I think most will agree when I say there is little worse than that burn experienced after “leg day.” The ten minute walk to work feels like an hour, bending down to pick up that pen is totally laborious, and stairs… well, we’re not even going to go there. How great would it be to get a pre- or post-workout massage to help ease that burn and make it a bit more bearable the following day? Well, these five gyms and fitness centers offer in-house spas where you can soothe your post work-out muscles. Introducing the gym+spa hybrid, the new frontier in wellness!
Equinox Park Avenue
Convenience and ease are huge when it comes to getting it all done in a “New York Minute,” and it seems that Equinox gyms are 100 percent on board. Tucked away from the bustling streets of the Murray Hill neighborhood in Manhattan, Equinox’s Park Avenue location is designed for rejuvenation. The spa houses four treatment rooms and a spacious lounge. Signature treatments include Equissage, a massage that combines multiple modalities to create an individualized treatment, and special facials such as the brightening 24K gold facial, antioxidant-rich chocolate facial and age-defying caviar indulgence facial. Spa clients may enjoy day access to the fitness club, including use of the steam rooms, cardio and strength-training equipment, and group fitness classes.
CLAY Health Club + Spa
Easily the home of my favorite gym green juice, New York City’s CLAY Health Club + Spa features overflowing natural light from hundreds of windows and skylights, a sunken fireplace, and a concierge service. CLAY ends up feeling more like a high-end resort than your average gym. Personalized service is the trademark of the 20,000-square-foot facility, and members are offered a program advisor who will develop an individual integrated fitness program. The elegant and spacious spa offers an array of personalized bodywork therapies to complement fitness programs and also to aid in stress reduction, relief of muscular tension and stiffness, increased flexibility and range of motion, and more.
Serenity Fitness Club
This women’s gym in San Diego offers quality training, classes, equipment, and more to help ladies work on their fitness. The Club features a state-of-the-art Pilates studio, bootcamp, personal training, weight-loss counseling, spinning, and more where women can work up a sweat and then subsequently cool down at the Serenity Spa. Offering an array of massage modalities, acupuncture, and facials, Serenity Fitness Club and Spa is the perfect place in San Diego to work on your health and wellness.
Rock Creek Sports Club
Located in Silver Spring, Maryland, Rock Creek Sports Club offers locals a neighborhood gym and fitness center complete with massage therapy offerings! The club is great for all ages and all fitness levels and features cardio equipment, strength training tools, and classes including Pilates, bootcamp, kickboxing, yoga, and more. Massage sessions are designed to meet each guests’ specific needs, whether it is relaxation, relief from muscle stiffness and soreness, or management of a chronic health issue.
Soma Spa at Balance Gym
Balance Gym, in Washington DC, offers a comprehensive approach to fitness, health, and sports. Fitness offerings include personal training and group programs for sports conditioning, functional training, strength training, yoga, Pilates, dance, and more. SomaSpa at Balance Gym is a modern day spa offering many services and amenities for those seeking rejuvenation of body and mind. SomaSpa offers a variety of massage, facials, body treatments, waxing and cosmetic services. The spa’s experienced estheticians and massage therapists have a passion for their profession and are committed to creating a memorable spa experience.
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