Goodlife Fitness is pumping more than $30 million into the Winnipeg fitness scene with plans to renovate, relocate and build three developments in the city.
This two-year makeover is the largest investment in the country by the Canadian-owned and operated company.
David Patchell-Evans, the founder and CEO of Goodlife Fitness, says the company is excited to invest in the city.
"Across our 15 years in the city, we have been inspired by how much Winnipeggers focus on their well-being, and we know these clubs will give residents even more opportunities to live a fit and healthy good life," Patchell-Evans said in a release.
In partnership with Hopewell Developments Inc., a Calgary-based industrial and retail development firm, Goodlife will build its largest club, and one of the largest in Canada, in Winnipeg. The new 60,000-square-feet co-ed fitness centre will be constructed at Bishop Grandin Crossing, and is scheduled to open this December.
The space will house various fitness amenities, including a swimming pool, hot yoga, a women's only section and a meditation space.
"As a member of the Winnipeg community, I couldn't be more thrilled to see continual growth in the city," said Ariane McFadyen, director of operations for Goodlife Fitness in Winnipeg.
"We are always evaluating the places where we operate, and just in reviewing what we currently offer our members, we just saw a great opportunity to elevate their experiences and provide them with some great new facilities," she said in an interview.
In spring 2020, the company will relocate its current Portage and Main club to a new 23,600-sq. ft. space at 330 Main St. In summer 2020, Goodlife plans to open its tenth club, a 27,000-sq. ft. location at St. Vital Centre. Further details about the club are expected to be announced later this year.
The company estimates the developments will bring over 200 new jobs to the city, in addition to the local architects and contractors involved with the various construction projects.
In Winnipeg, over 25,000 people are members of Goodlife Fitness. The company has seven clubs located in Winnipeg and one in Brandon.