When money is no object, where do you sweat it out? With the rise of exclusive, paparazzi-proof, state-of-the-art health clubs, it seems one-percenters have no issue forking over up to $25,000 a year on gym memberships and personal training. They’re paying a premium for access to classes with personal trainers-to-the-stars and cutting-edge tech like body-scanning machinery and IV therapy. From swanky members-only perks like private changing bungalows to blow-dry bars and fine dining, these are the gyms around the country that are tailored to those who will settle for nothing but the finest when it comes to fitness.
If you can’t afford spending thousands a month—or anything at all—on a gym membership, don’t fret. "A vast number of people spend money on gym memberships with good intentions, hoping to be inspired… Taking steps to be healthier and more fit do not come from the process of joining the gym, but from the commitment one makes to make important lifestyle changes,” says Ian K. Smith, MD, who has been on the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition since 2010. “If one is truly committed, they can start right at home using non-machine-requiring exercises that can give them as great of a workout as they can find in an expensive gym." Still curious about what the hefty price tag entails? Check out the slideshow to see how the other half gets fit.