America alone has over 30,000 health clubs/gyms. When you consider other countries, the number of health clubs/gyms around the world can easily surpass the million mark. This can be attributed to the fact that many people have realized that the key to living a healthy and prolonged life is through exercise and healthy eating.
Our focus in this article will be on the exercising part of healthy living. Because people today rarely have time to exercise traditionally i.e. go to a field and run or play football e.t.c. indoor complexes i.e. gyms/health clubs are the best alternative for busy people. When you consider the fact that most people lead busy lifestyles, you can understand why health clubs and gyms have become a very crucial part of our lives.
In this article, we aren’t going to focus on all health clubs/gyms. We will be more interested in the high end/best health clubs/gyms in the world. This article will feature some of the most exclusive and luxurious gyms in the world i.e. gyms with the best facilities/amenities.
These gyms have everything you could wish for in a gym and more i.e. steam rooms, Olympic size pools, private changing cabanas, indoor tennis courts, celebrity trainers and much more. The gyms in this list obviously cost a fortune to join. For instance, the most expensive gym in this list has a membership fee of $30,000. This is far more expensive than the $775 per year average cost of joining ordinary fitness clubs.
If you are interested in knowing which gyms are the most luxurious in the U.S. and other parts of world, you are in the right place. Below is a list of the world’s most luxurious gyms according to initiation/membership fee and amenities among other considerations i.e. customer reviews, category and country.
7. Tiger Muay Thai Gym in Thailand (Estimated membership/amenities cost: $3,444 per year)
When talking about some of the best gyms in the martial arts category, the Tiger Muay Thai gym in Thailand definitely tops the list. There is no other martial arts gym in the world that can match this gym’s standards in regards to training and luxury. In fact, the Tiger Muay Thai gym is undoubtedly the most luxurious martial arts gym in Asia and the world at large. Luxury aside, the gym offers an excellent training environment for martial arts in the world. No wonder this gym makes it to this list.
The gym has all sorts of amenities/facilities i.e. sledgehammers, truck tires, heavy bags, ground & pound bags, yoga, strength training equipment, conditioning facilities/equipment name it. The gym is also large. In regards to price, you get value for your money. Price depends on how long you stay in the gym, the facilities you use e.t.c. The cheapest packages cost approximately $10. The most expensive packages can set you back a few thousand dollars per year for membership and amenities ($3,444 per year to be precise).
6. Gold’s Gym CA (Estimated membership/amenities cost: Over $10,000 per year)
Gold’s gym, CA makes it to this list because of its size, membership and amenities. According to most online customer reviews about the gym, it is one of the best most luxurious gyms in the U.S. The gym features some of the most advanced gym amenities in the world i.e. resistance machines, spinning rooms and cardio equipment. The gym is also among the biggest in the U.S. (covers 3 floors). The gym also has some of the best most experienced personal trainers in the U.S.
Considering the gym is part of the Gold’s Gyms franchise, it is easy to understand why the Gold’s gym makes it to this list. It is important to note that the gym offers a variety of packages. There are packages that will cost you $50 per hour or more. When you add up other costs i.e. personal trainer and amenities cost, the cost can easy surpass $10,000 per year.
5. The Harbour Gym in London (Estimated membership/amenities cost: $1,876 to over $20,000 per year)
The harbour gym in London definitely takes the top spot in the list of most luxurious gyms in the UK. When you consider the amenities, history of celebrity clients and an annual membership fee and amenities cost that could easily surpass the $20,000 mark, it is easy to see why this gym is associated with luxury. Prominent personalities like the late Princess Diana have graced this gym because of its Ultra-exclusive nature. Some of the most notable gym amenities/services offered in the gym include; a fully equipped gym & studio for group exercising, Pilates and spinning, a waterfall pool and a 25 metre swimming pool. The gym also features 13 courts, a spa and a clinic. Nothing more needs to be said about The Harbour and why it is featured in this list.
4. E At Equinox in New York (Estimated membership/amenities cost: $21,000 per year)
This is the second most luxurious gym in the U.S. in this list. Considering the price ranges from $19 to $21,000 per year coupled with unlimited training sessions with a personal trainer of your choice, it is easy to see why this gym makes it to this list. Founded in 2004, this gym has services and amenities to die for. For instance the gym has a team training model featuring advanced health assessments and personal fitness coaches. No wonder the gym is among the highly recognized luxury fitness brands in the world.
There is no other gym that combines fitness training and luxury like E. The gym has fulltime experts in exercise science who monitor body compositions, metabolic rates and movement analyses of gym members constantly. In case members travel, trainers coordinate training in other cities to ensure members are on track with their training regimes. When you add such services to amenities such as a private cabana, it is easy to see why E At Equinox New York is one of the most luxurious gyms in the world.
3. The Houstonian Club in Houston, Texas (Estimated membership/amenities cost: $24,000 per year)
This club is definitely among the most luxurious gym in the U.S. when you consider factors such as; size, membership and amenities. Everything about The Houstonian Club is luxurious. Although it is possible to enjoy some of the gym’s facilities for as low as $2.61 daily, you shouldn’t let this figure fool you. It costs a whopping $24,000 to pay for initial membership and an extra $300 monthly to enjoy all facilities in the gym. Some of the most notable amenities/facilities in the 125,000 square foot gym include; 8 tennis courts, 3 pools and a boxing ring. Members also get terrycloth bathrobes. It doesn’t get better than the Houstonian Club in Houston, Texas when you want to exercise in the best most luxurious gyms in the U.S.
2. Wellness Sky in Serbia (Estimated membership/amenities cost: ($0 to $50 per day, $30,000 per year)
Serbia is home to one of the most luxurious gyms in the world i.e. Wellness Sky. When you consider the magnificent views of the gym, world-class amenities and $30,000 annual membership, Wellness Sky gym definitely deservers to be in this list. The Wellness Sky gym in Serbia is housed in one of the most exclusive recreational buildings in Serbia. The gym resembles a giant recreational center with all the gym amenities and services you can think of. The gym also has the best river and city vista views. The gym also stands out because of its world class amenities and training programs i.e. the body balance program which mixes yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi together. The gym also has excellent high energy cardio, body attack and interval training programs. It doesn’t get better than the Wellness Sky gym when you are in Serbia.
1. Athletes’ Performance Gym in Phoenix, Arizona (Estimated membership/amenities cost: $30,000 per year)
The Athletes’ Performance gym makes it to the top of this list because of having one of the most expensive and exclusive training programs in the world. It will cost you $30,000 per year or more to be part of the gym’s premier executive training program. This cost is warranted when you consider the fact that you will be training in a world class gym with professional athletes like Mario Williams and Kevin Love.
The gym has everything you can wish for in a gym frequented by athletes. Some of the most notable facilities/amenities you pay for include; a 60 meter track, 80 yard football field and an exclusive underwater treadmill. The gym also features cold and hot pools and extensive on site physical therapy services. It can’t get more luxurious than the Athletes’ Performance gym when you want to train with the best athletes in the world.
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