To maintain sartorial elegance, the Sybaritic Single follows a rather strict regime of diet and workouts. For him, regular trainings have become a discipline and a hygiene factor rather than lifestyle. His country house could rival any luxury hotel where a boutique gym is equipped on the ground floor. This allows the Sybaritic Single to finish his morning ritual away from the eyes, in absolute privacy.
Similar to brushing teeth or taking a shower, working out barely qualifies as a social activity. The Sybaritic Single rejects the idea of being seen sweaty and exhausted, even if he is still wearing his fancy workout gear (Versace) and running shoes (Christian Louboutin). Having to use a public changing room twice – before and after a workout – is also a time-wasting and less than luxurious necessity. This is why he shies away from massive public gyms with blasting music and parading members. He accepts that for some going to a gym might remain the central social activity of the day – yet the Sybaritic Single prefers more elegant and refined settings for his own social calendar.
The perpetual traveller felt pleased in the Maldives, where a thoughtful butler rearranged an otherwise vacant smaller bungalow of his villa into a private gymnasium. A high-tech treadmill, his favourite music, iced lemongrass mineral water, a choice of strong AC or open windows – and nobody else around. Perhaps, The Chedi Muscat remains his only favourite ‘public’ gym – a relatively quiet airy space hidden from eyes, with plenty of daylight and high ceilings.
While some establishments are capitalising on designing cutting-edge health clubs with fancy programmes, the Sybaritic Single wishes that more luxury hotels offered en-suite workout zones with two or three essential machines of one’s choice, installed prior to arrival. Similar to spa suites, it might require extra space but there is clearly a growing niche for private and luxurious workouts, any time of day or night.