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Lifetime Fitness Gets Special Zoning Permit

Health club was seeking approval from Fairfax County zoning in order to build facility in Reston.

Update: The application for Lifetime Fitness' special zoning permit was approved by the Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals.

It is the first of many steps necessary at the county level in order to build and open a club in Reston.

Original Story: Lifetime Fitness, the chain of health clubs with 91 locations, has filed an application with the Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals to permit a health club to be built at the terminus of Business Center Drive on Reston.

The board of zoning appeals will discuss the matter at its meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

The 11-acre site is located off of Sunset Hills Road near the The land is currently zoned I-3 and I-4, for industrial use.

Lifetime has three locations in Virginia, including one in Centreville and Fairfax. The branch proposed for Reston would have indoor and outdoor pools, an indoor rock climbing wall, an indoor basketball court, as well as weights, cardio equipment and classrooms.

Obtaining zoing approval would be the first in a series of steps to gain clearance to build the club. Lifetime Fitness clubs average more than 100,000 square feet, which is many times larger than a typical health club such as

Check out this map of the amenities in a recently opened Colorado location. 

Tiffany Parker September 28, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Yes a Lifetime Fitness in Reston! If you've never been to a Lifetime Fitness...it's pretty awesome. The Loudoun location is huge and very nice. And they are open 24/7!!!! No disrespect to Sport & Health, but I don't see how they'll compete with a Lifetime club.
Michael Sanio October 10, 2012 at 11:34 PM
So they are now breaking ground, has anyone seen the plans, are there indoor tennis courts?
Ryan April 29, 2013 at 11:04 PM
I have trained at and managed both Sport & Health's and Fitness First's. I currently am and will remain a member of Lifetime Fitness as Lifetime is the category of "gym" I am happy to be a part of. The equipment is top notch and incredibly well maintained. The variety of training methods that many folks entertain are well suited regardless of Lifetime location. The service efforts that Lifetime Fitness applies are unparalleled by most health clubs and to offer a little insight, I have visited well over a hundred gyms throughout the nation. LF's exponential growth in the past decade is for a reason. Visit one of the club's on a trial and see for yourself. Reston will be pleased with such a health center. Especially when the family discounts are fantastic and they go out of their way to truly entertain the children!
Daniel Kauffman August 07, 2013 at 05:23 PM
Life Time Athletic's phone number is 571-512-3514.
Bill Stewart March 18, 2014 at 10:50 PM
I think it would make a great addition. I would love s lifetime fitness close to where I am. I think it would also really help motivate me to get into shape. Bill | http://www.rebalanceweightloss.net/about/

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