Sure, your local gym is serviceable. It has weights, a treadmill, an elliptical, and a communal shower area. But what if you could get changed into workout clothes that were washed and laid out for you in a private changing room and shower, get stretched out by a personal trainer before your workout, and work out with a program tailored specifically to your goals — all before having a post-workout meal at an in-house restaurant? These places do exist, for those looking to indulge in the most opulent workout routine imaginable. If money is no object, and you’re looking for the best-possible fitness services available, then these are your gyms.
Located in the picturesque Houstonian Hotel, the fitness club at the Houstonian is the essence of old-school luxury. It looks like something directly out of The Firm, where wealthy lawyers play squash and drink Scotch in the cocktail lounge. But don’t let its regal opulence fool you: the Houstonian is packed with top-of-the-line fitness equipment to help you work off all that lobster you’re indulging in daily.
The Indulgences: Posh lobby, rock-climbing wall, boxing ring, dietitians available to members
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