From Singapore to Las Vegas, these chic fitness centers will inspire you to hit the gym.
Finding motivation to exercise might be easier if you were a member of one of these beautifully designed fitness facilities. At the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Las Vegas, a good workout comes with a great view. The hotel’s fitness center and yoga studio both overlook the city, providing a sanctuary away from the bustling strip. mandarinoriental.com.
Paris’s La Belle Equipe, pictured here, is a stylish Thai boxing center in the city’s 10th arrondissement. Beyond the sun-drenched reception area, the gym takes on an industrial-chic feel, with plenty of open space for an active workout. labelleequipeparis.fr
Located in Manhattan’s Limelight, a 19th-century church that has since been used as a nightclub and a shopping center, DavidBartonGym boasts incredible architecture and high-tech equipment. The three-level gym offers powerlifting inside a chapel, a cardio loft overlooking the main floor, and a studio space.
DavidBartonGym retained many of the church’s original elements in its redesign, including the stunning stained-glass windows, stone details, and working bell tower. davidbartongym.com.
Designed by David Chipperfield Architects, Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre at London’s Hotel Café Royal is a state-of-the-art facility offering 3,230 square feet of exercise space. The flooring is a unique rubber composite¬–great for softening the impact of high-intensity exercise–made by the Italian company Poliform.
Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre’s members can also swim in the spa’s 60-foot-long lap pool or relax in the sauna or Jacuzzi. hotelcaferoyal.com.
The three-floor, 33,000-square-foot Virgin Active Raffles Place in Singapore is packed with an array of exercise options—spinning, yoga, and personal training, to name just a few.
The spacious gym at Virgin Active Raffles Place is also equipped with a café and a relaxation and recovery zone, where members can unwind using sleep pods, saunas, and a salt-inhalation room. virginactive.com.sg.
The historic Los Angeles Athletic Club was one of the first private membership athletic centers in the city. The sprawling 80,000-square-foot facility offers yoga, squash, and personal training, as well as a basketball court and an Olympic-size pool.
Since it opened in 1880, the Los Angeles Athletic Club has expanded to include a stylish boutique hotel with 72 rooms and suites. A stay at the hotel comes with complimentary access to the fitness center, including the private spa and club restaurants. Rooms starting at $239/night; laac.com
(photo: Earl Carter)
Built by Australian firm Rob Mills Architects and Interior Designers, One Hot Yoga is a contemporary studio in Melbourne’s South Yarra neighborhood. Founded in 2012, the space was designed with a connection between architecture and yoga in mind, creating the ultimate space for relaxation and reflection. onehotyogaandpilates.com.au.
(photo: Kevin Clark)
Rugged athleticism meets progressive design at Vancouver’s Studeo55. Devised by BOX Interior Design—a firm that specializes in restaurants and hotels—the colorful space is outfitted with cutting-edge equipment, offering CrossFit, spinning, and other classes. studeo55.ca.
By Lindsey DeSimone
(photos: courtesy of gyms)
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