This is the year. Not only is 2020 the dawn of a brand-new decade, it’s also the perfect time for making a new commitment to healthy habits. And it all starts at home.
We’re not talking strategic feng shui, messy meal prep, or pricey Peloton bikes. We’re talking about homes that are outfitted with their own fitness facilities that will inspire you to jump-start your lifestyle makeover.
Whether you’re looking to perfect your Pilates or yoga technique in your own customized studio, swim your way to fitness in a private pool, or just pump iron and crush cardio in an accommodating space, these 12 homes currently on the market make going to the gym as easy as stepping into your own backyard, basement, bungalow, or spare space.
And even if, like most of us, those ambitious resolutions are long forgotten by Valentine’s Day, if you buy one of these homes equipped with a fitness facility, they’ll still be there when next January rolls around.
New year, new you, new house—let’s get going.
Fitness features: Although this rambling ranch was just completed in 2014, construction on a brand-new, 40-foot lap pool wrapped up this month, making this property a serious swimmer’s dream. Equal parts traditional and modern, the four-bedroom, five-bathroom, 4,482-square-foot home also includes garage space for 20-plus cars, a gated driveway, an option for a separate guest wing with private entrance, and much more.
Fitness features: It’s hard to get laps in when you live in a rainy climate, which is why it’s nice that this gorgeous 8,700-square-foot funky, mod farmhouse has an indoor lap pool and spa. The 10-acre property has several other surprises, including the wine cellar, energy-efficient geothermal and solar panels, and wraparound decks. But being able to jump into your own beautiful indoor pool for a morning workout sounds like a dreamy way to keep those goals on track.
Fitness features: Sitting by deep water frontage, this striking Key West–style house is meant for soaking up those warm tropical days in style. It features a waterfront 50-foot lap pool. Of course the five-bedroom, four-bathroom home offers plenty of areas that could be transformed into a home gym, but the luxury of swimming with a view might be enough to keep just about any resolution going through spring. The home sits just three lots from the Intracoastal Waterway and boasts lighthouse views.
Fitness features: Picture-perfect valley views wrap around this three-bedroom, 3.5-bath home with 4,696 square feet of living space. It was custom-built in 1994 with its own indoor pool and hot tub. Dual owner’s suites, a large office, and high ceilings make this house an attractive option for almost any buyer. But the ability to escape long, rainy Oregon days with a water workout at home, anytime, makes a big splash.
Fitness features: Like a resort in every way, this three-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom desert mountain home is situated around an oversize pool with water feature and lap lane for an authentic workout experience. The home’s interiors are muted and spacious, but it’s the expansive outdoor living areas and fire feature surrounding the pool that are meant to take center stage, thanks to large windows facing the backyard and views beyond.
Fitness features: Named the Wailea Wellness Hale, this tropical hideaway certainly lives up to its name, with healthy living amenities including kitchen and herb gardens and fruit trees for farm-to-table eating, and spa facilities with massage, sauna, and steam room. You’ll also find a fully equipped fitness center with yoga and Pilates equipment, outside shower, pool, and spa. Built in 1983 with ocean views, this is a spectacular retreat focused on being kind to your body. And for the soul, there’s 10,000 square feet of living space, including a 125-bottle wine room and easy golf club and beach access.
Fitness features: Completed in 2018, this traditional farmhouse has it all: beamed ceilings, modern systems, four bedrooms, and four bathrooms. The 3,754 square feet of living space includes a fully equipped home gym with audio system, bedroom, and bathroom. The gym has even been insulated for sound, so during workouts you can feel free to rock out with the Bose audio and go full beast mode to get in those last few reps without bothering the rest of the family.
Fitness features: With custom features and designer flair throughout, this six-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom, 6,105-square-foot, Craftsman-style house is subdued and yet takes bold chances in all the right places. The little girl’s bedroom chandelier and blue laundry room wall are among the whimsical touches that make the space feel fresh and modern. And the designers didn’t hold back on the home gym, either. The basement includes a gigantic living area and large fitness room with treadmill, elliptical, weights, and more, with room to spare.
Fitness features: LEED-certified and sitting next to a 150-acre nature preserve, this spacious six-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home was completed in 2015, and includes every amenity imaginable in its 5,577 square feet. In addition to the spa bath in the owner’s suite, and backyard pool and spa, this house includes a yoga-ballet studio. So while your friends schlep to the gym, you can just say om in your own home.
Fitness features: This award-winning Greenleaf Build home was completed in 2008. The 1,250-square-foot, two-bedroom, 1.5-bath home is located in the heart of Seattle, and yet has a one-car garage, a rare amenity in the city. High ceilings, a private deck, and reclaimed wood make this a one-of-a-kind residence. And, there’s a Zen surprise with an upstairs yoga studio, so you can practice those poses anytime in peaceful privacy.
Fitness features: Built in 1928, this storybook cottage recently got an update across its 2,100 square feet of living space. The total square footage doesn’t include the yoga loft, with skylight and window. Other highlights of this three-bedroom, two-bath charmer include the basement, which could be used as an art studio or in-law suite, large kitchen for gathering and entertaining, hardwood floors, and tiered gardens.
Fitness features: This stately 6,100-square-foot home was built in 1980. Refined and elegant upstairs, it’s all fun in the basement, which includes a theater room, rec space, and a fully equipped, state-of-the-art gym. The grounds include a sport court. According to the listing, there are also two bonus rooms, which would make great yoga or art studios to add to the home’s health and wellness upgrades.