Life is Coming to Life in Coral Gables

Life Is Coming To Life in Coral Gables

CORAL GABLES, FL – 14 Jun, 2017 – Mark Advent, the founder and creator of the highly successful New York New York hotel and casino in Las Vegas, and Karina Frangulyan, a Certified Public Accountant turned fitness and lifestyle entrepreneur, are pleased to announce their collaboration and creation of Life Feel Great Community™, which recently commenced construction in a new building at 301 Giralda Avenue in the heart of Coral Gables, Florida.  Life Feel Great Community™ is a light, airy and contemporary 11,000 square foot members-based group fitness facility that will be a “one stop destination” for a wide array of group fitness classes and other value-added amenities and modalities.

Life Feel Great Community™ will feature five studios, including a dedicated hot studio, non-heated yoga studio and multi-fitness studio, a state-of-the-art AntiGravity® and TRX studio, a spin studio, and a special events studio to accommodate a variety of exercise curriculums.  Life Feel Great Community™ will offer between 175 and 250 weekly classes.  

Additionally, Life Feel Great Community™ will feature an IV therapy lounge, private massage rooms for single and couples massages, Reiki treatments, and a blow-dry bar.

Life Feel Great Community™ will also feature The Commissary, which is a bustling juice, coffee, wine and beer bar and counter style cafe — offering a fresh and high quality menu for all-day dining for members and walk-ins (non-members) alike in a fast paced atmosphere with a neighborhood charm. 

The Commissary menu will feature an abundant assortment of freshly made breakfast options and flavor-packed sandwiches, soups, salads and small plates to enjoy in-house or for take-out.  The beverage selection offers the finest in artisan coffees and teas and a quality selection of craft beers and wines on tap or by the bottle.  The Commissary will offer a curated collection of artisanal cheeses and charcuterie, fresh pastries, desserts and handcrafted culinary options that will activate the Life experience with a sense of community and gathering. 

The Commissary, which has a dedicated entry for the public, will also provide a variety of catering services, ranging from daily office orders to private offsite events and eventually deliveries. 

“Life will be a place where a member can take part in a variety of low, medium and high intensity workout activities and other feel great offerings such as massage – all in a one-stop destination and in an environment free from the stereotypical and iconic imagery of what a spa, yoga center and a fitness club traditionally looks and feels like.  The presentation and layout were inspired by minimalistic, clean and contemporary design.  We will be focused on creating a high level of guest experience,” stated Mark Advent.

Life Feel Great Community™, which is located next to the highly popular Tap 42 restaurant in Coral Gables, will be open seven days a week from 6 a.m. with last classes starting at 9 p.m.  Life also has a private parking garage, valet parking and ample public parking nearby.  Karina Frangulyan said, “We are creating a community for our members and an atmosphere that promotes striving to be the best that one can be – free from judgment and pressure.  It is about having fun and enjoying the experience of being part of a community of like-minded people who want to feel great and look good!  Life will be a vibrant place and will have a roster of ongoing special events for its members and a fun-filled Life Kids program.”

Construction is now in full throttle, the website has been launched at and co-founders Mark Advent and Karina Frangulyan expect an October 2017 opening.

Life Feel Great Community™ was designed by G. Alvarez Studio, Inc. an architecture and design office in Miami.  Gigi Alvarez, principal of the firm, stated, “Life, located in the heart of Coral Gables’ tree lined streets, is designed to connect people with a warm sense of place that is about community!”

Life Feel Great Community™ will also be offering a Life-branded yoga program created by Los Angeles-based master yoga instructor Caley Alyssa.  This program modernizes the practice of yoga by offering classes that are accessible to everybody within an hour’s time. This unique format takes into account traditional postures and leaves behind the guru-centered, stereotypical approach. “It is about demystifying the elements of yoga that might otherwise keep students from experiencing one of the most complete beneficial workouts in the world of fitness,” said Caley Alyssa.

AntiGravity® combines contemporary acrobatics and an aerial art workout that is done while suspended in a specially designed silk hammock.  “We are so excited about being part of Life and working with Mark and Karina who are dedicated to changing the paradigm of how group fitness is offered.  AntiGravity® at Life will be a game changer that will improve the physicality of the Life members who make AntiGravity® a regular part of their workout regiment,” said Christopher Harrison.  AntiGravity® at Life Feel Great Community™ will be a certified training center as well as state of the art studio and can accommodate up to 26 members per class. Benefits of AntiGravity include spinal decompression by relieving pressure and hydrating disks and realigning the vertebrae, a refresh of the circulatory and endocrine system, and an increase in spatial awareness, agility and flexibility.

“Life is focused on becoming a premium luxury lifestyle destination and brand and our team, who will be properly trained and committed to continuing education, will be dedicated to its members.  Life Feel Great Community™ is a unique offering and we are excited to launch the brand in Coral Gables, which is an amazing and welcoming community,” said Mark Advent.

About Mark Advent: 

Mark Advent is the founder and creator of New York New York hotel and casino in Las Vegas and is a hospitality, entertainment, leisure, gaming, retail and tourism expert and works internationally to create large-scale destination experiences.

About Karina Frangulyan:  

Karina Frangulyan is a Certified Public Accountant and former auditor at RSM LLP and Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP.

About Caley Alyssa:

Caley Alyssa is a Los-Angeles based master yoga instructor and TV personality.


About AntiGravity® Fitness:

Christopher Harrison founded AntiGravity® in 1991, originally as a dance company that utilized acrobatic arts as its movement vocabulary. The AntiGravity Fitness techniques originated with the company’s warm-ups and aerial conditioning exercises. Harrison is best known for bringing contemporary aerial arts to Broadway, rock tours, TV award shows, and for creating the ‘aerial yoga’ genre.  AntiGravity Fitness techniques are offered in over 500 locations in 46 countries and range from highly therapeutic to athlete level work-outs.


About G. Alvarez Studio, Inc:

The firm was founded in 1995 and has evolved into G. Alvarez Studio, Inc., an award-winning interior architecture, design and space planning studio. Its work reflects the synergy of collaboration, and a commitment to “Designing for Humans in the Digital Age.”


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