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If you want to get your sweat on before that deep-tissue, the fitness center at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York, a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star spa, is the place to do it, although it’s only available for use by hotel guests. For more active pursuits, this New York getaway features 6,000 square feet of state-of-the-art workout equipment perched on the 36th floor of the Time Warner Center, high above the heart of Central Park. Just try keeping up with the Kinesis (a multifunctional tool that lets you work out every area of your bod), or make like an Olympian and jump into the 75-foot indoor pool for some laps (and scenic Hudson River views). After you’ve had your fill of heart-pumping moves, head to the locker room for a session in the amethyst crystal steam room and a dunk in the vitality pool (complete with oxygenated water that will have your muscles breathing thank you).
For full- or half-day spa package, guests are invited to enjoy the 6,000-square-foot fitness center with state-of-the-art TechnoGym cardiovascular and weight training equipment for all levels, as well as a sauna for you to relax your workout. Fantastic views give you the impression of jogging through the New York skyline. The fitness center has a 75-foot indoor lap pool with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing spectacular views of the Hudson River.