How Lake Nona’s new world-class fitness center is a game-changer for whole-person health and community wellbeing
When you think about peak performers, who comes to mind? A top athlete competing for Olympic gold? A talented musician playing for a packed arena? What about a grandparent recovering from knee surgery? Or a working professional trying to manage diabetes? If you ask Jay Groves, the executive director of the Lake Nona Performance Club (LNPC), the answer is all of them.
“We are all performers in life,” said Groves. “We all have roles, and we all want to perform better. That attitude is how we approach our programming and member experience at LNPC. We want to invite people of all ages and skill levels to be a part of this community of performers.”
Lake Nona’s world-class fitness center is currently under construction in Lake Nona Town Center and is expected to open in July 2021. The 130,000-square-foot center will redefine the fitness center experience for the region with leading-edge workout equipment, state-of-the-art classes, and interactive programs driven by the latest performance technology.
“Our focus is on serving the Lake Nona community,” said Groves. “We’ll have an abundance of services, the latest equipment, and a talented team of hands-on fitness professionals in a world-class facility. We’re really excited to welcome in the community and create an accessible space where they can focus on whole-person health and wellbeing.”
The center will feature the latest Technogym cardio training machines, weights, and resistance equipment. More than 100 group exercise classes will be available each week with options such as Zumba, barre fusion, body combat, body pump, cycle and flow, slow flow yoga, bootcamp, mat Pilates, aqua fit, revolution cycling, and a variety of Les Mills programs. Along with in-person classes, members will have access to a variety of remote programs via a custom mobile app.
In addition, LNPC will offer a wide range of boutique style experiences intentionally built throughout the center, including a 5,500-square-foot Mind Body Zone devoted to enhancing overall wellbeing through a variety of yoga classes and meditation services that encourage the renewal of mind, body, and spirit, an 8,000-square-foot rock climbing area with multiple rock-climbing surfaces that will challenge the most advanced climbers as well as provide options for beginners, and a highly-refined advanced sports and training program to serve top athletes of all ages and abilities.
Beyond the best-in-class facilities and robust programming, LNPC strives to be a go-to health and wellbeing resource for the entire community by offering inclusive programs and recreational leagues that are open to both members and non-members, with options for individuals and families. Groves mentioned, “We’ll offer everything from basketball leagues and swim lessons to dedicated programs for individuals with chronic medical conditions, like heart disease, who need extra support in that space.” Additionally, LNPC will host community education classes led by the professional staff and the classes will be open to the public.
“This is a place that promotes community, where you connect with others and find your tribe,” said Groves. “One of the challenges with building such a large center is that people can feel overwhelmed. So, we’re very keen on making sure our members connect with the experiences and people they most identify with.”
Future LNPC members will be guided with a hands-on, data-focused approach from day one. Members will start with a precision wellbeing assessment that’s been developed exclusively for LNPC. The comprehensive assessment covers everything from biometric and multidimensional wellbeing testing to functional movement and behavioral health. This assessment allows the fitness professional staff to create a lifestyle plan tailored to each member’s individual goals. The plan will encompass whole-person health beyond just physical activity and include other aspects like nutrition and mental health. Every three months, a LNPC staff member will check-in to help members stay on track.
“Using a data-focused approach, beginning with our precision wellbeing assessment, gives us a comprehensive understanding of each member,” said Groves. “With the assessment, we can look at all aspects of short-term and long-term health to create a custom action plan. From there, we have a structured program that includes ongoing engagement and touch points to ensure members are achieving their goals.”
Daily membership and individual class purchase options will also be available to give everyone, locals and visitors alike, an opportunity to experience LNPC.
Corporate membership packages are now available. LNPC’s flexible models allow businesses to customize a wellness solution unique to each company’s needs. More details on founding individual and family memberships will be available soon.
For more information, visit lakenonaperformanceclub.com and follow LNPC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.