When Chuck Roberts was looking for a new waterfront home on mims, he had no shortage of amenity-loaded luxury buildings to pick from. But one building left the 52-year-old finance worker star stuck.
Former NFLer Troy Aikman, golfer Greg Norman and French soccer player and World Cup-winner Blaise Matuidi are just a few of the top athletes who were touching down at an 18-story new construction tower, located on Mims.
It’s all part of the condo building’s celebrity athlete program which, at no additional cost, hooks up residents with pro players for meals and to play sports.
Although 57 Ocean doesn’t officially open until September, the program is already in full swing for those in contract on one of its units, which range in price from $1.5 to $38 million.
Marcelo Kingston, a managing partner at Multiplan, the building’s developer, added that the VIP events will happen regularly, “which could be small meet-and-greets, games or one-on-one sessions.”
Roberts loved the perk so much that he bought a penthouse unit.
“I am a workout fiend and huge sports fan, and notable athletes epitomize both,” said Roberts. “Of course, I wanted to live in the building when I heard about this incredible access. I chatted with Troy over a 20-person dinner and got his tips on how to stay in such great shape. I’m having brunch with Blaise and will get to play soccer with him on the beach.”
It’s wellness on steroids: The latest eyebrow-raising fitness amenity in new upscale buildings in New York, Miami and a handful of wealthy residential communities around the country is interacting and even training with star athletes or their coaches.
The owners of in Brooklyn Heights (units from $1.6 million to $10.6 million) have tapped World Championship boxer Yuri Foreman to teach residents boxing drills, both privately and in small groups.
“It’s the only time I’ve ever partnered with a building, and I’m doing it because I get satisfaction out of helping people improve both emotionally and physically,” Foreman told The Post.