Life Time Buckhead features Atlanta’s first rooftop beach club

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  • Published on February 12, 2024
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The five-story athletic country club features top-of-the-line training equipment, spa and salon, kids area, and rooftop beach club.

Since making its way to Buckhead, the grind hasn’t stopped at Life Time Athletic. As part of the reimagined Phipps Plaza, the luxury athletic club joins the ranks of Nobu hotel and restaurant, Citizens Market, One Phipps Plaza Office Tower, and more than 50 designer shopping experiences.

“We’re excited to reveal this new Life Time destination, further expanding our relationship with Simon, and providing our members with access to an incredible array of amenities, programming and offerings right at Phipps Plaza. Together, we’re changing how consumers think about—and use— shopping centers for their lifestyle,” said Bahram Akradi, Life Time founder, chairman and CEO, when Life Time Buckhead opened in 2022. “Our mission is to help people live healthy, happy lives and this location truly has something for everyone within our athletic club and for working professionals within Life Time Work.”

Life Time Athletic promotes work and play (with the ability to do both at the same time). Read below to learn more.

Life Time Buckhead’s lobby. (Credit: Life Time Buckhead)

Break a sweat

The 127,000 square-foot athletic country club is Atlanta’s eighth Life Time location and is the biggest, offering members the most amenities. Life Time Buckhead is a behemoth, as it spans five stories that each offer a unique experience for members. Some of the highlights include:

  • State-of-the-art weight training and cardio equipment: Members whose main priority is to advance toward their fitness goals will have no issue doing so. Life Time has top-of-the-line free weights, machines, squat racks, cardio machines and more for members to get in the perfect workout.
  • Life Time Large Group Classes: Members can choose from more than 145 weekly barre, cycle, group fitness, Pilates and yoga classes, all of which are taught in dedicated studios by some of the best trainers and coaches in Atlanta. Life Time also offers signature classes, which are staples among all of Life Time’s locations.
  • Personal Trainers: Members who need an extra push during a training session can work one-on-one with one of Life Time’s trainers to work toward their goals.
  • LT Recovery: This is a dedicated space for members to recoup after training. Not only is the space stocked with foam rollers, massage guns, and more, but members can also receive nutrition coaching, sports and athletic recovery treatments and chiropractic care from Life Time’s onsite chiropractor.
  • LifeSpa: Life Time’s spa is available for both members and non-members. The full-service salon allows Life Spa’s expert team to provide guests with services including hair, nail, esthetician and massage services.
  • Kids Academy: An area for the little ones that has a Kids Gym, an Activity/Movement Studio and an Art/Language Studio for kids up to age 11.
  • ARORA: Life Time’s community for older members who want to remain healthy, active and social.
One of Life Time Buckhead’s studios for group classes. (Credit: Life Time Buckhead)

Work hard…

In addition to the athletic club, the building also houses Life Time Work. The 23,000-square-foot coworking space features intentionally designed spaces and amenities to allow members to work collaboratively, individually, privately, or socially. Keeping in line with Life Time’s theme of overall health and wellness, Life Time Work holds two monthly events, one of which focuses on health and wellness and the other is networking focused. Members also have access to the athletic club.

…Play harder

Life Time Buckhead sets itself apart with one of its most enticing offerings: the rooftop beach club. A first-of-its-kind in Atlanta, the beach club features a lap and leisure pool (both of which are heated to 80°F during the colder months), a cafe, bistro, full-service bar, and gorgeous 360-degree view of the city. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is also a live DJ to help add to the party vibes.

Life Time Buckhead features Atlanta’s first rooftop beach club. (Credit: Life Time Buckhead)

Life Time Buckhead at Phipps Plaza is open from 4 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday and 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Memberships are available for individuals, couples and families. One day memberships are also available. Visit Life Time’s website to learn more.

Roshae Hemmings is an arts and culture magazine journalist from St. Louis, MO. A graduate from the Missouri School of Journalism, Roshae has bylines in the Columbia Missourian, Vox Magazine and 5280 Magazine discussing topics ranging from pop culture, social justice and eat and drink. She is a foodie at heart and enjoys eating food as much as learning about the story behind it. You can reach Roshae via email at

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