The Upper East Side is defined by its tree-lined streets and stately buildings, which house some of the most important cultural institutions in the world, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim. This mix of natural beauty and opulence defines the Upper East Side residences at The Kent. At these Extell Development homes, which feature an on-site private gym and a beautiful indoor pool and sauna—as part of a suite of luxe amenities—you never have to leave your building to relax, pamper yourself, or get a great workout. But the Upper East Side is also home to some of the city’s most popular and spa-like fitness boutiques, which will feel like an extension of your elegant home base.
he Exhale’s original flagship spa and fitness destination on Madison Avenue is one of the most atmospheric places to sweat it out in the city. Micaela English of Town and Country writes of their yoga, cardio, and barre classes that, when she is in NYC, “I solely go to Exhale's Core Fusion class as I've grown to love the teachers (who are energetic, encouraging, and challenging)” and “ the studios (which are spotless, and have award-winning spas in them).” You too might discover the transformative toning benefits of their cardio-barre classes and the pampering from a Swedish or shiatsu massage.
Another neighborhood spot where you might just become a regular is the workout-scene game-changer SoulCycle. Their 83rd Street location features a roster of their legendarily inspiring instructors, who will lead you through a 45-minute workout fueled by chanting, life-affirming mantras, and music that feels more like a soul-healing party than an exercise routine.
Local Upper East Side gem, Ballet Academy East, offers adult classes that allow you to incorporate ballet into your workout routine and attain that graceful ballerina poise. The Academy also provides Pilates and Zumba classes for all levels, and many of them are taught by professional dancers whose knowledge of dance and movement is both athletic and aesthetic.
Of course, living at The Kent means you are always a short walk from one of the most stunning walking, running, and jogging tracks in the world - the Stephanie and Fred Shuman Running Track at the Jackie Onassis Reservoir. As another part of your workout routine this spring, you can jog past the mansions along Museum Mile under the cherry blossoms and feel your heart racing as you take in the majestic Manhattan skyline.