There are health clubs – and then there are health clubs! You may think you have a sweet deal as you swim your lengths and then relax in the sauna at your local gym? Well, you probably haven’t paid a visit to one of the world’s truly luxury clubs. And, we’re talking clubs that offer genuinely elite experiences. These are the domains of the world’s top executives, celebrities, and star athletes. To give you an idea of what you may be missing, here is a sampling of just five of them.
1. Virgin Active, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore
One of the jewels in the crown of the international fitness giant, the Tanjong Pagar branch features a hypoxic training room, which simulates conditions of up to 9,800 feet above sea level. It also grants access to the adjoining Sofitel Singapore City Center Hotel’s outdoor infinity pool. This is truly a jetsetter’s club, offering unlimited access to other Virgin Active clubs around the world.
2. Embody Fitness, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Embody Fitness is located in the Dubai Lamborghini headquarters. It is a luxury, private facility that provides VIP treatment to each and every member. Overlooking the glittering Middle Eastern city, Embody Fitness offers one-on-one training, sports massages, fully-stocked showers and changing rooms, and a café with gourmet, nutritionist-designed meals.
3. The Preserve, Houston, Texas
This unbelievable Texas gym limits its membership, meaning that there is never a shortage of personal trainers, equipment, and classes. The club has a beautiful, nature-themed look and feel, with rich plant life filling its atrium.
4. Granite Club, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
This is one of Canada’s most exclusive private clubs and includes, among other attractions, a gorgeous swimming pool and aquatic play area, covered by an almost fully retractable, glass and aluminum enclosure recognized as the ‘Best of the Best’ by The Toronto Construction Association.
5. The Lanesborough Club and Spa, London, UK
The Lanesborough was crowned England’s Best Hotel Spa at the 2018 World Spa Awards, and best VIP gym by Tatler magazine. This is a truly exclusive members-only, 18,000 square-foot club with a gorgeous, classy interior, a large gym, studio, thermal suites, spa treatment lounges and treatment rooms. It also has a luxurious spa lounge and hydropool, a restaurant with private dining room and members’ lounge. If you’re lucky enough to be a member here, you will be rubbing shoulders with some of London’s richest, best and brightest.
OpenAire specializes in the design and construction of enclosures and retractable roofs used in health clubs, public pools, water parks, and retirement communities, among others. Aside from The Granite Club, we have designed and constructed stunning enclosures for many other private health clubs across the United States and Canada. These include the following:
- Ontario Racquet Club, Oakville, Ontario;
- Royal Glenora Club, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; and
- Toronto Cricket and Sailing Club, Toronto.