First Look: Life Time Athletic Chestnut Hill

The city's newest luxury gym is open for business.

Life Time Athletic

Life Time Athletic Chestnut Hill/Courtesy of Rick Bern Photography

At 4 a.m. on Friday, Boston gained a giant addition to its fitness scene.

Luxury gym Life Time Athletic has officially opened its doors in Chestnut Hill, on the site of the old Atrium Mall. The behemoth gym—spanning roughly 120,000 square feet—boasts eight group fitness studios, ample cardio and weight machines, areas for small group and personal training, a spa, a salon, a kids’ club, a medical office, a café, and even a bar.

The goal, general manager Rob Kram says only half jokingly, is that members never have to leave.

Sound appealing? Take a peek into the new Life Time Athletic:


One of Life Time’s yoga studios/Photo courtesy of Rick Bern Photography


Lighting amps up the cycling experience/photo courtesy of Rick Bern Photography

The barre studio/Photo by Jamie Ducharme

Life Time’s bar is open until midnight/Photo by Jamie Ducharme

The gym has designated areas for group training/photo by Jamie Ducharme

Amenities include this luxurious hot tub/Photo courtesy of Rick Bern Photography

The healthy cafe/Photo by Jamie Ducharme


The salon/Photo by Jamie Ducharme

All weight machines are equipped with demo screens/Photo by Jamie Ducharme

Memberships start at $169 per month. Life Time Athletic, 300 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill,