Open 24 hours a day, this Schaumburg facility is truly a fitness emporium. With a bright and airy feel, marble-appointed bathrooms and leather furniture scattered throughout, you won't need much motivation to come to this gym. In addition to the usual gym fare, you'll find a 1.5-acre water park with two-story waterslides (indoor and outdoor), a 25-meter lap pool, two large whirlpools, steam rooms, sauna and tanning beds.
Members also have access to a state-of-the-art climbing wall, two group fitness studios, racquetball and squash courts and a gymnasium with two college regulation basketball courts.
After your workout, make a stop at the full-service spa, which offers everything from massages and facials to hair and nail care. And spa-goers get complimentary child care whether or not they are gym members.
Membership includes educational seminars and products, adult sports leagues, a quarterly health and fitness magazine and innovative programs like Life Time Fitness Adventure Club, in which members can travel and take part in adventure sports such as mountain biking and scuba diving. Complimentary child care is also available.
The club features open architecture, a transitional airflow system that monitors air quality, an automated sanitizing system that releases pressurized spray to keep showers safe, sanitary and spotless and a multi-source lighting system that stimulates natural sunlight.
Membership fees: Single, $49; Couple, $79; Family, $99