BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Schnitzer West announced today that one of the country's most iconic fitness companies will open its first West Coast gym in The Shops at The Bravern in downtown Bellevue as early as November 2008 -- just in time to meet the needs of approximately 2,300 Microsoft employees who will be housed in the two office towers of the project beginning this fall.
DavidBartonGym will offer Barton's world renowned personal training in a dramatic and innovatively designed space. The plans for the 37,000 square foot gym include an enormous strength training floor, Yoga studio and generous space for cutting-edge cardio and group training classes. Known for one-of-a-kind clubs designed to meet the unique needs of each individual market and neighborhood, DavidBartonGym can currently be found in five locations in Miami, Chicago and New York City. DavidBartonGym has been profiled in such publications as Vanity Fair, Vogue, The New York Times and Interior Design Magazine's "Best of Year 2006" for reinventing the gym experience and for building an architecturally unique home for what has become the country's preeminent training operation. Recognized nationally for attracting a celebrity clientele from top athletes to film stars, this gym will change the way Bellevue works out.
"Bellevue is home to some of the most cutting-edge companies in the world and should have a gym that's equally trendsetting. My new gym will be so inspiring that even techies will start looking like their fantasy gaming characters," says Barton.
"The DavidBartonGym will make an exciting addition to The Bravern, delivering a serious gym in a glamorous and upscale setting to our guests and residents," says Tom Woodworth of Schnitzer West. "It is a great complement to the refined mix of retailers, restaurants and residents who, together, will make The Bravern the most desirable Eastside destination."
Currently under construction and scheduled for completion in 2009, The Bravern will include approximately 305,000 square feet of fashion retail and restaurants anchored by a 125,000-square-foot Neiman Marcus, 455 signature residences in two elegant condominium towers and two office towers, which have been fully leased to Microsoft. The project also will include 3,100 underground parking stalls.
Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or not, chances are you know the name David Barton and his eponymous promise to make you "Look Better Naked." Since the opening of the first location, membership at DavidBartonGym became akin to what VIP status at the right club was in the '80s. Still perhaps the most talked about health club in the industry, these one-of-a-kind gyms and their outspoken owner have been featured in publications as varied as The New York Times, Vogue, Town & Country, Vanity Fair, Newsweek and The New Yorker. Entrepreneurial and charismatic, David Barton has parlayed a career in bodybuilding into a widely successful fitness empire with locations in New York, Chicago and Miami with other slated for Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Bellevue.
DavidBartonGym remains unshaken in its commitment to scientifically-achieved fitness and personalized service that has built an impressive, dedicated clientele that promises to grow with the opening of each new location. The revolution continues.
About Schnitzer West
Schnitzer West, LLC is one of the West Coast's leading commercial real
estate investment and development companies. Formed in 1997 by Managing
Investment Partner Dan Ivanoff of Seattle and Schnitzer Investment Corp. of
Portland, Schnitzer West has a proven track record. The company is
currently expanding to other, growing regions in the western United States,
including Denver, Northern California and Southern California. Since its
inception, Schnitzer West has developed approximately 2 million square feet
of Class-A and suburban office, biotech and multi-family property. In
addition, the company has acquired and, in most cases, repositioned an
additional 1 million square feet of commercial product. It now manages 3
million square feet of commercial property. Schnitzer West was named
Developer of the Year for 2000 by the Washington Chapter of the National
Association of Industrial and Office Properties. For more information on
Schnitzer West: http://www.schnitzerwest.com
|SOURCE Schnitzer West, LLC|
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