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Life Time Breaks Ground at Downtown at the Gardens

Posted on October 2, 2019 in Announcements, Press Releases

Massive Athletic Lifestyle Resort Set to Transform Healthy Living Landscape at Premier Shopping Destination

(Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) – With commemorative shovels and hard hats, executives from ShopCore Properties, owners and managing entity for Downtown at the Gardens, and Life Time, the nation’s premier healthy lifestyle brand, officially broke ground at Downtown at the Gardens on Tuesday, September 24 with the support of City officials. With nearly 120,000 square feet of best-in-class amenities and programs, and a first-of-its-kind rooftop beach club, the high-end athletic lifestyle resort is targeted to open in 2021.

“On behalf of the team at ShopCore, thank you all for joining us today,” said Brian Donley, Vice President, Development and Construction for ShopCore Properties. “As we continue our goal to re-envision a center that attracts customers both day and night, the addition of Life Time will elevate our offerings to the community and is the first of many exciting announcements to come. We are truly grateful to have been embraced by the local community and for the support of the Palm Beach Gardens City Council and staff members in our efforts to bring our vision to reality.”

Founded in 1992, Life Time currently has Florida locations in Tampa and Boca Raton with another planned in Coral Gables. The company also owns and produces several athletic events throughout Florida including the Life Time Miami Marathon and Life Time South Beach Triathlon. The new athletic lifestyle resort will boast such amenities as a rooftop beach club with a pool and bistro; exclusive programming in Pilates, yoga, cycle, group fitness and training programs; indoor pools and basketball courts; Life Time Kids Academy; a full-service, fast-casual LifeCafe; full-service LifeSpa and much more.

“As we continue our expansion into South Florida, Downtown at the Gardens is a location that excites us as a development to meet the changing needs of consumers in their quest to live happy, healthy lives,” said Parham Javaheri, Life Time Executive Vice President of Real Estate and Development. “Life Time will bring a whole new experience to the community with our athletic lifestyle resort designed to meet the health and wellness needs of every age group. We have a great partnership with ShopCore and look forward to becoming an anchor to this new model in 2021.”

ShopCore Properties owns and operates more than 16 million square feet of retail space across the U.S. with significant holdings in Calif., Fla., N.Y., Pa. and Texas.

“We are excited to showcase Downtown at the Gardens’ vibrant atmosphere and make it a place that has potential to inspire, health, happiness and well-being in this great community,” concluded Donley. “By adding a best-in-class anchor like Life Time and other lifestyle amenities to our current offerings of retail, restaurants and grocery, ShopCore is transforming Downtown at the Gardens into a community gathering place perfect for the Florida lifestyle with something for everyone.”


Life Time champions a healthy and happy life for its members across 145 destinations in 39 major markets in the U.S. and Canada. As the nation’s only Healthy Way of Life brand, Life Time delivers an unmatched athletic resort experience and provides a comprehensive healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment experience that goes well beyond fitness to encompass the entire spectrum of daily life for individuals, couples and families of all ages.

Located at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens, Downtown at the Gardens is a premier lifestyle center located in Palm Beach Gardens. Featuring a unique collection of shops, entertainment and restaurants, including best-in-class retailers such as Whole Foods and Cobb 16 Theaters, the center is also spotlighting locally-owned destinations such as Avocado Grill, coming-soon Voodoo Bayou, Lola Chiq, Blessed Boutique and many more.