Life Time Bridgewater ready for grand opening (SLIDESHOW)

Life Time is opening its new Bridgewater health and wellness club Monday, it announced this week, capping a $50 million-plus project that has created 400 jobs in Somerset County.

The property, the company’s sixth athletic resort in New Jersey, had a ribbon-cutting Thursday and is opening to “founding members” over the weekend before its official opening slated for Monday.

General Manager Ashley Sikora speaks at the ribbon-cutting event.

The 130,000-square-foot property features a 40,000-square-foot outdoor pool area, plus dedicated fitness studios, more than 400 pieces of exercise equipment, space for athletic performance and recovery, two full-size basketball courts, an aquatic center, “Kids Academy,” café, spa and more.

“We are excited to provide Somerset County with our first Life Time location and showcase this unique health and wellness resort experience to our new members and the Bridgewater area,” General Manager Ashley Sikora said in a prepared statement. “Life Time is passionate about inspiring others to live well-rounded, happy, health lives, and with our diverse offerings for our littlest members to most seasoned adults, we can’t wait to see the impact we’ll have on creating a healthier community.”

The facility has more than 400 full-time, part-time and season employees, the most of any club at opening, the company said.

Life Time’s other New Jersey facilities are in Bergen County, Berkeley Heights, Florham Park, Mount Laurel and Princeton.

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