Trend: Fitness centers with views in luxury developments

  • Fitness centers with a view provide an added amenity to apartment buildings.
  • Fifty Third & Eighth in Hell's Kitchen has sold 50 percent of more than 200 units.
  • Oceana Bal Harbour in Bal Harbour, Florida takes the next step and adds fine art to the view from its fitness room.

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Beautiful irony is sweating profusely while running on a treadmill gazing upon Jeff Koons’ tranquil Seated Ballerina statue with an oceanic horizon as the backdrop. Or pedaling a stationary bicycle to your heart’s content in the middle of Hell’s Kitchen — the satisfaction of fatigue in the city that never sleeps. Some luxury developments are finding the value in fitness centers with a view, and the residents do, too.