No matter where you live in the US, you are probably somewhere close to a cool gym that offers you amenities that go beyond what you would normally find in a fitness facility. Gyms are aware that people now have tons of choices when it comes to working, out, especially with the explosion of at-home workout program such as P90X and Insanity, so they know they have to offer you something special to get you to pony up for a membership. With that in mind, here are some of the coolest gyms in the country.
Throwback Fitness – New York
Leave it to the ‘greatest city in the world’ to take you back in time, so you can relive your glory days of playing heart-pumping games such as dodgeball and capture the flag. Throwback Fitness is all about old school fitness, and it was started by two guys who hated the staid setup of traditional gyms, and wanted to combine the games they loved as kids, and turn it into fitness with fun. Fitness classes incorporate rowing, push-ups, pull-ups, burpees, rope jumping and medicine ball throwing. Classes focus on rowing as the main core and strength building routine, then break into ‘recess,’ in which games such as dodgeball and flip cup are played with team mates. Throwback Fitness is all about fun and fitness with groovy 80s music thrown into the mix.
George Foreman Club – Boston
Foreman is actually George Foreman III, the son of boxing legend George Foreman. His club is a high-end facility that offers the standard weights and machines, but doubles down on customized classes such as kickboxing and BoxFIIT, a break-your-will routine that blends Pilates, yoga, CrossFit, boxing and jogging. The George Foreman Club also offers Bags and Booty, which blends dance and boxing to tone up your butt and get you ripped in a hurry.