Interstate 69 in Fishers, to Minnesota-based Life Time Fitness, which plans to rebrand the gyms. The Life Time chain, which operates about 100 fitness facilities in 20 states, also plans to keep its existing location northeast of 86th Street and Allisonville Road. Life Time said in a statement that it agreed to acquire up to nine Lifestyle gyms in Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina. Lifestyle will continue operating gyms in Florida. The fitness facilities at 7609 S. Shelby St. and 4225 E. 82nd St. are scheduled to close Nov. 30. Life Time plans to honor the memberships at locations that remain open. The move comes in the same month as Cardinal Fitness abruptly closed six central Indiana fitness centers.

  • Can I buy a lifestyle membership now?
    Does that mean if I bought a lifestyle membership now that I could then have a lifetime membership at a lower rate?
    • Cardinal Fitness
      Does anyone know what's going to happen to all the equipment from the closed Cardinal Fitness locations (and the two Lifestyle locations that are closing too)? I know some interested parties.
      • gym
        Too bad about these closings; being Hoosiers we probably should deep fry the old equipment and eat it.
      • Discount rate
        No, you will still be able to attend the lifetimes that were lifestyles at the same rate, but to be a member of the origianl lifetime you will have to upgrade your membership
      • LA Fitness
        All the Cardinal Members are now using the LA Fitness Club. LA has the best clubs in town! FYI
      • LA Fitness
        I was a member at Cardinal for four years and was shut out. LA Fitness opened their arms to myself and my family as if I had been there my whole life! If any of you Lifestyle members are frustrated and down I definitely suggest reestablishing your fitness lifestyle at LA Fitness!!
      • equipment
        usually the equipment is calculated into the sale and it has probably been sold to another facility or to a company that refurbishes
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