The New Home Gym: Why You Should Skip Your Gym Membership
It’s time for some real talk, fitness fans. If you’re currently shelling out loads of dough on individual class fees, memberships, training sessions and who-knows-what-else (we’re looking at you, BYO towel joints), then you might want to consider the damage these costly services are inflicting on your wallet. Not only is it a massive monetary investment, but it’s also an additional hassle to shuttle all over town to these various exercise outposts. So instead, we have a proposal: consider a move.
Situated on City Avenue, the upscale apartment complex Presidential City serves up a bevy of accommodations that put typical home gyms to shame. It’s the latest iteration of this real estate trend: What you can’t get in your typical house or fitness center, you can get at this luxe apartment residence. From free onsite classes to world-class exercise equipment to a juice bar (yes, seriously), Presidential City is the posh solution to your mounting fitness fees.
Presidential City and its additional accoutrements (including pool and wellness club, Club Sora) are slated for completion at the end of August — so you have time to bid farewell to those memberships. Here, the four fitness features you need to know about.
Top-Notch Exercise Equipment
It’s not uncommon for apartment complexes to feature a gym. But these gyms are often outdated, unclean and just plain tiny. At Presidential City, there are loads of top-of-the-line machines, including pro favorites like:
- Top-of-the-line Precor cardio equipment with touchscreen consoles and networked fitness capabilities
- A Nexersys interactive boxing trainer for high intensity interval workouts
- Power Plate vibration trainer
- SCIFIT upper body exerciser
- Stretch trainer
- Virtual reality Expresso bikes with HD screens and over 40 different interactive courses to ride
- A complete Precor strength circuit with total-body functional trainer
- Rowing machines
- A dedicated weight room
- Fully-equipped group exercise room with Keiser indoor cycles, TRX suspension trainers, kettlebells, battle rope, and more!
Bonus: The fitness center overlooks three pools (see below), lush green space and fountains. Say it with us: ohm.
Three Different Pools
If training or relaxing in the pool is more your speed, you’re in luck: There are three salt-water temperature-controlled infinity pools on the premises. The pools include a lounge pool, a play pool and an Olympic-length exercise pool. There are also two extra-large hot tubs and several cabanas encircling the deck. Their convenient location also means you can indulge in a quick dip, rinse your hair and be out the door stat.
Free Fitness Classes
Skip the specialized studios and instead opt for the on-residence classes featured both outside and in the fitness studios at Presidential City. All you need to do is walk downstairs from your apartment to attend PostFit class offerings ranging from spinning, kickboxing, cardio, pilates, yoga, cross training, and more. Plus, you can schedule personal training sessions.
Onsite Spa Rooms and Juice Bar
Hey, we get it; after you log a major sweat session, a little unwinding and rejuvenation is exactly what you crave — nay, need. Instead of scuttling to the spa, utilize one of Club Sora’s spa rooms and have the relaxation come to you. Each room is equipped for massage, holistic treatments and personal care. Afterward, you can visit the dry saunas, tanning booths, therapy showers or the co-ed steam room. And for additional detoxing, sip on fresh-squeezed juices from the adjacent juice bar.
For more information about Presidential City and planning your move, click here or call 215-253-8312.
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