We know it’s been one seriously scorching summer thus far, but we also realize the importance of spending some time exercising outdoors. These spas agree and are at the top of their game, allowing you to get your fitness high with rooftop yoga, spinning, and other workouts.
Work up a sweat at one of these seven spas.
CLAY Health Club + Spa: NYC’s CLAY Health Club’s summer 2013 rooftop fitness series, from mid-June through September, include: highBARRE, a blend of classical dance, Pilates, yoga, isometrics, and “funk” (Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.); sunset yoga (Tuesdays, 7:30-8:45 p.m.); sunrise yoga (Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 a.m.); and the cardio-meets-resistance-training H.E.A.T. (Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.).
Club Fitness NY: This gym in Astoria showcases a designated spin section on its roof so you can cycle alfresco while enjoying the city views.
Hotel Palomar Chicago : Barre Bee Fit classes—a fusion of yoga and Pilates—are held on the hotel’s poolside terrace, high above Chicago on floor 17.
Hotel Palomar San Diego: The hotel’s weekly “Kundalini & Martini’s – Yoga” classes take place on the SummerSalt rooftop pool lounge and are set to high-energy music spun from an on-site DJ.
Inner Peace Pilates: Start your day off right with a sunrise yoga class at this West Dundee, Illinois, studio.
The Shed: This Minneapolis-based fitness studio boasts a lineup of classes—BodyPump to spin to power yoga—on the rooftop patio, weather permitting.
VIDA Fitness: This gym franchise—with five locations throughout Washington, D.C.—features rooftop cycling classes at its U Street location.