Jay Wright, founder and CEO of The Wright Fit, a gym design and management consultancy, is behind many of the gorgeous gyms in high-end NYC residential buildings, from 15 Central Park West to 56 Leonard. The Wright Fit has a very specific philosophy that guides their design and programming for their clients’ facilities. “That philosophy is called centerpoint strategy. The goal of is to create balance, functional longevity, and optimal quality of life for our clients and the residents of the building. We are trying to get people off of fixed path motion machines, where the actual machines define the path of motion, and teach people about their bodies. We like to challenge people to evolve their way of thinking.”
Wright says that time and proximity are the biggest barriers to working out. By creating gorgeous gyms in residential buildings, those two barriers are eliminated. So if you live one of these buildings with amazing gyms, let us envy you as you run down the stairs (forget the elevator) and start sweating. Ahead, we’ve rounded up the 15 best residential gyms that are getting New Yorkers’ heart rates pumping.
Check out our list without breaking a sweat
27 East 79th Street townhouse, courtesy of Adellco
Space in New York City always comes at a premium–even Manhattan air rights cost more per square foot than the nation’s average home prices. Townhomes have long been seen as status symbols in NYC real estate. But despite being coveted properties, traditional townhomes require upkeep and maintenance that condominium owners do not have to deal with. In an effort to attract buyers and eliminate the hassles associated with traditional townhouse living, many NYC developers are building the “townhouse 2.0,” fully modernized new construction townhomes with access to all the services and amenities of a condominium building–the best of both worlds. Ahead, 6sqft has rounded up some of the best examples of townhomes 2.0 in New York City.
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, Thu, September 18, 2014
- Three of the 27 apartments at 11 Beach in Tribeca have hit the market. The three-bedroom is going for $5.3M, the four-bedroom $6.65M, and the five-bedroom is priced at $7.75M. [CityRealty]
- Another HAP building is coming to 247 East 117th Street, but this time Karim Rashid isn’t on the docket to design. Instead, Daniel Goldner Architects will take the lead. [TRD]
- Tour the Greenwich Hotel’s penthouse gardens. [NY Mag]
- A first look at the new single-family mansions at 100 Pierrepont Street and 38 Monroe Place. The homes, which were previously Brooklyn Law School residences, have been priced at $11 million and $13 million. [Curbed]
11 Beach interior designed by Juul Hansen; The new HAP as it compares to Karim Rashid’s design (right)