New Fitness Center, Personal Training Studio Create Vibrant ‘Live, Work, Play’ Environment at Eastman Companies’ Office Building
LIVINGSTON, N.J., April 18, 2016 – Tenants and employees at Eisenhower Plaza in Livingston, N.J., now have the opportunity to pursue a wide range of health and wellness goals – even on the busiest workdays. Eastman Companies has added a new state-of-the-art fitness facility at the160,000-square-foot Class A office property, enhancing on-site amenities that already include one-on-one personal training and studio Pilates.
The tenant-exclusive fitness center, 354fit, is part of Eisenhower Plaza’s new Amenity Court. Featuring a full range of cardio and strength-training equipment, shower and bathroom facilities, and key card access, tenants benefit from all the amenities of a full-service health club without ever leaving the building.
“I am a working mother and never seem to have the time to exercise,” said Nadine Christ, controller for Kore Insurance Holdings LLC, a tenant at Eisenhower Plaza. “I was so happy when the fitness center opened in our building, and I use it three or four times a week during my lunch hour. 354fit affords me the ability to work out, take a quick shower and then get right back to my office.”
Jamie Cohen, partner/producer with insurance and estate planning firm NJL&C, agrees. “I use 354fit two or three times a week and think it’s a great addition to Eisenhower Plaza,” he said. “The facility is always neat and welcoming, and the shower facilities are clean and well stocked with necessities.” Adam Kessler, an attorney at Kessler Law, adds, “354fit has a range of new equipment, and a convenient and comfortable environment in which to exercise. Having this facility on-site allows me the opportunity to work out when my schedule permits, either before or after work.”
Employees at Wiss & Company LLP regularly use the building’s fitness amenities as well. “354fit is conveniently located and features an excellent selection of equipment. The hours are convenient and accommodate my weekly schedule,” said Michael Bodrato, director of taxes. Lori Graham, recruiting manager, appreciates the facility’s comfortable atmosphere. “The machines at 354fit are clean and easy to use, and there’s always music playing. It’s a fun and upbeat environment in which to work out.”
Eisenhower Plaza is also home to Living Fitness, which offers customized personal training and studio Pilates sessions by appointment. The 2,000-square-foot studio, which opened last year, is adjacent to 354fit and equipped with the latest strength training, Pilates and cardiovascular equipment including Cybex treadmills, cross trainers and free weights. Personalized programs and studio hours are designed to accommodate tenants’ busy schedules.
“Fitness amenities are among the most sought-after building perks by today’s office tenants, many of whom are trying to achieve more balance in their work and personal lives,” said Eric J. Maurer, director of leasing. “The addition of 354fit, combined with one-on-one personal training and Pilates available through Living Fitness, significantly raises the bar for corporate health and fitness offerings. We are excited to offer these two wonderful amenities for our tenants at Eisenhower Plaza.”
Located in the heart of Essex County, Eisenhower Plaza is situated along Eisenhower Parkway between Route 10 and I-280, just minutes from New York City, Newark Liberty International Airport, and many of the area’s premier dining and shopping options. Eisenhower Plaza’s two office buildings are connected via a striking marble atrium and house some of the region’s most prestigious law and accounting firms, software companies and sales operations.
In addition to its fitness amenities, Eisenhower Plaza includes a full-service café and a contemporary conference center. The sustainable office building also is ENERGY STAR rated, and utilizes solar power and other green initiatives to reduce energy consumption and lower operating costs.
Headquartered in Livingston, N.J., Eastman Companies and its affiliated companies have been in business for 38 years and are recognized leaders in high-quality real estate developments with property throughout Northern New Jersey. The company boasts a portfolio of more than two million square feet of office, retail and industrial space located in Essex, Morris, Bergen and Burlington counties.