Health club to open in new Yonkers residential tower


YONKERS – Fitness Factory Health Club has signed a lease to open in RXR Realty’s Larkin Plaza complex downtown.

Steve Lorenzo, principal of Lee & Associates, the real estate firm that secured the deal, called the New Jersey-based company “a high-end health club.” Lorenzo said he could announce other tenants soon.

“Interest is extremely high and rental activity is very good,” he said on Tuesday.

When RXR’s residential tower opens, Fitness Factory will be the downtown’s first high-end fitness center. The health club is expected to open in early 2019.

Work continues on RXR’s twin-tower complex, which consists of 25- and 17-story towers that face both Main Street and Larkin Plaza. When completed, the complex will have 442 apartments with parking for 539 spaces.

The ground floor of the complex is expected to include restaurants and retail along Main Street and Larkin Plaza. Many of the surrounding new residential buildings that are already occupied have high-end amenities, including fitness centers.

However, residential fitness centers are small compared to the approximately 17,000 square feet that Fitness Factory has leased.

Fitness Factory wouldn’t be the first health club to open in one of the new downtown residential complexes. Retro Fitness, a budget fitness club, opened at 66 Main Street but suddenly closed in December when the company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

RXR Realty's Larkin Plaza tower in downtown Yonkers on June 29, 2018.

Currently, the only other downtown health club is the YMCA Gymnasium.

The New Jersey-based Fitness Factory has four locations in the Garden State. A fifth location is set to open in Somerset, according to the Fitness Factory website.

Its location at 521 River Road in Edgewater includes weight and cardio equipment, personal training, chiropractic services and children’s fitness.

Fitness Factory membership prices vary. The Edgewater location offers packages ranging from $39.99 per month for a 24-month contract to $49.99 per month for a one-year contract and a $99 per month plan with no term commitment.

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