Jaw-dropping Fitness Amenities.
Every New Year ushers in a New You! Fitness resolutions are made, exercise-wear invested in and gym memberships bought. But, by February many of these resolutions fizzle out into thin air. There are some exceptions to the rule, though; ones that are privy to a privileged few. Welcome to a world of jaw-dropping and indulgent fitness amenities that spell the best of luxury to those who can dig deep into their pockets.
Gone are the days of exercising in dull, poorly-lit gymnasiums in housing society clubhouses. There is a new emerging trend amongst luxury properties in the United States that provide fitness amenities that would coerce any fitness enthusiast to stay within the boundaries of his or her luxury condos. After all, who would want to buy an annual gym membership when your luxury property packs a punch with some outrageously indulgent health and wellness perks. Read on to more.
Whatever your choice of game or sport, simulators provide the perfect answer in the absence of the actual game, all within the confines of your plush pad and its surroundings. The sprawling 12,000 sq. f.t fitness facilities at the Resident’s Club at 135 West 52nd Street, New York, spell all things luxurious when it comes to offering its 100-odd residents an absolutely bespoke and lavish lifestyle, centred around health and wellness. Residents can “play” golf, soccer, or basketball, unwind in the steam and sauna facilities or immerse themselves in the serenity of the stunning mosaic-tiled swimming pool at 135 West 52nd Street.
Open Air Fitness
There is nothing quite as stimulating as breathing in some fresh air, especially when getting your daily dose of exercise. While gyms and fitness centres provide much-needed cardio and weight workouts, a jog or walk around a private park or personal open-air yoga sessions are certainly some of the perks of living the high life. The Ritz-Carlton Residences at Miami Beach allow residents to take advantage of the year-round warm weather and use the private jogging/ walking track that spreads across a massive 7.2 acres of the property. Similarly, Three Hundred Collins, also in Miami and 7 DeKalb Avenue in Brooklyn, New York make best use of their open spaces (the terrace in the case of 7 DeKalb Avenue) to allow its residents to seek the benefits of yoga under the clear blue skies.
Why should any mention of a wholesome lifestyle with the finest wellness amenities be accorded to human beings only? Man’s best friend too deserves all the attention that his human parents get. And, that is precisely what Fifty Third and Eighth in Manhattan had in mind too! The 25-story brick building that was originally built in 1979 was transformed to reflect the charm of the gentrified Manhattan neighbourhood of Hell’s Kitchen, which has now turned into an upscale locale. Along with the transformation of the building, came about the formation of an expansive outdoor space that allows residents to indulge in every possibly world-class fitness routine, while their pets can romp around the private pup park, without having to leave the building.
Feng Shui Parks
Imagine a 7-acre private park just to yourself, where you can breathe in some fresh air at the end of a long tiring day at work. And, if this park is designed keeping in mind the tenets of Feng Shui that will bring about a sense of harmony and balance by maintaining architectural and design orientation, it is the perfect antidote for a stressful day. That’s just one of the perks of a high life at The Grand at Sky View Parc in Flushing, Queens. The designers used the principles of Feng Shui bring about a sense of harmony by balancing light and shadows that helps in reducing anxiety. Plants, stones, water and wood have been placed strategically at the entrances to counter negative energies and balance the 5 elements of water, wood, fire, earth and metal. Indeed, a life at The Grand offers its privileged residents an elevated oasis!
When you reside at some of the many splendid residential properties there are to be, you are naturally privy to best-in-class amenities and lifestyles. Roof-top fitness centres, sky-lit indoor pools, simulator rooms, private yoga and Pilates classes, spa and massage sessions jostle to announce that you have indeed arrived! And, the cherry of the icing? An on-site concierge to heed to your every beck and call! Indeed, an utterly bespoke life, well-lived!