Celebrities Workout Hotspots
Even though many stars workout at their homes, some Stars like Victoria Beckham, Ellen Barkin, Liv Tyler, Heidi Klum, and Christy Turlington, do workout at fancy clubs. What is the celebrity fitness hot-spot? How much do they cost? Where are they? and what are the kudos? Keep read for more info!
Madison Square Club, New York.
Madison Square Club is a private gym owned by “wellness guru” David Kirsch, creator of The Ultimate NY Diet. Considered more of an anti-gym, with its intimate setting, oriental rugs and soft lighting. It has 500 members who swear by his services, even though the club discourages socializing and watching TV while you exercise and limits a max of six members to work out with a trainer at a time.
Frequent visitors to this club include Ellen Barkin, Liv Tyler, and of course Heidi Klum. Barkin to prepare for the premiere of Ocean’s 13, Kirsch developed a program that Barkin’s inner thighs, gluts, arms and core. They trained daily from 60 to 90 minutes and infused cardio with circuit training and no rest in between exercises. Kirsch’s Madison Square Club is also where Liv Tyler might be found shadow boxing with dumbbells and tones her arms with push-ups. Heidi Klum trains with Kirsch and 8 weeks after giving birth was on the runway at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show. The Cost? as of 2007 if is $25,000 a year for unlimited training sessions, plus $125 monthly dues.
The Sports Club/LA Beverly Hills, Calif.
The Sports Club/LA Located in Beverly Hills in a 100,000-square-foot gym with vallet parking. Members can get personalized dietary and fitness routines by registered dietitians and more than 65 private trainers. This is where your local gym might look a bit bare, members can choose between Rowing machines, Stairmasters, bikes, weight lifting equipment, or classes like Aquatic Bootcamp, World Dance, Shreadmill, Martial Arts and Boxing, Gyrotonics, Yoga, Junior Olympic swimming pool, basketball, volleyball, racquet and squash courts, a rooftop driving range and even ping pong. That’s not all! If you only want to appear to go to the gym they have a sports bar (with a 120-inch flat screen), hair salon & spa, restaurant, café, Sundeck, ski trips, art excursions and movie screenings, to biking weekends, and even black tie events. This is how Beverly Hills does it. It’s so surprise that this is where Victoria Beckham and David Beckham got memberships upon moving to Los Angeles summer 2007. The cost? $2,500 initiation fee for the executive membership, plus $235 monthly dues.
Canyon Ranch, Tucson, Arizona
Canyon Ranch Locates in the Sonoran Desert, Canyon Ranch is for Celebrities who want to get out of the gym and have a retreat. The have additional spas in Las Vegas, Nevada and Kissimmee Florida. The Arizona spa has more than 80,000 feet of space with contains 7 tennis courts, racquetball & squash courts, 7 workout rooms, 8 Jacuzzis, concierge, a beauty salon, room service, spa treatments, laundry service, 3 outdoor pools. This a place to go and relax also, guests can also schedule time with professional counselors, doctors, nurses and even psychotherapists. Guests can choose between offerings like canyon hikes, funk aerobics, ballet workouts and mountain biking. Allure reports that Julia Roberts and Christy Turlington have enjoyed trips to the ranch. What is the cost? Well.. could not find that but I guarantee it is not $38.00 a month like at local 24 hour gyms.
Sources: CNN & Forbes