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Per a recent permit filing, an existing office at The Telephone Factory Lofts will be remodeled into a new gym. Called The Union, renovation of the space includes new partitions and the addition of a new mezzanine.
Ty McMath, listed as the owner of the gym, is known for invigorating the apartment industry by bringing fitness and wellness to multifamily communities when he founded Torch Fitness in Atlanta.
In June 2018, the company was acquired by Valet Living and now offers classes and other custom fitness amenities to more than 175 communities, in more than 25 markets.
Some of the programs offered by Torch Fitness include aerobics, cycling/spin clubs, pilates, yoga and zumba.
Located along the BeltLine trail in the Poncey-Highland neighborhood, The Telephone Factory Lofts building was built in 1938 and was home to a Western Electric Telephone Factory. It wasn’t until 1995 that developers Rhodes and David Perdue applied to convert the building to lofts. It is still listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Western Electric Company Building.
The amenities featured at the lofts are many: original factory windows, an outdoor patio and 828 lounge. It does not include fitness space, according to its website, so The Union might be a welcome addition to residents.
McMath was contacted for comment but hadn’t responded at the time of publication.