In 2015, Parkview's Reisner noticed the space that formerly housed a Bally's Gym in Midtown Manhattan's Worldwide Plaza had been vacant for a few years. At the same time, gym impresario David Barton was looking for a home for his next boutique fitness concept.
Connecting the dots, Reisner put the parties together, negotiated a lease, and invested in the new business. Parkview arranged a gut renovation of the dilapidated three-floor space in just six months, in time for a March 2016 grand opening.
TMPL amenities include a 25-meter saltwater pool with dedicated aqua classes, 20 tons of free weights, digitally programmed equipment, virtual reality cycle studio with immersive 30-foot video wall, steam room and sauna.
Reisner's foresight and ability to get things done paid off. Just two years after launch, the TMPL concept was acquired by NASDAQ-listed Town Sports International, who plan to expand the concept nationwide.