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5 Home Gyms for the Ultimate Workout

These residences are outfitted with the finest in workout equipment and space, proving that you don’t have to go far for fitness

Getting fit is one of those frequent, admirable (and often unfulfilled) New Year’s resolutions. Fulfilled fitness is its own reward, but maintaining it is the real challenge, especially in these socially distant times of telecommuting and downtime binge-watching, gourmet dinners to go, and Zoom happy hours. Like the home office, a personal gym and dedicated exercise space are among the most in-demand amenities. Choose among homes with fully equipped fitness centers, as well as private saunas, lap pools—indoors or outside—and even yoga or dance studios. Just as that deluxe automatic wristwatch needs a moving wrist, life needs runners who run and cyclists who cycle, whether on pavement, treadmill, or Peloton interactive bike. Home is still the best place to invest your “sweat equity.”

Riverfront Escape in Sandy Springs, Georgia

At this home on Georgia’s Chattahoochee River, residents can work out from a personal fitness center overlooking a national forest.

This enchanting riverfront estate encompasses 2.6 wooded acres bordered by Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. The stone main house encloses open-plan living spaces framed by views of the Chattahoochee River and the forest. The dining room flows into a chef’s kitchen with a sun-filled breakfast area overlooking the woods. Residents can work out in their own professional-grade fitness center facing the treetops. Other resort-worthy amenities include an atrium with a climate-controlled pool, a home office, a great room with a 24-foot-high stone fireplace, and a “river room” with a custom-designed cocktail bar overlooking the Chattahoochee River.

Desert Mountain Estate in Scottsdale, Arizona

This mountain modern masterpiece in Scottsdale, Arizona, boasts a top-of-the-line fitness center, a separate yoga studio, a swimming pool, and a putting green, all just minutes from the world-class golf courses of the Desert Mountain Club.

This secluded retreat has views of the Camelback Mountains and the fairways of the Desert Mountain Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. This exquisite stone exterior is graced with elegant interiors with copper, dark wood, and stacked stone accents. The centerpiece of the great room is a beautiful onyx bar. A walk-in wine cellar, humidor, and indoor putting green lend to the resort-style ambience. Just beyond is a formal dining area with a suspended copper fireplace. The chef’s kitchen opens to a family room and a casual dining solarium. The outdoor areas rival the interiors. The courtyard has a copper firepit and desert landscaping, which adds privacy to the patio surrounding the pool. The primary suite has dual bathrooms, custom-built walk-in closets, and a massage room/yoga studio. Other wellness amenities include a lower-level workout room with sauna. This level also offers two private guest suites. A separate casita is a further highlight of this unique home, just eight minutes away from the gate of Desert Mountain Club.

Contemporary Eco-Home in Bratislava, Slovakia

At this luxurious home in Bratislava, Slovakia, residents can hit the treadmill or the weights in the dedicated fitness center or practice their downward dog in the yoga studio, followed by a post-workout swim in the indoor pool.

This sleek environmentally designed “passive” home in Bratislava, Slovakia, was built for the active lifestyle. The lower level is dedicated to fitness and entertainment. There’s a cinema, a fully equipped gym, and an indoor lap pool and spa. The recreation center opens to an outdoor tennis court and the gardens. There’s also an underground garage. The main level of the home includes a living room with a fireplace and a dining room with access to a sun terrace. Upstairs are four bedrooms, including the primary suite with its own terrace and a separate guest apartment. Top-of-the-line materials and amenities include Italian marble and travertine finishes, a grand central staircase, and an elevator. The gardens offer plenty of space for outdoor sports and relaxation. The property is in a gated community and is equipped with a security surveillance system for utmost safety and privacy.

Stevenson Ranch Estate in Valencia, California

This private estate in the upscale neighborhood of Stevenson Ranch in Valencia, California, has a professional-grade gym with mirrored walls, studio lighting, and walls of windows to maximize the light. The gated grounds include a grotto-style pool and ample space for sports and recreation.

This grand, custom-built property sits on an acre of grounds in the gated community of Westridge Estates in the prestigious Stevenson Ranch area of Los Angeles County. Designed by Russel Tyner of Los Angeles-based architects Houston / Tyner, the home extends to more than 10,500 square feet of living space with five bedrooms and seven full bathrooms, including guest and staff quarters and a lavish primary suite. The entrance hall opens to grandly scaled reception areas adorned with hand-cut stone finishes, beamed ceilings, rich wood floors, and five fireplaces. Highlights include a magnificent two-story library/office; an inviting family room with detailed, rustic elements; an authentic bar with billiards table and jukebox; and a huge gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and a breakfast area. Fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the exercise room outfitted with an array of equipment and free weights, mirrored walls, and studio lighting. Several private balconies and terraces offer views of the city skyline and Oak Reserve, and lovely landscaped grounds with a fountain and waterfall, grotto-style pool, and an elegant alfresco dining area with grilling station and fireplace.

 The Spica Estate in Gorinchem, Netherlands

A compound composed of six individual penthouses, this impressive building at the edge of the exclusive golf course The Dutch has a separate gym and sauna.
This striking property is idyllically situated next to the Colin Montgomerie-designed golf course The Dutch in the village of Spijk, Netherlands. The property includes a six-suite building and a carriage house with a pool, gym, sauna, and hammam.

This unique waterfront estate sits in magnificent solitude on 27 acres of private grounds adjoining The Dutch, one of the Netherland’s highest-rated championship golf courses, and about an hour from the center of Amsterdam. Accessed by its own causeway, the Spica Estate has the allure of a country house with all the amenities and décor of a chic urban hotel: underground parking with space for a dozen cars and a carriage house with pool, gym, sauna, and hammam. Evocative of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie style, the main residence is a tiered, cantilevered structure with an contemporary open-plan layout, featuring vaulted ceilings, minimalist decor, and vast walls of windows. The 38,179-square-foot main building is currently configured as six penthouse suites, each with more than 6,000 square feet of living space and 2,500 square feet of terraces to take in the views of the canals and the fairways. Additionally, a butler’s house provides six bedrooms and kitchenettes.