A J.C. Penney store is going to be displaced by a fancy fitness club.

Simon announced that the J.C. Penney store at Southdale Center, in Edina, Minn., will close and be replaced by a Life Time fitness center, or ‘athletic resort.’ Expected to open in early 2019, the three-level facility will be operated by Life Time, which currently runs 123 centers in the United States. The centers are designed as one-stop fitness shops offering tennis, swimming, basketball, and yoga along with weight loss and nutrition education.

According to a report by the Minneapolis StarTribune, the Life Time center at Southdale will have an indoor and an outdoor pool, and a bistro. It will also offer Ultimate Hoops basketball leagues, chiropractic and physical…


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