LIFT to Open a New Fitness Studio at Bay Meadows

Bay Meadows, San Mateo, San Francisco, Bay Area, LIFT, Stockbridge Capital, Wilson Meany

Bay Meadows, San Mateo, San Francisco, Bay Area, LIFT, Stockbridge Capital, Wilson Meany

Successful boutique exercise business expands to second location, bringing its barre, bike and high intensity workouts to mixed-use village in San Mateo

San Mateo, CA – February 2, 2017 – Whether it’s burning at the barre, taking in beats on the bike or choosing a class challenge goal with classmates, LIFT exercise aims to transform the body and the heart, and will soon open a new studio in San Mateo’s Bay Meadows neighborhood, joining other independent retail tenants such as Blue Bottle Coffee, Tin Pot Creamery, and Fieldwork Brewing Co.

“One of the things I love about Bay Meadows is this real feeling of community; LIFT is all about community and helping people connect with their goals and with each other,” said LIFT owner Erin Wetzel. “Our teachers and I can’t wait to meet the other small business owners, the Caltrain commuters, the families playing in the parks, the workers enjoying a pint after work – our new neighbors.”

LIFT has amassed a steady cult following at its existing location in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood thanks in part to an approach that moves beyond only one workout method. At Bay Meadows, LIFT will hold a variety of classes, seven days a week, in separate bike and barre studios in the facility and will offer amenities including childcare, showers and lockers, fresh food and beverages, and a selection of apparel for sale.

Bay Meadows’ owner Stockbridge and developer Wilson Meany are pleased to welcome LIFT and are targeting an opening date in June.

“LIFT is a perfect fit for the retail we’re curating at Bay Meadows. We were delighted to discover a fitness business that is homegrown and unique and offers a customized experience,” said Janice Thacher, partner at Wilson Meany. “Plus, everyone in the classes looks like they’re having a ton of fun and making good friends. We’re really looking forward to introducing our community to Erin and the LIFT team.”

LIFT will occupy 4,600 square feet on the ground floor of Station 4, SurveyMonkey’s new headquarters. LIFT was represented by Marie Andersen of CBRE; Matt Holmes and AJ Schrader of Retail West represented Bay Meadows.

Bay Meadows also recently announced that the front yard of Station 4 (and LIFT’s new facility) will feature a beer garden run by Fieldwork Brewing Company. The growing cohort of retailers at Bay Meadows includes other artisanal purveyors Blue Bottle Coffee and Tin Pot Creamery, with announcement of a new eatery expected soon. The neighborhood’s retail is situated in a mix of pocket parks and traditional street-front spaces, with the Town Square at the heart of the community. The Russell and Quimby, two new apartment buildings adjacent to this central plaza, will open in the next few weeks.

The pioneering transit-oriented Bay Meadows development is sixty percent complete, with over 1500 residents in townhomes and apartments, the Nueva School serving high school students, companies innovating in state-of-the-art offices, gardeners sharing in the community garden, visitors enjoying public art and neighbors regularly utilizing Bay Meadows’ 18 acres of parks and open space.

About Bay Meadows – Life in Motion
Bay Meadows was designed to give homeowners the luxury of pulling into their driveway on Friday evening and not have to drive again for the weekend. Whether they need groceries, want to enjoy a picnic in a gorgeous 12-acre park, plant heirloom tomatoes in the community garden, or hop on a train for a night out in San Francisco, residents can do it all car-free. They are also able to wake Monday morning and walk down the block to catch a train to an office in Silicon Valley, San Francisco or any destination served by Caltrain. Or, they can walk to work at the adjacent LEED-certified office buildings. Bay Meadows truly brings the concept of a “forwardly mobile” lifestyle to the Bay Area.

The Bay Meadows’ plan includes 1,150 units of housing, 780,000 square feet of LEED-certified office space, 40,000 square feet of retail and 18 acres of open space. The community’s Delaware Street is envisioned as a social hub, an intersection of work and play that inspires spontaneity and interaction. This urban village represents the new downtown-style and environmentally friendly living that residents and workers increasingly seek. For more information, visit baymeadows.com.

About LIFT
LIFT is a boutique fitness studio offering 3 proprietary body changing group class formats (barre + bike + heated HIIT) designed for every body. LIFT offers over 80 classes a week, Monday through Sunday, childcare, full locker room, large lounge and retail selection of both technical fitness and lifestyle apparel. Choose from drop in class packages or an all access LIFT Loyal Membership. To learn more, visit liftexercise.com.

About Stockbridge Capital
Stockbridge is a real estate investment management firm and Registered Investment Advisor founded in 2003. The firm and its affiliated advisor manage both commingled funds and separate accounts primarily on behalf of institutional investors, and also provide strategic advisory services with respect to real estate assets and portfolios. Stockbridge manages investments across the investment risk spectrum, including core, value-added and opportunistic strategies. Stockbridge and its affiliated advisor have approximately $10.7 billion of assets under management (as of September 30, 2016) spanning all major real estate property types throughout the United States. The firm provides a full complement of expertise in acquisitions, dispositions, portfolio & asset management, finance, capital markets and accounting & reporting. Stockbridge is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Chicago, New York and Atlanta. For more information visit www.SBFund.com.

About Wilson Meany
Wilson Meany is a privately owned real estate investment and development firm focused on urban infill locations in the Western United States. Wilson Meany brings more than 35 years of experience to its mixed-use, residential, retail and office developments, all of which reflect the company’s commitment to integrity, innovation and quality, including San Francisco’s renowned Ferry Building. Founded in 2003, Wilson Meany and its predecessor entities have long been recognized among the most respected and consistently successful investment and development firms in the San Francisco Bay Area. Collectively, Wilson Meany’s partners and professionals have developed over 10 million square feet, including some of the most innovative and distinctive properties in California. For more information visit www.wilsonmeany.com.

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