Among the many attributes that a home can have the gym remains one of the more exclusive and indulgent.
In an age when many of us have become rather accustomed to designer kitchens, outdoor terraces with swimming pools, stylish bathrooms, studies and even jacuzzis, the gym is still a feature that cannot be taken for granted.
Indeed, no self-respecting villa of sizeable proportion can really take itself seriously without having one. A properly fitted gym in a smaller home, on the other hand, is a true surprise and normally an amenity that will add to the property’s desirability and price.
But you needn’t necessarily live in a mansion to enjoy the pleasures of your private gym, for many a luxurious apartment or townhouse complex will feature a communal facility that may also include an indoor heated swimming pool – and in some cases even a small spa with sauna and jacuzzis.
Like most things in life, gyms range from carpeted rooms with some weightlifting equipment, a mirror and a home trainer or two to veritable private spas that offer gym instructors, stylish changing rooms, treatment rooms, beauty treatments and indoor pools, in a setting good enough to rival the finest spa hotel or private club.
The concept of elegant private membership facilities within an exclusive inner city condominium has now been transported to suburban residential complexes where, albeit on a slightly more modest scale, convenience blends with a sense of privilege and comfort.
Maintaining such facilities within your own home requires a certain dedication to the task, which is why it is mainly the larger, staffed properties that include properly designed and fitted gyms on their list of features. In exchange for the effort the owner gets to have a gym all to him or herself, complete with a personal trainer if required – yet those who share the facilities with the members of a small residential community might find the social aspect of a meeting point like a gym rather appealing. Either way, being able to keep fit and healthy without having to cross town to make it to a gym club ticks off another chore in our busy lives. The bad news is that you no longer have an excuse for ‘not making it to gym’.
Rimontgó offers properties that either include a gym on the complex or within the home itself: