5 apartment building gyms worthy of an Olympic athlete

By Jennifer Laing | August 12, 2016 - 3:59PM 

In Soho, a three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath condo at 40 Mercer Street ($7.245 million)—a collaboration between hotelier Andre Balazs and Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel—includes this stylish fitness center, equipped with a pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, and this gymnasium.


The definition of a New York City apartment building gym can range wildly from a room in the basement with a lonely treadmill and set of weights to a top floor aerie with city views and a plethora of shiny new equipment. In honor of the Rio 2016 Olympic games, we’re devoting this week’s column to buildings that take the concept of fitness to ever-greater heights. Whether or not your dreams include medal-level feats of achievement, these training facilities have you covered.

This two-bedroom, two-bath condo in the Gramercy Starck at 340 East 23rd Street ($1.999 million) offers access to this 2,600-square-foot fitness center with sauna and steam room; a full-floor lounge with outdoor terrace, screening room, and billiards room; and a landscaped roof deck with river and city views and cabanas—because even elite athletes need time to rest and recover after an intense workout.

At 60 Riverside Boulevard, a six-bedroom, eight-and-a-half-bath condo (yours for $17.9 million) offers access to the 40,000-square-foot Aldyn Athletic Club and Spa, managed by La Palestra and outfitted with a 38-foot-high rock climbing wall, full basketball court, bowling alley, squash court, PGA golf simulator, spinning, yoga, Pilates and personal training rooms, and a 75-foot pool, for those channeling their inner Ledecky or Phelps.

Designed by fitness guru Jay Wright of the Wright Fit, the 10,000-square-foot health and fitness center at 15 Central Park West includes a 3,600-square-foot training floor, a 75-foot lap pool, a mixed-use training studio, a private yoga studio, and a smoothie bar for post-workout refreshments. A 1,700-plus-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bath rental in the building, with views of Lincoln Center and Central Park, can be had for $18,500/month.

Attention basketball fans, this two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath condo at 460 West 42nd Street (listed at $3.56 million) features an 18,000-square -foot private Equinox gym, complete with state-of-the-art cardio equipment, indoor heated lap pool, a multi-purpose facility for boxing, yoga and functional training, as well as an indoor basketball and volleyball court to satisfy the dreams of future Carmelo Anthonys.


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