Personal gyms for privacy-seeking fitness enthusiasts

Who needs a crowded barre class when you can plié to your heart’s content from the comfort of your own mirrored fitness studio within a four bedroom, seven-bathroom townhouse at 17 East 83rd Street (priced at $24.5 million).

Douglas Elliman

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The only thing that tops a premium gym membership in NYC is a private gym in your own home. For those who prefer to work out solo, nothing beats a home fitness center for privacy, cleanliness, not to mention access to your own shower and changing room. And for those who have a hard time getting to any gym in the first place, a personal studio renders the typical excuses—I didn’t have time! It’s too far away!—largely irrelevant.

This five-story, seven-bedroom home at 192 Columbia Heights (on the market for $15 million) has a top-floor space with plenty of room for mats, free weights, and a cardio machine or two—and an inspiring view of lower Manhattan.

With five bedrooms, 28 windows, and four exposures, it’s easy to carve out a space in this 5,000-plus-square-foot condo at 90 Franklin Street (yours for $14.5 million) into a fully functional home gym.

The home gym of this four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath condo at 39 Vestry Street (listed at $6.495 million) is equipped with sporty mat flooring and a mirrored wall. It’s conveniently located right next to the laundry room where one can easily dispose of sweaty towels and exercise wear post-workout.

At 18 feet by 54 feet, this open space on the lower floor of a two-story brownstone duplex at 108 West 73rd Street is considerably larger than many neighborhood fitness studios and offers room for equipment to fit any fitness pursuit. 



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