Maintaining health and fitness through workouts and sports have become a raging trend and necessity in our mechanical lives. Thus, there is more demand for gyms and fitness studios than ever before.
The size and the facilities provided are key elements when talking about gyms. The larger a gym is the better is the chance of having access to an enormous variety of equipment including free weights, weight machines, stability devices, cardiovascular equipment, resistance bands and fitness classes. The best gyms also offer the services of top trainers to assist and guide the members.
Listed below are 10 of the largest and the best gyms famous around the world.
American Airlines Center, Dallas – 19,000 square feet
Located in the heart of Dallas, this plush facility is the Dallas area’s Premier Sports and Entertainment arena, and home to the NHL’s Dallas Stars and NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. It is considered to be the most luxurious workout facility in all of professional sports. The owner Mark Cuban is a great fan of sports and thus leaves no stone unturned in providing the best possible amenities for his players including ultra-modern gadgets, the softest towels and the most cutting-edge trainers.
The state of the art gym boasts of most complex yet sophisticated training apparatus like modern treadmills, several Hammer Strength machines, an underwater treadmill, stationary bikes, intricate power racks, dumbbells and bumper plates. If you can qualify as a Mavs player, you can avail the free access to the gym.
Bev Francis Powerhouse Gym, Syoseet, New York – 30,000 square feet
Spread on 30,000 square feet and one of the leading facilities established since 1986, this huge gym is managed by the celebrated bodybuilding couple Bev Francis and Steve Weinberger. The gym sports a contemporary weight room, full cardiovascular center, and even a boxing ring. Other attractions include MMA studio, group fitness center and a juice bar. You are free to use different weights that can help you tone your body completely.
Pro Gym Serge Moreau, Montreal – 70,000 square feet
Pro Gym Serge Moreau, Montreal boasts of the finest state-of-the-art fitness paraphernalia. You will be awed by the number of benches, Smith machines, free weights and cardio-equipment available to fitness fanatics. If this is not enough, there are power racks along with other facilities like a spacious locker room, a salon and a snack bar. This Montreal gym features exclusive rooms for boxing and kickboxing training.
Tree House Athletic Club, Draper, Utah – 72,000 square feet
This fitness center is considered one of the best in Utah. It may be a little expensive but according to the users, it is worth every penny. It is famous for its cleanliness, ultra-modern fitness equipment and other avant-garde amenities. Apart from the usual fitness gear like weights, sleek machines and cardio equipment, it also features two huge swimming pools and a rock climbing wall with a height of 30 feet. The group fitness classes are renowned all over Utah the number of classes more than 100. Unlike any other facility, Tree House Athletic Club also offers consultations on proper nutrition and treatments such as chiropractor services and massage. In fact, a whole department is dedicated for this purpose only.
Quad’s Gym, Calumet, Chicago – 86,000 square feet
Quad’s Gym is the brain-child of Dave de Young and Tom Milanovich who started it as a basement gym intended to provide a space where friends interested in fitness and body building would gather to lift weights. Gradually, it developed into a storefront gym and from these humble origins went onto facility spread over 46,000 square feet in Calumet in Illinois. In south of Chicago, the gym famously got the name the “Land of the Giants.” It was in 1988 that Quad’s Gym acquired the measures 40,000 square feet where the facility expanded in the north of Chicago. This facility is well equipped with 115 cardio gears, five complete sets of dumbbells, kettle bells, 45 pieces of Hammer Strength equipment and other weight equipment from well-known names like Cybex, Elite Systems, Nebula, Paramount, Sports Art and Strength Inc. The gym also offers boxing, martial arts and Pilates classes.
The Sports Club/LA, Los Angeles – 100,000 square feet
The Sports Club/LA, Los Angeles is famous for its well-equipped massive weight room. Furthermore, it is not only a center for sports. In fact, this facility features valet parking, salon, day spa, executive and spacious locker rooms and laundry services. Everything is ultra-modern which attracts a mesmerizing number of celebrities utilizing the different features offered by the facility.
24 Hour Fitness Ultra Sport, Irvine, California – 100,000 square feet
The 24 Hour Fitness Club in Lakeshore Towers in Irvine, California is one of the 400 gyms around the U.S. This particular facility is considered the biggest of all with an area of 100,000 square feet. This amazing and futuristic sports complex offers various fitness activities like cardio equipment, free weights and amenities for people of all ages including a kid’s club, basketball court, swimming pool, tanning area, spacious lockers, racquetball club, rock climbing facilities, volleyball courts and massage areas. Members can also join Pilates and yoga classes or the more adventurous can even learn Polynesian dance.
Nike World Headquarters, Beaverton, Oregon – 110,000 square feet
The topmost sports brand Nike makes sure that the employees of the company can also enjoy the sports activities and fitness regimes. Located on 110,000 square feet in Beaverton, Oregon, has sports center where the employees can avail free weights and cardio equipment to keep fit. The complex also has climbing walls and a 25-meter swimming pool. Free fitness analysis and group sessions are also available to members. Sports activities include racquetball, basketball, beach volleyball, tennis and squash.
Life Time Fitness Gym, Tulsa, Oklahoma – 114,000 square feet
One of the largest fitness facilities around the world, The Life Time Fitness Gym in Tulsa boasts of 400 pieces of exercise equipment for the fitness conscious people. If this is not enough, there are two swimming pools and two basketball courts. Members can also enjoy cycling and participate in yoga and Pilates classes which are held in rooms made exclusively for these purpose. Other amenities include play area for kids, including a mini-basketball court. Furthermore, outdoor pool features a couple of twisting water slides.
Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club, Colorado – 142,000 square feet
Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club, Colorado is considered unparalleled with its enormous area of 142,000 square feet and classes for aerobics, boot camps, kick boxing, Pilates and yoga. The club features free weights and machines in addition to two swimming pools, a dozen tennis courts and 120 fitness classes.