Onelife Fitness coming to Newport News Tech Center
Onelife Fitness plans to open its newest Hampton Roads club at the Marketplace at Tech Center.
"We think Tech Center is going to be an incredible project and we just want to be part of it," said co-executive chairman Kirk Galiani of US Fitness Holdings, which includes the Onelife and Crunch Fitness brands.
Construction could begin early next year behind Ulta, said Jeff Garrison of Georgia-based S.J. Collins Enterprises, the Tech Center retail development partner.
McLean-based US Fitness plans to invest $8-$10 million to bring the concept to life with the newest amenities, Galiani said. The building will use the same exterior finishes as the shopping center.
The fitness center will include two outdoor workout areas overlooking a wooded scene with a ground deck and roughly 3,000-square-foot balcony, he said. The outdoor area will include some turf for functionality.
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Workmen are moving forward on the construction work inside the Tech Center at Oyster Point near the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Oyster Point Road in Newport News. (Joe Fudge)
Onelife also plans to host outdoor classes like yoga and Zumba at the center's park and pavilion, according to a news release.
The multipurpose facility will feature an athlete training center for sport-specific conditioning and a private yoga and barre studio. The facility will have features familiar to members, such as a Spin Studio with high-tech bikes, a group-exercise studio, strength equipment and cardio machines with personal TV screens.
For families, the facility will have a kids area with an interactive play structure, "exergaming" and computer play stations. The locker rooms will be "spa-inspired" with saunas.
Before launching the Onelife brand, brothers Kirk and John Galiani had operated five Hampton Roads locations as Gold's Gym, according to a past Daily Press story. Currently, the company has six Hampton Roads Onelife clubs, including one in Oyster Point at 815 City Center Blvd. The company also operates a small 24-hour Xpress concept in City Center.
Kirk Galiani declined to answer how the existing Newport News Onelife would be affected and said he would share more details about the project closer to its opening. He expects construction to take about a year.
"We're committed to the Hampton Roads market," Galiani said. "It's where Onelife Fitness was born."