The Top 10 Gyms around The World I've visited Be warned: once you see these fitness venues, you may get serious workout envy.
Brooklyn Zoo, New York
Guaranteed to take your ‘floor is lava’ game to the big leagues, New York’s Brooklyn Zoo is a parkour paradise. Spread out over two floors and festooned with padded mats and enough foam pits to rival Ninja Warrior (which is also the name of one of its classes), by all accounts the staff are a deft hand at teaching novices how to jump, tumble and navigate the obstacles in the speediest way possible. The ultimate urban jungle gym. Brooklynzoony.com
A Thai boxing hall that packs a visual punch © LA BELLE EQUIPE Looking every bit as boutique as the shops on the Champs-Elysees, gyms rarely come as chic as La Belle Équipe, located just a stone's throw from Gare du Nord station and specialising in Thai boxing. Even so, it’s hard to deny the Parisian charm that fills its cosy walls, from neat wooden shelving to light paint and uncluttered décor evoking calmness, serenity and a certain je ne sais quoi few other fitness clubs can match. People battering each other senseless aside, there are also classes tailored to help busy clients deal with stress, fatigue and self-confidence and other knock-on effects of hectic working lifestyles. Labelleequipeparis.fr
Das Gym, Vienna
La Belle Équipe, Paris Das Gym: Europe's answer to Muscle Beach © DAS GYM You know you’ve walked into a serious gym when you encounter a chin-up bar in the shower. Welcome to Das Gym, a meathead mecca that also features a ‘strongman’ area, mammoth grip building section and more motivational posters than you’d find on your network marketing friend's Facebook wall. Yep, it’s all about weights here – no August 2019
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