The new year is well underway, and the holidays are just distant memories. But what about your New Year’s resolutions? Are they just memories, too?
While many of us make New Year’s resolutions, studies show that only 8 percent of us stick to them all year long. Vows to improve health and fitness are usually at the top of the list. But the crowds packing gyms in January tend to thin out by February or March. There are many reasons why fitness resolutions fall by the wayside, but a primary factor is convenience. If the gym or juice bar isn’t nearby, it’s so easy not to go. Well, there is good news: In terms of health and fitness options, it doesn’t get any more convenient than the Dumbo condominiums at 98 Front.
We begin in the building itself, where a large state-of-the-art fitness center is punctuated by a spa, a steam room, and a stunning saltwater pool. One could have a yoga session, or go for a run on the treadmill, or take a spin class, then detox in the steam room and cool off in the pool — all without leaving the building. And there’s more. The 7,000-square-foot rooftop has an outdoor gym where residents can get their hearts pumping under the sun while taking in the spectacular views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the shimmering skyline beyond it. It’s significantly more difficult to put off a workout when it’s right on your roof, or down a few flights. And if a Dumbo condo resident wants to venture out for their workout, they won’t have to go far.
Equinox, one of the top fitness centers in the country, is a block and a half away, and CrossFit Dumbo is only a few blocks more. The renowned boxing gym Gleason’s is right around the block, and Shadowbox Dumbo is less than three blocks in the other direction. And the high-intensity spin studio Rhythm Ride is only steps from the doors of 98 Front. In fact, one would be hard-pressed to find a higher concentration of fitness options anywhere else in the city. There is yoga, boot camp, Pilates, CrossFit, boxing, kickboxing, barre, and spin all within three blocks.
And the health options extend to food and drink. Salad and juice bar Sweetgreen is only a block away, as is Juice Press. There is a cornucopia of healthy — and organic — options at local restaurants Westville Dumbo and Superfine. Though choices for tasty and clean eating in the neighborhood abound, you may prefer whipping up a healthy meal at home: The kitchens at 98 Front are massive, pristine, and filled with top-of-the-line appliances.
The one downside (which is really an upside) to having so many healthy options so close to home at 98 Front, is that it’s incredibly difficult to come up with valid excuses for not taking advantage of them.