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Former Houston City Club gets massive makeover in Greenway Plaza, including rooftop resort

Former Houston City Club gets massive makeover in Greenway Plaza

Life Time Greenway Plaza Houston pool
The rooftop lap pool.  Photo courtesy of Life Time
Life Time Greenway Plaza Houston front
The new-look Life Time club cost $34 million and sprawls 150,000 square feet.  Photo courtesy of Life Time
Life Time Greenway Plaza Houston outdoor oasis
The outdoor "oasis." Photo courtesy of Life Time
Life Time Greenway Plaza Houston pool
Life Time Greenway Plaza Houston front
Life Time Greenway Plaza Houston outdoor oasis

A beloved and venerable Houston gym in Greenway Plaza is getting a major facelift, courtesy of a major national player. The former Houston City Club will now be known as Life Time Greenway Diamond Signature Club, following a massive, $34 million renovation and expansion.

The new athletic resort, the tenth in Houston, will open Monday, October 28 at 4 am.

Life Time purchased the Greenway Plaza space in 2017 and began work in 2018 on the transformation, which includes a rooftop pool deck—a first in the Houston market—on top of the existing parking structure with a LifeCafe and bar inside.

In total, the new space covers 150,000 square feet. For serious athletic types, a new “LT Recovery zone” will occupy 3,000 square feet complete with a dedicated space for athletic performance featuring metabolic assessments, nutrition coaching, sports and athletic treatments, and chiropractic and physical therapy care, according to a release.

Highlights provided to CultureMap of the more than $34 million Diamond Signature Club include:

  • A 54,000-square-foot “outdoor oasis.”
  • Dedicated studios for exclusive group fitness, cycle, yoga and Pilates programming; one-on-one personal training and small group Barre Fusion Training.
  • More than 300 pieces of cardiovascular and resistance training equipment.
  • Two full-size basketball courts with Ultimate Hoops leagues and skills training.
  • An outdoor aquatic center featuring leisure and lap pools and resort-style seating.
  • A dedicated Kids Academy, for kids ages three months to 11 years old.
  • A dedicated work space featuring desks, tables and areas for those who want to work before or after their workouts.
  • LifeCafe, a nutrition-focused, fast-casual restaurant featuring a full menu, Meals to Go and grab-and-go assortments, proprietary nutritional supplements, and more.
  • Run Club, which offers training programs for help personal running goals.
  • LifeSpa, a full-service salon and spa for hair, body, and nails.
  • Dressing rooms with whirlpools, saunas, and a steam room.

Will the rooftop deck see the busy Greenway Plaza office crowd sunning themselves during their lunch break? Time will tell, but the new gym is sure to be a hit in the 'hood. 

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Life Time Greenway Signature Diamond Club, 1 City Club Dr. For information, call 281-916-7300 or get details online.