These are the World’s Most Premium Members-Only Sports Clubs

Finding the motivation to actually go to the gym can be difficult, but when you’re gym has premium amenities like a sauna, lap pool, pilates studio and juice bar, working out becomes an enjoyable part of your daily routine.

Offering cutting-edge facilities and well-being experiences, these luxurious members-only sports clubs are the gyms of choice among the world’s wealthy, including renowned sports stars.

From lavish yoga studios to more niche facilities such as a 12-metre ice climbing wall, these premium clubs contain the right ingredients to help you on your fitness journey.

A full physical assessment is a great way to start your holistic fitness experience Source: LAAC

Thirty Nine Monte Carlo

A holistic approach to fitness is what sets this exclusive sports club apart from others and attracts a long list of high net-worth clientele, such as AC Milan superstar, Zlatan Ibrahimović.

Starting with a full assessment of strengths, weaknesses, posture and injuries, the expert staff of trainers at Thirty Nine Monte Carlo will help you to identify your individual needs in order to design a program that achieves your health goals.

The most sophisticated training facility in Monaco and Southern Europe is an excellent place to relax, unwind, take care of your physical health and achieve the results you want from your workout. But the sports floor at Thirty Nine Monte Carlo is just a small part of what makes the club so special.

The club features a unique combination of cutting-edge physical health therapies such as Assisted Stretching with audio-visual therapy which activates “alpha waves.” In combination with aromatherapy, this experience is designed to greatly relieve stress and support recovery.

Los Angeles Athletic Club

This 140-year-old club is a local institution and can count 47 Olympic gold medals among the achievements of its members. A favorite of early Hollywood film stars in the 1930s, today the Los Angeles Athletic Club comprises over 8,000 square meters of space devoted to a range of sports, fitness and health pursuits.

The 12-storey private club boasts an aquatic center, basketball court, squash courts, a pilates studio and yoga studio, as well as a full-service gym and, the newest addition to the club, a health and wellness area called the Neptune Spa .

Los Angeles Athletics Club is 140 years old Source: LAAC

Gentlemen’s facials are perfect for the modern man while the Neptune signature facial includes a neck, hand, and foot massage, using only Dermalogica beauty products. The Neptune sports massage improves circulation, promotes flexibility, prevents injury and aids in muscle recovery while the mother of the sea massage is a supportive experience designed with expectant mothers in mind.

Third Space Soho

The ubiquitous Third Space collection of luxury London gyms offers the modern cosmopolitan all they ever need from a sports club. Expect outstanding facilities, supportive trainers informed by the latest fitness research and a prime location to help you fit your health into a busy schedule.

In addition to a four-lane, 20-metre indoor pool for some low-impact cardio, Third Space Soho offers a range of classes, including combat fitness, pilates, hot yoga and spin classes. Gym junkies will appreciate Third Space’s professional quality barbells and smith machines.

Third Space Soho is located right in the heart of London’s most fashionable area Source: Third Space

Members can also focus on improving performance in the Hypoxic Training room, which has been designed to safely allow users to experience a lower oxygen environment which improves health and fitness outcomes, particularly cardiovascular fitness and capacity.

Ice Factor Kinlochleven

We’ve all heard of rock climbing gyms and the sport is known as an excellent way to improve your physical fitness. But not as many are familiar with the more dangerous sport of ice climbing, normally practiced in the harshest of environments, such as within shifting glaciers and on frozen waterfalls.

Ice Factor in Scotland’s Kinlochleven is designed for those who enjoy the challenge of ice climbing but might perhaps enjoy it more as a fitness-enhancing exercise than as an adventurous pastime. Ice Factor’s indoor ice climbing wall contains over 500 tonnes of real snow and ice packed together to make a 12-metre-high wall.

Ice Factor is the UK’s only ice climbing facility Source: Ice Factor

There are also indoor rock climbing walls and an aerial adventure course with a tightrope walk and giant swings at Ice Factor for a little more adventure, but don’t worry, experienced guides and trainers are on hand to ensure your ice climbing adventure is as safe and stress-free as possible.

21 Rue Blanche Paris

Home to chic fitness facilities located within gorgeous historic buildings, Paris is becoming the premier sports and wellness destination for those looking for a fitness and wellness experience with a difference. Located in the heart of Paris, premium fitness center Blanche is a decidedly stylish place to work out.

The luxe gym is located within an Art Nouveau mansion that was once the home of the National School of Theater Arts and Techniques, which was designed from the ground up to inspire visitors with a mix of classic architecture and contemporary renovations. The creators of Blanche, the Benzaquen brothers, are also behind another recently-opened premium Paris gym, Klay.

The brothers fell in love with the circa 1901 building at 21 Rue Blanche in 2012 and quickly set about crafting a truly Parisian wellness experience with all the hallmarks of an all-encompassing fitness facility. Members can expect the latest Technogym equipment, a 20 by 10-metre indoor granite swimming pool and a massage-jet-equipped infinity pool that hosts aquafit classes.

Mercedes Club NYC

Although Mercedes Club in New York is not an exclusive members-only affair, the premium sports club is far more than just a very well-equipped gym. It also provides a place to meet friends, engage with fitness professionals and take your overall health and well-being to the next level, with its outdoor movie theater, large club lounge, monthly events and juice bar.

The huge variety of group classes will have you working up a sweat while boxing, cycling and stretching. Yin yoga, Vinyasa yoga, pilates and a brutally effective boot camp workout will have you feeling your fittest. Top-notch facilities are well-designed and well-proportioned in a city where space is at a premium.

Mercedes Club NYC is located in Hell’s Kitchen Source: Mercedes Club NYC

Join a vibrant fitness club community and benefit from Mercedes Club’s special member events such as meditation sessions and women’s-only barre classes.

Brach Sports Club Paris

Inspired by 1930s boxing clubs, the sports and health facilities at the five-star hotel, Brach, are sublime. Designed with the pursuit of fitness in mind, the decor is minimalist and pragmatic, almost industrial. Combined with tailored fitness programs and top-notch amenities, Brach provides its members with a holistic, results-driven experience.

Italian-made equipment from the very well-regarded fitness company Panatta makes working out as comfortable and safe as possible. The sports club’s experienced coaches and trainers are adept at extracting your maximum potential and know the latest techniques and trends in fitness and well-being.

The interior of Brach sporting club was inspired by a 1930s boxing gym Source: Tripadvisor

If you’re a group learner, there are 47 hours of swimming classes and 50 gym-based sessions every week at Brach. The sports club also offers holistic naturopathy, sophrology, dietary and osteopathy wellness programs. Members can request a bio-impedancemetry assessment to measure muscle, fat and body composition for a thorough, scientific assessment of their physical health.

Paramount Recreation Club Sydney

In the setting of the rooftop of one of Sydney’s most beautiful Art Deco heritage buildings, members of Paramount Recreation Club enjoy a range of five-star facilities and benefit from the extensive knowledge of a very well-qualified group of trainers.

Programs are designed for busy schedules and will fit into your busy day, in fact, the club runs a dedicated Wellness at Work program. This balanced approach to wellness provides a holistic program of exercises and experiences, providing organizations with an opportunity to bring employees together to build positive habits, lasting change and, most of all, a sense of belonging.

The program is run during working hours and focuses on allowing employees to work out together in a comfortable, supportive environment. The Team of Eight is a bespoke corporate experience tailored to the organization with regular consultation from a dedicated coach and wellbeing mentor to optimize workouts. The program also incorporates private monthly workshops in either breath work or meditation as well as a range of dance, yoga and cardio classes.

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