Today we want to take you on a tour around the world. In the physiotherapy industry, strength training is an integral part of injury prevention and rehabilitation therefore we’re always finding new evidence-based techniques to revolutionize muscle building. Much like the 7 Wonders of the World, today we take you on 7 of the Most Unique Gyms in the World. Check out these very unconventional facilities where people come to increase stamina, endurance, and live a healthy, active life.
Hydropark Outdoor Gym – Kiev, Ukraine
Located next to the Dnieper River in the city of Kiev, Ukraine is an outdoor gym which was built in 1972. Fitness enthusiasts wanted something a bit different, therefore they created a gym where everything was built with iron and metal. Yes, even the “treadmills” at this gym were constructed of 100% metal. The Hydropark Outdoor gym features 200 machines that give the interior design term “rustic” a whole new meaning. There is a safety officer who lives on the premises, making this gym one of the most unique places to work out in the world. To take a tour of this gym, please click here.
Illoiha Omotesando Fitness Gym – Tokyo, Japan
The Illoiha Omotesando Fitness Gym in Japan is truly one of a kind. This gym wanted to mesh Tokyo’s icon fashion industry with the fitness industry and architects decided that wall-climbing was the way to go. At this gym, Fitness Enthusiasts climb walls that have been decorated with decor pieces such as picture frames. This unique gym wants the world to gravitate towards what they call the “Omotesando-style wall climbing.” To find out what the unique gym looks like, please visit this link.
Athletes’ Performance Gym – Phoenix, Arizona
Every year the NFL host a combine for players who are expected to be drafted and the combine has been previously hosted by Athletes’ Performance Gym. This state of the art gym features modern technology which cannot be found at any other gyms. Looking to become a member? Membership starts at approximately $16,000/year for fitness enthusiasts who want to train with the pros. To find out more about Athletes’ Performance, please watch this video.
Aqua Expeditions – Peru
Aqua Expeditions may be the most unique workout location in the world. Fitness enthusiasts work out while on a boat which travels throughout the Amazon River. This luxurious experience features high-end fitness equipment that gym lovers utilize while checking out some of the best scenery in the world. To find out more, please visit this site.
Nike World Headquarters – Beaverton, Oregon
Much like Athletes’ Performance in Phoenix, the Nike World Headquarters features a state of the art gym. However, this unique gym has no tours available, no members and not many know what is behind these walls. The gym is invite-only and used by elite athletes who train on futuristic equipment while working with some of the best trainers in the world. To find out more about this exclusive hideaway, please visit this site.
Chobe Safari Lodge – Uganda
The Chobe Safari Lodge in Uganda features breathtaking views of the Nile River which makes it one of the best gyms in the world. It’s also located on the same compound as one of Africa’s Largest Parks, the Chobe National Park. This Ugandan gym allows fitness enthusiasts to work out on the treadmill overlooking the Nile River before enjoying a Safari. To check out this unique gym, please click here.
Sports Center at Chelsea Piers – New York City
The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers is easily one of the biggest gyms in the world. Looking to increase mobility, function, and build muscle? You may want to consider taking a trip to New York City. This gym features a 25-yard 6 lane pool, 6000 sq feet of cardio training room and over 140 fitness classes every week. To take a virtual tour of this unique, massive facility, please visit this site.
If you’re looking to increase your athletic performance, rehabilitate injuries or would just like to find out more about general fitness, please visit a HealthMax Physiotherapy Clinic near you or call (416) 431-4000. We provide a high level of care along with custom workout plans which will be put you on the path to a healthy and active lifestyle.
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