HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – TruFusion, a fitness center backed by Alex “A-Rod” Rodriquez, formerly of the New York Yankees, is coming to Post Oak Central, a Houston office development operated by Parkway Property Investments.
Parkway Property executed a 12,000-SF lease agreement withTruFusion.This will be the first Houston location and third Texas site for the Las Vegas-based, boutique fitness concept, which counts MLB superstar Rodriguez as a board member and major investor.
Represented by Chris Morrow with Morrow Hill, TruFusion is slated to debut in a street level retail space at 1990 Post Oak Blvd. in winter 2019. Newmark Knight Frank Associate Director Tom Havron represented Parkway in the lease transaction. TruFusion joins co-working operator SPACES, opening at Post Oak Central later this year.
Rodriquez, who hit 696 home runs in his career, is engaged to actress Jennifer Lopez.
“My team and I are thrilled to bring the TruTribe to Houston and partner with Parkway to bring a new level of fitness to this already beautiful and unique property,” said Nevada-based entrepreneur and franchisee Natalie Buckel. “We are community driven and are excited to immerse ourselves in the Houston lifestyle and introduce everyone to the TruFusion brand.”
Focusing on low cost and high value, TruFusion features a dynamic variety of more than 200 fitness classes per week, spanning yoga, Barre, Pilates, cycling, cardio, boxing, kettlebell and an array of boot camps. Since launching in 2013, TruFusion has cultivated a rabid fan base that includes Jennifer Lopez and NFL player Russell Wilson.
Post Oak Central is just a few blocks north of the Galleria.
According to Parkway Leasing Manager Amanda Nebel, “The Galleria office market demands high-end offerings, and we will continue to layer in premier, specialty operators like TruFusion to elevate Post Oak Central and reposition the campus as a lifestyle destination for tenants as well as neighbors.”
LEED-Gold certified, Post Oak Central was designed by legendary architect Philip Johnson. Encompassing three, 24-story Class A office towers totaling 1.2 million SF, the 17-acre complex features one of Uptown’s largest green spaces in addition to one of the area’s highest walk scores.
Parkway currently operates approximately 11.1 million SF of high-quality office properties located in attractive submarkets in California, Texas, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia.