5 In-Home Gyms Perfect for Achieving that New Year’s Resolution

The new year is now almost a month old, but chances are those fitness resolutions made on New Year’s Eve over champagne toasts have already fallen by the wayside. Waking up early for a drive to the gym, or trying to make it after a long day of work, can be a big deterrent to even the most resolute among us.

However, the difficulty of fitting a great workout into your day is made far easier when your closest gym is just a few steps down the hall. These five luxury real estate properties each come equipped with personal workout rooms:

1. An exercise studio unlike any other in Wine Country

1. An exercise studio unlike any other in Wine Country


Words do not quite begin to capture the otherworldly beauty that is a daily reality of this 621-acre ranch in Calistoga. Its exercise studio offers a half bath, water fountain, mirror with ballet barre and a storage room for any equipment not currently in use, but that hardly begins to reveal the wonder of the place. Surrounded by glass on three sides, the studio is cantilevered over an incredible sea of oak trees - an effect that comes as close to floating as many will ever experience. Working out or practicing yoga in this serene space transcends exercise. It becomes a way of communing with the world, a meditative expansion of the spirit.

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2. A private gym with views of the Ocean

2. A private gym with views of the Ocean


Located on approx. 3.7-acre of bluff setting with stunning ocean views, this Santa Barbara home with walls of glass is, above all else, a triumph of modern comfort. Look no further than the ocean-facing pilates/yoga studio for evidence of that.

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3. A world-class workout room in Houston

3. A world-class workout room in Houston


This estate of concrete, steel and glass beckons to an owner whose strength and sophistication match its own. Nothing about this home is ordinary. Everything is exceptional, and that includes the workout room fit for royalty. In an expansive, high-ceilinged, brilliantly lit and glass-walled chamber, you'll find floor mats, gymnast rings, climbing ropes, barbells, cables and pulleys, leg extension machines and every other piece of professional grade equipment a gym could possibly call for. This room offers not only a world-class workout, but stunning views of Buffalo Bayou to go with it.

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4. A dream gym in downtown Brooklyn

4. A dream gym in downtown Brooklyn


As if this stunning, one-of-a-kind New York City penthouse weren't already impressive enough, it features a workout room to satisfy even the most demanding of owners. With a rock wall, pull up bars, weights, a punching bag, climbing ropes and much, much more, fitness gurus will find plenty to love in this gym designed with an emphasis on privacy and practicality. After you've worked up a sweat, simply exit and you'll find the sumptuous master bath awaiting you.

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5. A wild weight room in Malibu

5. A wild weight room in Malibu


The workout chamber in the heart of this Spanish Colonial has something of the jungle in its blood - a wildness captured by the overhanging ferns and vertical pillars supporting them, all of it evocative of far away royal courts teeming with exotic strangers. As the sun cascades through the domed glass ceiling above as you work on the treadmill or lift weights, you may very well feel transported to another time and place. Fortunately for you, it is a place you can call your home.

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