For employees of companies located in Southfield Town Center, an updated Fitness Center and new Sports Club awaits in the 3000 Building. Locker rooms have been renovated, equipment has been replaced, and new management has assumed operations.
“We are probably one of the few office complexes in Southeast Michigan that offer a fitness center with this level of cardiovascular equipment, exercise machines, free weights and a full range of fitness classes,” says Clarence Gleeson, senior vice president for onsite project leasing and marketing at Transwestern, the management agent for the building.
The Fitness Center is located on the second level of the 3000 Building, adjacent to the two-story Garden Atrium. The Sports Club – featuring a professional-size basketball court and lounge – is directly below on the first level. “Our expectation is that, as the population returns, companies will use the basketball facility for intra-company events,” Gleeson says, adding that the wood floor can be protectively covered and the space used to host meetings and gatherings.
Within the Fitness Center, men’s and women’s locker rooms each offer eight showers, a sauna and massage services. A variety of classes will be available as employees return to offices, as will personal training for individual and small group sessions.
About 6,500 people work at Town Center when the four skyscrapers are at maximum capacity. The complex is owned by S. L. Town Center/601W Companies. Currently new leases are being signed and existing tenants, including Plante Moran and Alex Partners, are bringing their
staffs back to the office as the pandemic recedes.
The pricing structure also has been updated. Instead of a monthly fee, members pay a $99 annual fee. Gleeson says the change reflects Transwestern’s desire to promote usage and convenience and position the Fitness Center and Sports Club as an amenity for everyone working at Town Center.