Stay in Shape: New York City's Fitness Hotels
by David Kaufman, 07/13/2011
Courtesy, Gansevoort Hotel Group
Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC
18 Ninth Ave., 212-206-6700, Meatpacking District
Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC
420 Park Ave. South, 212-317-2900, Flatiron District
The Gansevoort Hotel Group helped pioneer the concept of the "lifestyle" hotel with its debut property in the Meatpacking District in 2004. Now armed with a second NYC location, the full-service ethos extends across town. Both properties have partnered with the posh Exhale spa to provide guests with an extensive range of total-body workouts, along with a menu of holistic services. At the core of Exhale's offerings is its Core Fusion workouts, pairing heart-racing cardio and a range of muscle-strengthening moves. Exhale also offers conventional yoga along with groovy Music Yoga Flow classes, as well as a butt-busting Core Fusion Boot Camp class specifically designed to maximize calorie burn.