Sometimes (okay, often) you feel like you just can?t stand the sight of the gym, and that working out is the last thing you want to do. Well, that wouldn?t be the case if you lived in these cities, where the gyms are just so cool that you?ll actually want to work out round the clock!
Where: Queenstown, New Zealand
Overlooking the Remarkables, this gym has a picture perfect view! Guests of the Matakauri Lodge can make use of the gym, spa and pool facilities, while drooling at the mountains in the distance.
Where: Tokyo, Japan
Instead of the traditional rock climbing wall, the designers of this gym have used interior decorating items like mirrors, bird cages, picture frames, flower vases and deer heads as footholds and handholds, to give you a good workout. The idea was to combine the ruggedness of an outdoor sport with the sophistication of Tokyo?s fashion district. Pretty cool, huh?
Where: New York, USA
At Studio Anya, you can float, swing or fly your way to fitness, with customised workouts that combine yoga, dance and Pilates. While they also offer a number of massages, their AntiGravity classes are the most popular!
Where: Belgrade, Serbia
An annual membership at this luxurious gym will set you back $30,000, but the fabulous views of the river and the city may just be worth it. Designed like a recreation centre, this state of the art gym has a number of customised training programs to suit every fitness enthusiast.
Where: New York, USA
Located in the heart of Manhattan, this gym is a 10,000 square foot facility that is a mecca for people who do CrossFit. Highly trained professionals work with people of any fitness level, teaching them varied functional training moves at high intensity.
Where: Milan, Italy
The kaleidoscopic spheres that adorn this pool and spa reflect the blue shades of the water, giving the place a very futuristic look. While you?re there, you can opt for a hydro-massage, chromotherapy and aromatherapy.
Where: Boulder, USA
This energy efficient gym uses solar panels, solar thermal heaters and natural light to power 70% of its energy! They offer 50 different classes every week, in addition to having a rock climbing wall that caters to everyone, from beginners to world champions!
Where: Marrakech, Morocco
Located in Morocco?s most lavish hotel, this gym overlooks the property?s sprawling 20 acre gardens. With great views and private rooms for yoga, aerobics and other fitness classes, it adjoins a lavish pool and spa.
Where: Kiev, Ukraine
This outdoor gym was assembled from scrap metal in the 1970s, and is free for anyone to use. Most of the equipment is made from vehicular parts and dismantled machinery, with people using stacked tyres as punching bags and free weights that are anchored by heavy chains. Despite its rustic (read: rusty) appearance, the fact that it?s free ensures that it?s a popular hotspot for fitness fans!