We couldn't stop at just six fantastic, trip-worthy workout facilities, so here's part two of our series, The 6 Most Iconic Gyms in the World. We've got a serious case of wanderlust, and we hope you're as inspired to get to the next level of your workout as we are!
- St. Regis San Francisco – San Francisco, California
Sometimes, you're on vacation and find that you've overindulged on room service and the hotel minibar. Well, if that hotel is the St. Regis in San Francisco, you're in luck. The city's most awesome trainers are on retainer at this hotel gym, ready to get you back into the swing of things on the outdoor terrace or in the private yoga room. If you're someone who needs a killer playlist to get your blood pumping, grab one of the handy iPods, preloaded with fantastic workout playlists. If you're searching for a runner's high, the hotel concierge can provide options for the city's most scenic running routes, and you can cool off in the outdoor infinity pool. Ahhhhhhh.
- Red Rocks Fitness – Denver, CO
Okay, okay, this isn't a gym. But it is beautiful and a great place to get workin' on your fitness. If you think air conditioned workouts are for wimps, why not take yours outside to the only naturally occurring amphitheater in the world? Enroll in the Red Rocks Fitness challenge for a grueling 12 week program of five workouts a week while listening to music on these beautiful steps. There are also meal plans and personal coaching for those who want to get even more involved. If you just want to find some Zen, there's probably nothing better than Child's Pose in this surrounding.
- Athletes' Performance – Phoenix, Arizona
If you've ever fantasized about being a big-name athlete with crowds of adoring fans screaming your name, this is your place. Athletes' Performance is home to the NFL Combine Program, where elite players come to make use of the hot and cold pools, onsite physical therapy, and exclusive underwater treadmill. Beware, though: if you want to join, it's going to cost you—the $16,500 to $30,000 yearly membership can make even the heartiest piggy bank squeal for mercy.
- GreenMicrogym – Portland, Oregon
- Brooklyn Zoo – Brooklyn, NY
- Tiger Muay Thai Gym – Thailand
Wanna work swinging sledgehammers into your workout? At Tiger Muay Thai, no problem. Muay Thai is a fierce variety of Asian MMA that incorporates the whole body into a workout, and this gym is the most famous one in all of Asia for it. For $3,444 per year for the deluxe membership package, you'll also be fight hard, train mean, and be able to play with heavy bags, truck tires, and ground & pound bags, no big deal.