David Barton Gym
At first sight, David Barton Gym might appear to be an art gallery or swank pad complete with pounded steel plating and leather-wrapped door handles, but a second glance reveals a 30,000-square-foot fitness haven overlooking the Chicago River. The designer gym is loaded with free weights, cardio machines, a spin studio, steam rooms, a Russian bath, and a space for yoga class. Meet up with an experienced hardbody personal trainer and melt fat like a George Foreman grill with a barrage of pushups, sit-ups, or 20 minutes on the TV-topped elliptical machine. Renew your will with a massage from one of Barton's three full-time therapists and let them unkink the knots that prevent you from having the strength needed to throw a dictionary through a thicker dictionary.