World’s best gyms with a view
A surge of inspiration to help push through the pain barrier at the gym can be hard to find. Not least when you’re working out in something resembling an underground shelter with little more than a bank of mirrors and a continual stream of music videos to cast your eyes upon.
However, despite much evidence to the contrary, not all gyms are alike. In fact, you’ll be surprised to learn that some even feature spectacular views to lose yourself in. Who knows, when taking in a vista of an amazing skyline or stunning natural environment, an intense 45-minute workout might prove to be as relaxing as it is strenuous.
Below, we’ve put together some images of gyms from all around the world with great views
Pushing on that extra few minutes must be helped by this sensational view out over the Japanese capital from the gym at the Park Hyatt in Tokyo.
With the London Eye, the Tower of London and Big Ben all visible from London’s Four Seasons Hotel in Park Lane you can do some sightseeing and fire up the lungs at the same time.
The lights of Hong Kong are too good to forgo, even when grabbing a workout. Luckily, the elegant glass façade of the 5-star Hotel ICON means that even when pacing it out on the treadmill you’ll be able to admire one of the world’s great skylines.
If there’s one place on earth where you really want to be in shape, it’s when you’re about to head down for a swim at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. However, with this view from the Porto Bay Rio Internacional over the famous stretch of sand, you’ll have the benefit of practically feeling you’re already down there when you’re working up a sweat.
Workout and admire Dubai from one of its landmark buildings, the Burj Al Arab.
From the gym at the Lake Austin Spa in Texas you’ll enjoy this enchanting view of the lake and the surrounding landscape (we don’t think there’s any need for the screens on the step masters.
It’s not every day you get to do a spin class in a treehouse. But here at the BodyHoliday Resort in St Lucia you’ll be high in the lush green trees as you spin the pedals. You can even venture up onto its rooftop for a spot of yoga as the sun rises above this glorious Caribbean island nation.
Looking out over this stretch of Californian coastline, you’ll no doubt want to be outside. But if you’ve sworn you’ll dedicate yourself to 30 minutes in the gym before hitting the beach, well this is a pretty nice place in which to burn off some calories.
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