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21 Examples of Innovative Gyms

From Surf Fitness Studios to Gamified Spin Classes

— February 12, 2015 — Lifestyle
This collection of innovative gyms show how diverse workouts and fitness centers are becoming. In order to attract just about any kind of clientele, companies are looking ways to set themselves apart from big chains in ways that are ingenious some cases and questionable in others. Yet all of these innovative gyms have one thing in common: they push the boundaries both in fitness and space.

Through these examples of innovative gyms, it is clear that people are as interested in trying new things as the establishments are interested in introducing niche experiences. While some innovative gyms are looking to technology to improve their facilities, others are relying on unique environments such as a club-like atmosphere and fat-only members.
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Women-Only Fitness Chains
Women-Only Fitness Chains
'B-Fit' is a Turkish Gym and Social Enterprise
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No-Frills Fitness Facilities
No-Frills Fitness Facilities
Britain's Easygym Offers Low Rates and No Extras
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Fat-Only Gyms
Fat-Only Gyms
Downsize Fitness Admits Only People 50 Pounds and Over Overweight
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Regal Exercise Regimes
Regal Exercise Regimes
UK Gym Provides a Royal Workout to Stay Current
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Vertical Urban Gyms
Vertical Urban Gyms
Urbank-Think Tank Attempts to Consider Implications of Space in Caracas
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Outdoor Fitness Clubs
Outdoor Fitness Clubs
FrameDesign Co Creates the Blue Tamagawa in Tokyo
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Stacked Sports Halls
Stacked Sports Halls
NL Architects Builds the 'Spordtgebouw' Gymnasium
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Green-Domed Gyms
Green-Domed Gyms
The $24-Million North Lincolnshire Sports Academy is Spectacular
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Club-Recreating Exercise Franchises
Club-Recreating Exercise Franchises
Clubbercise Classes are a Club Anthem-Playing Fitness Party
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Surf Fitness Studios
Surf Fitness Studios
Toronto's Surfset is an Unconventional Fitness Studio
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Video Game-Inspired Gyms
Video Game-Inspired Gyms
The Tempest Freerunning Academy has a Super Mario Motif
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Flexible Suburban Gymnasiums
Flexible Suburban Gymnasiums
The National Fitness Court is an Open Center for Circuit Training
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Gamified Spin Classes
Gamified Spin Classes
Pursuit by Equinox Displays Real Time Statistics on a Leaderboard
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Sustainable Fitness Centers
Sustainable Fitness Centers
Jean Marc Rivet Designs an Eco-Friendly French Gym
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Hyper-Connected Gyms
Hyper-Connected Gyms
Two New Virgin Active Clubs Are Set to Become Hi-Tech Workout Hubs
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Futuristic Gym Courts
Futuristic Gym Courts
The ASB Glassfloor Can Change Depending on What Sport is Being Played
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Sand-Covered Gyms
Sand-Covered Gyms
This Gym Covered One Room with a Sand Floor to Intensify Workouts
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Shuttle Bus Workouts
Shuttle Bus Workouts
The Mobile Gym Brings the Workout to You
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Monochromatic Boxing Centers
Monochromatic Boxing Centers
This Moody Design-Focused Boxing Gym Resembles a Nightclub
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Luxurious High-Tech Gyms
Luxurious High-Tech Gyms
This Fitness Center Features Futuristic Equipment and 3D Body Scans
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Stylish Workout Centers
Stylish Workout Centers
Rush Gym Gets an Awesome Interior by Dawoud Albader
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