There's a certain irony to watching rapt as pro athletes push their bodies to the highest level, while you melt into the couch, pushing wraps into yours. Well, stop watching and start idolizing yourself, at Athletic Republic, now open.
AR's a massive 14,000sqft athletic training center complete with synthetic ice rink and 50-yard turf football field that uses science-based performance sports training (think Drago in Rocky IV) and state-of-the-art, sport-specific equipment to "maximize your athletic potential", though you'll probably care more about your ass-thetic potential. If you're all about dominating BSSC kickball, AR uses a "test-teach-train" approach and equipment like Gen II super and hockey treadmills, Plyo Presses, and conditioning cords to improve everything from your running biomechanics, 40-yard dash, and vertical leap -- critical if your apartment is filled with spiders. But if you're just self conscious about man-boobs, you can be spoon-fed a graduated system of fitness classes that range from all-level, basic 3-day/week Boot Camp (plyometrics, agility training, etc) to the Academy (kettle/medicine balls) to the super intense, individualized 26-session Acceleration, which is ideal for marathoners, tri-athletes, and other people who've recently lost their jobs.
AR also films everything with a video capture/analysis system that extends throughout the facility, offers in-season strength conditioning using major/Olympic lifts, and dishes out nutrition advice revealing that, unlike your viewing habits, your diet could be more irony.