Health Clubs: Sweating In Elegant Places

At Columbus Avenue and 67th Street in New York City, you can treat yourself to an herbal wrap at the Paul Labrecque salon, then dine in splendor on fennel-encrusted salmon in a setting created by the same restaurateur who owns the renowned eateries Nobu and Montrachet. If you wish, you can plan your 10-year-old's birthday at the kids' club, fax a memo in the business center, or send out your dry cleaning. Or you can simply stroll the 140,000-square-foot premises, checking out the granite and marble appointments, cappuccino bar, oriental rugs--and taut young bodies. Because--did we almost forget?--this is Reebok Sports Club/NY, the leading edge in ultraluxe fitness centers.

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