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Bell Works Celebrates the Opening of FitLab in Hoffman Estates

Bell Works Chicagoland, the former AT&T corporate campus and Chicagoland’s first ‘metroburb’ – a self-contained metropolis in suburbia — today celebrated the opening of FitLab. Operated by Kinema Fitness, the new health and wellness facility offers a holistic wellness experience for tenants, guests and the greater community, including personal training, health coaching, nutrition consultation, state-of-the-art equipment and a broad range of group fitness classes.

“The opening of FitLab marks yet another important milestone in the transformation of Bell Works Chicagoland. As employees’ expectations from the workplace continue to shift, we’re placing an even greater  emphasis on health and wellbeing,” said Ralph Zucker, the developer behind the transformation of the metroburb. “As the metroburb continues to take shape, we’re providing an environment – emblematic of a vibrant downtown – that enhances work life balance. This expansive, thoughtfully designed space provides the ability to bring people together and inspire more activity, which are the greatest assets to our growing Bell Works community.”

The new FitLab offers comprehensive wellness programming and fitness courses that are available both within the facility and externally at tenant spaces. Spread across 31,680 square feet, FitLab features a variety of fitness classes, workshops and assessments; nutrition consultations and health coaching sessions; and recovery-focused offerings such as private meditation and reiki sessions. In addition to group classes and programming, the facility offers:

  • State-of-the-art Precor Fitness Equipment
  • Cardio touch screens with streaming applications
  • Queenax Functional Rig System
  • Indoor Running Track
  • Full-service locker rooms with complimentary towel service
  • Multi-purpose studio room with cycling classes
  • Meditation room
  • TRX Bay units and circuit training
  • Jacobs Ladder cardio machines

Designed by Bell Works Creative Director Paola Zamudio and her team at NPZ Style+Decor, FitLab features an intimate urban boutique fitness facility atmosphere, with a human-centric design fabric woven throughout the elevated space. The bold color palette is complemented by biophilic elements interspersed throughout the facility, creating an inspiring and carefully curated environment that increases members’ feeling of well-being.

“Wellness has always been a core value of the Bell Works brand. As Creative Director and Lead Designer of Bell Works, I find importance in emphasizing health through my design process, especially in today’s world. In collaboration with the FitLab team, we created a state-of-the-art fitness studio with bold graphics, energizing colors, high-quality equipment, and an overall modern experience for our community. FitLab is the perfect addition to the metroburb, and we look forward to welcoming them and their members very soon!”

FitLab is operated by Kinema Fitness, a full-service fitness center management and design company. Founded in 2009, Kinema manages some of the most premier tenant fitness centers in the country with sites in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nashville, Chicago, Washington D.C., Boston, Miami, Orlando, Philadelphia, and more. Kinema Fitness has additionally created a robust virtual wellness platform for its members that offers live streaming fitness classes, workshops, nutritional coaching, challenges and fun family activities.

Kinema’s has built a reputation rooted in our passion for providing incredible holistic wellness experiences and unparalleled customer service,” said Kinema Fitness President Joshua Love. “Our brand ethos aligns perfectly with the culture of inspiration permeating throughout the metroburb, and we’re honored to be part of the expanding community here at Bell Works Chicagoland.” 

Somerset is transforming the vacant former AT&T corporate campus into Chicagoland’s first ‘metroburb’ – a self-contained metropolis in suburbia. The company continues to build on the resounding success of the first Bell Works concept in Holmdel, N.J., where it has transformed a two-million-square-foot former Bell Labs headquarters into a first-of-its-kind ecosystem of offices, shops, dining, event space, hospitality, and community resources.

Recently, Somerset celebrated the grand opening of coLab at Bell Works Chicagoland,  the official coworking membership experience at the property. Spread across 15,000 square feet, the new coworking facility offers flexible lease terms and workspaces, including access to dedicated conference and meeting rooms, lounges, and state-of-the-art amenities. All members of coLab qualify for the tenant membership rate at FitLab. Bell Works also welcomed Platinum Home Mortgage Corporation — the metroburb’s first long-term lease — which joins a growing list of office tenants including CPA Advisors Group, a boutique full-service accounting firm; Mosquito Hunters, residential and commercial mosquito control services; and The Next Unicorn, an equity crowdfunding firm.

The metroburb additionally features 60,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and restaurant space, which will provide both members and visitors alike with an eclectic mix of dining and entertainment options. FitLab joins an outpost of local Chicago favorite Fairgrounds Craft Coffee and Tea, which opened earlier this year. 

For office leasing inquiries at Bell Works Chicagoland please contact Steve Kling at or Tara Keating at To learn more about Bell Works Chicagoland, visit

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