NY's Disco Gym Is So Fab
Work out? Nah. It's got a DJ and paisley walls!
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2009 3:49 PM CDT

(Newser) – Madison Moore can’t stand gyms. They’re “so unfabulous,” and “nothing looks hot in that rotisserie-chicken light,” he writes on Splice Today. But what if a nightclub/gym hybrid existed? “Only in New York” could Moore find David Barton Gym, where the slogan is “Look Better Naked" and a giant disco ball "is actually a DJ booth." Moore might join, but "not to, like, work out or anything ... I'll join just to rehearse my couture poses against the paisley walls.”

“DBG is not just a gym: it's a perfect example of the modern country club,” Moore gushes. Not that it hawks “cucumber sandwiches and tea and shit"; the epitome of modern exclusivity “is about house music, and the sex appeal of downtown sleek ... In New York City, where there is already so much of everything, especially gyms, the lesson is: if it's fabulous, they will come.”