David Barton, a rich muscled bimbo with a degree in nutrition from Cornell, carefully designs his gyms so as to attract the glossiest, most stylized New Yorkers: Steam rooms contain fiber-optic lighting, equipment facilities are spruced up with little orchid bouquets, and all walls contain at least one mirror. Dress well and, if you can, try not to sweat.
Co-ed gym showers haven't exactly taken off yet, so strict heteros can ignore this one. But for anyone else who has ever fantasized about a shower tryst with a buff beefcake of the same sex, David Barton Gym has got a track record for best odds. In fact, lithe Chelsea boys not only bathe there; some live there. We've heard of temporarily homeless homos spending their entire earnings from working nightclub doors on the membership fee, just to have access to running water and an endle... More »