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21 of the World’s Coolest Gyms

21 of the World's Coolest Gyms Awesome Gyms

Let’s Travel to These Awesome Gyms

Look, we are all about doing things our own way but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate the awesome facilities out there! I mean seriously, do you want to exercise while cruising down the Amazon? Or throw around weights on the beach? Maybe even hit the treadmill while over-looking the River Nile? How about working out in the same place that world-class Olympic athletes train daily? Uhh duh!

The beauty is that a gym doesn’t have to be your typical brick-and-mortar structure.

Nor does it have to be the hugely popular gyms we have all heard of! It can literally be anything, anywhere – you can hit the road with your favorite heart rate monitor, or the best gym might even be your own living room!


The World’s Coolest Gyms?

The criteria for a great gym not only includes equipment and technology but also atmosphere, view, innovation, tradition, uniqueness, and frankly whether we think they are cool or not.

Check our the world’s coolest gyms in our humblest of opinions.

1. Hydropark Outdoor Gym

Dnieper River in Kiev, Ukraine. 21 of the World's Coolest Gyms Awesome GymsThis outdoor gym is just cool. The entire park is full of beaches, boating, and water attractions but also has a very rustic, straight-up throwback of a gym. There are over 200 weight lifting stations! Just make sure your tetanus shots are up to date! (Bodyrippers.blogspot.com)

2. Beach Side Hut Gym

Dumaguete, Phillippines.21 of the World's Coolest Gyms Awesome GymsThis one just fascinates me; well any beach gym fascinates me. Living in the Florida Keys for two years, things like this are right up my alley. This low tech gym offers the basics (which can be the best) but the view flat-out rocks. (Themostalive.com)

3. Illoiha Omotesando Fitness Gym

Tokyo, Japan.
21 of the World's Coolest Gyms Awesome GymsThis is not your typical weight lifting gym but it’s still one of the coolest gyms around. This gym takes rock climbing to a whole new level or window pane. It uses mirrors, windows, and even deer heads to give you very hard to hold grips. (Blog.koldcast.tv)

4. Gold’s Gym

Venice, CA USA.
21 of the World's Coolest Gyms Awesome GymsThis is the ultimate Mecca when it comes to bodybuilding, weightlifting, and coolest gyms. Arnold lifted here! Of course there are a ton of Gold’s Gyms nowadays but this one is the head-honcho. (Blog.koldcast.tv)

5. Top Out Climbing

Santa Clarita, Ca USA.
21 of the World's Coolest Gyms Awesome GymsSpeaking of rock climbing, this one is insane. Housed in an 11,500 sq ft building, this will challenge even the most experienced climber with over 6,500 sq ft of climbing wall. Plus there’s a pool table for your downtime! (Tonyreynaldo.dpmblogs.com)

6. University of Missouri Rec. Complex

Columbia, MO USA.
21 of the World's Coolest Gyms Awesome GymsThis one I hold dear to my heart. I used to utilize this complex all the time since MU is my alma mater! This place is amazing with an incredible lazy river and swimming area plus state of the art, top-of-the-line fitness and cardio training areas. (Greatist.com)

7. 2012 Olympic Athlete Training Center

London, UK.
21 of the World's Coolest Gyms Awesome GymsOf course this is top-of-the-line and simply huge and amazing. It even included a “beats room” for athletes to relax and listen to music and a gaming center. (Dailymail.co.uk)

8. Athletes’ Performance

Phoenix, AZ USA.
21 of the World's Coolest Gyms Awesome GymsThis has to be included on the list with all the top-notch athletes that train there, it is even where the NFL Combine Program is held, but it only costs $16,500 a year to train here…chump change. (Greatist.com)

9. Aqua Expeditions

Peru.
21 of the World's Coolest Gyms Awesome GymsHave you ever wanted to ride a bike, while riding a boat, while cruising the Amazon River? Yea, me to! This is an awesome way to see the Amazon. Just don’t forget to pedal while taking in the scenery! (Cnn.com)

10. Nike World Headquarters

Beaverton, OR USA.
21 of the World's Coolest Gyms Awesome GymsOf course this has the best of everything; I mean seriously this is Nike. The 190 acre complex offers only the best training equipment and technology available, invite only though…bummer. (Greatist.com)

11. David Barton Gym

Miami Beach, FL USA.21 of the World's Coolest Gyms Awesome GymsThis place is basically a night club in a gym – aka one of the coolest gyms! Not only does it have the best equipment available, this 45,000 sq ft club offers a private beach and valet parking. (Blog.koldcast.tv)

12. Hotel Icon

Hong Kong. 21 of the World's Coolest Gyms Awesome GymsThis brand now hotel offers amazing fitness accommodations! The gym and rooftop pool offer a spectacular view of the city! (Hotel-icon.com)

13. Reebok CrossFit 5th Ave

New York, NY USA. 21 of the World's Coolest Gyms Awesome GymsIf CrossFit is your thing check out this amazing 10,000 sq ft facility in the heart of Manhattan! So much cool equipment and classes that you will never get bored! This is one of the best Crossfit gyms in the world! (Mensfitness.com)

14. Paresa Resort

Phuket, Thailand. 21 of the World's Coolest Gyms Awesome GymsIt’s in Thailand. It’s a beach resort. The pool and gym have this amazing view. Enough said! (Paresaresorts.com)

15. Chobe Safari Lodge

Uganda. 21 of the World's Coolest Gyms Awesome GymsOverlooking the Nile River this gym offers spectacular views! Plus the lodge is located within Uganda’s largest National Park so after you hit the weights you can hit the Safari and checkout the wildlife! (Chobelodgeuganda.com)

16. Olympic Athletic Club

Seattle, WA USA. 21 of the World's Coolest Gyms Awesome GymsThis amazing gym includes two pools, open 24 hours a day / 5 days a week, and includes 10 free hours of childcare each month! (Redtri.com)

17. The Atomic Spa

Milan, Italy. 21 of the World's Coolest Gyms Awesome GymsThis one made the list for its amazing spa/pool area. Not only is it a fully equipped gym but the spa area offers one of the coolest atmospheres out there! (Inspiredu.wordpress.com)

18. Edinburgh’s Outdoor Gym

Edinburgh, Scotland. 21 of the World's Coolest Gyms Awesome GymsBy now you will have noticed I like outdoor gyms. I just think they are cool and a great way to exercise. This is a new facility trying to get local people more active that includes strength and cardio training equipment! (Elgt.org.uk)

19. Sports Center at Chelsea Piers

New York City, NY USA. 21 of the World's Coolest Gyms Awesome GymsWith a 6,000 sq ft cardio training area, plus a huge pool, indoor sand volleyball, and 140 fitness classes per week this gym offers it all! (Fitsugar.com)

20. Makeshift Gym

Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro. 21 of the World's Coolest Gyms Awesome GymsWhile this beach front gym has an amazing view this entry is really for all the gyms out there where people are making it work with the resources they have! Lift heavy and grow! (Journals.worldnomads.com)

21. Anytime Fitness

Jefferson City, MO USA. 21 of the World's Coolest Gyms Awesome GymsI have to give a shout out to my former home gym! This place is friendly and has everything you could ever possibly want in a convenient gym!

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