FOOD, TRAVEL, EXERCISE

The Most Gorgeous Gyms

The Most Gorgeous Gyms Around the World

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, DavidBartonGymboasts 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 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