Home workouts have become a key part of many people’s lives since we’ve all been in lockdown. So where will you take the new fit you once travel is possible again?
We’ve searched for gyms that have that little extra: a famous name, stunning views, luxury or something else that makes them stand out. So you can put that new-found gym fitness to the test and combine it with your number one love, travel, to create Your New Bucket List!
It’s hard to think of famous gyms around the world without throwing Gold’s Gym into the mix. Founded in the mid-1960s, the original Gold’s has something of a cult status, associated with the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
There are now around 700 Gold’s Gym locations across the world, but the original in Venice, California, will always have a special Mecca-like appeal to fitness enthusiasts and bodybuilders alike.
It might not have the worldwide brand name that Gold’s has, but it certainly has inspirational views for travel-loving gym bunnies. This 90,000 square foot athletic centre has four indoor tennis courts and nine squash courts to go alongside more than 50 pieces of gym equipment.
But for us, it’s really all about the views – you can run on the treadmill while looking out to the Toronto skyline.
As you would expect in Dubai, going to the gym can be something of a luxury experience. Add to the state-of-the-art equipment at Embody Fitness a location in the Lamborghini Building and you can quickly get an idea of why this gym makes the list as one to check out on your travels once lockdown is over.
Stylist, Vogue and GQ have all praised it, too.
Wood, bamboo and stone are the materials used for most of the equipment at this outdoor gym on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. A couple of hours away from tourism hotspot Cancun, it’s worth a day trip to work off some of that all-inclusive indulgence.
There are wooden/stone dumbbells, log bench presses, marble kettle bells and wooden and bamboo squat racks to allow you to “train in nature, with nature”. One tip: it’s cash only at the gym for the open sessions – US dollars or pesos are accepted.
Maybe you’ve spent a lot of time on an exercise bike in the comfort of your own home during lockdown. You might even have been in some of those online peer-to-peer cycling races. Well, should you be staying closer to home when the world opens up again, 1 Rebel in London should be on your gym sightseeing/participating hitlist.
There are seven different venues across the city, all offering their 45-minute Ride classes that use playlists and lighting to give you an incredible exercise experience. Loads of work, but loads of fun too.
How is your home workout regime going? Any plans to visit one of these gyms once lockdown is over? Tweet @icelollyholiday and let us know!
Published on 22nd September 2017
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