KEARNEY — For both Crossroads Mission Avenue and Just for Ladies, it’s a win-win.
Just for Ladies, a women’s fitness center, is leaving its current site at 1408 E. 39th St., just east of Crossroads Mission Avenue. On Jan. 4, it will open its new studio east of Fireplace Stone and Patio in the retail strip at 1540 W. 56th St.
Crossroads, a faith-based homeless shelter and recovery program, will renovate the Just for Ladies building into transitional housing. Crossroads owns the building.
Amy Barth, Just for Ladies owner and manager, is excited about her new space, even though its 6,000 square feet is half the size of her current location. Right now, painting and drywall are being finished in the new space. Just for Ladies is the first tenant.
It will have cardio equipment, a large classroom for group exercise, a cycle room, a sauna and a kids club area to keep children busy while their mothers are working out. It also will offer massage therapy and physical therapy by appointment, along with a locker room and showers.
“If there’s a downside, it’s the loss of a pool. I would love to offer a water option, but right now, it doesn’t make sense,” Barth said.
Crossroads bought the 12,000-square-foot building several years ago, said Daniel Buller, executive director.