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Swankiest Gym, Period

CLAY
Number of locations: 1
25 W. 14th St.
212-206-9200

Wait—is this your Aspen ski lodge? No, it’s the city’s prettiest gym, with a roaring fireplace and Zen décor (the weight area has bamboo flooring). All that calm makes for an elegant workout, but the real appeal here is in the details. Eucalyptus-and-mint-scented towels are kept cold in mini-fridges for a post-cardio refresher. Electric locks that can be reset (like a hotel safe) so you don’t have to haul your own Master Lock. There’s a laundry service if you just want to leave your workout clothes here. The roof deck almost makes you think you’re in South Beach, and there are cabanas for outdoor massages (weather permitting). And the café’s menu includes tasty organic frittatas and turkey burgers, not just MetRX and PowerBars.

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