The 10 most over-the-top luxury apartment amenities in the US

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New year, new you — It's not uncommon to make a New Year's resolution centered around the foundation of health and wellness.

Residential buildings and health clubs alike know this, especially as being fit and health-conscious rises in popularity, and luxury buildings in particular are cashing in on the trend.

But gone are the days of simple weight rooms, lounges with a handful of couches and chairs or complimentary discounted passes to nearby spas and wellness clubs. Luxury developments are packing a punch with outrageous perks.

You won't believe the lengths they're taking to attract a young, active clientele. From feng shui parks to sports simulators, click through to see the most over-the-top luxury health and wellness amenities of 2017:

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1. Infrared saunas

At Anbau’s luxury condominium Citizen360 on NYC’s Upper East Side, residents can enjoy the wellness lounge’s infrared sauna after an exhausting day spent in the concrete jungle. Clodagh, the holistic interior designer who outfitted Citizen360’s interiors and amenity spaces, chose to include the unique wellness amenity for its variety of health benefits, including aiding in weight loss, stress relief and muscle relaxation.

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2. Feng shui parks

Three-tower luxury condo The Grand at Sky View Parc, located in Flushing, Queens, provides residents with a seven-acre private feng shui park to alleviate stress and improve air quality, perfect when returning home after a stressful city day.

Photo credit: Glenwood Management

3. Water filtration systems

The Encore, Glenwood’s newest rental property at 175 West 60th Street in Manhattan, focuses on the wellbeing of its residents by incorporating a top-of-the-line water filtration system to provide purified water in every faucet—no extra water filter needed.

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4. Sports simulators

Sports simulators offer a solution when nature isn’t easily accessible. Gramercy Square, a luxury condo in one of Manhattan’s most coveted neighborhoods, features a sports simulator in its 18,000-square-foot dedicated wellness space. 

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4. Sports simulators

Residents of Manhattan’s 135 West 52nd Street also have access to a massive Resident’s Club with 12,000-square-feet of high-end wellness amenities, including a sports simulator that allows residents to “play” golf, soccer or basketball, all within steps of their homes. 

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5. Planting garden

In order to encourage urban dwellers to spend quality time outdoors, 7 DeKalb Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn features a planting garden with a variety of vegetables, herbs and flowers on the 6,000-square-foot fifth floor outdoor terrace. The wellness benefit of living in a home surrounded by vegetation has even been supported by a recent Harvard study, which found that American women who are exposed to more greenery live significantly longer than those without exposure to plants.

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6. Outdoor showers

Designed with the growing health and wellness desires of the millennial buyer in mind, Clinton Hill’s boutique condominium Waverly Brooklyn is outfitted with unique wellness-inspired amenities and services rarely found in New York City, such as the reimagined outdoor shower. Located on Waverly’s landscaped rooftop terrace, residents can enjoy the refreshing experience of showering outside or relax in one of the multiple lounge areas complete with grill and dining spaces.

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7. Personal training

Manhattan’s two-tower luxury rental development 525 West 52nd Street makes wellness a priority for its residents by offering expert personal training from LIV unLtd. Residents can achieve their fitness goals with a personal trainer in the development’s light-flooded courtyard-facing fitness center, complete with Life Fitness equipment and two golf simulators.

Photo credit: Moso Studio

8. Hair and nail salons

Scheduling beauty services months in advance is a thing of the past at REACH and RISE at Brickell City Centre.Residents of the two luxury condominium towers can pamper themselves at their leisure at the residents-only hair and nail salon, followed by a visit to the building’s own Hammam Spa.

Photo credit: Mike Kelley

9. Open Air Fitness

With outdoor fitness gaining popularity at a rapid pace across the United States, residents of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach can take advantage of Florida’s year-round warm weather with a private jogging/walking path, which circumnavigates the 7.2 acres of the property. 

9. Open Air Fitness

Also in Miami, Three Hundred Collins boasts an outdoor area designated for yoga and stretching, perfect for those who despise crowded public parks, but still want to work out in an open air environment. Meanwhile in Brooklyn, 7 DeKalb Avenue has utilized its outdoor terrace to host residents-only outdoor yoga events in partnership with the ever-popular lululemon.

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10. Dog parks

Don’t forget about man’s best friend! Fifty Third and Eighth, located in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen, features a residents-only dog park so residents and their pets can work out side-by-side. Humans can exercise on the expansive outdoor terrace—no depressing basement gym here!—while keeping an eye on their pets in the private dog park.

Photo credit: Watson & Co.

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So, whether you find yourself in the blazing Miami sun or the unpredictable chaos of Manhattan, whatever outrageous amenity you want, your bound to find it in today's market.

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