The Most Luxurious Fitness Clubs Across America

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With 30,000 health clubs across the country, Americans have their pick of where to work out. Some fitness clubs, however, are simply a cut above the rest. The country’s most luxurious and exclusive fitness clubs are more like health oases, where you might find Olympic-size pools, indoor tennis courts, private changing cabanas, steam rooms, celebrity trainers and even retinal identification scanners. The price of entry to most of these health sanctuaries is steep, with the combination of initiati
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With 30,000 health clubs across the country, Americans have their pick of where to work out. Some fitness clubs, however, are simply a cut above the rest.

The country’s most luxurious and exclusive fitness clubs are more like health oases, where you might find Olympic-size pools, indoor tennis courts, private changing cabanas, steam rooms, celebrity trainers and even retinal identification scanners.

The price of entry to most of these health sanctuaries is steep, with the combination of initiation fees and monthly dues ranging from several thousand to $30,000 a year. This is a far cry from the median yearly cost of the ordinary fitness club, which runs about $775, including an initiation fee. In most cases, there is an initiation fee and a monthly charge. In one case, there is simply an all-inclusive annual fee.

So, what are the most luxurious fitness clubs across America? Click ahead to find out!

By Brooke Sopelsa
Posted 21 June 2010

East Bank Club

Chicago, Ill.Membership cost: $500 initiation / $170 monthly Noteworthy features: Four swimming pools (two on roof), 60,000 square-foot sundeck, eight tennis courts, indoor driving range.
Photo: East Bank Club

Chicago, Ill.
Membership cost: $500 initiation / $170 monthly

Noteworthy features: Four swimming pools (two on roof), 60,000 square-foot sundeck, eight tennis courts, indoor driving range.

Houstonian Club

Houston, Texas Membership cost: $24,000 initiation / $365 monthly Noteworthy features: Three pools, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, 150 classes available per week.
Photo: Houstonian Club

Houston, Texas
Membership cost: $24,000 initiation / $365 monthly

Noteworthy features: Three pools, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, 150 classes available per week.

Athletes' Performance

Phoenix, Ariz. Membership cost: Up to $30,000 a year Noteworthy features: Hot and cold plunge pools for active recovery, on-site physical therapy, NFL and Major League Baseball athletes train here.
Photo: Athletes' Performance

Phoenix, Ariz.
Membership cost: Up to $30,000 a year

Noteworthy features: Hot and cold plunge pools for active recovery, on-site physical therapy, NFL and Major League Baseball athletes train here.

Zenergy Health Club & Spa

Ketchum, Idaho Membership cost: $15,000 initiation / $135 monthly Noteworthy features: Indoor and outdoor salt-water pools, live poolside concerts, mountain views, indoor tennis courts.
Photo: Zenergy Health Club

Ketchum, Idaho
Membership cost: $15,000 initiation / $135 monthly

Noteworthy features: Indoor and outdoor salt-water pools, live poolside concerts, mountain views, indoor tennis courts.

Bosse Sports and Health Club

Sudbury, Mass. Membership cost: $4,000 initiation/ $389 monthly Noteworthy features: Ten indoor tennis courts with Rebound Ace surfaces, 25,000 square-foot year-round golf center, concierge service.
Photo: Bosse Sports and Health Club

Sudbury, Mass.
Membership cost: $4,000 initiation/ $389 monthly

Noteworthy features: Ten indoor tennis courts with Rebound Ace surfaces, 25,000 square-foot year-round golf center, concierge service.

Madison Square Club

New York, N.Y. Membership cost: $25,000 / $125 monthly Noteworthy features: Club is run by celebrity trainer David Kirsch, state-of-the-art workout machines, laundry service
Photo: Madison Square Club

New York, N.Y.
Membership cost: Up to $26,500 a year / $125 monthly

Noteworthy features: Club is run by celebrity trainer David Kirsch, state-of-the-art workout machines, laundry service

Sporting Club at the Bellevue

Philadelphia, Pa. Membership cost: $550 initiation / $174 monthly Noteworthy features: Indoor running track, NBA-regulation basketball court, sauna, steam room, private locker rooms, shoe shine.
Photo: Sporting Club

Philadelphia, Pa.
Membership cost: $550 initiation / $174 monthly

Noteworthy features: Indoor running track, NBA-regulation basketball court, sauna, steam room, private locker rooms, shoe shine.

David Barton Gym

Bellevue, Wash. Membership cost: $400 initiation / $125 monthly Noteworthy features: Boxing room, sauna, steam room, laundry services, DJs spinning in gym, valet parking.
Photo: David Barton Gym

Bellevue, Wash.
Membership cost: $400 initiation / $125 monthly

Noteworthy features: Boxing room, sauna, steam room, laundry services, DJs spinning in gym, valet parking.

The Sports Club/LA

Los Angeles, Calif. Membership cost: $1,200 initiation / $175 monthly Noteworthy features: NBA-regulation basketball courts, on-site laundry service, steam rooms, valet parking
Photo: The Sports Club

Los Angeles, Calif.
Membership cost: $1,200 initiation / $175 monthly

Noteworthy features: NBA-regulation basketball courts, on-site laundry service, steam rooms, valet parking

E at Equinox

New York, N.Y. Membership cost: $5,000 initiation / $500 monthly Noteworthy features: Retinal scanner to identify members, Frette towels, private changing cabanas, Molton Brown products in private showers.
Photo: E at Equinox

New York, N.Y.
Membership cost: $5,000 initiation / $500 monthly

Noteworthy features: Retinal scanner to identify members, Frette towels, private changing cabanas, Molton Brown products in private showers.

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