(NEW YORK, NY) — This year in fitness it’s all about going hard, at home. According to top publications, such as Architectural Digest, one of the biggest workout trends of 2019 is the luxury of working out at home – “fitness fanatics are not fans of the current state of boutique studios and fancy gyms: classes are overcrowded and hard to reserve, prices have skyrocketed.”
Taking note of this, residential developments are enhancing their fitness amenities and partnerships to bring high-end classes & programming, technology, and services right to their residents … right at home.
From group yoga classes with Lululemon to Peloton bikes to medical concierge services and more – at-home workouts are about to experience a renaissance.
Below are fitness centers at luxury condos with novelty features, pushing the envelope to offer something a little extra for residents.
Working out at home is making an epic comeback and being touted as the latest fitness fad. At Summit New York, a luxury rental tower in Midtown Manhattan, the building’s concierge, LIVunLTd, hosts weekly yoga and HIIT classes, along with bringing in personal trainers and boutique fitness studios for events. The “Arena” is the residents’ own personal gym – equipped with Technogym cardio and strength machines, Peloton bikes, and basketball and squash courts. Residents even have access to Lululemon x Summit branded yoga mats and yoga classes.
525 West 52nd Street (525W52) – the two-tower, 392-unit luxury residential development in Hell’s Kitchen – worked with LIVunLtd (LIV) to bring popular fitness classes to residents right in 525W52’s fitness studio. Together they launched classes including (but not limited to) extreme definition, core conditioning, cycling, pilates, and a variety of yoga classes, all led by certified fitness experts. The classes are included in residents monthly amenity fee and take place 10+ times a week. The classes are expertly designed by LIV’s Fitness and Program Director, Todd Allen, who was previously the Director of Instructor Development for FlyBarre.
Corte’s fitness center was designed to have a strong connection to the outdoors, with floor-to-ceiling windows that will maximize daylight and lead out to a Zen & meditation garden, anchored by a mature tree. The fitness center will be finished with wood paneled walls and a black rubber floor.
The fitness center at 277 Fifth Avenue puts the “out” in “workout.” Designed by famed interior architect Jeffrey Beers, the fitness center will flow into an outdoor terrace with chaise lounge chairs, resulting in a sun-drenched workout space. The fitness center will be fully-equipped with TechnoGym equipment with smart capabilities that will let residents track their progress via wellness apps – like mywellness, which will monitor movement inside and outside the facility.
At Nine on the Hudson (Nine) a resort-style condominium on New Jersey’s Gold Coast in West New York, there are endless options to keep up with a fitness routine – from swimming laps in the infinity edge pool, stretching in the outdoor landscaped green terrace, or exercising in the state-of-the-art, two-story fitness center, with a 2,000-square-foot, yoga room. Nine offers wellness-centric programming for its residents including yoga and boot camp fitness classes led by Athleta Hoboken and Jersey City.