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A win for workaholics: Clinton Hill spa’s co-working space lets you unplug while plugging in

Relaxed and ready to work: Guests can pull out their laptops after a dip in the sauna at the new spa and co-working space at Clinton Hill’s Body by Brooklyn.
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Talk about a stress-free workplace!

The owner of a Clinton Hill spa wants locals to go from the treatment room to the conference room — without stepping foot off the premises.

Park Avenue’s Body by Brooklyn recently debuted a new co-working space where patrons who shell out hundreds of bucks a month can reserve a desk steps from its massage tables, allowing them to quickly release tension in between conference calls, according to its owner.

“Work is one of the most stressful parts of our lives, so we wanted to create an environment that allows people to focus on what they need to get done, while taking away the noise, pressure, and toxicity that often plagues traditional work environmen­ts,” said Mira Goldin.

Tense Clinton Hillers have flocked to the spa for facials, massages, and such soothing amenities as a thermal hot tub, arctic plunge pool, Swedish and Russian river-rock saunas, and a Turkish steam room since it opened in 2007.

And now, locals who want to take care of business while they rejuvenate can shell out $225 a month to reserve a work station inside a moisture-free room furnished with desks, bean-bag chairs, and a fireplace that a spa rep said is completely separated from the its other facilities in order to avoid any technical difficulties.

“Dropping a computer in the hot tub would be terrible,” said Chelsea O’Donnell.

The fee grants access to the space at all times, except for when the spa is closed on Tuesdays, and comes with free use of the hot tub, plunge pool, saunas, and steam room. Facial, massage, and other treatments cost extra, however, as do the drinks and snacks available on site.

Goldin decided to expand Body by Brooklyn’s offerings after watching patrons come for treatments and stick around to send an e-mail or two, according to O’Donnell.

“A lot of people come for facials and spend several hours here,” she said. “We noticed more and more people actually bringing laptops to do some work, and then putting them away to utilize the spa.”

And although Kings County already boasts dozens of unique co-working spaces, none will allow patrons to leave as relaxed after a long day as hers, Goldin said.

“Ours is the only one that lets people step away from the day-to-day and enjoy a full spa experience to recharge their batteries, and rejuvenate their minds,” she said.

Locals interested in applying for a desk at Body by Brooklyn’s co-working space can apply at www.bodybybrooklyn.com.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Updated 5:43 pm, July 9, 2018
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Jesica b from Brooklyn says:
This isn't convenient at all - why can't I work in da dam hot tub???!
Working in the Jacuzzi!!!
You think people want to get our to do their work??. We don't!!
June 11, 9:28 am

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