7 of the World's Coolest Gyms
Making your treadmill look super lame
Average Joe's these are not. Behold, seven of the world's most innovative, beautiful and downright awesome gyms.
Dashte Noor Gym (Mazandaran, Iran)
We'd happily put up with the sun in our eyes if it meant working out here.
Rock Gym (Polur, Iran)
Who knew Iran had such an eye for fitness center design? Second case in point: this insanely cool, glacier-esque rock climbing hall.
Nike World Headquarters (Beaverton, OR)
It may not have the wow factor of the Iranian designs, but the track at Nike's world headquarters is serenely beautiful and made out of 50,000 pairs of recycled Nike sneaks.
Allez Up (Montreal, Canada)
Hidden inside these massive, industrial-looking silos is an enormous and crazy-colorful rock climbing center.
David Barton Gym - Limelight (New York, NY)
David Barton gyms are notoriously kooky, and this one--housed in a former Episcopal church turned drug rehab center turned mega-nightclub (Limelight, anyone?)--is no exception.
Wellness Sky Fitness Center (Belgrade, Serbia)
This triangular building seems to defy the laws of physics. But despite its über-modern feel, it was built more than 40 years ago.
Illoiha Fitness Club (Tokyo, Japan)
Indulge your every fairy-tale fantasy at this Tokyo gym's Alice in Wonderland-inspired climbing wall.