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Connell to open new ‘Fieldhouse’ location at The Park, expanding in-house fitness brand

Connell to open new ‘Fieldhouse’ location at The Park, expanding in-house fitness brand

Connell to open new ‘Fieldhouse’ location at The Park, expanding in-house fitness brand

By Joshua Burd

The Connell Co. is expanding its in-house fitness concept as part of the firm’s ongoing effort to reposition its flagship business and hospitality campus in Berkeley Heights.

Known as Fieldhouse, the facility is set to open its second location in March and will be among the newest amenity spaces at The Park, which spans 185 acres just south Interstate 78. The new 25,000-square-foot athletic and social club will have modern training equipment and curated programming that includes pilates, yoga and boxing, among other offerings, while members will have access to a game room, a dedicated meditation room, nap and recovery rooms, a coworking space, in-house nutritionists and a health bar.

The initial Fieldhouse location is within one of The Park’s five office buildings.

“The overwhelming success of The Park’s first Fieldhouse location inspired us to dream bigger with the new Fieldhouse location,” said Shane Connell, executive vice president at The Connell Co. “This second concept isn’t just an amenity for The Park’s tenants — it’s a larger, more comprehensive fitness and wellness destination designed to also benefit the surrounding communities and townships. Fieldhouse transcends the traditional gym experience to establish a hub for both physical and mental wellbeing. At The Park, we’re committed to crafting spaces that elevate the ordinary, where individuals can embark on a holistic journey toward a healthier and more balanced lifestyle.”

Connell has taken major steps in recent years to expand the campus, long known as Connell Corporate Park, with an eye toward hospitality and engaging residents beyond the property. It’s anchored by 1.5 million square feet of office space that’s home to the likes of L’Oreal, Fiserv, Bristol Myers Squibb, HP and Samsung, but also a 176-room Embassy Suites hotel, the Grain & Cane restaurant, Starbucks, Life Time Fitness and outdoor walking and jogging trails.

It recently added Round Table Studios, a 40,000-square-foot coworking space with a mix of workstations, private offices and community spaces. In late 2022, the firm secured local approvals to add more than 300 apartments and a sprawling entertainment, dining and retail space across five new buildings.

The new Fieldhouse is also slated to offer personal training and a mix of social programming, part of the offerings that will be available to area residents that become members.