You may have noticed activity in the now-former New York Health & Racquet Club on Cooper Square... that gym closed on Dec. 1 ahead of renovations for a rebranding to Life Time. That signage is now up in the storefront windows in the circa-1926 Carl Fisher building.
Here's more via a message from NYHRC: "Life Time is investing in excess of $25 million dollars, renovating this location ... to the highest standards, and will begin operating this location upon the completion of the renovations."
Here's some vague description of this new Life Time (good names also for magazines!):
"Soon to arrive in Cooper Square in the vibrant NoHo neighborhood, this renovated club will feature boutique fitness programs, industry-leading amenities and equipment, and an updated fitness floor and dedicated studios."