David Barton Gym
No one has ever accused David Barton shortchanging them when it comes to spectacle. The bodybuilding guru’s eponymous gyms have been recognized by Interior Design for their pioneering, nightclub-esque décor. The soundtrack matches the design—live DJs frequently drop by the palatial studios, which reach up to 40,000 square feet, to spin high-octane sets. Based out of New York, the gyms have reshaped the luxury fitness landscape. However, their supportive staff’s primary focus is on reshaping patron’s bodies.
Aside from the interiors that draw on glam and punk influences, and locker rooms that create a spa-like feel without a mini-hot tub burbling in each locker, the gyms also boast effective fitness classes. Trainers lead students through group workouts that range from endurance spinning sessions to lower bodywork geared towards toning glutes. Alternatively, visitors can collaborate with personal trainers for more tailored programs, or sweat solo with strength machines, free weights, and miles of interactive cardio.