I trained for a week at Equinox, the world’s most elite gym

There is a sushi bar, cocktail bar, and sauna

It’s August and summer is practically gone. Where did time go? I’m not sure, but last time I checked I was creating my New Years resolution list.

Is it too late to catch that ultimate fitness goal? #summerbod? Probably. Especially in this heat wave, who wants to run outside? Well fortunately enough, I was invited to a week long trial at Equinox.

For those of you who don’t know what that spicy word entails, let me put it simply: it is the Ritz-Carlton of fitness.

An ultra lux gym where hopefully you’re sweating gold in order to keep up with the pricy membership fee. And they prefer to avoid the term gym, as they consider themselves an elite club – with their overused hash motto, “Its not Fitness. Its Life.”

I guess I can understand where they are coming from. I mean, they do have a sushi bar on the lobby floor adjacent to their cocktail bar. And don’t forget the spa on level one.

Did I mention it’s about 5 stories tall?

Yeah. Massive.

So I gave this five-diamond club a shot. And here is what happened.

Now I don’t know about you, but when I workout, I don’t look cute… At all. Especially after a 7 mile run, plus a weight session. My face is bright red, hair in an obnoxious bun, and I’m drenched in sweat. Naturally, I thought that was the norm.

Not at Equinox.

I guess I didn’t get the memo, but people here are dolled up to the 10s – a scene straight out of OC housewives.

Ladies are not sweating but sparkling – hair perfect in high ponytails, with a hint of Giorgio Armani perfume radiating from their pores.

Not to mention I was easily the youngest and poorest gal there. (Shout out to student loans!). So, I decided to step up my game.

The following day, I got up extra early to create a perfect ponytail and make sure my Lululemon outfit was matching. Then, I decided to pull up to the valet. Yes – you read correctly, v a l e t.

Feeling super bougie, I grab my eucalyptus-scented towel and start making this “fitness” a “lifestyle.”

6am Studio Spin was pretty rough, trying not sweat but still getting a good work out in. I think I managed. I then went downstairs to order an egg white omelet from the juice bar – by far the most expensive eggs I’ve ever paid for. But hey, it’s a lifestyle.

After my post recovery meal, I went to the sauna to sweat while still looking somewhat decent.

I then finished my morning with a lovely shower followed by laying out on the sun deck.

Oh did I feel like 100 bucks.

So did Equinox live up to their expectations? Their promising fit lifestyle with luxurious amenities? Yes, yes they did. This elitist gym was everything I expected and more. Everything was perfect, maybe too perfect.

After a week’s trial, I was sold. I wanted in. And being the fitness junkie that I am, I decided to invest and take my fitness to the next level.

Will I be dolling myself up? Not ever again. That was too stressful. I was spending more time getting ready then actually working out. But I will be taking full advantage of their sushi bar, pool, sundeck, and sauna.

Now all I have to master is how to sweat gold. Those membership dues wont be paying themselves. Wish me luck.

See you at the club! #Equnioxmademedoit.