The definition of a luxury apartment can mean different things to different would-be tenants. For some, spaciousness combined with grand style and location brings luxury to life. Others focus on the amenities. For some, parking spaces, free internet and cable, and adequate security rank high on amenity lists. For fitness-conscious persons, health-oriented amenities count the most. A closer look at the fitness benefits available in a luxury apartment community could prove surprising. Someone who works out harder than the average person likely wants fitness facilities that best suit his/her lifestyle. Look closely at the apartment's offerings to see if they stack up.
Check Out the Gym
Even the most luxurious apartment complex won't have a gym capable of matching a local bodybuilding mecca. That said, for someone looking for a decent cardio or weightlifting workout when they can't get to a commercial gym, the apartment's fitness center could be a fine substitute.
Visit the gym to see what you're getting with it, though. Make sure the gym has a diverse array of well-maintained modern equipment. A decent mix of progressive resistance and cardio machines is good, but also check out the gym's dimensions. Does it have enough room to accommodate the number of people who arrive during peak times? And what are the times the gym is open? Keep note of these things to make sure the gym delivers what you want.
Visit the Pool
Pools aren't only for lounging. You can get a good swimming workout in if you want one. The specs with the pool count when hoping to use it for exercise. An indoor heated pool can accommodate swim sessions all year. An outdoor pool suffers from weather limitations. The pool's size also figures into swimming laps. That said, the pool doesn't have to be huge, but the dimensions should allow for swimming decent laps back and forth. Pool workouts can include more than laps, so compare the proportions in relation to other exercises.
A Pet and Workout Buddy
Likely, you've seen people playing Frisbee fetch or running with dogs on the beach or in a park. Someone who owns a dog surely wants to move into a pet-friendly place. Even if you don't own a pet, you may wish to in the future. Perhaps you'll one day feel inspired to adopt a four-legged workout buddy. You'll need to be in a pet-friendly apartment to do so.
Double-checking on these things is important before you move somewhere. If fitness is your lifestyle, then you want to live somewhere that supports it.