Body by You
No costly memberships, no sweatystrangers—it’s no surprise that peoplewith home gyms are 73 percentmore likely to get active than thosewithout one. Your turn! We polled10 top trainers for the key pieces ofequipment to welcome home.
NEW YORK CITY
You’llonly get one-on-one,customized training here,utilizing unorthodoxequipment (like sleds andnonmotorized treadmills)to keep your workoutsanything but boring.
Sports Centerat ChelseaPiers
A sportsman’s dream:regulation boxing ring, rockwall, pool, indoor track,sand volleyball court, threebasketball courts—plusmore than 00 classes aweek.
Clay Health Club
Everydetail is accounted or, romthe expected (top-notchtrainers and classes) to thesurprising (disposableﬂip-ﬂops in the lockerroom? Yes, please!).
Fancy? No. Butdumbbells were votedthe single mostessential tool orworking out at home.The hex-shaped
Perform Better RubberEncased Dumbbells
won’t roll away,get slippery when yousweat, or destroyyour ﬂoor. Get at leasttwo pairs (one light,one heavy) tocover your exercisebases.
$30 (10-pound pair), performbetter.com
Gyms love theTRX, which uses yourbody weight tochange the resistanceo any move. Now, theportable
TRX HomeSuspension TrainingKit
has been perectlytailored to ﬂip over adoor or around a(sturdy) stair banister.
Body-weightexercises cover everybasic movement—except pulling.
Gold’sGym Multi-TrainingDoor Gym
easilyattaches to a doorway(and comes downscuf-ree) so you cando chinups anytime.
Whether you’re hunting for a cycling studio in Chicagoor a new personal trainer in Boca, your search stops here. Wereceived more than 700 nominations from the country’stop ﬁtness experts and
readers, then narrowed the list tothese kick-ass workout joints. (Nothing in your zip code? See“National Treasures,” page 136, for the best national chains.)
, Toronto, author of
, Fitness Factory in LosAngeles;
, Los Angeles, creator of the 321Training Method;
, cofounder of Gotham VersatileTraining in New York City;
, San Diego, author of
TheImpact! Body Plan
, Milwaukee, CEO of StreamFit.com;
, founder of Actv8 Phoenix;
,Los Angeles, author of
The Body Reset Diet
,Phoenix, trainer on ABC’s
Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition
, Reebok Sports Club/NY, Equinox in Connecticutand Westchester, New York, and Revolve in New York City