Altea Active is building the three-level, 80,000-square-foot facility in the Bridgwater Centre development along Kenaston Boulevard just north of the Perimeter Highway.
Among its amenities, guests will enjoy a Himalayan salt inhalation room, rock climbing complex and multi-lane Ninja courses.
“All of us have such busy lives, and it’s difficult to find a place where you can go as a family or an individual that includes all the amenities of a full-service fitness facility – let alone one with an environment that offers a sense of community and belonging,” said David Wu, president and co-founder of Altea Active, in a release.
“We believe this new building will be the ultimate social hub of the community. Our commitment to the City of Winnipeg is for the long-term with the land acquisition along with designing and building this new beautiful complex from scratch.”
Altea Active will also include a collection of six boutique group fitness and personal training studios, skating lab, and a 25-metre saltwater family pool with zero-entry and splash pad. The new co-ed facility will offer 160 pieces of cardio equipment. The club will also include a full-service private women’s only saltwater aquafit pool, strength and training cardio area, an exclusive women’s only group fitness studio and a supervised children’s activities centre.
The fitness complex will initially deliver 95 plus group fitness classes per week and over 200 when they hit capacity. A Starbucks, a smoothie bar and an outdoor cafe terrace are also part of the plans. Community meeting rooms will be available on-site and offered free to non-profit health-related organizations.
The architect on the project is Raymond Wan, the same architect behind the design of Investors Group Field.
Contracts for construction will be awarded in early October, with work beginning immediately. Altea Active is scheduled to open in late fall of 2019.