Fitness club chain Lifestyle Time Inc. has locked down sale-leaseback agreements for 4 properties totaling $175M.

The bargains are with an institutional true estate investor “that has entered into multiple sale-leaseback transactions with the corporation formerly,” the Minnesota-dependent organization said in a assertion. The first two properties are slated to shut prior to the close of March, and the latter two by the end of September.  

“These transactions will permit us to proceed to improve our stability sheet and fund the remarkable progress chances we have in entrance of us,” Lifestyle Time CEO and Chairman Bahram Akradi explained in the release. 

Fitness centers ended up amongst the toughest hit by the pandemic in 2020, but in excess of the previous yr have witnessed small business return as limits lifted, vaccination charges rose and people grew cozy indoors again. 

Lifestyle Time isn’t really the only gym firm in expansion mode. 

Beginning Toughness, a boutique physical fitness franchise out of Idaho, is preparing to develop into 20 additional marketplaces this year. The corporation, which payments itself as the top energy teaching model in the earth with 14 destinations, has tapped CBRE’s Joseph AmecAngelo and Daniel Duque in Atlanta to direct leasing efforts.

The crew reported it’s on the hunt for hugely trafficked retail area among about 1K and 2K SF in urban markets. 

“We glance ahead to functioning intently with Setting up Energy Fitness centers to strategically expand the franchise into 100 locations in excess of the upcoming five years,” AmecAngelo reported in a statement.

The return to fitness centers has been welcome news for brick-and-mortar health corporations, but not so much for those people home fitness packages that thrived about the pandemic, such as Peloton. The organization this week explained it ideas to lay off 2,800 persons and its CEO will step down

“Peloton’s executives believed — as several did — that behavioral variations in the pandemic would stick. That does not show up to be the situation as we see men and women reverting to their pre-pandemic routines,” Timothy Hubbard, assistant professor of administration at the College of Notre Dame’s Mendoza School of Organization, informed CBS in an e mail.