Opening this month, Bucktown’s newly expanded Midtown Athletic Club is a six-floor fitness extravaganza, featuring a tennis lounge designed by Venus Williams’s V Starr Interiors, a Bloody Mary trolley, and a ritzy 55-room hotel (though you’ll have to wait until October to check in). So what else goes into a “sports resort”?

Inside Midtown Athletic Club

75 million

Dollars spent on the upgrade


Chairs and loungers on the rooftop pool deck


Tons of free weights in the gyms


Years it would take the average household to use all the water in the pools


Zamboni to groom the rooftop ice rink in the winter

0.01 %

Chance you will see Venus Williams lolling on the deck