by INHABIT EDITORS
Why settle for a gym membership when you can sweat like no one’s watching in the safety and comfort of your own home? These luxe gyms and fitness amenities will have you ready to move in more ways than one.
Totaling more than 18,000 square feet, it’s little surprise the indoor exercise facilities at Linden, the c.1915 Grosvenor Atterbury estate on nine acres of coveted estate country groomed by the great Frederick Law Olmsted, are generous in size and sophistication. That includes not just the gym, but a conservatory-like indoor pool pavilion with a waterfall and slide — did we mention the new pool house was added during a Stephen Gambrel renovation of the entire home?
Just down the road and a century newer, you’ll find this 2018-built shingled sandcastle a shell’s throw above the Ruth Wales Dupont sanctuary and Cooper’s Beach. Not only will the lucky buyer net this incredible basketball court: The 11,000-square-foot stunner boasts a dedicated fitness room and a 65 x 29-foot indoor pool, flanked by a sauna, steam room, and lounge in an elegant gambrel-roofed natatorium.
While any of the 39 loft-like residences in the High Line head-turner would be spacious enough to accommodate more than a lone in-unit Peloton, the Zaha Hadid masterpiece also features a full wellness level crafted by The Wright Fit, composed of a fitness room, 75-foot skylit pool, and a reservable Hammam-inspired spa suite — every last inch of it accented with the Pritzker Prize-winner’s curvaceous signature look.
Harkening to the grand estates that once dominated the north shore of Nassau County, the sensibilities of Chateau Sur L’Etaing span centuries and some 23,000 square feet of 21st-century construction — all framed with steel decks, double-steel beams, and 16-inch reinforced concrete walls. While the mirrored exercise room is exceptional, it’s the skylit pool hall that has us swooning. Rows of French doors provide views and easy access to the surrounding formal gardens, which occupy just a fraction of the manse’s eight prim acres.
Staying active isn’t difficult in a warm-weather city like Miami. When you’re not breaking a sweat outside, consider this well-sized exercise wing, replete with a full array of Life Fitness equipment and an adjacent spa to cool down after a long workout. It’s one of the litany of draws to this true unicorn property, a chic modern renovation of a historic two-story waterfront estate. Did we mention the 46 x 23-foot pool and spa with chromotherapy lighting?
The Windy City’s Lakeshore East development has no shortage of towers with standout amenities, but those at The Chandler, a full-service condominium of 304 luxury residences, are exceptionally luxe. Beyond this spacious exercise room with floor-to-ceiling windows and skyline views, residents of the building can also enjoy a rooftop indoor pool and outdoor hot tub, not to mention a media and party room with high-elevation panoramas over Navy Pier and Lake Michigan.
Know how to make a great room even greater? Add an indoor lap pool, of course—complete with a waterfall, spa and two retractible glass walls to let in the crisp mountain air. You’ll find all of the above at this stunning Denver-metro retreat, nestled in a soaring hall shared with a floating staircase and a two-story fireplace. Indoor pools are rare enough, and finding one integrated into the home’s central living space rather than isolated into a dedicated hall or outbuilding makes this one all the more unique.